2023 Honda Accord vs Toyota Camry: Decoding the battle of mid-size sedans

2023 Honda Accord vs Toyota Camry: Decoding the battle of mid-size sedans

The Honda Accord has always been a great buy solely for its features and performance in the UAE market. However, it does not enjoy a monopoly in the midsize sedan space, thanks to the Toyota Camry.

KEY TAKEAWAYS

  • Which one is more powerful - Honda Accord or Toyota Camry?

    The Toyota Camry is powered by a bigger naturally-aspirated engine, resulting in a higher power figure. However, the Honda Accord makes use of the turbocharger to pump out more torque.
  • What is the price difference between Honda Accord and Toyota Camry in the UAE?

    The Toyota Camry is the more affordable one of the two. It starts at AED 98,900 and goes up to AED 134,900. On the other hand, the Honda Accord starts at AED 104,500, while the top-end variant is priced at AED 154,900.
  • The 2023 Toyota Camry, launched in February of this year, comes with two engine trims, a 2.5-litre, and a 3.5-litre V6. On the other hand, the Honda sedan also offers two engine options, a 1.5-litre and a 2.0-litre, both 4-cylinder.

    Honda Accord

    However, which of the two is the best in terms of features, specifications, and performance, let’s find that out now.

    2023 Honda Accord vs 2023 Toyota Camry: Price

    Both the Honda Accord and Toyota Camry are offered in four trim levels. The Honda Accord variants are LX, EX, EXL, and Sport, while the Toyota Camry variants are S, SE, 40th Anniversary, and Sport.

    Honda Accord Variants

    Honda Accord Price

    Toyota Camry Variants

    Toyota Camry Price

    LX

    AED 104,500

    S

    AED 98,900

    EX

    AED 121,500

    SE

    AED 107,900

    EXL

    AED 131,500

    40th Anniversary

    AED 129,900

    Sport

    AED 154,900

    Sport

    AED 134,900

    2023 Toyota Camry

    As the pricing table here shows, the Toyota sedan is clearly the more affordable option for every variant versus its counterpart, starting at AED 98,900 and going up to AED 134,900 for the top trim.

    2023 Honda Accord vs 2023 Toyota Camry: Dimensions

    Dimensions

    Honda Accord

    Toyota Camry

    Length

    4,900 mm

    4,905mm

    Width

    1,860 mm

    1,840mm

    Height

    1,450 mm

    1,445mm

    Gross Weight

    1,555kg

    2,100kg

    Boot Capacity

    473L

    493L

    Fuel Tank

    56L

    60L

    2023 Toyota Camry

    In terms of the dimensions, the Toyota Camry is slightly bigger in terms of length and height, though the Accord is wider. The space inside the cabin is identical in both, though the Camry has a bigger cargo-carrying capacity and fuel tank.

    2023 Honda Accord vs 2023 Toyota Camry: Engine Specifications

    Both the Honda Accord and Toyota Camry are offered in two engine trims. The Accord offers turbocharged 4-cylinder engines (1.5L and 2L). However, the Camry gets naturally aspirated and V6 (2.5L and 3.5L respectively).

    Specifications

    Honda Accord

    Toyota Camry

    Engine

    1.5L DOHC L4 with Single-Scroll Turbo

    and

    2.0L DOHC L4 with Single-Scroll Turbo

    2.5L 4-Cylinder In-Line, 16-Valve DOHC, VVT-I

    and

    3.5L V6, 6-Cylinder, 24-Valve DOHC, VVT-I

    Max Power

    198 hp at 5,500 rpm

    and

    247 hp at 6,500 rpm

    204 hp at 6,600 rpm

    and

    298 hp at 6,600 rpm

    Max Torque

    260 Nm at 1,600-5,000 rpm

    and

    370 Nm at 1,500-3,500 rpm

    243 Nm at 4,000-5,000 rpm

    and

    356 Nm at 4,700 rpm

    Transmission

    CVT

    and

    10-speed automatic

    8-speed automatic

    Drive Modes

    ECON Mode
    and
    Normal/Econ/Sport

    Eco, Sport, Normal

    Honda Accord

    The Honda Accord is powered by smaller engines in all trims compared to the Toyota Camry. This smaller displacement shows in the power figures as well. However, even with the small engines, the Accord makes more torque, thanks to the turbocharger added to the engine.

