Son's Automotive Group Compares 2018 Honda Accord Hybrid VS 2018 Toyota Camry Near Buford, GA

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2018 Honda Accord Hybrid

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2018 Honda Accord Hybrid

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2018 Toyota Camry

Safety Comparison

Using vehicle speed sensors and seat sensors, smart airbags in the Accord Hybrid deploy with different levels of force or don’t deploy at all to help better protect passengers of all sizes in different collisions. The Accord Hybrid’s side airbags will shut off if a child is leaning against the door. The Camry Hybrid’s side airbags don’t have smart features and will always deploy full force.

The Accord Hybrid’s driver alert monitor detects an inattentive driver then sounds a warning and suggests a break. According to the NHTSA, drivers who fall asleep cause about 100,000 crashes and 1500 deaths a year. The Camry Hybrid doesn’t offer a driver alert monitor.

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

Engine Comparison

The Accord Hybrid’s standard 2.0 DOHC 4 cyl. hybrid produces 4 more horsepower (212 vs. 208) than the Camry Hybrid’s 2.5 DOHC 4 cyl. hybrid.

Fuel Economy and Range Comparison

The Accord Hybrid has a standard cap-less fueling system. The fuel filler is automatically opened when the fuel nozzle is inserted and automatically closed when it’s removed. This eliminates the need to unscrew and replace the cap and it reduces fuel evaporation, which causes pollution. The Camry Hybrid doesn’t offer a cap-less fueling system.

Brakes and Stopping Comparison

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

 

Accord

Camry

Front Rotors

12.3 inches

12 inches

Rear Rotors

11.1 inches

11.06 inches

Tires and Wheels Comparison

For better traction, the Accord Hybrid has larger tires than the Camry Hybrid (225/50R17 vs. 205/65R16).

The Accord Hybrid’s tires provide better handling because they have a lower 50 series profile (height to width ratio) that provides a stiffer sidewall than the Camry Hybrid’s standard 65 series tires.

For better ride, handling and brake cooling the Accord Hybrid has standard 17-inch wheels. Smaller 16-inch wheels are standard on the Camry Hybrid.

Suspension and Handling Comparison

The Accord Hybrid offers an available driver-adjustable suspension system. It allows the driver to choose between an extra-supple ride, reducing fatigue on long trips, or a sport setting, which allows maximum control for tricky roads. The Camry Hybrid’s suspension doesn’t offer adjustable shock absorbers.

The Accord Hybrid has vehicle speed sensitive variable-assist power steering, for low-effort parking, better control at highway speeds and during hard cornering, and a better feel of the road. The Camry Hybrid doesn’t offer variable-assist power steering.

The Accord Hybrid’s drift compensation steering can automatically compensate for road conditions which would cause the vehicle to drift from side to side, helping the driver to keep the vehicle straight more easily. The Camry Hybrid doesn’t offer drift compensation steering.

Chassis Comparison

The Accord Hybrid uses computer-generated active noise cancellation to help remove annoying noise and vibration from the passenger compartment, especially at low frequencies. The Camry Hybrid doesn’t offer active noise cancellation.

Passenger Space Comparison

Because it has more passenger and cargo room, the Accord Hybrid is rated a Large car by the EPA, while the Camry Hybrid is rated a Mid-size.

The Accord Hybrid has 5.7 cubic feet more passenger volume than the Camry Hybrid (105.6 vs. 99.9).

The Accord Hybrid has 1.2 inches more front headroom, .2 inches more front legroom, .6 inches more front shoulder room, 2.4 inches more rear legroom, .4 inches more rear hip room and .8 inches more rear shoulder room than the Camry Hybrid.

Cargo Capacity Comparison

The Accord Hybrid has a much larger trunk than the Camry Hybrid (16.7 vs. 15.1 cubic feet).

With its sedan body style, valet key, locking rear seatbacks and remote trunk release lockout, the Accord Hybrid offers cargo security. The Camry Hybrid’s non-lockable remote release defeats cargo security.

Ergonomics Comparison

When two different drivers share the Accord Hybrid EX-L/Touring, the memory system makes it convenient for both. Each setting activates different, customized memories for the driver’s seat position, outside mirror angle and climate settings. The Camry Hybrid doesn’t offer a memory system.

The Accord Hybrid EX-L/Touring’s standard easy entry system glides the driver’s seat back when the door is unlocked or the ignition is switched off, making it easier for the driver to get in and out. The Camry Hybrid doesn’t offer an easy entry system.

The Accord Hybrid Touring’s standard wipers adjust their speed and turn on and off automatically according to the amount of rainfall on the windshield. The Camry Hybrid’s intermittent wipers change speed with vehicle speed, but can’t turn on and off or change speed based on changing rainfall.

When the Accord Hybrid Touring is put in reverse, both rearview mirrors tilt from their original position. This gives the driver a better view of the curb during parallel parking maneuvers. Shifting out of reverse puts the mirrors into their original positions. The Camry Hybrid’s mirrors don’t automatically adjust for backing.

Both the Accord Hybrid and the Camry Hybrid offer available heated front seats. The Accord Hybrid Touring also has standard heated rear seats to keep those passengers extremely comfortable in the winter. Heated rear seats aren’t available in the Camry Hybrid.

Standard air-conditioned seats in the Accord Hybrid Touring keep the driver and front passenger comfortable and take the sting out of hot seats in summer. The Camry Hybrid doesn’t offer air-conditioned seats.

Recommendations Comparison

The Accord was chosen as one of Car and Driver’s “Top Ten” for 2018 and 22 of the last 24 years. The Camry hasn’t been picked since 1997.

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