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This is the classic showdown that needs no explanation aside from the fact that this time around there are some major differences with both models, not just with the redesigns but also with what they are capable of. I won't be surprised if most people here end up picking the Accord, after all this is an Accord forum. But given how open people are to gravitate from Honda to Toyota (and vice versa) in this category we should see a lot of points get deeply dissected. Along with using this as a thread to help decide on which model and trim you want, feel free to share articles and many sources as needed.

Here are a couple links from MotorTrend:
 

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I must admit, the new Camry surprised me with its rich interior. I was expecting to see typical (boring) Toyota's design, but the new dashboard looks good and modern compared to the older model. As for me, the new infotainment display plays the most important role in Camry's interior, I'd love to see an in-depth video review of it.
 

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I've owned a Camry before and promised myself never again, it was just so boring and sad compared to what was out there. The Accord may not be a high performance car, but for a lower price tag you get a lot more space and creature comforts.
 

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I've owned a Camry before and promised myself never again, it was just so boring and sad compared to what was out there. The Accord may not be a high performance car, but for a lower price tag you get a lot more space and creature comforts.
What do you mean by boring? Exterior/ interior design, powertrain or both? What year was that Camry?

I test drove 2014 Toyota Camry, it wasn't that bad, except interior design.
 

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Perhaps I may be biased because it was a pre 2010 model, pretty old and wasn't designed for much aside form ferrying you from point a to point B. The newer Camry does look a lot better, but the nameplate is a dark spot to me.
 

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Perhaps I may be biased because it was a pre 2010 model, pretty old and wasn't designed for much aside form ferrying you from point a to point B. The newer Camry does look a lot better, but the nameplate is a dark spot to me.
This generation is a completely different beast, if you looked into recent changes from Toyota you would see there has been a massive shift in what their vehicles are all about. Part of what makes up its new TNGA platform is sportiness.
 

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Agree. In my opinion, both Accord and Camry are in a really good shape this year. I like how Toyota improved their exterior design, but the interior could've looked better.
 

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Agree. In my opinion, both Accord and Camry are in a really good shape this year. I like how Toyota improved their exterior design, but the interior could've looked better.
Interior is good enough for me and more importantly its good enough to keep them just ahead of rival brands. If rumors of a higher performing Camry are true then we could see some TRD or Gazoo Racing influence happen. But i'll wait. Anyone who requires more can get an Avalon.
 

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Doubt we'd see TRD or Gazoo touch the camry, though I won't be surprised to see a higher performance Accord at some point. Nothing extreme, maybe just different suspension system and wheels.
 

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Even if it was a small trim upgrade that has more to do with cosmetics over performance that alone would be a good start for the Camry given all the sporty changes we got already. They don't have to go all out right away and that should never be the approach.
 

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Was just reading up on the Accord to see if anything new came out and it looks like the Accord beat out the Mazda 3 and Volvo S90 for the Automobile Journalists Association of Canada Best Large Car award for 2018. Surprised the Camry didn't even place in anything.
 

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Was just reading up on the Accord to see if anything new came out and it looks like the Accord beat out the Mazda 3 and Volvo S90 for the Automobile Journalists Association of Canada Best Large Car award for 2018. Surprised the Camry didn't even place in anything.
The Mazda 3 is a compact comparable to the Civic. The ‘18 Mazda 6 Turbo should be interesting however. Several upgrades interior/exterior beyond the new engine. The new compression ignition gasoline engine sounds very creative as well...as long as we don’t get another rotary.
 

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Glad to see the Accord has ranked so high but even as someone that's also into Toyota i have a hard time choosing either one. Both brands made a big change with both models but so far its seems Toyota went for a better diverse and long term strategy
 

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The Mazda 6's 250-hp turbo is a punchier motor compared to its predecessors, but people who want the six-speed manual is stuck with the non turbo option. On paper the Mazda sounds great, but the Accord may have won because it's the better bang for your buck and well rounded.
 

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Why did they think it was a good idea to restrict the turbocharged engine to an automatic tranny? Hopefully they don't make the same mistake with the 2019 model, because the early concepts of that car are looking amazing.
 

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For what it’s worth I’ve owned nothing but Toyota’s my life and due to a crappy salesman one weekend my wife and I both left wasn’t leaving Toyota just that dealer. We decided to go look at Honda saw the accord I had never seen one and loved them. Especially the price point my local Toyota dealer price on a base model Camry like hubcaps base model was 1300$ less than what we got our actors sports for better looking car imo and way more features than the base Camry. I do love the xle Camry and it’s interior etc but they were talking 40k plus for that one. After having it a few days now I still love the accord looks great drives great zero complaints
 
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