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The 2021 Toyota Camry vs. The 2021 Honda Accord A grey Accord and a red Camry

The 2021 Toyota Camry vs. The 2021 Honda Accord

Competition is increasingly fierce in the mid-size sedan segment. In addition to having to compete with each other, mid-size sedans must always offer more to keep up with consumers' growing interest in SUVs. While American automakers have abandoned their sedan models, the Japanese are persisting and signing up with ever more interesting models. This is notably the case with the Camry for Toyota and the Accord for Honda. If you're looking for the best mid-size sedan for you, find out why the 2021 Toyota Camry and the 2021 Honda Accord stand out.

Toyota Drummondville in the heart of Quebec on the edge of Highway 20, near Saint-Hyacinthe and Victoriaville, puts the two sedans in a full-on face-off. For a new or used car in Drummondville, your Toyota dealer is the place to go!

Who Wins the Race: Camry or Accord?

To answer this question in the literal sense, nothing better than to start by comparing their engines. First of all, they both offer two different powertrains, whether you choose a sporty version or an entry-level or mid-size version. On the Honda side, it offers a 1.5 L engine with 192 horsepower and 192 lb-ft of torque, which is good power for a sedan. On the Toyota side, however, the base 2.5 L engine produces 203 horsepower and 184 lb-ft of torque, making it slightly more powerful than the Honda.

As for the sports versions, namely the XSE or XLE for the Camry and the Sport or Touring for the Accord, the Toyota takes a considerable lead this time around. Its 3.5 L V6 develops 301 horsepower, while Honda's 2.0 L V6 develops only 252 horsepower. If you're looking for a high-performance model, the Camry is your best bet. 

What's more, the Camry offers a choice between front-wheel drive and all-wheel drive across the entire lineup, while the Accord only comes with two-wheel drive. For a sedan capable of tackling winter like an SUV, choosing the Toyota Camry is therefore a smarter choice.

As for fuel economy, the offer is pretty much the same on both sides, for both gas and hybrid models. Both Japanese manufacturers are among the leaders in terms of environmental friendliness, and these models are true to that reputation. Note, however, that if you choose the hybrid model, Toyota offers a wider range of versions, four in total, while Honda has only two. For a more personalized, mid-range version, it's better once again to go with a Camry than an Accord.

Speaking of personalization, Toyota offers more choices on the aesthetic side, with seven exterior colours and four interior colours. In contrast, Honda offers only five paint colours and two interior colours. Moreover, the Camry's interior has been upgraded for more luxury.

Finally, when it comes to safety, Toyota has always been and continues to be a leader. The Camry is the first of its cars to be equipped with the Toyota Safety Sense 2.5+ package, an enhanced version of the 2.0 version. The pre-crash system better detects pedestrians and cyclists, even at night, and adds intersection assistance. The new emergency steering assist function also helps stabilize your vehicle during emergency maneuvers. In addition, rear passenger recall is now an integral part of the vehicle. While the Accord is also well equipped in terms of driver assistance technologies, the Toyota Camry takes it one step further with its brand-new package.

All in all, while these are two interesting sedans with many similarities, several aspects make the 2021 Toyota Camry the big winner in this duel. Not only does it offer more power, but it's also more customizable and offers cutting-edge technologies.

Find Your Toyota in Drummondville!

Your Drummondville dealership offers you a wide variety of new and used cars. To build your personalized car, use the online "Toyota build and price" feature or, for the Camry, "Toyota Camry build and price". In dealership, enjoy the best customer experience thanks to a dedicated team that offers you the finest advice. Special offers and promotions await you, as well as preferential financing rates: come and visit Toyota Drummondville today!

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