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Your Complete Guide to Comparing the 2018 Toyota Camry to the 2018 Honda Accord

If you are like most car shoppers here in Grand Rapids, odds are that you want to consider all of your options before coming to a final decision — and that is perfectly understandable. The team here at Toyota of Grand Rapids realizes that this is an organic part of the average car buying process, so we are more than happy to answer any and all questions you might have during your time spent searching for the right vehicle for your unique needs.

With this in mind, feel free to join us as we break down all of the facts regarding the outstanding 2018 Toyota Camry, Honda's latest version of the Accord, and which of these offerings best fits into your daily drive. After covering this info, we have no doubts that you will have all the insight you need to make a smart and educated choice when the time comes to drive home in the new car that works for you.

What's Under the Hood?

The best way to kick this conversation off is by taking a closer look at what is going on under the hood of these vehicles. However, this process is often not as simple as it appears on the surface. As is the case with many modern automobiles, both the Camry and the Accord come with multiple powertrain options, which you can view in the handy chart found below.

2018 Toyota Camry Powertrain Options 2018 Honda Accord Powertain Options
2.5 Liter (L) Dynamic Force four Cylinder; 203 hp @ 6600 rpm, 184 lb.-ft. @5000 rpm; with 8AT 1.5 L Turbo — 192 hp @ 5500rpm; 192 lb.-ft. @ 1500-5000 rpm; with CVT or 6MT
3.5 L V6 D-4S; 301 hp @ 6600 rpm; 267 lb.-ft. @ 4700 rpm; with 8AT 2.0 L Turbo — 252 hp @ 6500 rpm; 273 lb.-ft. @ 1500-4000 rpm; with 10AT or 6MT
Hybrid: 2.5 L Dynamic Force Atkinson cycle four cylinder (41 percent thermal efficiency), with CVT Hybrid: 2.0 L Atkinson cycle (40 percent thermal efficiency); with CVT

The moral of the story here? Whether you are looking for increased power to the wheels or more efficiency and torque, the Toyota Camry and its various powertrain packages easily eclipse the competition and give you the horsepower (hp), foot-pounds (lb.-ft.) of torque, and overall performance you need for your daily drive around Grand Rapids.

Placing a Priority on Safety

While having access to all of the bells and whistles that you have come to expect from the latest Toyota vehicles is certainly one of the reasons why the Camry stands out from the rest of the pack, the truth of the matter is that safety also deserves to be a major priority. Fortunately, Toyota understands the need for industry-leading safety — which should be beyond evident once you compare the Honda Accord's stance on this front with the impressive and substantial safety features found within the latest iteration of the Toyota Camry.

2018 Toyota Camry Safety Features 2018 Honda Accord Safety Features
Standard Toyota Safety Sense P (TSS-P) Standard Honda Sensing
Pre-Collision System (with additional Pedestrian Detection) Collision Mitigation Braking System
Dynamic Radar Cruise Control (Full-Speed Range available on XLE, XSE, and Hybrid packages) Adaptive Cruise Control with Low-Speed Follow
Lane Departure Alert (LDA) Lane Departure Warning
Steering Assist (a function of LDA) Road Departure Mitigation
Automatic High Beams (AHB) Traffic Sign Recognition
Available Intelligent Clearance Sonar with Rear Cross Traffic Braking Available Front and Rear Parking Sensors
Available Blind Spot Monitor Available Blind Spot Information
Available Rear Cross Traffic Alert Available Cross Traffic Monitor and Driver Awareness Monitor

As you can see, the Toyota Camry's commitment to safety is second to none. From the Pre-Collision System that also has the ability to detect pedestrians to a cavalcade of other available features, it is safe to say that driving around Grand Rapids has never been safer thanks to Toyota's commitment to your well-being and satisfaction.

