2018 Honda Accord vs. 2018 Toyota Camry
The current 2018 model year is the beginning of a new era for the Honda Accord. Customers looking through the Matt Castrucci Honda showroom will be setting their eyes on a completely redesigned sedan with all of the needed underlying mechanics to provide plenty of performance and an engaging handling profile. As exciting as these changes are, the new Accord is up against some very tough competition. A comparison of the 2018 Honda Accord vs. 2018 Toyota Camry is particularly close this year since the rival sedans have each been drastically overhauled for the current model year. Buyers considering the 2018 Accord at Matt Castrucci Honda will have five trims to choose from: LX, Sport, EX, EX-L and Touring. Many of these trims put the Accord ahead of the Camry in terms of available technology. The 2018 Honda Accord is currently available for sale or lease at the Matt Castrucci Honda showroom. Buyers interested in taking a closer look can schedule a test drive today.
One of the hottest trends in automotive equipment for the current model year is being able to combine the capability of an owner's smartphone into the vehicles available infotainment system. The 2018 Honda Accord displays a distinct advantage over the Camry in this area. Starting with the Sport model and running to the top-of-the-line Touring trim, potential Accord owners can connect their compatible smartphones to the HondaLink™ infotainment system via the Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ suites of applications. This capability doesn't currently exist in the Camry and likely won't be available until next year. Additionally, the Touring trim of the 2018 Accord also features a 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot provided by AT&T. Furthermore, the 2018 Honda Accord Touring has several other high-tech features to separate it from the 2018 Camry including front and rear parking sensors as well as a cutting-edge heads-up display.
|2018 Accord Touring||2018 Toyota Camry|
|Turbo., 2.0-L, 4-Cyl.||Engine||2.5-L, 4-Cyl.|
|10-speed automatic||Transmission||Eight-speed automatic|
Performance specs for the 2018 Accord
Each 2018 Honda Accord starts with the same standard powertrain under the hood, a turbocharged, 2.5-liter, four-cylinder engine connected to a continuously variable transmission. This will give drivers a stated performance output of 192 horsepower and 192 pound-feet of torque. All trim grades above the base LX trim offer a turbocharged 2.0-liter, four-cylinder engine as an available option making 252 horsepower and 273 pound-feet of torque. A 10-speed automatic transmission is standard, but buyer opting for the Sport trim can choose a six-speed manual gear-changer as a no-cost option.
For a point of reference, the 2018 Camry starts out with a naturally-aspirated 2.5-liter, four-cylinder engine with its two upper trims offering a 3.5-liter V-6; both are attached to an eight-speed automatic.