2021 Honda Accord vs. Toyota Camry

Honda Accord vs Toyota Camry at Germain Honda of Dublin

The Honda Accord and Toyota Camry have competed for the top spot among midsize sedans for decades. After undergoing total redesigns, these two familiar rivals remain compelling choices for those searching for a midsize sedan. While it might seem difficult to choose which of these sedans is best for you, Germain Honda of Dublin has created this competitive comparison in which the 2021 Honda Accord faces off against the 2021 Toyota Camry. After you gain a better understanding of the advantages of the Accord, you’ll see why more and more drivers choose Honda.



Quick Specs

2021 Accord

2021 Camry

Better Performance (torque) Positive Negative Accord 1.5T 4-cylinder: 192 lb-ft @1600-5000 RPM (SAE net)
X Camry 2.5-liter 4-cylinder: 184 lb ft @5000 RPM (SAE net)
Accord 2.0T 4-cylinder VTEC: 273 lb-ft @1500-4000 RPM (SAE net)
X Camry 3.5-liter V6: 267 lb-ft @4700 RPM (SAE net)
More Room for Passengers and Cargo Positive Negative Accord passenger volume: 105.6 cubic feet
Accord cargo volume: 16.7 cu ft
X Camry passenger volume: 100.4 cu ft (LE)
X Camry cargo volume: 15.1 cu ft
More Comfort and Convenience Positive Negative Floor mats: Standard on Accord
$169 additional cost per set on Camry
Remote Engine Start: Standard on Accord Sport Special Edition & above trims
Extra cost, dealer installed option on Camry
More Safety and Driver-Assistance Technology Positive Negative Fog lights on EX & above trims
Not available on Camry
Adaptive Cruise Control with Low Speed Follow: Standard on all Accords (AT)
Not available on all Camry Trims
Traffic Sign Recognition: Standard on Accord
Not available on Camry
Honda Accord Engine

Honda Accord Performance

From the very beginning, the Honda Accord has several advantages over the rival Toyota Camry. In terms of power, the Accord has more torque than the Camry across both available engines. Those searching for a roomy interior should choose the Accord because it offers more passenger and cargo space than the Camry. Other great comfort and convenience amenities found on the Accord are either pricey options or entirely unavailable on the Toyota Camry.

Toyota even has the audacity to charge extra for carpeted floor mats inside the Camry. You’ll also receive standard Remote Engine Start on the Accord Sport Special Edition and above. Toyota drivers will have to shell out extra cash to get this dealer installed option on the Camry.



2021 Honda Accord LX vs 2021 Toyota Camry LE

2021 Accord LX

2021 Camry LE

Overall Value

Comparably Equipped MSRP[1] $24,970 $24,970
Destination Charge[1] $995 $995
City Fuel Economy Rating[2] 30 28
Combined Fuel Economy Rating[2] (City/Hwy) 33 32

Performance & Engineering

Engine 1.5-Liter, 4 Cyl CVT 2.5-Liter, 4 Cyl 8-speed
Torque 192@1600 184@5000

Dimensions

Passenger Volume (cu ft) 105.6 100.4
Headroom (inches) 39.5 38.3
Front Row Legroom (inches) 42.3 42.1
Front Shoulder Room (inches) 58.3 57.7
Second Row Legroom (inches) 40.4 38
Second Row Shoulder Room (inches) 56.5 55.7
Maximum Cargo Volume (cu ft) 16.7 15.1

Honda Value Comparison

When it comes time to refuel, you’ll experience even more savings thanks to superior city and combined MPG ratings as compared to the Camry2. Even with greater torque, the Accord makes no sacrifices on efficiency.

Turning our attention towards interior dimensions, the Accord continues to outperform the Camry. The Accord LX delivers greater passenger volume and cargo volume than the smaller Camry LE. Those riding up front will enjoy more headroom, legroom, and shoulder room. Rear-seat passengers also have more second-row legroom and shoulder room. Whether you’re headed across town or across the country, the Honda Accord proves to be the better choice compared to the Toyota Camry.

Honda Accord Interior


The Experts Choose Accord

10 Best Car and Driver

The 2021 Honda Accord enters the new year by being named on Car and Driver’s 10Best Cars list for 20214. This marks the 35th time the Accord has made the prestigious 10Best list.


What the Critics Say

The Accord isn’t just better than the Camry. This is a mass-market car selling at a keen price—and a better-driving one than many more expensive and pretentious performance cars. It’s the unquestioned victor here and everywhere else mid-size, mid-price vehicles may roam” — Car and Driver
The Honda Accord, however, just seems to be smarter, sharper, and more user-friendly, and as a whole, offers a more complete and cohesive package. Add in the fact that the style will age more gracefully, and it’s easily the best car in this segment.” — AutoGuide.com
Simply put, Toyota built a better Camry, but Honda built a better car.” — MotorTrend

Germain Honda of Dublin invites you to come experience the tremendous value, seductive style, and cutting-edge technology features found on the dynamic 2019 Honda Accord.



[1] MSRP includes $995 destination charge. Excludes tax, license, registration, and options. Dealer sets own prices.

[2] 30 city/38 highway/33 combined mpg rating for LX and EX-L trims. 29 city/35 highway/32 combined mpg rating for Sport and Special Edition 1.5T trims. 22 city/32 highway/26 combined mpg rating for Sport and Touring 2.0T trims. 48 city/48 highway/48 combined mpg rating for Hybrid, Hybrid EX and Hybrid EX-L trims. 44 city/41 highway/43 combined mpg rating for the Hybrid Touring trim. Based on 2021 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions, battery-pack age/condition (hybrid trims) and other factors.

[4] Source: Car and Driver Magazine 2021 – https://www.caranddriver.com/features/a34690664/10best-2021-honda-accord/