The Accord and Camry are consistently bestsellers in their class for good reasons. They’re reliable, comfortable, and equipped with the latest technology. Deciding between the two can be tricky, though, since they both come with unique advantages. Benson Honda, one of your San Antonio Honda Dealers, would like to introduce some of their key safety and performance differences. Here’s how we think the 2014 Honda Accord and 2014 Toyota Camry compare:
2014 Camry vs. 2014 Accord – Safety
Safety matters to both Toyota and Honda, and both automakers’ dedication to occupant protection is obvious when you take a closer look at the 2014 Camry and the 2014 Accord. The Camry boasts things like an optional cross-path warning system and available Safety Connect, which uses GPS signals to alert emergency personnel of the Camry’s location in the event of an accident. Although the Accord doesn’t come with these features, it does come with some important features that the Camry lacks, including a standard collision warning system, available lane departure warning system, and a plastic fuel tank, which withstands impact better than other kinds of tanks (like the Camry’s metal tank).
It’s also significant to consider that the 2014 Honda Accord outperformed the 2014 Camry in safety tests conducted by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. The Accord was able to achieve the highest rating from the institute of “Top Pick Plus,” while the Camry only achieved the rating of “Top Pick.”
2014 Camry vs. 2014 Accord – Experience
The experience of driving and riding in both the Accord and Camry is easy and comfortable. In terms of performance, the Camry can claim some advantages like larger brake rotors and slightly more responsive brakes than the Accord. The Accord, however, comes out the winner with more powerful engine options, quicker acceleration times, and better fuel economy.
Specifically, the Accord’s most powerful available engine can produce up to 278 horsepower, while the Camry’s most powerful available engine can only produce 268 horsepower. Additionally, the Accord offers a phenomenal combined fuel economy rating of 29 mpg*, while the Camry only offers a somewhat paltry 25-mpg rating. *Based on 2014 EPA mileage estimates, reflecting new EPA fuel economy methods beginning with 2014 models. Use for comparison purposes only. Do not compare to models before 2014. Your actual mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.
The 2014 Honda Accord outdoes most of the competitors in its class. Come discover more of what there is to like about the new Accord at Benson Honda!