2021 Toyota Camry


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Features & Specs

Toyota Camry Overview

Honda Accord Overview




Engine power

203 horsepower

192 horsepower


Front-wheel drive (FWD); All-wheel drive (AWD) available

Front-wheel drive (FWD)

Fuel economy combined

EPA-estimated 28 city/39 highway/32 combined MPG*

EPA-estimated 30 city/38 highway/33 combined MPG

Toyota Camry vs Honda Accord Edgewood MD

Midsize sedans are part of a popular segment out there today, which makes you wonder which one you should be adding to your family. Thompson Toyota is here to try and help you out! 

We've chosen two of the top competitors-the 2021 Toyota Camry and 2021 Honda Accord-and we'll be comparing them to try and learn which one is right for you. We'll go section by section in detail, to see which is the superior vehicle for your commutes around Edgewood, Clayton, Bel Air, and Baltimore, Maryland.

To find out who the winner is, keep reading down below!

2021 Toyota Camry Power & Handling

2.5-liter 4-cylinder engine:

  • 203 horsepower
  • 184 lb-ft of torque
  • 8-speed automatic transmission

3.5-liter V6 engine:

  • 301 horsepower
  • 267 lb-ft of torque
  • 8-speed automatic transmission

The Toyota Camry base trim comes equipped with one engine option. The engine is a 2.5-liter 4-cylinder, which can pump out around 184 lb-ft of torque and 203 horsepower.

The other gasoline engine-which is available at the top of the trim levels as either the XLE V6 or XSE V6-is a 3.5-liter V6 that kicks out 267 lb-ft of torque and 301 horsepower.

Both engines are mated to an 8-speed automatic transmission and work in front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive. Plus, you can get upwards of an EPA-estimated 51 city/53 highway/52 combined MPG with the Camry Hybrid model, which is a great feature to keep in mind if you're considering making a hybrid your new vehicle.*

However, the base Camry is also great, with an EPA-estimated 28 city/39 highway/32 combined MPG.*

This fuel economy is hard to beat, and the power that works alongside it makes the Camry an immediate front runner.

Honda Accord Power & Handling     

1.5-liter 4-cylinder engine:

  • 192 horsepower
  • 192 lb-ft of torque
  • Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT)

2.0-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder engine:

  • 252 horsepower
  • 273 lb-ft of torque
  • 10-speed automatic transmission

Honda offers the Accord with two gasoline options, as well. The first is a turbocharged 1.5-liter 4-cylinder, which can create 192 lb-ft of torque and 192 horsepower. The transmission you're most likely to get, however, is a CVT. There's also the 2.0-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder, which can produce 273 pound-feet of torque and 252 horsepower.

While these engines are great, the fuel economy is nothing compared to the Camry, especially with its many trims and models that can offer more. Plus, the power is lacking in way that makes it lag behind specs-wise, not to mention practical power on the roadways.

Toyota Camry Features & Design

The 2021 Camry comes in 12 different trim options. The base trim is called the LE. It comes with a 6-speaker sound system, LED Daytime Running Lights, Bluetooth®, a 7-inch touchscreen interface, a backup camera, and cloth upholstery. You'll also find keyless entry, an 8-way power-adjustable driver's seat, Amazon Alexa, Android Auto™, and Apple CarPlay® within this trim level.

Furthermore, you get Toyota Safety Sense™ 2.5+ (TSS 2.5+), which adds forward collision warning, automatic high beams, automatic emergency braking, and lane departure alert. 

Following the TSS 2.5+ safety package, there is also the Star Safety System™ that adds an additional layer of protection. Included in this suite are features like Enhanced Vehicle Stability Control (VSC), Traction Control (TRAC), 4-wheel Anti-lock Brake System (ABS), Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD), Brake Assist (BA), and Smart Stop Technology (SST).

Another trim, SE, adds 18-inch black machined-finish alloy wheels, a 60/40-split folding back seat, and a sport-tuned suspension. The SE trim also includes upgrades like automatic on/off headlights and automatic climate control. 

The TRD trim adds in a more dedicated attention to styling, with multiple cosmetic features such as a gloss-black pedestal rear spoiler and cat-black dual exhaust with polished stainless-steel tips.

Furthermore, this trim offers 19-inch matte-black alloy wheels, along with larger 12.9-inch front disc brakes with red-painted front and rear calipers.

For the interior, you'll find Sport SofTex®-trimmed front seats with red seatbelts, stitching, and fabric inserts, plus a red-stitched TRD headrest logo. This trim could be considered a more high-end version of the SE Nightshade Edition, as both trims focus on style and statement.

Some of the higher trims, like the XLE and XSE, add blind-spot monitoring, dual-zone automatic climate control, a larger 9-inch touchscreen and leather upholstery.

Honda Accord Features & Design

There are seven trim levels available with the 2021 Accord. The base trim LX comes with push-button ignition, Bluetooth®, lane keeping assist, LED exterior lighting, an 8-inch touchscreen, forward collision warning, dual-zone automatic climate control, adaptive cruise control, a USB port, 17-inch alloy wheels, and a 4-speaker audio system.

It also includes a safety system in the form of Honda Sensing®, which is a suite of technologies designed to help keep you safe. It is comparable to the safety packages in the Camry, just focusing on slightly different aspects.

Another trim, called Sport, features larger front brakes, wireless Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™, a rear spoiler, cloth upholstery, an 8-speaker audio system, and a leather-wrapped steering wheel.

One of the highest options, Touring, includes a chrome exterior trim, Adaptive Damper System, rear and front parking sensors, heated front and rear seats, and a Wi-Fi® hotspot.

Toyota Camry vs Honda Accord: Conclusions

There's no denying it: The 2021 Toyota Camry has completely outperformed the 2021 Honda Accord. Not only does this sedan offer a fuel-efficient and powerful engine lineup, but it also includes a well-equipped list of trim level options.

Want more information? Stop into Thompson Toyota near Edgewood, Clayton, Bel Air, and Baltimore, MD, today!

*EPA-estimated 28 city/39 hwy/32 combined MPG for 2021 Camry LE, SE, and SE Nightshade Edition; 27 city/38 hwy/31 combined MPG for 2021 Camry XLE 4-Cylinder, and XSE 4-Cylinder; 22 city/33 hwy/26 combined MPG for 2021 Camry XLE V6; 22 city/32 hwy/26 combined MPG for 2021 Camry XSE V6; 21 city/31 hwy/25 combined MPG for 2021 Camry TRD; 51 city/53 hwy/52 combined MPG for 2021 Camry LE Hybrid; and 44 city/47 hwy/46 combined MPG for 2021 Camry SE Hybrid, XLE Hybrid, and XSE Hybrid. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary for many reasons, including your vehicle's condition and how/where you drive. See www.fueleconomy.gov

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