No two mid-size sedans are compared more often than the Toyota Camry and Honda Accord, and for good reasons. These sedans have been top options in their segment for decades and continue to offer a blend of style, performance, efficiency, practicality, and value that attract many motorists and families.
The 2020 Toyota Camry and 2020 Honda Accord are the latest editions of these stalwarts of the mid-size sedan class and differ in enough ways that selecting the right model for you doesn't have to be such a challenge. Here, we'll review some of the key differences in these sedans from Honda and Toyota, including safety, efficiency, performance, and cabin features.
Every car shopper looks to maximize fuel efficiency and power when searching for a new sedan, but often you have to value one aspect over the other. When shopping the new Toyota Camry and Honda Accord, though, you can have both performance and efficiency -- that is if you choose the Camry. This Toyota sedan comes standard with a 2.5-liter Dynamic Force engine and automatic transmission that together help this mid-size sedan generate a robust 203 hp and return up to an EPA-estimated 41 mpg* on the highway.
In contrast, Honda's 2020 Accord sedan is equipped with the automaker's smaller, 1.5-liter turbocharged engine that develops just 192 hp. A continuously variable transmission (CVT) is coupled with the Accord's standard engine, allowing the Honda to achieve up to an EPA-estimated 38 mpg* on the highway. For more power and greater highway fuel efficiency in an affordable new mid-size sedan, the 2020 Toyota Camry is the way to go!
Now, if you're seeking more performance from your new car, both Honda and Toyota offer alternative powertrains the deliver greater power. The 2020 Camry XLE V6 sports a 301-hp engine and returns up to an EPA-estimated 33 mpg* highway rating, while Honda's 2020 Accord Touring 2.0T edition develops 252 hp from its 2.0-liter turbo-four engine and is rated at 32 mpg* highway.