2018 Toyota Camry vs 2018 Honda Accord
For almost 75 combined years, drivers have found the perfect balance between midsize comfort, reliability, and versatility in the Toyota Camry and the Honda Accord. Serving as outstanding examples of what midsize sedans are capable of, these two vehicles have risen to the top of their class. For 2018, both the Camry and the Accord see bold redesigns that improve reliability, and add a degree of performance uncommon in the midsize sedan class.
The 2018 Toyota Camry improves upon last year’s model with an aggressive and distinct design language, both inside and out. Performance upgrades include a robust V6 option, capable of outputting over 300 hp. For 2018, the Camry sees an improved combined mpg of 32. Similarly redesigned for 2018, the new Honda Accord is defined by consolidation. Like the Camry, the 2018 Accord enjoys a lower center of gravity, longer wheelbase, and wider body shape. Available Accord models are consolidated, with the midsize hero losing its coupe and V6 configurations.
2018 Toyota Camry
2018 Honda Accord
|203 horsepower||Base horsepower||192 horsepower|
|301 horsepower||Maximum horsepower||252 horsepower|
|38 inches||Rear headroom||37.3 inches|
2018 Toyota Camry Advantages
The 2018 Toyota Camry is a bold, top-to-bottom redesign of the entire Camry concept. Unlike competitors who look for features to improve on future models, Toyota’s refresh of the Camry seems to have begun with a question about the identity of the Camry. That question? “Why can’t a midsize car be reliable, safe, full of class-leading technology/safety features, and still fun to drive?”
The 2018 Camry is not so much an attempt to shake a reputation for conservative design and performance, as it is a fundamental rethinking of what car Toyota wants to build their brand around. Drivers win with the results. The Camry offers improved performance over the Accord. The base model sees an increase of over 10 horsepower above the Accord, while available V6 option (no longer offered by Honda on the Accord) allows the Camry to cruise at almost 50 horsepower higher than the highest spec’d Accord.
The subjectivity of design aside, Toyota has pulled away from a class that remains locked into a design language that is safe and predictable. Both the interior and exterior resound with these changes. Organically-flowing lines embrace the driver without feeling forced or goofy. With an impressive standard infotainment package, the 2018 Camry’s media console is brilliant technology that blends into a driver’s experience.
Improved comfort and the inclusion of Toyota’s Safety Sense™ P (TSS-P) increase the distance between Toyota and the rest of the midsize sedan pack it leads.
Featuring standard performance, technology, and safety features, the 2018 Camry feels close to being in a class of its own. Experience these for yourself, test drive a 2018 Toyota Camry in Lexington, Massachusetts and surrounding area today!