2020 Honda Accord vs Toyota Camry Comparison

2020 Honda Accord vs 2020 Toyota Camry Comparison

Two long-standing rivals in the midsize sedan segment are the Honda Accord and Toyota Camry. Both models have undergone a complete refresh and redesign for the new model year, making it difficult to choose a favorite. Germain Honda of Ann Arbor has assembled this helpful comparison which takes an in-depth look at how the 2020 Honda Accord measures up against the 2020 Toyota Camry. After comparing these two models, we’ve found a clear favorite.

Quick Specs

2020 Accord

2020 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 passenger volume: 16.7 cu ft
X Camry passenger volume: 15.1 cu ft
More Comfort and Convenience Positive Negative Floor mats: Standard on Accord
$169 additional cost per set on Camry
Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ integration: Standard on Accord Sport, EX & above
Not available on Camry
Navigation: Standard on Accord EX-L with Navigation and Touring Trims
Requires $2,790 Driver Assist Package on Camry V6 models
Remote Engine Start: Standard on Accord EX & 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
2020 Honda Accord 1.5L VTEC® Turbocharged Engine

Honda Performance

Right off the bat, the Honda Accord tops the Toyota Camry in a variety of areas. Taking a look at performance numbers, the Accord delivers greater torque than the Camry across both available engines. Drivers looking for maximum interior comfort should opt for the Accord, as it offers both greater passenger room and greater cargo room than the Camry. Other comfort and convenience features offered on the Accord are either costly options or not available at all on the Camry.

Floor mats come standard on the Accord while Camry owners must pay an additional cost. Navigation comes standard on Accord EX-L with Navigation and Touring trims, which requires Camry owners to pay $2,790 to receive the same equipment. Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ smartphone integration is included as standard on Accord Sport, EX, and above trims. Camry owners will be disappointed to learn that both features are not available on their vehicle. Remote Engine Start, which comes in handy on those chilly winter mornings, is standard on the Accord EX and above trims. This useful feature is an added cost, dealer installed option on the Camry.

2020 Honda Accord LX vs 2020 Toyota Camry LE

2020 Accord LX

2020 Camry LE

Overall Value

Comparably Equipped MSRP[1] $24,975 $25,250
Destination Charge[1] $955 $955
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
2020 Honda Accord Interior

Honda Value Comparison

Taking a look at value, the 2020 Honda Accord LX has a lower starting MSRP[1] than the 2020 Toyota Camry LE — proving that the Accord offers more for buyers. These savings continue when stopping to fill up at the pump. The 2020 Accord LX delivers greater city and combined fuel economy ratings than the Camry LE[2]. Accord owners will also enjoy greater torque without sacrificing on efficiency.

When comparing interior dimensions, the Honda Accord continues to outshine the Toyota Camry. As a whole, the Accord LX provides greater passenger volume and cargo volume than the Camry LE. Front passengers are sure to appreciate greater headroom, front row legroom, and front shoulder room while rear occupants enjoy greater second row legroom and second row shoulder room. Perfect for extended road trips or a cruise downtown, the Honda Accord is the clear favorite over the Toyota Camry.

The Experts Choose Accord

2020 Kelley Blue Book Best Buy Awards

Honda topped the competition at the 2020 Kelley Blue Book Best Buy Awards[3], with the Accord earning the top spot in the Midsize Car Segment.

Car and Driver 2020

The 2020 Honda Accord enters the new year by being named on Car and Driver’s 10Best Cars list for 2020[4]. This marks the 34th 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 Ann Arbor invites you to come experience the exceptional value, striking style, and advanced technology features found on the impressive 2020 Honda Accord.

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

[2] 30 city/38 highway/33 combined mpg rating for LX, EX and EX-L 1.5T trims. 29 city/35 highway/31 combined mpg rating for Sport 1.5T CVT trim. 26 city/35 highway/30 combined mpg rating for Sport 1.5T 6MT trim. 22 city/32 highway/26 combined mpg rating for Sport and Touring 2.0T trims. 23 city/34 highway/27 combined mpg rating for EX-L 2.0T trim. Based on 2020 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.

[3] 2020 Kelley Blue Book Best Buy Award – Midsize Car Segment. More information can be found at:kbb.com

[4] Car & Driver Magazine – January 2020. More information about the Car & Driver “10Best” awards and the winning Honda vehicles can be found at: caranddriver.com