Fuel Economy: 2018 Toyota Camry vs. 2018 Honda Accord

February 27th, 2018 by

2018 Honda Accord outside home

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.

Fuel Economy

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*
2018 Honda Accord at a stop light in front of a lake in the city
2018 Honda Accord driving down a city street

More Features

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.

2018 Honda Accord Automatic Climate Control Settings
Illuminated Door Sill of a 2018 Honda Accord


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.

2018 Honda Accord driving on a wet road past a storefront
2018 Honda Accord driving down the highway towards the city


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.

Couple walking to the 2018 Honda Accord
Couple walking to a 2018 Honda Accord parked on the side of the street

Test Drive Today

Find out more information on the 2018 Honda Accord by contacting us or visiting your nearest Montana Honda Dealer. Explore current offers and experience the Accord first-hand with a test drive today.

*Based on 2018 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions and other factors.
**MSRP excluding tax, license, registration, $890.00 destination charge and options. Dealers set own prices.