For Detroit-area drivers looking for a comfortable sedan that’s both fuel efficient and capable on the road, there are some impressive choices. The 2018 Toyota Camry and the 2018 Honda Accord both provide drivers with excellent fuel economy at an affordable price, but the Accord beats the Camry with better fuel efficiency, a lower MSRP, more features, and more capability on the road.
Though the Camry and Accord are both fuel-efficient options, the Accord hands down performs better, earning an estimated 30 mpg in the city and 33 combined*. For comparison, the Camry achieves only an estimated 28 mpg in the city, bringing its combined down to 32 mpg.
Drivers will be able to travel longer distances with less visits to the pump, and will ultimately reap the savings. But the Accord delivers better fuel economy at a better price, boosting its overall value even more and making it a better buy. The Base MSRP of the Accord is priced at $23,570**. The Camry starts with an MSRP or $24,000.
Features and Interior Space
The Accord is one of the most well-equipped sedans on the road with a long list of standard features — ones that are not available on the Camry or only come as options. Dual-Zone Automatic Climate Control, floor mats, illuminated vanity mirror, and stereo anti-theft are all missing from the Camry’s standard features list. The Accord’s cabin is also more spacious with 105.6 cubic feet of passenger volume, compared to the Camry measuring at just 100.4 cubic feet.
The Accord achieves better performance on the road for everyday driving with 192 lb.-ft of torque at 1600 rpm. By contrast, the Camry only achieves a peak torque of 184 lb.-ft and not until it reaches 5000 rpms. The Accord will get up to top speed more quickly, making it easier to merge onto highways and make lane changes.