Few vehicles have as much name recognition as the 2019 Toyota Camry or the 2019 Honda Accord, and since both of these sedans are reliable, safe, and smartly-designed, they’re two of the most competitive models around Bloomington. However, when we compare the new Toyota Camry vs. Honda Accord, it’s not hard to see where the Camry has pulled ahead.
Pricing: Toyota Camry vs. Honda Accord
- 2019 Toyota Camry: Pricing for the 2019 Toyota Camry starts at $23,945 MSRP.** Those who upgrade all the way to the top-of-the-line XSE V6 will pay $34,700 MSRP.** Pricing for the Camry Hybrid starts at $28,250 MSRP,** and there are three hybrid trims available.
- 2019 Honda Accord: Drivers who opt for the Accord will pay at least $23,720 MSRP. Although this gives it a slight advantage at first, its top trim is actually more expensive than a comparable Camry, at $35,950 MSRP. The Accord only offers one hybrid trim, and this one starts at $25,320 MSRP.
Performance: Honda Accord or Toyota Camry?
- Engine: The Honda Accord starts with a 192-hp 1.5L turbocharged four-cylinder engine. The Camry is more powerful, with a 203-hp 2.5L four-cylinder engine.
- Transmission: The Accord has been designed with a Continuously Variable Transmission. The Camry, on the other hand, includes an 8-speed automatic transmission on all trims.
- Fuel Economy: Although the Accord starts with a smaller engine than the Camry, it isn’t as efficient on the highways near Springfield and Decatur. The Camry gets up to 41 mpg highway,* while the Accord gets just 38 mpg in the same setting.
The Accord Hybrid gets 47 mpg city and 47 mpg highway, and in any other competition, these numbers would allow the Honda to dominate. Not so against the Camry Hybrid, which delivers 51 mpg city and 53 mpg highway.* With three Camry Hybrid trim options, compared to just one for the Accord, the Toyota also offers more features and amenities.
The Interior Features You Want in a Sedan
The Toyota Camry and Honda Accord share many standard features. However, close attention quickly reveals that they’re not quite evenly matched.
Although both models offer Bluetooth®, a 7-inch driver information interface, and touchscreen controls, the Camry offers six speakers standard, compared to four in the Accord. The Toyota also includes Apple CarPlay™ with Entune™ 3.0 Audio in every trim. You’ll have to pay extra to enjoy the same smartphone compatibility feature in the Honda Accord.
With 14.1 cubic feet of cargo volume, the Toyota Camry trunk space gives it an edge over many competitors. However, the Accord does hold a slight edge here, with 16.7 cubic feet of cargo volume in its own trunk.
Find Your Next Sedan at Sam Leman Toyota Bloomington!
We think most will agree that the 2019 Toyota Camry is a smarter pick than the 2019 Honda Accord, and if you’re ready to take the next steps, contact Sam Leman Toyota Bloomington to schedule your test drive! Once you’ve had the chance to take a new Toyota Camry for sale out on the roads near Normal, you won’t be able to settle for any other car.
*2019 EPA-estimated 29 city/41 highway/34 combined for Camry L. Actual mileage will vary.
**MSRP excludes the Delivery, Processing, and Handling Fee of $920 for Cars (Yaris, Yaris iA, 86, Corolla, Corolla HB, Camry, Camry HV, Prius LB, Prius c, Prius Prime, Mirai, Avalon, Avalon HV), $1045 for Small/Medium Trucks, SUVs and Van (C-HR, RAV4, RAV4 HV, Highlander, Highlander HV, 4Runner, Sienna, Tacoma), $1,295 for Large SUVs (Sequoia, Land Cruiser), and $1,395 for Large Truck (Tundra). (Historically, vehicle manufacturers and distributors have charged a separate fee for processing, handling and delivering vehicles to dealerships. Toyota’s charge for these services is called the “Delivery, Processing and Handling Fee” and is based on the value of the processing, handling and delivery services Toyota provides as well as Toyota’s overall pricing structure. Toyota may make a profit on the Delivery, Processing and Handling Fee.) Excludes taxes, license, title and available or regionally required equipment. The Delivery, Processing and Handling Fee in AL, AR, FL, GA, LA, MS, NC, OK, SC and TX will be higher. The published prices do not apply to Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Actual dealer price will vary.