Toyota Camry 2016 vs. Honda Accord 2016

Toyota has an advantage
Independent analysis by chrome data logo

Introduction

Toyota Camry SE cruises with Honda Accord Sport among the leaders of the pack in the family sedan segment. Both vehicles deliver thrills wrapped in plush comfort. Each is stylish and efficient. This we concede. But look beyond the obvious fun and undisputed luxury.

Examine the details carefully and see for yourself which vehicle is truly best for you. With its aggressive style and advanced technology, we suggest Camry SE easily surpasses the competition.

More Sophisticated Style and Uninhibited Fun

Speaking of fun, Toyota Camry SE delivers more of the joy of driving with features like dual-link independent MacPherson strut rear suspension, with sport-tuned shock absorbers and solid stabilizer bar. Camry SE also gives you standard leather-trimmed tilt/telescopic steering wheel with racing-inspired paddle shifters for more control options, to enhance your driving experience.

While the Accord Sport offers paddle shifters as an option, you’ll have to pay extra for them. Both automobiles come with LED lighting, but only Camry pushes the style envelope with its aggressive piano-black sport mesh front grill, for a formidable first impression.

More of Today’s Technology

Look closely at Toyota Camry SE and Honda Accord Sport and you’ll discover that Camry SE wins the advanced technology arms race. For instance, Camry SE gives you Siri® Eyes-Free3 technology, standard. With this futuristic tech, you’ll be able to access the functions of your compatible iPhone4 using voice commands alone,5 without ever taking your eyes off the road. Sorry Honda shoppers. Accord doesn’t offer this handy feature. Camry also offers the available Entune™6 Audio Plus system with Connected Navigation App.7 This sophisticated multimedia bundle features a 7-inch, full-color, high-resolution touch-screen display. Accord Sport’s i-MID system simply doesn’t measure up in comparison.

Peace of Mind

Safety is an important consideration when comparing vehicles. Camry SE and Accord Sport both offer numerous advanced features to help enhance safety on the road. Features like Vehicle Stability Control (VSC),8 Traction Control (TRAC), and Anti-lock Brake System (ABS). But you’ll only get Whiplash-Injury-Lessening (WIL)9 front seats with Camry. Camry’s dedication to safety is also reflected in its 10 standard airbags.10 That includes a driver knee airbag and front passenger seat-cushion airbag. Accord gives you six airbags. Both vehicles also come with a 5-year/60,000-mile limited powertrain warranty. But only Toyota offers the exclusive ToyotaCare package. Talk about peace of mind. ToyotaCare includes a no-cost, 2-year or 25,000-mile factory-scheduled maintenance plan with roadside assistance.11

Comfort and Convenience Galore

Toyota Camry SE and Honda Accord Sport both provide plenty of comfort-enhancing features, such as 8-way adjustable driver’s seat. But Camry SE’s plush SofTex-trimmed front seats add to Camry’s appeal with sumptuous good looks and engineered qualities that emulate the comfort, breathability, soil-resistance, and cooling elegance of natural leather. Honda doesn’t have it.

Camry SE also offers the driver-friendly Convenience Package. This include the Smart Key System,12 with Push-Button Start. Again, don’t look for this handy feature on Accord Sport. You won’t find it. Want still more convenience—not to mention driving excitement? Camry SE has available power/tilt moonroof, so you can feel the breeze on your skin, or bask in moonlight on a whim. The power is at your fingertips.