2021 Honda Accord vs. 2021 Toyota Camry
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.
|Better Performance (torque)||✓ 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||✓ 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||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||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 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
|Comparably Equipped MSRP||$24,970||$24,970|
|City Fuel Economy Rating||30||28|
|Combined Fuel Economy Rating (City/Hwy)||33||32|
Performance & Engineering
|Engine||1.5-Liter, 4 Cyl CVT||2.5-Liter, 4 Cyl 8-speed|
|Passenger Volume (cu ft)||105.6||100.4|
|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.
The Experts Choose Accord
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
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.
 MSRP includes $995 destination charge. Excludes tax, license, registration, and options. Dealer sets own prices.
 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.
 Source: Car and Driver Magazine 2021