Can you think of two sedans with a longer history of competition than the Honda Accord and the Toyota Camry? Some automakers have introduced promising sedans to compete with them and had their rise, prime, decline and end while the Accord and Camry have fought.
Part of why both sedans have been around for so long is that they are both based on prioritizing reliability and durability over plenty of other features that end up being little more than trends. But if you had to pick one of them for the 2020 model year, would you go with the Toyota or the Honda? They may be similar in a lot of ways, but the chart below expresses the key highlights where they differ to help you made a more informed decision.
2020 Honda Accord
2020 Toyota Camry
|Turbocharged Engine Options||Engine Options||No Turbocharged Engine Options|
|Modern, Intuitive and Smart||Infotainment System||Outdated and Sluggish|
|Honda Sensing®||Driver Assist System||Toyota Safety Sense™ P|
|122.3 Cubic Feet (Sport Trim)||EPA Interior Space||115.5 Cubic Feet (SE Trim)|
The engines are the most significant reasons to compare the two vehicles, but the differences between each deserve their own web page. To put it simply, the Honda Accord goes with smaller, turbocharged engine options for fun driving and zippy acceleration you can’t get out of the Camry. The infotainment systems are far apart as well. The Toyota system looks and feels a bit behind while the Honda version has a cleaner, simpler interface.
Some complain that the Toyota Camry driver assist systems are over-sensitive and interfere with your driving experience too often when it’s not necessary. The Honda Sensing® suite of driver assist technology is praised for its accuracy and ease of use. The Accord also offers something the Camry seems to have sacrificed, interior space. The exterior styling seems like it does little more than try to look pretty at the cost of cutting into the potential for interior space.