How Does the Toyota Camry’s Fuel Economy Compare to the Honda Accord?

February 11th, 2018 by

2018 Honda Accord outside home

When it comes time to choose a new sedan, fuel economy is one of the most important factors to consider. According to the writers at Motor Trend, the new 2018 Toyota Camry is “livelier than ever,” but as far as most drivers in the Capital Region are concerned, the jury is still out on Toyota’s flagship sedan. In fact, when we compare the Toyota Camry’s fuel economy to the 2018 Honda Accord Sedan’s fuel economy, it’s clear that the Honda model performs in ways that the Toyota can’t match.

Camry vs. Accord

EPA-estimated City Fuel Economy EPA-estimated Highway Fuel Economy EPA-estimated Combined Fuel Economy
2018 Toyota Camry LE 28 mpg 39 mpg 32 mpg
2018 Honda Accord LX CVT 30 mpg* 38 mpg* 33 mpg*

This year’s Toyota Camry starts at $24,000 MSRP, and right from the start, the Honda Accord has the advantage. Its own starting price, with a CVT equipped, is priced at just $23,570 MSRP,** and with its superior fuel economy, you’ll start saving right away. That’s especially true if you do a lot of city driving! As can be seen from the table above, Honda’s Accord outperforms the Camry in the city and in combined city/highway settings. What’s more, and to the joy of drivers everywhere, the Accord also has a strong advantage in torque. Its drivetrain can generate 192 lb-ft of torque even at 1,600 rpm! The Camry, on the other hand, must be revved up to 5,000 rpm before you’ll be able to take advantage of its own 184 lb-ft of torque.

2018 Honda Accord
Couple getting into a 2018 Honda Accord

Test Drive a Car You’ll Love!

Now that you’ve seen how the 2018 Toyota Camry’s fuel economy falls short of the 2018 Honda Accord’s high standard, you’re ready to take the next step. No matter how you break it down, the Accord is the better car! Stop in to your local Capital Region Honda Dealer to explore our current offers and take the Accord for a test drive! Once you’ve had the chance to spend some time behind the wheel of your favorite Accord trim level, you won’t be able to settle for any other car.

*Based on 2018 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions, and other factors.
**MSRP excluding tax, license, registration, $890.00 destination charge, and options. Dealers set own prices.