Son's Automotive Group Compares 2017 Toyota Camry VS 2016 Honda Accord Near Duluth, GA

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2017 Toyota Camry

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2017 Toyota Camry

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2016 Honda Accord

Safety Comparison

To help make backing safer, the Camry XSE/XLE’s optional cross-path warning system uses wide-angle radar in the rear bumper to alert the driver to vehicles approaching from the side, helping the driver avoid collisions. The Accord Sedan doesn’t offer a cross-path warning system.

The Camry XLE offers optional Safety Connect, which uses a global positioning satellite (GPS) receiver and a cellular system to help track down your vehicle if it’s stolen or send emergency personnel to the scene if any airbags deploy. The Accord Sedan doesn’t offer a GPS response system, only a navigation computer with no live response for emergencies, so if you’re involved in an accident and you’re incapacitated help may not come as quickly.

Both the Camry and the Accord Sedan have standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, front side-impact airbags, side-impact head airbags, front seatbelt pretensioners, front wheel drive, height adjustable front shoulder belts, four-wheel antilock brakes, traction control, electronic stability systems to prevent skidding, daytime running lights, rearview cameras, available crash mitigating brakes, lane departure warning systems and blind spot warning systems.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration does 35 MPH front crash tests on new vehicles. In this test, results indicate that the Toyota Camry is safer than the Honda Accord Sedan:

Camry

Accord Sedan

Driver

STARS

4 Stars

4 Stars

Passenger

STARS

5 Stars

4 Stars

Chest Compression

.6 inches

.7 inches

Neck Injury Risk

33%

35%

Neck Stress

138 lbs.

173 lbs.

New test not comparable to pre-2011 test results. More stars = Better. Lower test results = Better.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration does side impact tests on new vehicles. In this test, which crashes the vehicle into a flat barrier at 38.5 MPH and into a post at 20 MPH, results indicate that the Toyota Camry is safer than the Honda Accord Sedan:

Camry

Accord Sedan

Front Seat

STARS

5 Stars

5 Stars

HIC

144

161

Rear Seat

STARS

5 Stars

5 Stars

HIC

160

303

Spine Acceleration

46 G’s

58 G’s

Into Pole

STARS

5 Stars

5 Stars

Max Damage Depth

15 inches

16 inches

New test not comparable to pre-2011 test results. More stars = Better. Lower test results = Better.

Warranty Comparison

Toyota pays for scheduled maintenance on the Camry for 2 years and 25000 miles. Toyota will pay for oil changes, lubrication and any other required maintenance. Honda doesn’t pay scheduled maintenance for the Accord Sedan.

There are over 19 percent more Toyota dealers than there are Honda dealers, which makes it easier should you ever need service under the Camry’s warranty.

Reliability Comparison

To reliably start during all conditions and help handle large electrical loads, the Camry has a standard 582-amp battery. The Accord Sedan’s 550-amp battery isn’t as powerful.

A reliable vehicle saves its owner time, money and trouble. Nobody wants to be stranded or have to be without their vehicle while it’s being repaired. Consumer Reports predicts that the Camry’s reliability will be 14% better than the Accord Sedan.

J.D. Power and Associates rated the Camry third among midsize cars in their 2015 Initial Quality Study. The Accord Sedan isn’t in the top three.

J.D. Power and Associates’ 2015 Initial Quality Study of new car owners surveyed provide the statistics that show that Toyota vehicles are better in initial quality than Honda vehicles. J.D. Power ranks Toyota 9th in initial quality, above the industry average. With 7 more problems per 100 vehicles, Honda is ranked 14th.

J.D. Power and Associates’ 2015 survey of the owners of three-year-old vehicles provides the long-term dependability statistics that show that Toyota vehicles are more reliable than Honda vehicles. J.D. Power ranks Toyota third in reliability, above the industry average. With 5 more problems per 100 vehicles, Honda is ranked fifth.

Engine Comparison

As tested in Motor Trend the Camry V6 is faster than the Accord Sedan Sport 4 cyl. (automatics tested):

Camry

Accord Sedan

Zero to 60 MPH

5.8 sec

7.7 sec

Quarter Mile

14.2 sec

16 sec

Speed in 1/4 Mile

100.6 MPH

90.7 MPH

Brakes and Stopping Comparison

For better stopping power the Camry’s standard front brake rotors are larger than those on the Accord Sedan:

Camry

Accord Sedan

Front Rotors

11.7 inches

11.1 inches

The Camry stops shorter than the Accord Sedan:

Camry

Accord Sedan

70 to 0 MPH

178 feet

184 feet

Car and Driver

60 to 0 MPH

130 feet

139 feet

Consumer Reports

60 to 0 MPH (Wet)

145 feet

150 feet

Consumer Reports

Suspension and Handling Comparison

The Camry SE handles at .81 G’s, while the Accord Sedan EX-L pulls only .77 G’s of cornering force in a Motor Trend skidpad test.

The Camry SE executes Motor Trend’s “Figure Eight” maneuver 1.2 seconds quicker than the Accord Sedan EX-L (27.2 seconds @ .66 average G’s vs. 28.4 seconds @ .54 average G’s).

For better maneuverability, the Camry’s turning circle is 1.4 feet tighter than the Accord Sedan LX/EX’s (36.7 feet vs. 38.1 feet). The Camry’s turning circle is 2.9 feet tighter than the Accord Sedan Sport/Touring’s (36.7 feet vs. 39.6 feet).

Chassis Comparison

As tested by Car and Driver, the interior of the Camry SE is quieter than the Accord Sedan EX-L:

Camry

Accord Sedan

At idle

38 dB

43 dB

Full-Throttle

72 dB

81 dB

Passenger Space Comparison

The Camry has .6 inches more rear headroom, .4 inches more rear legroom and .1 inches more rear shoulder room than the Accord Sedan.

Cargo Capacity Comparison

The Camry’s standard folding rear seats are split to accommodate bulky cargo. The Accord Sedan’s standard single piece folding rear seat is not as flexible; long cargo and a passenger can’t share the rear seat.

Ergonomics Comparison

The Camry’s front power windows open or close fully with one touch of the switches, making it more convenient at drive-up windows and toll booths, or when talking with someone outside the car. The Accord Sedan’s standard passenger windows don’t open or close automatically. The Accord Sedan EX/EX-L/Touring’s rear windows don’t close automatically.

Consumer Reports rated the Camry’s headlight performance “Very Good,” a higher rating than the Accord Sedan’s headlights, which were rated “Good.”

The Camry’s standard outside mirrors include heating elements to clear off the mirrors for better visibility. Honda only offers heated mirrors on the Accord Sedan EX/EX-L/Touring.

Recommendations Comparison

Consumer Reports® recommends both the Toyota Camry and the Honda Accord Sedan, based on reliability, safety and performance.

The Toyota Camry outsold the Honda Accord by 21% during 2015.

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