2016 Toyota Camry Edges Honda Accord as the Right Choice for Families

Posted Saturday, Oct 08, 2016 by nhtwpprod

The Toyota Camry and Honda Accord have long been close rivals in the hotly contested mid-size sedan segment, with each vehicle offering consumers quality and reliability. For families, the 2016 Toyota Camry, now available at Los Angeles Toyota dealerships, has a qualitative edge, offering the functional qualities busy parents on the go need.


The new 2016 Toyota Camry does a significantly better job than the Accord in providing user-friendly technology features to consumers and also has better-performing electronic safety features. The Camry also offers a slightly more spacious back seat that young families will appreciate. Combined with the Camry’s great reputation for reliability and safety, these features make the Camry the right choice for families seeking a mid-sized sedan.


Technology is where the Camry truly outshines the Accord. The Camry provides a user-friendly control set up, helpful features, and an infotainment interface that is responsive and set up in a logical manner. The Accord struggles in the tech department – its adaptive cruise control is sluggish, its electronic safety features are a little too pro-active, and its user interface could use some work.  The Camry has the clear advantage in this category.



Both the Camry and the Accord are large-size cars that offer ample space for drivers and passengers. However, the Camry outperforms the Accord in one critical area – the amount of room available in the back seats. The Camry has an edge there, and that extra bit of space is helpful for families dealing with car seats and all of the various gear that goes with a new baby.


The Accord’s base engine does have a slight horsepower and fuel economy advantage over the Camry, but the Camry provides more than enough get-up and go for most drivers, and the gas mileage difference is small.

The standard Camry comes with a 2.5-liter four cylinder engine that cranks out 178 horsepower and 170 lb. ft. of torque. Consumers who opt for upper trim levels can purchase a Camry outfitted with a more powerful 3.5 liter V6 that produces 268 horsepower and 248 lb. ft. of torque, which should be more than enough power for drivers who cherish performance.


If there’s one thing that’s a real pain to families, it is having to deal with unexpected expenses such as car repairs. The Camry has a long reputation for being an extremely reliable automobile, and the 2016 edition continues the tradition. The J.D. Power Survey of Initial Quality found the Camry to be the best mid-size vehicle in terms of the number of problems reported within 90 days of purchase. As a whole, the Toyota brand far outperforms Honda on the J.D. Power Survey of Initial Quality.

Southern California residents can find excellent deals on the 2016 Toyota Camry and other new and pre-owned cars, trucks, and SUVs at North Hollywood Toyota. A well-established Los Angeles Toyota dealer, North Hollywood Toyota has the selection, staff, and extras to make your next car buying experience easy and fun.