The 2017 Honda Accord and the 2017 Toyota Camry are their respective manufacturer’s entry into the same niche of the auto industry: a mid-size sedan for those whose primary concerns are reliability, comfort and safety. With both vehicles having long-established fan bases and being extremely popular, it can be difficult to choose between the two. Here’s a breakdown of what the base model of each vehicle offers:
2017 Honda Accord LX
The 2017 Honda Accord LX comes equipped with a 2.4-liter, four-cylinder direct fuel injection engine that generates 185 horsepower. This is paired with a six-speed manual transmission and delivers an EPA-estimated 27 MPG in the city and 36 MPG on the highway. Its 16-inch alloy wheels contrast nicely with its metallic Modern Steel exterior paint.
Inside, the Accord is equipped with a dual-zone automatic climate control system, cruise control and a steering wheel with illuminated controls. The i-MID system features a 8-inch screen, Bluetooth, Radio Data System (RDS), SMS text message function, Speed-Sensitive Volume Control (SVC), HondaLink and more.
Known for being a safe car, the Accord LX is equipped with an array of both active and passive features including:
- Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD)
- Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA) with Traction Control
- Brake Assist (BA)
- Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)
- Multi-Angle Rearview Camera with Dynamic Guidelines
- Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS)
- Daytime Running Lights (DRL)
- Side curtain airbags with rollover sensor
- Dual-stage, multiple-threshold front airbags (SRS)
2017 Toyota Camry LE
The 2017 Toyota Camry LE begins with a 2.5-liter, four-cylinder engine that delivers 178 horsepower. This is married with a six-speed electronically-controlled automatic transmission with overdrive, sequential shift mode, ECT-i Intelligence and paddle shifters. It delivers an EPA-estimated 24 MPG in the city and 33 MPG along the highway. The Camry SE has a MSRP of $23,840.
Outside, the Camry SE comes equipped with projector-beam halogen headlights with auto on/off feature, daytime running lights (DRL), color-keyed heated power outside mirrors that fold manually and 16-inch steel wheels with wheel covers.
The interior of the Camry was designed for comfort, safety and entertainment. The included Entune Multimedia Bundle contains:
- 6.1-inch touch screen display
- auxiliary audio jack
- Bluetooth wireless technology with hands-free phone capability, music streaming and phone book access
- six speakers
- USB 2.0 port with iPod connectivity
Ten airbags — including an Advanced Airbag System with seat-mounted side airbags, rear seat-mounted airbags, knee airbags and other strategically-placed airbags — driver and front passenger Whiplash-Injury-Lessening (WIL) seats and a backup camera complement its Star System System. This system bundles features such as:
- Enhanced Vehicle Stability Control (VSC)
- Traction Control (TRAC)
- Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD)
- 4-wheel Anti-lock Brake System (ABS)
- Smart Stop Technology (SST)
- Brake Assist (BA)
The Camry’s remote keyless entry system is a multi-function, in-key design that puts features such as trunk release, illuminated entry, two-stage unlock and panic functions right in the palm of the driver’s hand.
*Based on 2016 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on driving conditions, how you drive and maintain your vehicle, battery-pack age/condition and other factors.