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Hello everyone,,,

I'm currently in the market for a new car. Two of my options are the new 2018 Honda Accord Sport and the 2018 Toyota Camry XSE.

My question to you (especially those of you who own a 2018 Accord), why is the Accord better than the Camry? What made you choose the Accord over the Camry?

Personally, I think the Accord's interior looks slightly better, however, I'm not a huge fan of the exterior styling (especially the rear end, which seems to lack any sort of good design).
 

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But I never really cross-shopped the Camry. The Accord, to me, is a much more fun, stylish and sporty vehicle (ya know, for a dad-sedan) than the Camry. I wasn't ready to go full-on old-man mode yet. So, I would have picked any Accord trim over a Camry. For me, the cross-shop was more between an Accord Sport 2.0 and a Genesis G70 2.0. Similar power. Both can be had with a stick. The Genesis is heavier, but RWD. Debatable as to which styling is better (both look good in my opinion). Ultimately, I went with Honda because it's more familiar and potentially more reliable.



If you're truly on the fence about what sedan to buy, I'd strongly recommend you give the G70 a test drive before you decide. It's a great car for the price.
 

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Reasons for choosing Honda Accord

Here are my reasons for picking the Accord
1. Reliability - My 2018 Accord Hybrid Touring is the 6th Accord in our family since 1990, and we still have 4 of them. They've all been very reliable cars; the 1990 LX had over 500k miles on it when I sold it several years ago and the A/C, electric windows, etc. still worked.
2. Looks - The 10th generation Accord is the best-looking one yet.
3. Price - A lot of features for the price.
4. Driving - I look forward to trips in this car: in 'Normal' mode, the car is very smooth and quiet [for a hybrid]. In 'Sport' mode, you can immediately feel the difference with the adaptive dampers and how sporty the car feels.


Hello everyone,,,

I'm currently in the market for a new car. Two of my options are the new 2018 Honda Accord Sport and the 2018 Toyota Camry XSE.

My question to you (especially those of you who own a 2018 Accord), why is the Accord better than the Camry? What made you choose the Accord over the Camry?

Personally, I think the Accord's interior looks slightly better, however, I'm not a huge fan of the exterior styling (especially the rear end, which seems to lack any sort of good design).
 

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Hello everyone,,,

I'm currently in the market showbox.bio/ tutuapp.uno/ vidmate.vet/ for a new car. Two of my options are the new 2018 Honda Accord Sport and the 2018 Toyota Camry XSE.

My question to you (especially those of you who own a 2018 Accord), why is the Accord better than the Camry? What made you choose the Accord over the Camry?

Personally, I think the Accord's interior looks slightly better, however, I'm not a huge fan of the exterior styling (especially the rear end, which seems to lack any sort of good design).
Thank you my issue has beens solved,.....
 

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Things that influenced my decision vs. Camry...btw I have the 2019 Accord not the 2018...

1. I was in a hurry, my 2014 Accord had been assassinated and I needed wheels. It was easiest to stick with known quantity.
2. The Accord's trunk space is much larger. This may seem like an exaggeration but it isn't. I've been packing my astronomy gear into my cars for two decades and I've never had this much room in the trunk. The Camry is less.
3. The handling is much better than the 2014 Accord (they did something, I don't know what--lightened the front, it handles like a Civic) and certainly better than a Camry
4. As a guy who has been driving manual through the 90s and most of the 00s and then my 2014 manual 6 Accord...I am impressed by the CVT transmission. I still am impressed. I am hoping that the CVT has been out long enough now to have most of the bugs out. There is very little lag and just a surge of power. Drop it into "S" and you get even more power.
5. Gas mileage is better than previous Accord by 10 to 15%
6. I didn't want Camry 8 speed transmission, or for that matter 10 speed automatic transmission. I figure this is it. The CVT is here. This is the happening thing. Let's just do the CVT and see how it goes. The 10 speed accord automatic, the Mazda 6 automatic, the camry 8 speed....I think these transmissions are too complex. By comparison the CVT is much simpler. And unlike other CVTs I've driven thereis no funkiness...no hunting for the right spot. There is a slight hesitation as you floor the accelerator but that's the turbo charger not the CVT.

My reluctance to go with the Accord was due to superior reliability ratings and the raft of new technologies...CVT, 1.5l Direct Injection engine, turbo charger, and all the electronics with their little doo dads...these are all unknowns from the point of view of 200k mile reliability. I still get sweats about that. I mean think I have an Adaptive Cruise Control which can initiates braking without my say so, I have a lane keeping assist that has some kind of actuator which affects the steering wheel--there's a lot here that can go wrong. I find it a bit scary. But the Camry has the same d*mn s**t.

