2017 Toyota Camry vs. 2017 Honda Accord

2017 Toyota Camry

2017 Toyota Camry

2017 Honda Accord

2017 Honda Accord

When it comes to midsize sedans, the Toyota Camry and Honda Accord are regarded as the standard bearers for that segment. However, the 2017 Toyota Camry eclipses its longtime rival by providing better overall value, comfort and driver-friendly features. For drivers from Mt. Holly all the way to Shelby, the five-passenger 2017 Camry remains the ideal sedan for every kind of trip, from work commutes to weekend jaunts to cross country excursions.


Toyota knows well enough that their customers need a sedan that’s not only a good fit for their lifestyle but also their budget. With that in mind, the 2017 Toyota Camry delivers all the must-have sedan features for a better value than the 2017 Honda Accord. The top-of-the-line XLE and XSE Camrys, with their standard 2.5L 4-cylinder engine, start at $26,310*, compared Honda’s comparably-powered 2017 Accord EX-L which starts at $28,820.

And if you’re needing even more muscle, Camry’s 3.5L V6 engine, available on both top trims, again positions the 2017 Camry as the better value, starting at $31,370*, noticeably less expensive than the 2017 Honda Accord’s premium V6 Touring model, which comes in at $34,830.

Driver-Friendly Features

In addition to a more appealing price tag, the 2017 Camry has many standard and optional features that its competitor, the Accord, cannot deliver. The LE, for example, comes standard with the following amenities not present in the base Accord LX:

  • multi-adjustable power driver’s seat
  • one-touch passenger power windows
  • rear-split folding bench

What’s more, the LE’s sound system is more expansive, offering six speakers to the LX’s four. Camry buyers even get an optional sunroof/moonroof, which is not available for the LX.

For the entry-level, sport-inspired trims, the Camry again outflanks the Accord, with the following optional features for the Camry SE being unavailable in the Accord Sport:

  • navigation system
  • voice-activated controls
  • satellite radio

Safety Features

Antilock disc brakes, stability and traction control, rearview cameras and advanced airbag systems all come standard with both the 2017 Camry and Accord. Advanced safety features, such as blind-spot warning and forward collision mitigation, are also available from Toyota and Honda. Both even have five-star crash protection ratings and earned top overall “Good” ratings in impact tests from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. The 2017 Camry, however, goes the extra mile by considering your safety down to the finest detail, including added safety mechanisms, such as front knee airbags, that are unavailable in the 2017 Accord.

The Gastonia Experience

To top it off, purchasing a 2017 Toyota Camry ensures your best value when you shop at Toyota of Gastonia, where Shelby and Mt. Holly drivers alike enjoy “The Gastonia Experience.” Toyota of Gastonia offers upfront pricing, trade-in guarantees, a 3-day/300-mile exchange program and a lifetime powertrain warranty, extending the life and value of your 2017 Toyota Camry.

Test Drive a Toyota Camry Today

To test drive one of our many 2017 Toyota Camrys, visit Toyota of Gastonia at 4821 Wilkinson Blvd. All dealer advertisements are honored here at Toyota of Gastonia. You can contact us online or by phone at 888-852-8737. We can’t wait to help find the right Camry for you.

*Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price, excludes the Delivery, Processing and Handling Fee of $835 for Cars, $900 for Small/Light Trucks (Sienna, RAV4, Highlander Gas, Highlander HV, 4Runner, Tacoma and Venza), $1195 for Large Trucks (Tundra), and $995 for Large SUVs (Sequoia and Land Cruiser). (Historically, vehicle manufacturers and distributors have charged a separate fee for processing, handling and delivering vehicles to dealerships. Toyota’s charge for these services is called the “Delivery, Processing and Handling Fee” and is based on the value of the processing, handling and delivery services Toyota provides as well as Toyota’s overall pricing structure. Toyota may make a profit on the Delivery, Processing and Handling Fee.) Excludes taxes, license, title and available or regionally required equipment. Actual dealer price will vary. Actual dealer document fee may vary.