2017 Honda Accord vs. 2017 Toyota Camry: Which Midsize Sedan is Better?

2017 Honda Accord

2017 Honda Accord

2017 Toyota Camry

2017 Toyota Camry


2017 Honda Accord VS 2017 Toyota Camry
185 hp Base Horsepower 178 hp
278 hp Max Horsepower 268 hp
252 lb-ft Max Torque 248 lb-ft
36 mpg highway/27 mpg city* Max EPA Fuel Economy 33 mpg highway/24 mpg city
119.0 cubic feet Total Interior Volume 118.1 cubic feet
15.8 cubic feet Trunk Size 15.4 cubic feet

Year in and year out, shoppers throughout Eatonton debate which midsize sedan to choose for their new car, with many choosing between either a Honda and Toyota model. The Honda Accord and Toyota Camry both remain very popular options in the segment. When you start looking at the reviews, though, it quickly becomes clear that there is a lot to love about the new Accord. Lately, the Accord’s been getting attention for safety features like the Honda Sensing™ suite, but it manages to beat out the Toyota Camry in several other areas as well. Read on to learn why there’s nothing quite like this Honda sedan.

Interior and Luggage Space

Most shoppers in the market for a midsize sedan are looking for a vehicle that can comfortably accommodate a few friends or a small family. The 2017 Honda Accord and 2017 Toyota Camry are both offered with seating for five and high-end features like leather upholstery, a touchscreen with an infotainment system, and a navigation system. However, the Honda Accord beats out the Toyota Camry by supplying Macon families with larger interior dimensions to work with:

  • Honda Accord – The total interior volume of the Honda Accord is 119.0 cubic feet. You’ll also have plenty of room for storage in the trunk, which measures 15.8 cubic feet.
  • Toyota Camry – The Camry’s total interior volume is a bit smaller at 118.1 cubic feet, and the trunk also falls short of the Accord’s with only 15.4 cubic feet of total space.
2017 Honda Accord Cabin

Performance Capabilities and Fuel Efficiency

Whether you’re looking at base performance, available performance, or max fuel economy, the Honda Accord wins out on all fronts:

  • Honda Accord – The 2.4L four-cylinder engine that comes standard on most Accord trims makes 185 hp and 181 lb-ft of torque while getting up to an EPA-estimated 36 mpg highway and 27 mpg city*. There’s also a specially tuned sport version of this engine that gets 189 hp and 182 lb-ft of torque. Upgrade to the available 3.5L V6 engine, and enjoy a robust output of 278 hp and 252 lb-ft of torque.
  • Toyota Camry – The base engine on the Camry is a 2.5L four-cylinder that can only deliver 178 hp and 170 lb-ft of torque. On top of that, it’s unable to top 33 mpg highway and 24 mpg city, meaning you’ll end up spending more at the pump than you would with the Accord. Upgrade to the available 3.5L V6, and you’ll still fall short of the Accord’s identically sized engine, as the Camry’s V6 peaks at just 268 hp and 248 lb-ft of torque.
2017 Honda Accord Driving

The 2017 Honda Accord is the Right Choice

Drivers throughout Macon and Eatonton agree: the Honda Accord is a winner! Luckily, you can find the new Honda Accord on sale at Butler Honda, located at 2631 N. Columbia Street in Milledgeville, GA. Here we have the Accord available in a variety of trims, and we’re also able to offer extremely competitive financing, so you can drive home in a new Accord today! To schedule your test drive, contact our team at (478) 451-4747.

*27 city / 36 highway mpg rating for CVT models. Based on 2017 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.