My old Geo Prism in the late 90s had an antilock brake chip fail and it cost something like $600 to replace. This is kinda outrageous considering it has an idiot's job compared to the processors in our desktops which go for a third the price. These chips aren't worth more than twenty or thirty bucks in reality. Anyhow I'm terrified of these cars, now mine included, that have 50 chips in them. That just can't be good. But the Camry is no better.

Right now, the 2019 Accord is the best car I've ever had, easily beating out the 2014 Accord, which at the time was the best car I had ever had. I'm just paranoid about my ability to keep up with all this stuff and I feel that I could be easy prey for a dealer.
 

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Accord over 18 Camry

The 3 drive modes offered by Honda (ECO-Normal-Sport) offers better ride and handling than the Camry's option. I drove both before I purchased 18 Accord 2.0t Touring. Why a touring ? standard are heads-up display which you can set Nav,radio station,speed limit etc. Handles way better the Camry and has better weight distribution which helps. I actually raced a V-6 Camry and he could not come close. My Accord 2.0L has more torque than the Camry V-6 which puts you back into your seat and fuel mileage - around town/city driving I get 27 mpg and on highway a whopping 39 mpg - I have checked this mpg several times. Radio in Accord is 450 watts and blows away Camry's Entune 3.0 Premium. Hands down Accord is the way to go and is 2500-3000 dollars less. This car is way more fun to drive ! I have been the automotive field for 40 years in the service end of the business. HAPPY MOTORING
 

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For me the drive-out price was the most major factor. The small things were that I preferred a manual transmission, sunroof, fog lights, and I wanted dual zone climate controls. I had my choices narrowed down to the Camry, Accord, and the Genesis. All of the cars were over 30,000 msrp but the Accord was the lowest price. The camry was about 34,000 msrp and the Genesis was almost 38,000 msrp. I disregarded the genesis because I felt like the price was too much for what it had to offer. If you want the 6 speed transmission you don't get the sunroof. I also saw that the back tires were a different width compared to the front tire width -I didn't want that either. I didn't test drive one -but I did sit in the back and it was not spacious enough for my liking. I want people who sit in my car to be comfortable. The closest comparison was the Camry. The only things with the camry were that it was automatic -no manual options at all, the seats in the back were great but I could tell there was slightly more foot space on the accord. The radio/head unit didn't have apple car play either.. im not sure about android auto but for the past several years I have been using iphones. The accord was thousands cheaper than the camry. The Toyota dealership didn't give me the price I wanted for the camry so I bought the accord.
 

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For me the drive-out price was the most major factor. The small things were that I preferred a manual transmission, sunroof, fog lights, and I wanted dual zone climate controls. I had my choices narrowed down to the Camry, Accord, and the Genesis. All of the cars were over 30,000 msrp but the Accord was the lowest price. The camry was about 34,000 msrp and the Genesis was almost 38,000 msrp. I disregarded the genesis because I felt like the price was too much for what it had to offer. If you want the 6 speed transmission you don't get the sunroof. I also saw that the back tires were a different width compared to the front tire width -I didn't want that either. I didn't test drive one -but I did sit in the back and it was not spacious enough for my liking. I want people who sit in my car to be comfortable. The closest comparison was the Camry. The only things with the camry were that it was automatic -no manual options at all, the seats in the back were great but I could tell there was slightly more foot space on the accord. The radio/head unit didn't have apple car play either.. im not sure about android auto but for the past several years I have been using iphones. The accord was thousands cheaper than the camry. The Toyota dealership didn't give me the price I wanted for the camry so I bought the accord.
Well that was a good buy at the top end, and yes and for the economy minded there is always the LX version which I purchased for $20.9k plust 8% tax.
 

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I was a 23 year Camry owner until last year and was going to buy an Avalon until Toyota rejected Android in favor of Apple Car Play. That started me looking around. Settled on the 2.0 Touring based on YouTube comparisons, Consumer Reports, and cursory glances at the competition. Settled on the Honda Accord 2.0T. Liked the reputation, style, the new production, plus the infotainment system, which I think is simple and elegant, as is the multi-functional HUD. Great sound system. Even considered an Acura, but don't want a mouse, or joystick, some kind of pad or other Rube Goldberg device to tune my radios, use Waze or Google Maps, or search Pandora. Also like the Eco/Standard/Sport option. I was indifferent to the weird gear selector, but some apparently find it off-putting (or maybe it causes dissonance with their inner-Kyle Busch). It does sit a bit low, if some have problems getting in and out of a car. Great on the highway: back from Ann Arbor to Harrisburg yesterday, looking at 37.5 mpg along the way.


PS Just read the thread. See that subject is OBE (Overcome by Events), even though the Trending Post email didn't go out until after the issue was resolved. Ah well. Here it is anyway.
 
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