2020 Camry vs. Accord Comparison

The Toyota Camry debuted in model year 1983 and remains one of the most popular fuel-efficient mid-size sedans. The 2020 Camry is in its eighth generation.

In comparison, the Honda began manufacturing the Accord in 1976 and is in its 10th generation. Toyota came out with the Camry Hybrid for the 2007 model year. It benefited from Toyota’s Hybrid Synergy Drive. Honda released the hybrid Accord in 2005 and the Accord Sport Hybrid in 2018.

Despite some similarities, these vehicles differ in important features. All Camry trims feature Apple CarPlay® compatibility. Also, new for this year, Android Auto™ comes standard. To get this on a Honda Accord, you would have to get the Sport trim or higher. Read on to see who comes out ahead in categories like safety, reliability, and performance.

Published Date: 02/07/2020

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Safety

Both the 2020 Honda Accord and the Camry received 5-Star Overall Safety Ratings from the NHSTA. Both 2019 vehicles also received Top Safety Pick awards from the IIHS.

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Safety

  • Both the Accord and the Camry received a 5-star NHSTA rating.
  • Toyota Safety Sense® P (TSS-P) comes standard on all Camry trims, as does Honda Sensing® on all Accord trims.
  • The Camry comes equipped with the Toyota Star Safety System™ which includes Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS), Brake Assist (BA), Traction Control (TRAC), Vehicle Stability Control (VCS), Smart Stop Technology®, and Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD).
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Reliability

Toyota vehicles deliver great reliability on top of advanced safety features. Every lease and purchase of a new Toyota vehicle comes with the ToyotaCare factory-scheduled maintenance plan that lasts 2 years or 25,000 miles, whichever comes first.

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Reliability

  • All purchases and leases of new Toyotas come with ToyotaCare.
  • Honda maintenance plans cost extra.
  • Both sedans offer five-year or 60,000-mile powertrain, corrosion perforation, and restraint system warranties and basic coverage for three years and 36,000 miles.
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Performance

Toyota sedans need to be fuel-efficient, but that doesn’t mean they need to feel underpowered or sluggish. Toyota Racing Development (TRD) lends its track-tuning expertise to the 2020 TRD Camry for better handling and driving performance.

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Performance

  • The Camry has a TRD model to add track-tuned suspension to your commute.
  • The Camry L’s 203 HP engine beats the Accord LX’s 192 HP.
  • Camry’s XSE V6 ups the horsepower to 301 vs. the Accord Sport 2.0L turbo’s 252 HP.
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Conclusion: Camry vs. Accord

When comparing the Camry vs. Accord in these categories, it is easy to see which one comes out ahead. However, they’re both well-rated vehicles in terms of safety. The 2019 Camry and 2019 Accord received a 5-Star Overall Safety Rating from the NHTSA and a Top Safety Pick award. Both of these vehicles are still within the same generation in 2020.

 

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Conclusion: Camry vs. Accord

  • All leases and purchases of new Toyotas come with a factory-scheduled maintenance program called ToyotaCare.
  • The Camry also comes standard with Toyota Safety Sense® P. Honda Sensing® comes standard on all 2020 Accords.
  • Apple CarPlay® compatibility and Android Auto™ are available on all Camry trims.
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