Comparison: 2017 Honda Accord Hybrid vs 2017 Toyota Camry Hybrid

Comparison: 2017 Honda Accord Hybrid vs 2017 Toyota Camry Hybrid

If you’re comparing hybrid sedans before making a purchase, you’re making smart decisions all around. Fuel efficient vehicles are Earth-friendly options that can earn you tax credits, and comparison shopping lets you see the differences between models in this increasingly crowded segment.

Drivers in the Richmond area caught between the 2017 Honda Accord Hybrid and the 2017 Toyota Camry Hybrid may be surprised to find the gaps between these two top sellers. Read on to find out which hybrid comes out ahead:

Performance and Efficiency

Honda Accord Hybrid

The Accord Hybrid comes in three trims, including the base, Hybrid EX-L, and Hybrid Touring. All have the same engine and efficiency, powered by a 2.0-liter DOHC i-VTEC 4-cylinder engine combined with an electric motor. The system nets 212 horsepower and 232 lb-ft of torque. Its dual-mode hybrid system optimizes energy use, resulting in an impressive 49 MPG city and 47 MPG highway fuel efficiency*.

Toyota Camry Hybrid

The Camry Hybrid also comes in three trims – the Hybrid LE, Hybrid SE, and Hybrid XLE – with the same engine, but the upper trims lose some efficiency due to added weight and features. All models are powered by a 2.5-liter 4-cylinder engine combined with an electric motor, making a net 200 horsepower. The base model gets an EPA-estimated 40 MPG combined, while the SE and XLE models get just 38 MPG combined.

Features and Tech

Honda Accord Hybrid

Each trim of the 2017 Accord Hybrid comes standard with the Honda Sensing suite of driver assistance tech, including Forward Collision Warning, Lane Departure Warning, Collision Mitigation Braking, Road Departure Mitigation, Lane Keeping Assist, Adaptive Cruise Control, and the advanced Honda LaneWatch blind spot monitor. All models of the 2017 Accord have a multi-angle rearview camera with dynamic gridlines.

The EX-L model adds a one-touch power moonroof, leather seating, heated front seats, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, Sirius XM Radio, HD radio, and premium audio system. When you upgrade to the Touring, you’ll also get heated rear outboard seats and Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System, among other features.

Toyota Camry Hybrid

Only the most expensive Camry Hybrid trim comes with the option to add driver assistance tech. The XLE is available with the Technology Package, which includes a Pre-Collision System, Dynamic Radar Cruise Control, Lane Departure Alert, and Auto High Beams. As a separate add-on, you can also get a Blind Spot Monitor with Rear Cross-Traffic Alert.

Unfortunately, the Camry Hybrid is not available with a multi-angle rearview camera, heated rear outboard seats, Apple CarPlay, and Android Auto. You can opt for a power moonroof, Entune Audio Plus with Connected Navigation, Qi-compatible wireless charging, leather-trimmed heated seats, and an auto-dimming rearview mirror.

Pricing

Honda Accord Hybrid

Starting at $29,605**

Toyota Camry Hybrid

Starting at $26,790 MSRP


*2017 EPA MILEAGE BASED ON 2017 EPA MILEAGE RATINGS. USE FOR COMPARISON PURPOSES ONLY. YOUR ACTUAL MILEAGE WILL VARY, DEPENDING ON HOW YOU DRIVE AND MAINTAIN YOUR VEHICLE, DRIVING CONDITIONS, BATTERY PACK AGE/CONDITION (HYBRID MODELS ONLY) AND OTHER FACTORS.

**Prices shown are Honda Suggested Retail Prices only and do not include taxes, license or a destination and handling charge. Actual vehicle/accessory costs, labor and installation vary. Dealers set their own prices. Please consult your selected dealer. 


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