    Moreover, the Accord is offered in both CVT as well as 10-speed automatic, while the Camry comes with an 8-speed AT across all trims.

    2023 Honda Accord vs 2023 Toyota Camry: Features

    The top-spec variants of both the Honda Accord and Toyota Camry are quite loaded with features. Here’s a table to demonstrate the same.

    Honda Accord

    Features

    Honda Accord

    Toyota Camry

    Exterior

    18-inch Alloy Wheels, Auto High-Beam Headlights (HSS), LED lights all around, Decklid Spoiler, One-Touch Power Moonroof with Tilt Feature, Smart Entry with Walk-Away Auto Lock, Front Parking Sensors, Power Folding Side Mirrors

    18-inch Alloy Wheels, Outside Rear View Mirror

    Door Mirrors - Powered/Side Indicators/Auto Retractable, Auto Light Switch, Quad Exhausts, LED Headlamps High With Auto Leveling, LED Rear Combination Lamp, Smart Keyless Entry, Panoramic Sunroof, Remote Engine Start

    Interior

    Remote Control Engine Starter, Paddle Shifters, Sports Pedals, Dual-Zone Automatic Climate Control, Adaptive Cruise Control, Navigation System with Voice Recognition, Honda LaneWatchTM, Multi-Angle Rearview Camera with Dynamic Guidelines, Active Noise Cancellation (ANC), Leather Interiors, Driver’s Seat with 12-Way Power Adjustment with 4 way Power Lumbar Support, Front Passenger’s Seat with 4-Way Power Adjustment, Heated & Ventilated Front Seats, Memory Seats, 8-Inch Touch Screen Display Audio with Apple CarPlay, Premium Audio System + Subwoofer, Digital Audio Broadcasting, Wireless Charger

    Dual Auto Air Conditioning, Electric Power Steering (EPS), 7-inch TFT Multi Information Display, Leather Seats, Leather-Trimmed Steering Wheel, Powered Seat (Driver/Passenger), Lumbar Support Powered (Driver), Rear Seat 60:40 Folding, Push Start Button, Powered Back Sun Shade, Electric Parking Brake (EPB) W/ Brake Hold, Wireless Charger, Paddle Shifts, 9-inch JBL Display Audio, Apple Carplay & Android Auto Ready, 9 JBL Speakers, Steering Wheel Control - Audio/ Mid/Tel/Voice/Cruise/LTA/PCS

    Safety

    Honda Sensing, Advanced Front Airbags, Side and Side Curtain Airbags, Driver’s and Front Passenger’s Knee Airbags, Electronic Brake Booster (EBB), Rear Seat Reminder, RR Automatic Emergency Brake

    Airbags (Dual Front/Sides/Curtain), Pre-Collision System, Dynamic Radar Cruise Control System, Automatic High Beam, Lane Departure Alert, Lane Tracing Assist, ISOFIX Child System, ABS with EBD, Vehicle Stability Control, Tyre Pressure Monitor System, Hill-Start Assist Control, Clearance Back Sonar, Rear View Camera

    2023 Toyota Camry

    The Toyota Camry seems to be slightly more jacked up in terms of features. It has a 9-inch JBL infotainment system, along with 9 JBL speakers compared to the 8-inch of the Accord. Certain other features, like airbags, and driver assistance systems, are similar in both cars.

    Verdict

    The Toyota Camry is a winner here, though by a small margin. The features and comfort are at par. However, what the Camry trumps are the bigger engines, a better entertainment system, and a lower price ask.

    So, if you are looking to buy a midsize sedan in the Middle East, the 2023 Toyota Camry is the way to go, unless you are a Honda fanboy and brand loyalist.

    Also read: 2023 Toyota Camry: Variants Explained

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