Making Your Ride Smooth and Stress-Free

Looking for the smoothest ride in town? Then the Toyota Camry's outstanding suspension system has exactly what you are looking for in your next automotive purchase. For comparison, here is the suspension system within the Camry as compared to Honda's Accord:

2018 Toyota Camry Suspension 2018 Honda Accord Suspension
MacPherson strut front with multi-linking trailing arm MacPherson strut front with a multi-link rear suspension package
Sport-tuned shock absorbers and springs available on SE/SXE models Optional Adaptive Damper System with the ability to change or augment shock absorber damping force

With the Camry's commitment to a complete and comprehensive front and rear suspension system, you can drive with confidence knowing that your vehicle is more than capable of turning the little bumps and dips found on most roads into a smooth and enjoyable ride.

The Soundtrack to Your Time Spent on the Roads of Grand Rapids

If you are like most drivers here in Grand Rapids, then you understand wholeheartedly that no drive is complete without some tunes to help pass the time. Of course, when you start comparing the premium sound system found within the Toyota Camry to that of the Honda Accord, it becomes clear in a hurry which car is right for even the most discerning audiophiles.

2018 Toyota Camry 2018 Honda Accord
Standard six speaker system Standard four speaker system
Optional JBL sound system with Clari-FI (800-watt, nine speaker system) Available 450-watt 10 speaker system.

From classical to country, and everything in between, it is plain to see that the Toyota Camry has what it takes to keep the good times rolling with great music and crystal clear sound quality.

Understanding How Technology Fits into Your Daily Drive

There is no denying that we live in an "always on" world that places a significant amount of emphasis on mobile devices, WiFi connectivity, and a variety of other tech "must haves." Fortunately, Toyota understands the importance of these features, which is why you can always count on the Camry to easily eclipse the Honda Accord and keep you connected across all of your travels.

2018 Toyota Camry 2018 Honda Accord
Seven-inch Entune Audio (available as an eight-inch screen via Entune Audio Plus) Seven-inch standard screen (available as an eight-inch Display Audio screen with access to Apple CarPlay and Android Auto)
Entune 3.0 Toyota Connected Services (includes Service, Remote, Wi-Fi, and Safety Connect systems) HondaLink telematics
Bluetooth connectivity and pairing capabilities Bluetooth phone pairing via Near Field Communication technology
4.2-inch MID (available 7-inch MID) Seven-inch MID
Available 10-inch Heads Up Display Available six-inch Heads Up Display
Available Qi Wireless Wireless device charging

With this kind of technology on your side, there is nothing that can keep you from staying connected and enjoying all of the latest tech amenities once you get behind the wheel of Toyota's latest Camry.

Making Room for the Whole Family

Planning on making a visit to the Frederik Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park? Or perhaps you have your sights set on taking a longer trip outside of Grand Rapids in the near future? Either way, you will be pleased to know that the Toyota Camry goes above and beyond in terms of cabin comfort and interior seating amenities.

2018 Toyota Camry 2018 Honda Accord
Available eight-way power-adjustable driver's seat with lumbar support Available 12-way power adjustable driver's seat with lumbar support
Available heated front seats Available heated (and ventilated) front seats

Whether you are behind the wheel or stretching out a bit in the back seat, the fact remains the same: The Toyota Camry is primed and ready to keep you comfy on both your daily drive and any long distance trips that come your way.

Coming to a Decision That Works for You

After covering all of the information we have presented here, odds are that you are more than prepared to make a smart decision when looking beyond the competition and zeroing in on all that the Toyota Camry has to offer to discerning drivers in Grand Rapids. In fact, there is a strong chance that you are already considering how this premium, class-leading vehicle can fit seamlessly into your upcoming daily drive.

As always, if you have any additional questions, comments, or concerns regarding the latest Camry to earn a spot on the Toyota of Grand Rapids showroom floor, feel free to give us a call at (844) 806-7569 or drop in the next time you are in the neighborhood. From here, the team of dedicated and trained Toyota professionals on our staff will be more than happy to help you dig even deeper into the research side of your car buying process and learn even more about the cutting edge features and amenities found within the 2017 Toyota Camry.

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