Compared: 2022 Honda Accord vs. 2022 Toyota Camry

These longtime midsize family sedan rivals are remarkably close in the most important categories.

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The Toyota Camry and the Honda Accord have been doing battle for almost four decades, nearly three of which have seen them striving for supremacy at the top of America's midsize family sedan segment. Over the years, these sedans have remained relatively affordable and comfortable, but have also evolved into surprisingly powerful daily drivers while both packing the latest safety and entertainment technologies.

How do these four-door cars compare when put head to head? Here's a closer look at their interior specs, fuel economy figures, and pricing, as the 2022 versions of the Camry and Accord square off.

Honda Accord vs. Toyota Camry: Interior

Break out the measuring tape, and you'll discover rear passengers in the Honda Accord enjoy two extra inches of legroom; its 40.4 inches of stretch-out space leads the midsize family sedan segment. There's a touch more headroom in the Toyota Camry regardless of where you are sitting, but in terms of overall passenger volume, the slightly more spacious Accord's 106 cubic feet is about 5% more than the Camry’s.

The standard infotainment screen in the Honda is an 8-inch unit that is 1 inch larger than offered by the Toyota. Optional with the Camry, however, is a 9-inch touchscreen. Android Auto and Apple CarPlay are included with both vehicles, with Toyota throwing in Amazon Alexa voice assistance capability. In terms of materials and presentation, both are well-trimmed, with pricier models delivering respectably detailed cabins that are easy on the eyes.

Honda Accord vs. Toyota Camry: Fuel Economy

Depending on the trim level, the Toyota Camry’s base 2.5-liter, four-cylinder makes between 202 and 206 horsepower. It returns EPA city/highway estimates of 28/39 mpg, with the heavier XLE and XSE trims subtracting one mpg from each measure. Adding all-wheel drive drops the four-cylinder to 25/34 mpg. The mightier 301-horsepower, 3.5-liter, V6 edition of the Camry is good for 22 mpg city/33 mpg highway, with the high-performance TRD (31 mpg) and the sport-luxury XSE (32 mpg) turning in lower highway figures. Both engines connect to an eight-speed automatic transmission.

The Honda Accord's entry-level, 1.5-liter, turbocharged, four-cylinder engine surpasses the Camry in the city with city/highway estimates of 30/38 mpg, although the available Sport and Touring trims subtract 1 and 3 mpg, respectively. At 22/32 mpg, the turbocharged, 2.0-liter, four-cylinder Accord is a near-match for the Toyota's V6, despite posting a lower 252 horsepower.

There's also the 208-horsepower Toyota Camry Hybrid. One of the most fuel-efficient family sedans on the market, it squeezes out 51 mpg city/53 mpg highway from its 2.5-liter, four-cylinder gas engine, single electric motor, and continuously variable automatic transmission. The Camry Hybrid butts up against the 212-horsepower Honda Accord Hybrid, but with its 48/47 mpg ratings from its 2.0-liter, four-cylinder engine, two electric motors, and direct-drive automatic transmission, the electrified Accord can't quite match the battery-assisted Toyota.

Honda Accord vs. Toyota Camry: Price

The 2022 Toyota Camry LE starts around $26,000 (including destination) and tops out around $37,000 for the XSE V6. If you're interested in the most affordable hybrid model, at roughly $29,000, the LE Hybrid is only a few thousand more than the base car.

Starting around $27,000, the entry-level, 2022 Honda Accord LX is a little more expensive than the base Camry. The high-end Accord Touring moves up to just over $39,000, or a couple grand more than the comparable Toyota. The Accord Hybrid starts at about $28,000.

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Benjamin Hunting
Benjamin Hunting is a writer and podcast host who contributes to a number of newspapers, automotive magazines, and online publications. More than a decade into his career, he enjoys keeping the shiny side up during track days and always has one too many classic vehicle projects partially disassembled in his garage at any given time. Remember, if it's not leaking, it's probably empty.