Does the 2018 Toyota Camry Fuel Economy Beat the Honda Accord?

March 1st, 2018 by
Fuel economy is one of the most important factors to consider when choosing a new sedan. The 2018 Toyota Camry has been a perennial favorite with drivers in the Tri-State area, but that doesn’t mean it’s the only compelling option available. Drivers would be wise to consider how the Camry’s fuel economy compares to that of the 2018 Honda Accord, which was recently recognized as one of Consumer Guide Automotive’s 2018 Best Buys. Where the Toyota Camry LE starts at $24,000 MSRP, the Honda Accord Sedan LX is priced at $23,570 MSRP.* However, as we’ll see below, drivers who choose the Accord will start saving money on fuel right away, especially if they do a lot of driving in the city.

Camry vs. Accord Fuel Economy

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

Although the Toyota Camry gets 1 more mpg than the Honda Accord on the highway, the Accord has the advantage in city and combined settings. No less importantly, the Accord’s real-world drivability and performance give it even more significant advantages over the Camry—and this only becomes more true on the Accord’s upgraded trim levels. Crucially, the Accord’s maximum torque (192 lb-ft) is accessible even at 1,600 rpm. The Camry, by contrast, only reaches its maximum torque (184 lb-ft) when its engine is running at 5,000 rpm! In practice, this means that drivers who choose the Accord will enjoy greater responsiveness and superior handling. In the words of the writers at U.S. News and World Report, “the Accord has sharp steering and good road grip, and it feels agile and responsive.”

2018 Honda Accord Rear
2018 Honda Accord White

Take the Honda Accord for a Test Drive!

Now that you’ve seen how the 2018 Honda Accord’s fuel economy measures up against the fuel economy of the 2018 Toyota Camry, we’re sure that you’ll be eager to take the Accord for a test drive! It’s available now at Tri-State Honda Dealers, and when you take advantage of our current offers, you can drive it home for a price you’ll love. Contact us today to get behind the wheel!

*MSRP excluding tax, license, registration, $890.00 destination charge, and options. Dealers set own prices.
**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.