2017 Toyota Camry versus 2017 Honda Accord

Posted at Mon, Nov 23, 2020 1:30 PM

Both the 2017 Toyota Camry and 2017 Honda Accord are versatile and high ranking choices within the mid-sized sedan market. All in all, they are both strikingly similar in terms of safety ranking particularly. We’ll be breaking down the distinct advantages of each car below.

The 2017 Camry and Accord both earned an IIHS Top Safety Pick+ distinction, meaning both are top of the line for highway safety in their market. However, the Accord’s available Lane Keep Assist, Forward Collision Warning, Automatic Emergency Braking, and front/rear parking sensors place it just a step above the Camry with its available lane departure warning, blind spot monitoring and rear-cross traffic warning which are standard on the XSE and XLE models. Rather than warning you when you’re about to leave your lane as in the 2017 Camry, the 2017 Accord will actively work to make minute adjustments to your steering to keep you within the lanes on well-marked and catalogued routes, particularly highways.

The Blind Spot Monitoring available in the 2017 Camry is a distinct safety tool from the 2017 Accord’s available LaneWatch, which we looked at in a past article. Blind Spot Monitoring relies on sensors on the side of the vehicle that will alert you to a vehicle approaching from your blind spot, as the name implies, while LaneWatch will project an image of vehicle’s approaching from your right blind spot when the turn signal is activated. Overall, the 2017 Camry and 2017 Pilot are a close match in the safety category, however the practicality of the Honda’s available safety systems places it above the Camry in this section.

A standard 4-cylinder engine is found in both the Camry and Accord for the 2017 model year. With an additional V6 engine available for both models. The main difference lies in the transmission, the 2017 Accord’s CVT (Continuously Variable Transmission) allows for a better usage of fuel leading to better gas mileage for both the city and highway (27 mpg/36mpg respectively) over the 2017 Camry (24 mpg/33 mpg), saving you on gas for both your daily commute and weekend trips. The CVT for the 2017 Accord also avoids a pitfall commonly found in CVT engines, that being the feeling of a certain rigidness behind the steering wheel. If you’re looking for a sportier sedan, while the Accord has an advantage over the Camry, it may also be worth looking into the Mazda6, which offers a more luxury feel from the base trim level.

For comfort, the 2017 Camry and 2017 Accord both offer their own advantages. The 2017 Honda’s active noise control and active sound control diminishes road noise during those trips through noisy city streets and those longer highway jaunts. The 2017 Camry’s seats offer more comfort from the base model, with a power driver’s seat available from the base Camry and up, while the 2017 Accord requires a higher trim level to get the power driver’s seat.

Overall, the 2017 Toyota Camry and 2017 Honda Accord are closely matched in overall quality for the mid-sized sedan market. In terms of safety and performance the 2017 Accord does have a small advantage over the 2017 Camry. While in terms of comfort the Camry is the better option. For more car tips and comparisons make sure to check our blog weekly as new content is uploaded, and when you’re here feel free to look through our quality line up of late model preowned vehicles. From our family to yours, stay safe and stay healthy!


The article above was collected from various sources representing an opinion on the 2017 Toyota Camry and 2017 Honda Accord. Consumers should pursue a variety of sources when in the market for a new vehicle, the above article is nothing more than a collection of opinions on the different features of both vehicles and model years. North End Motors Inc. is not to be held liable should the above information be used in any way other than for what it is intended to be, a cursory opinionated overview of vehicle information.

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