2018 TOYOTA CAMRY EDGES HONDA ACCORD REDESIGN

Posted Wednesday, Oct 25, 2017 by North Hollywood Toyota

The coming year is shaping up to be a clash of the Titans in the mid-size sedan segment, as newly re-designed Toyota Camrys and Honda Accords battle for consumer dollars. Camry’s new design and features give it a slight but noticeable edge over the Accord.

2018 Toyota Camry Edges

For the 2018 model year, Honda will launch its 10thgeneration of the Accord, and Toyota will launch its sixth generation of the wide-body Camry (the automaker also had six generations of a narrow-body Camry). Each manufacturer made some needed upgrades to these long-popular models, but the new Camry’s refresh is the more satisfying redesign.

The new 2018 Toyota Camry, now available at LA Toyota dealers and Toyota dealers around the U.S., shakes the brand’s stodgy image with a sleeker, sportier design which consumers seeking a family car that’s still cool will enjoy. The 2018 Honda Accord also got some new features, but its exterior design remains appliance-like and uninspiring.

The Camry and the Accord both got new engines for 2018. The new Camry is powered by a standard 2.5-liter I-4 that cranks out 203 horsepower. The base engine for the new Accord is a 1.5-liter I-4 turbocharged engine that generates 192 horsepower. It’s a small difference, but one that drivers can distinguish when driving the two vehicles.

Interior features of the Accord and the Camry show marked improvement from the previous design generation. Cheap-looking plastic and rather boring seats have been replaced with more upscale components. The Camry does a better job with making the total package attractive, with a sophisticated, integrated design that flows well together.

The control stacks for the vehicles also show an advantage for the Camry. Camry controls are more intuitively laid out and are easier to reach than those of the new Honda Accord.

Toyota and Honda equipped their mid-size sedans with oodles of new safety features for 2018. The Camry’s electronic safety features are a little more user-friendly and include automatic braking, lane departure migration, and other high-tech goodies.

new Toyota Camry

While it’s not a knock-out, the 2018 Toyota Camry wins on points over the new Accord. Consumers interested in finding a family sedan that’s safe and reliable but still fun to drive should check out their local Toyota dealership to find deals on the new vehicle.

CAMRY SALES STRONG

The Toyota Camry has long led mid-size sedan sales in the U.S., regularly trumping the Accord, one of its major rivals. Sales of sedans have faltered in the past year, as low gas prices and an improving economy have reinvigorated the SUV market. There’s still quite a market for fuel-efficient sedans, however, and auto manufacturers are stepping up their game to grab larger segments of that market.

Year Accord Sales Camry Sales
2014 388,374 428,606
2015 355,557 429,355
2016 345,225 388,616

 

North Hollywood Toyota, a Los Angeles Toyota dealership, can help local car consumers find just the right Camry or other Toyota vehicle to fit their automotive needs. Visit the dealership today to find new Camrys and other great Toyota products.