With a fully-redesigned new vehicle, the 2018 Toyota Camry is one of the hottest sedans on the market today. During the first two months of the year, Torque News reports that the Camry outsold the Accord by more than a 40% margin, almost 7,000 units. It’s clear that people are putting their money where their preference is, and that’s the Camry.
In the price department, at the moment the two sedans are locked at the same price point. With that being said, improved trim levels and options come out in favour of the Camry, with additional safety features and interior design elements being premium with a better price tag across the board.
In terms of features, US Car News shares that the Camry comes out on top with superior interior design and more features. The Camry’s 7-inch display is a fully-operational touch screen with all of the creature comforts. You’ll find Bluetooth and more speakers (two more) than on the Accord. Couple this with optional features like our panoramic moonroof and wireless charging and you’ve got yourself an easy winner. Best of all, you’ll find them all while seated in the more comfortable of the two vehicles. Users report less stiffness and more comfort while riding in the Camry than the Accord. You’ll also find higher-quality materials that are built to last, in standard Toyota fashion.
With 2018 being a whole new world, or model year, the Camry has really taken a turn in an attractive direction. While the Camry has typically been a choice vehicle for the masses, the 2018 model is just plain good-looking. We’ve incorporated sleek lines and bold styling that say hello to a new era of Toyota technology. The Accord’s design is showing age and youth, even in a new package, which doesn’t bode well in terms of a sophisticated market.
While we know that you likely aren’t towing a boat or ATV with your sedan, it’s important to drive in a vehicle that you’re confident will move when and where you want it to. The pickup on the street is hands-down a fan affair for the Camry. The Camry’s base engine is a 2.5L 4-cylinder with 203 horsepower. On the flip side, the Accord houses a 1.5L 4-cylinder with a measly 192 comparative horsepower.
If you’re looking to head up a trim level or two, both engines can be upgraded for more power. The top-level engine in the Camry will get you 301 horsepower, while the Accord’s maximum horsepower tops out at 252. It looks better and works harder. What’s not to love?
EPA ratings for the base models put the Camry on top, yet again. We’re really not trying to over-brag, but the wins are making it too easy! The base Toyota runs at 29 mpg/city, 41 mpg/highway, and 34 mpg combined - or 12.32 km/L, 17 km/L, and 14.46 km/L respectively. Compare this to the Accord, which ranks at 12.75 km/L in the city, 16.15 on the highway, and 14.02 km/L combined.
With today’s ever-increasing gas prices, it’s easy to see why people are always aiming to save as much as they can on fuel. The choice is easy with the 2018 Toyota Camry. Did you know that the Camry also comes in a Hybrid option? It sure does! Check out our Camry Hybrid inventory here.
Beyond the major considerations above, it’s important to note that Toyota’s awarded safety technology, Safety Sense, is exclusive to Toyota. You’ll find features like lane departure warning, pedestrian detection with radar technology, blind spot monitoring backup cameras, and a whole lot more. On top of that, you’ll also find STAR safety technologies such as anti-lock brakes and traction control.
When you’re ready to get into the best full-size sedan that the market has to offer, shop Camry. Our team would be happy to take you for a test drive and answer any questions that you may have.