Will You Feel Secure with the 2017 Toyota Camry Safety Features?
Auto engineers are already releasing their 2017 lines at dealerships across America, but there’s a lot to consider before you settle on a suitable upgrade. The 2017 Camry supposedly offers a few major improvements over the 2016 design, but it remains to be seen if those improvements will enable it to keep up with top competitors like the 2017 Honda Accord! To help you get a sense of your best options this year, we’ve compared the safety features on the 2017 Toyota Camry to those on the 2017 Accord. Safety should be one of the most important factors in any automobile purchase, and only Honda has the technology to offer drivers the security that they and their families deserve.
Smart Safety Technology
For starters, the 2017 Accord performed significantly better during NHTSA crash testing thanks in part to its Advanced Compatibility Engineering (ACE) body structure. The Accord received perfect 5-star ratings* in Side Pole Crashes and Rollovers, whereas Camry only got 4 stars in these categories! Additionally, the Honda comes equipped with second-row head restraints as standard features in its base trim. You’re going to have to pay for an upgrade to get comparable protection in your Toyota.
With that being said, safety in today’s auto market isn’t just about low-tech features like head restraints and airbags; contemporary engineers are using computers to design technologies that work actively to keep you safer on the road. In this respect, the 2017 Honda Accord is a clear industry leader, with standards that Toyota can’t hope to match!
Toyota’s Star Safety System offers several technologies that are comparable to offerings on the Accord—like vehicle stabilization and traction control—but Honda goes above and beyond this baseline. For example, a pre-collision system is an available as part of a package in just two out of four Camry trims. Thanks to Honda Sensing, the same technology is available in every Accord trim except the Sport Special Edition, and it even comes as a standard feature in the Accord’s very well-equipped Touring trim! What’s more, Honda LaneWatch comes as a standard feature in four out of seven Accord trims, while a similar feature never comes standard in the Toyota.
Go for a Test Drive
Once you’ve taken a closer look at how the 2017 Toyota Camry safety features compare to the 2017 Honda Accord, we think you’ll agree that the Accord is a much better option than its competitor. Visit a Tri-State Honda Dealer near you to take a test drive today!
*Government 5-Star Safety Ratings are part of the U.S. Department of Transportation’s New Car Assessment Program (www.safercar.gov). Model tested with standard side airbags (SAB).