If you’re looking for a midsize sedan, the Accord and Camry are probably at the top of your list. It’s a rivalry that goes back many miles, but we’re here to set the record straight – the Accord is the true winner in this category. After all, it was named the 2018 North American Car of the Year for a reason!
We’ve outlined the differences between models here so you can understand where these sedans are similar and where they differ. Here at Lejeune Honda, we always want to provide you with all of the information you need to make a smart and informed decision. If you have any questions about the Honda lineup or are ready to take a test drive, call us at 910-346-4944 or contact us below.
Both models offer three engine options; we’ll start with the Accord. The base 1.5-liter turbocharged inline-four provides 192 horsepower and 192 pound-feet of torque, while the 2.0-liter turbocharged inline-four makes 252 horsepower and 273 pound-feet of torque. There is also a 2.0-liter hybrid option that’s good for 212 horsepower and 232 pound-feet of torque.
The Camry, on the other hand, starts with a 2.5-liter inline-four under the hood that’s good for 203 horsepower and 184 pound-feet of torque. The 3.0-liter V6 option makes 301 horsepower and 267 pound-feet of torque, and the 2.5-liter hybrid kicks up 176 horsepower and 163 pound-feet of torque. Where the Camry provides more horsepower, the Accord offers some extra torque.
While we might be called biased, we’re confident that the Accord reigns king in this category. Yes, the Camry does offer a bold and athletic look with its sculpted front end, but the Accord oozes elegance and performance thanks to the sloped roofline and aerodynamic body. Both sedans can comfortably seat five, but the Accord offers more on its entry-level trim, like dual-zone automatic climate control and push-button start.
The Accord starts with a 7-inch screen, Bluetooth, Pandora, and USB port. The Camry offers Entune 3.0 and Bluetooth. Both models offer Apple CarPlay and Android Auto as you move up trim levels, and the Accord also offers a Head-Up Display in the top trim.
Lank Keeping Assist, Adaptive Cruise Control with Low Speed Follow, Traffic Sign Recognition, and Automatic High-Beams are standard on every Accord. The Camry comes with Lane Departure Warning and Forward Collision Warning as standard driver-assist safety features.
Choose the Accord Today
If you want the best bang for your buck, the 2019 Accord is the sedan for you. From it’s fun-to-drive handling and performance to its updated technology and standard safety features, there’s nothing this car can’t do for you.
Contact our team today to learn more and find out just how easy it is to get behind the wheel of a new Accord today!