2017 Honda Accord Hybrid vs 2017 Toyota Camry Hybrid
When it comes to brands, there can be no stiffer competition than the one between Honda and Toyota. Both automakers are founded in Japan, are known for their reliability and offer the latest features. Deciding between them can be especially difficult because while Honda has a steady reputation and stylish models, Toyota does have the upper hand when it comes to its reputation for hybrids simply because one of its most popular models happened to be first. How do you decide between the 2017 Honda Accord Hybrid vs 2017 Toyota Camry Hybrid?
First doesn’t always mean better, and many people dislike the actual driving style of Toyota hybrids, as they can be seen as so eco-minded it takes the pleasure out of driving. Honda has earned a solid reputation among enthusiasts, and the 2017 Honda Accord Hybrid manages to be an attractive and somewhat sporty-looking model that still holds its own when it comes to performance. And it does this while also earning the sort of fuel-economy that is the main purpose of upgrading to a hybrid, along with the feel-good knowledge that it’s environmentally friendly.
|2017 Honda Accord Hybrid||vs||2017 Toyota Camry Hybrid|
|49 city / 47 hwy||MPG*||42 city / 38 hwy|
|109.3 cu. ft.||Interior Volume||102.7 cu. ft.|
|13.7 cu. ft.||Cargo Volume||13.1 cu. ft.|
Why choose the 2017 Honda Accord Hybrid?
What is the point in driving a hybrid if not for the fuel economy? Though the Camry is an attractive option for the long reputation of the model, its hybrid fails to live up to its potential, earning fuel efficiency ratings that hardly surpass those of many gasoline-only cars on the market today. On the other hand, the 2017 Honda Accord Hybrid easily surpasses the fuel economy of the Camry Hybrid and is worth the upgrade over the standard Accord for those who are looking for a more efficient midsize sedan.
While MPG figures are certainly the main draw for those seeking a hybrid, it’s only natural to want a car that is well-rounded in every aspect. From the chart, you’ve probably already gotten the hint that Honda isn’t playing games when it comes to designing an excellent hybrid option. It easily outpaces the net horsepower of the Camry, and it is roomier both in overall interior volume and in cargo space. It is true that it costs slightly more than the Camry, but not so much that you wouldn’t make up for the initial cost with the extra fuel savings.
So why shop for the 2017 Honda Accord Hybrid? The quick answer is that it offers more in all the ways that count. Standard features in the base Hybrid model include automatic headlights, LED taillights, keyless entry, dual-zone automatic climate control, cruise control, 7.7-inch infotainment display, active noise cancellation, Bluetooth, a rearview camera and a six-speaker sound system. There are a total of three trim levels for the model, so stop by Cale Yarborough Honda to take the 2017 Honda Accord Hybrid for a test drive and we’d be happy to walk you through all your options.
*49 city / 47 highway / 48 combined mpg rating. Based on 2017 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on driving conditions, how you drive and maintain your vehicle, battery-package/condition, and other facts.