2017 Toyota Camry Hybrid vs 2017 Honda Accord Hybrid
The 2017 Toyota Camry Hybrid provides a fuel-conscious spin on the best-selling Toyota Camry, promising unbelievable fuel economy for Santa Monica area drivers. To illustrate how dominant the new Toyota Camry Hybrid is in the hybrid sedan field, we’ve put together this comparison between it and the 2017 Honda Accord Hybrid — a strong competitor. Take a look at this side-by-side comparison, and then discover for yourself how the new Toyota Camry Hybrid delivers the optimum combination of sedan performance, comfort, and efficiency with a test drive at Toyota Santa Monica.
The new Toyota Camry Hybrid generates 200 horsepower with its 2.5L 4-cylinder DOHC 16-valve hybrid engine. Its front-wheel drivetrain gives it an incredible confidence, and it rides with a power you can feel. What’s more, with an anti-vibration frame, the Camry Hybrid’s ride isn’t just exciting, its also quiet. The Camry Hybrid’s MacPherson strut rear suspension enables the Camry to match that power with an intuitive and responsive overall performance. The 2017 Toyota Camry Hybrid also achieves fantastic efficiency at an EPA-estimated 42 mpg city* and 38 mpg highway*.
The 2017 Honda Accord Hybrid’s 16-valve inline-4 DOHC hybrid engine does get 212 net horsepower. However, the Accord Hybrid also features a significantly heavier body, meaning it’s unable to make the most of its slight horsepower advantage. The Accord Hybrid’s multi-link rear suspension has more give than that of the Camry Hybrid. This means its ride is loose, but it lacks the rigidity necessary to respond dynamically. As a result, the Accord Hybrid’s performance is noticeably less agile than that of the Camry Hybrid. Now, the Accord Hybrid does offer 47 mpg city and 49 mpg highway, but because of the significant advantage the Camry Hybrid has in fuel tank size, both hybrid sedans achieve nearly identical driving ranges.
Although the competition is tough in performance, the Camry Hybrid runs away with the lead when it comes to available features. Check out what it provides drivers below:
- Ten-speaker JBL premium audio system
- Seven-inch high-resolution touchscreen
- Entune app suite
- Integrated navigation
- Integrated backup camera
- Qi compatible wireless phone charging
The Honda Accord Hybrid can’t keep up:
- Four-speaker standard audio system
- Bluetooth wireless streaming
- Available navigation on non-hybrid models
- Rearview camera
The Winner: The Toyota Camry Hybrid
It’s easy to see why drivers prefer the 2017 Toyota Camry Hybrid. It features the more well-rounded experience, promising a sportier and more nimble performance. Further, it provides the same interior space, nearly the same level of power and fuel economy, and a superior selection of interior features. For these reasons, the winner of this match-up is the Toyota Camry Hybrid.
Test Drive the 2017 Toyota Camry Hybrid at Toyota Santa Monica
Ready to give the 2017 Toyota Camry Hybrid a try? Come into Toyota Santa Monica, located at 801 Santa Monica Blvd in Santa Monica, CA. Contact us online with any questions, or call us at (424) 238-1869 to arrange your test drive.
*2017 EPA-estimated city/highway mileage. Actual mileage will vary.