The 2014 Honda Accord vs. the 2014 Toyota Camry
For many drivers and families living in the Raynham and Easton area, a midsize sedan is the perfect all-around vehicle. It’s spacious, classy, and can be equipped with plenty of modern technology. At Silko Honda, we’re certainly partial to the 2014 Honda Accord Sedan, but we also realize that you have other options like the 2014 Toyota Camry. To help you decide, we’ve prepared an in-depth comparison of both models.
In terms of performance, both models give you the option of a base four-cylinder engine. These will provide ample power for getting around Raynham, Easton, or elsewhere, along with strong fuel economy. If you’re looking for more performance, both the Camry and Accord offer larger V6 options. Here’s a look at the exact figures:
- Four-Cylinder Engines – The Camry features a 2.5L four-cylinder engine producing 178 hp and 170 lb-ft of torque tied to a six-speed automatic transmission. Honda gives drivers a 2.4L four-cylinder with a 185 hp and 181 lb-ft of torque (for Sport models, this figure jumps to 189 hp and 182 lb-ft of torque) — this engine can be paired with a six-speed manual transmission or a CVT.
- V6 Engines – On the Camry, you can add on a 3.5L V6 capable of 268 hp, 248 lb-ft of torque, and a zero-to-60-mph time of 6.6 seconds. Honda also has a 3.5L V6, but its 278 hp and 252 lb-ft of torque can, according to Edmunds, get you to 60 mph in just 6.1 seconds.
Performance often means sacrificing fuel economy, but not with the 2014 Honda Accord. With both the four-cylinder and V6, the Accord is a more efficient choice than the Camry:
- Four-Cylinder Fuel Economy – With its 2.5L four-cylinder, the Camry is rated at 25 mpg city and 35 mpg highway, which is on the high side for this class. Unfortunately for Toyota, the 2014 Accord LX with CVT is rated at 27 mpg city and 36 mpg highway.*
- V6 Fuel Economy – The Camry’s V6 engine gives it more power, but drops fuel economy to 21 mpg city and 31 mpg highway. The 2014 Honda Accord EX-L with the V6 and automatic transmission is rated at 21 mpg city and 34 mpg highway.*
Midsize sedans need to be safe for families, or they’re not going to cut it on the market. When it comes to safety, both vehicles have high reputations, but Honda comes out ahead here, too:
- Standard Features – Like most vehicles, the Camry and Accord come equipped with a number of airbags, anti-lock brakes, and stability/traction control. The main difference is that the 2014 Honda Accord Sedan gives drivers a standard rearview camera, while Toyota makes you pay extra for that feature.
- Optional Features – The two sedans have some more available safety features, like a blind spot monitoring system. Honda also offers lane departure and front collision warning systems, which are not available with the 2014 Toyota Camry.
- NHTSA Safety Ratings – The government rated both models similarly, with an overall safety score of five stars.
- IIHS Safety Ratings – The 2014 Toyota Camry earned a Top Safety Pick designation, but did score just an “Acceptable” rating in the IIHS’s new small-overlap front crash test. The 2014 Honda Accord Sedan did even better, earning a perfect “Good” score in the small-overlap front crash test and an overall Top Safety Pick+ rating thanks in part to its frontal collision-warning system.
Styling is certainly subjective, but looking at both vehicles, we think that the Honda Accord just looks more contemporary, with its distinct lines and refined profile. The 2014 Toyota Camry looks rather dated in comparison. We think that most Easton drivers will agree that the Honda Accord is more stylish and memorable.
The 2014 Honda Accord’s exceptional design continues with its elegant and plush interior. While we’re more partial to the Accord’s look over the Camry, the Accord also gives you more features. On the base model, the Accord’s eight-inch display screen is bigger than the Camry’s screen, the Accord offers dual-zone automatic climate control compared to the Camry’s standard air conditioning. The 2014 Accord also come with standard features like a rearview camera and Pandora internet radio. Both models can be upfitted with lots more technology, but wouldn’t you rather start out ahead?
Test Drive the 2014 Accord at Silko Honda
The 2014 Toyota Camry is a decent vehicle, but we think that the 2014 Honda Accord Sedan is the better pick. To see the Accord for yourself, come to Silko Honda and take a test drive. We’re located near Easton, at 1580 New State Highway in Raynham, MA. Don’t hesitate to contact our dealership to learn more about the 2014 Accord Sedan.