Fuel Economy: 2018 Toyota Camry vs. 2018 Honda Accord
For drivers who look at fuel economy as an important factor in deciding the car they are going to buy, the mid-size sedan segment has a number of choices and options. The 2018 Toyota Camry achieves impressive efficiency, which translates into saving more at the pump and a high overall value. But how does it compare to another sedan on the road, the 2018 Honda Accord? Considered side by side, the Accord achieves a better fuel economy, has more standard features, and delivers a more powerful performance on the road. And all at a lower MSRP than the Camry, making it a better buy.
The Accord allows drivers to drive for longer distances with fewer visits to the pump, and that is good news for your wallet and the environment.
|EPA-estimated City Fuel Economy||EPA-estimated Highway Fuel Economy||EPA-estimated Combined Fuel Economy|
|2018 Toyota Camry LE||28 mpg||39 mpg||32 mpg|
|2018 Honda Accord LX CVT 1.5T||30 mpg*||38 mpg*||33 mpg*|
As one of the most well-equipped cabins on the road, the Accord outshines most competitors in its segment. With a look inside the entry-level model, drivers can expect to find a long list of features that bolster comfort and provide added convenience such as dual-zone automatic climate control, floor mats, an illuminated vanity mirror, stereo anti-theft, and much more. The Camry doesn’t offer any of these same features on its entry-level model.
The Accord is dynamic and delivers a reliable strength on the road. It produces up to 192 lb-ft of torque at 1600 rpms. The Camry, on the other hand, only produces up to 184 lb-ft of torque– which isn’t available until 5000 rpms. That means the Accord accelerates faster and makes real-world driving scenarios, such as merging on the highway or changing lanes, much easier.
Not only does the Accord offer a better fuel economy, more features inside, and a better road performance, but it also comes at a more affordable price point. The 2018 Accord LX CVT 1.5T has an MSRP of $23,570**. The Camry has an MSRP of $24,000.