The 2016 Honda Accord and 2016 Toyota Camry are among top five best sold mid-size sedans on the U.S. market. Even though Camry might be the best seller for more than ten consecutive years, Honda states that Accord beat it in individual sales, and that Camry is only getting the best-sold moniker thanks to strong fleet sales. Still, both models have sold in more than 350,000 units which speaks enough about their reputation.
Accord offers couple of powertrains to choose from, just like any serious sedan competing for the top spot does. Base is the 2.5L 4-cylinder delivers 185 hp and 181 lb-ft of torque, while larger option, 3.5L V6 generates 278 hp and 252 lb-ft of torque. There are plenty of gearbox choices; from CVT, over 6-speed automatic to 6-speed manuals. Those that want to reduce fuel consumption can also choose the hybrid model.
2016 Toyota Camry
Camry offers similar powertrains as mid-size market dictates its terms and manufacturers comply. Its 2.5L 4-cylinder puts up 178 hp and 170 lb-ft of torque, while 3.5L V6 comes with 268 hp and 248 lb-ft of torque. However, Camry only offers 6-speed automatic gearbox in its conventional model. CVT is reserved for hybrids and when we take a look at the lineup we can see that both vehicles offer quite similar figures and models.
2016 Honda Accord Vs 2016 Toyota Camry
These are overly similar cars as far as their body style is concerned, but Accord gives you the option to buy a coupe as well, which Camry doesn’t. Still, it has to be said that Camry currently possesses more flair, being recently refreshed. The 2016 Honda Accord is also scheduled for a facelift and this disadvantage will be annulled soon. Interior is where 2016 Toyota Camry looks slightly more generic, especially in lower grades. It does offer leather-trimmed seats in its top XLE grade and leather/suede upholstery in XSE models. Heated front seats are also standard in these couple of grades, and infotainment is powered by either standard 6.1-inch, or optional 7-inch touch screen display.
2016 Honda Accord Interior
Accord, on the other hand, offers six trim levels and proportionally, three of them offer heated, leather seats. As far as rest of the available features is concerned, top grade Touring Accords feel much more refined than anything Toyota Camry can conjure up, but they also cost much more in accordance. Both models have above par safety features list for the niche and offer optional adaptive cruise control, blind spot monitors and lane departure warning.
2016 Toyota Camry Interior
The 4-cylinder Accords are rated at 27/36 mpg, while larger V6 engine returns another set of impressive figures, especially in highway ratings which are as high as 34 mpg. Camry’s ratings aren’t as good, but are respectable. Its 4-cylinders are rated at 25/35 mpg, while V6 returns 21/30 mpg. You can get Camry for between $23,000 and $26,000, while Accord offers more options and costs between $22,000 and $33,500.
Camry Vs Accord
The 2016 Honda Accord and 2016 Toyota Camry are both great options if you need affordable mid-size sedan. Accord, however, looks like slightly better option as it returns better fuel economy figures and has more available trim levels and options. Thanks to this, it can be more refined than Camry if you require borderline premium car. Otherwise, they are rather similar and if you need base model, Camry might be better option as it looks better from the outside and has a slightly lower price.