The 2016 Honda Accord vs the 2016 Toyota Camry in Capitol Heights, MD, won’t be simple or clear-cut. Both the Accord and Camry are Edmunds A-rated vehicles1. Both have great safety ratings. Both have commendable fuel economies. But there’s no such thing as a tie in head-to-head battles, so which one comes out on top? We at Pohanka Honda are happy to break it down for you!
The Accord and Camry are two of the only midsize sedans left that offer a V6 engine. The Accord is available in with fewer cylinders, as well, a 2.4-liter 4-cylinder engine the produces 185 horsepower and 181 lbs.-ft. of torque. The V6 adds that extra oomph with a 3.5-liter rated at 278 horsepower and 252 lbs.-ft. of torque. The Camry is available in both options, too, but the 2.5-liter 4-cylinder engine doesn’t have the same get-up-and-go as the Accord, only producing 178 horsepower and 170 lbs.-ft. of torque, which you’ll definitely notice when accelerating. The 3.5-liter V6 comes up short, too, only offering 268 horsepower and 248 lbs.-ft. of torque.
The comparison between the 2016 Honda Accord vs the 2016 Toyota Camry in Capitol Heights, MD, is just beginning, though. The Accord has some innovative tech that you’re not going to find on the Camry, including Honda’s LaneWatch2 camera. When the right blinker goes on, the display screen transitions to a view of the curbside. As unique as the Accord’s styling, this feature doesn’t exist on the Camry, which employs the use of standard cameras.
Accidents happen. We always hope they won’t, but we have to plan for the future. The Honda Accord received the highest rating of “good” from the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety in small- and moderate-overlap frontal offset, side-impact, roof-strength, and whiplash protection tests. It’s also a 2016 IIHS Top Safety Pick+ when paired with the Honda SensingTM package that includes the Collision Mitigation Braking SystemTM3. The Camry did similarly, but ultimately did not get awarded with the same accolade as the Accord. Not to mention that the Accord comes to a screeching halt from 60 to 0 MPH in only 116 ft.4, an impressive feat for a car in its segment. The Camry takes its sweet time, stopping in 129 ft4.
No one wants to buy gas, it’s one of those necessary evils, but whether your adventures take you indoors or outdoors, to the National Arboretum or Boating in DC at Key Bridge Boathouse, the Honda Accord has your back at the gas pump. The Accord with the V4 engine is frugal with gas, reaching 31 MPG combined5. The Camry is a bit thirstier, clocking in at 28 MPG combined6 on the V4 engine.
All the little things add up in this battle between the 2016 Honda Accord vs the 2016 Toyota Camry in Capitol Heights, MD, declaring the Accord the winner! Come on down to Pohanka Honda and take this champion for a victory lap!
1. Edmund's A-rated vehicles are awarded by Edmund's editors at edmunds.com.
2. Display accuracy will vary based on weather, size of object and speed, and the display may not show all relevant traffic. The display is not a substitute for your own direct visual assessment of traffic conditions before changing lanes.
3. Depending on the circumstances, CMBS may not go through all the alert stages before initiating the last stage (of collision mitigation). CMBS cannot detect all objects ahead and may not detect a given object; accuracy will vary based on weather, speed and other factors. System operation affected by high interior heat. Driver remains responsible for safely operating vehicle and avoiding collisions.
4. Information courtesy of Edmunds.com.
5. 27 city/37 highway/31 combined mpg rating for Sedan CVT models. Based on 2016 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.
6. 2015 EPA-estimated mileage. Actual mileage will vary