For drivers looking for a midsize sedan, fuel economy can be an important determining factor to consider. There are many sedans that deliver impressive fuel economy, such as the 2018 Toyota Camry. But how does it compare to another sedan on the road: the 2018 Honda Accord? Considered side by side, the Accord achieves better fuel economy estimates, more standard features, and better capability on the road, all at a lower MSRP than the Camry, making the Accord a better overall value.
The Accord outshines the Camry in terms of fuel economy with an EPA-estimated 30 mpg in the city and 33 mpg combined on LX, EX, and EX-L 1.5T trims.* Drivers will be able to drive for longer distances with fewer visits to the pump with the Accord. To compare, the Camry achieves an estimated 28 in the city, which brings its combined mpg down to 32.
The Accord sports one of the most well-equipped cabins on the road and brings many features to its standard list of offerings that other comparable models don’t make available until the upper trims. Equipment such as dual-zone automatic climate control, floor mats, an illuminated vanity mirror, and stereo anti-theft are all standard on the Accord, but are only available as options or not offered at all on the Camry.
The Accord also outperforms the Camry on the road in real-world driving situations. The Accord produces up to 192 lb-ft of torque at 1,600 rpm. On the other hand, the Camry peaks at just 184 lb-ft of torque and not until it reaches 5,000 rpm. This means that the Accord can accelerate more quickly and reach top speed faster, making merging on the highway or switching lanes much easier.
With more features, a better road performance, and a better fuel economy, the Accord also comes at a lower MSRP than the Camry. The Accord’s base model, the LX, is priced at just $23,570.** The Camry starts at $24,000.