2021 Honda Accord vs. 2021 Toyota Camry

Honda Accord vs Toyota Camry at Germain Honda of Beavercreek

Two of the fiercest rivals among midsize sedans are unquestionably the Honda Accord and Toyota Camry. Following complete refreshes and extensive redesigns, each of these proven models is a compelling choice for sedan shoppers. Since choosing the right model may seem like a tough decision, Germain Honda of Beavercreek is here to clear up the confusion. We’ve assembled this in-depth comparison in which the 2021 Honda Accord goes up against the 2021 Toyota Camry. Once you see the advantages for Honda, you’ll understand why the Accord is the superior choice.

Quick Specs

2021 Accord

2021 Camry

Better Performance (torque) Positive Negative Accord 1.5T 4-cylinder: 192 lb-ft @1600-5000 RPM (SAE net)
X Camry 2.5-liter 4-cylinder: 184 lb ft @5000 RPM (SAE net)
Accord 2.0T 4-cylinder VTEC: 273 lb-ft @1500-4000 RPM (SAE net)
X Camry 3.5-liter V6: 267 lb-ft @4700 RPM (SAE net)
More Room for Passengers and Cargo Positive Negative Accord cargo volume: 16.7 cu ft
Accord passenger volume: 105.6 cubic feet
X Camry passenger volume: 100.4 cu ft (LE)
X Camry cargo volume: 15.1 cu ft
More Comfort and Convenience Positive Negative Floor mats: Standard on Accord
$169 additional cost per set on Camry
Remote Engine Start: Standard on Accord Sport Special Edition & above trims
Extra cost, dealer installed option on Camry
More Safety and Driver-Assistance Technology Positive Negative Fog lights on EX & above trims
Not available on Camry
Adaptive Cruise Control with Low Speed Follow: Standard on all Accords (AT)
Not available on all Camry Trims
Traffic Sign Recognition: Standard on Accord
Not available on Camry
Honda Accord Engine

Honda Accord Performance

Right from the start, the Honda Accord outperforms the Toyota Camry in a variety of aspects. Comparing performance figures, the Accord offers greater torque than the Camry across both available engines. Drivers searching for maximum interior space should choose the Accord, as it offers both greater passenger room and greater cargo room than the Camry. Additional comfort and convenience features found on the Accord are either expensive options or not available at all on the Camry.

Laughably, Toyota charges extra for floor mats on the Camry. Toyota buyers will be disappointed to learn that both features are not available on any trim of the Camry. Great for dealing with frigid winter mornings, Remote Engine Start is standard on Accord Sport Special Edition trims and above. You’ll have to pay extra for this dealer installed option on the Camry.

2021 Honda Accord LX vs 2021 Toyota Camry LE

2021 Accord LX

2021 Camry LE

Overall Value

Comparably Equipped MSRP[1] $24,970 $24,970
Destination Charge[1] $995 $995
City Fuel Economy Rating[2] 30 28
Combined Fuel Economy Rating[2] (City/Hwy) 33 32

Performance & Engineering

Engine 1.5-Liter, 4 Cyl CVT 2.5-Liter, 4 Cyl 8-speed
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Passenger Volume (cu ft) 105.6 100.4
Headroom (inches) 39.5 38.3
Front Row Legroom (inches) 42.3 42.1
Front Shoulder Room (inches) 58.3 57.7
Second Row Legroom (inches) 40.4 38
Second Row Shoulder Room (inches) 56.5 55.7
Maximum Cargo Volume (cu ft) 16.7 15.1

Honda Value Comparison

When you stop to fill up at the pump you’ll discover even greater savings due to the higher city and combined fuel economy ratings as compared to the Camry2. Even with greater torque, the Accord makes no compromises on efficiency.

Looking next at interior space, the Accord continues to top the Camry. The Accord LX offers more passenger volume AND cargo volume than the Camry LE. Front passengers will love the superior headroom, front legroom, and front shoulder room. Those riding in the back will appreciate the spacious second row legroom and shoulder room. Great for a cross country road trip or a short drive downtown, the Accord remains the better option compared to the Camry.

Honda Accord Interior

The Experts Choose Accord

Car and Driver 2021

The 2021 Honda Accord enters the new year by being named on Car and Driver’s 10Best Cars list for 20214. This marks the 35th time the Accord has made the prestigious 10Best list.

What the Critics Say

The Accord isn’t just better than the Camry. This is a mass-market car selling at a keen price—and a better-driving one than many more expensive and pretentious performance cars. It’s the unquestioned victor here and everywhere else mid-size, mid-price vehicles may roam” — Car and Driver
The Honda Accord, however, just seems to be smarter, sharper, and more user-friendly, and as a whole, offers a more complete and cohesive package. Add in the fact that the style will age more gracefully, and it’s easily the best car in this segment.” — AutoGuide.com
Simply put, Toyota built a better Camry, but Honda built a better car.” — MotorTrend

Germain Honda of Beavercreek welcomes you to come experience the outstanding value, striking style, and advanced technology features found on the impressive 2020 Honda Accord.

[1] MSRP includes $995 destination charge. Excludes tax, license, registration, and options. Dealer sets own prices.

[2] 30 city/38 highway/33 combined mpg rating for LX and EX-L trims. 29 city/35 highway/32 combined mpg rating for Sport and Special Edition 1.5T trims. 22 city/32 highway/26 combined mpg rating for Sport and Touring 2.0T trims. 48 city/48 highway/48 combined mpg rating for Hybrid, Hybrid EX and Hybrid EX-L trims. 44 city/41 highway/43 combined mpg rating for the Hybrid Touring trim. Based on 2021 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions, battery-pack age/condition (hybrid trims) and other factors.

[3] Source: Car and Driver Magazine 2021