2018 Toyota Camry XSE V6 VS. 2018 Honda Accord Touring 2.0-Liter Turbo


Both Japanese companies are known for excellent cars, and these two models are leaders in the segment of mid-size family cars. Although there are many competitors on the market nowadays, most of the buyers still prefer proven options and these two cars are among them. Most of those buyers are satisfied with base engine variants. However, there is still a number of drivers that prefer their performance version. So, we decided to compare 2018 Toyota Camry XSE V6 and 2018 Honda Accord Touring 2.0-Liter Turbo.

These are the most powerful versions, which come not only with a huge amount of power but also with many other modifications. When you compare base model, you consider things like head and leg room, trunk capacity, infotainment system etc. In these parameters, Accords usually wins, but this means nothing when you compare performances.

2018 Honda Accord vs 2018 Toyota Camry

2018 Toyota Camry XSE V6 details

The 2018 Toyota Camry XSE V6 is the most powerful version of the famous sedan. It comes with a familiar V6 engine. It features displacement 3.5 liters. The max output is around 301 horsepower and 267 pound-feet of torque. This naturally-aspirated gasoline engine comes in a pair with an all-new 8-speed automatic transmission.

Besides, more powerful engine, this version also comes with various visual modifications. To accentuate its sporty character, engineers installed various new parts, primarily at the front end. You can see a new grille, sportier bumpers, and many other new details. On the other side, the interior design remains pretty much the same, although there is a specific list of features for this version.

2018 Toyota Camry XSE V6

2018 Honda Accord Touring 2.0-Liter Turbo details

Unlike Toyota, Honda decided to replace its familiar V6 unit with a turbo inline-four. The 2018 Honda Accord Touring 2.0-Liter Turbo features a 2.0-liter Turbo engine, which is good for 252 horsepower and 273 pound-feet of torque. This is a drop of 26 horses, but there are additional 21 lb-ft on the other side. This provides better response and a total amount of power is now available on a little bit lower RPMs. When it comes to transmission, you have a choice between 10-speed automatic and 6-speed manual.

In terms of styling, 2018 Honda Accord Touring 2.0-Liter Turbo is not much different compared to the base model. There are no visual signs of its sporty character, but engineers did what is much more important. This version comes with improved suspension and features adaptive dampers.

2018 Honda Accord Touring

2018 Toyota Camry XSE V6 VS. 2018 Honda Accord Touring 2.0-Liter Turbo acceleration

Despite the fact that Camry has much more power, numbers are on Accord’s side. Equipped with a 10-speed, 2018 Honda Accord Touring 2.0-Liter Turbo is for about 0.1 seconds faster in both a 0-60 sprint and in a quarter mile. On another side, a version with manual transmission is much funnier to drive, but this version is for a half second slower. Besides better accelerations, the overall feel is also on Accord’s side, thanks to the turbocharger, which provides a much better response in low revs.

2018 Toyota Camry XSE V6 VS. 2018 Honda Accord Touring 2.0-Liter Turbo handling

Not only that Accord is faster, but also handles better than Camry. When you compare 2018 Toyota Camry XSE V6 and 2018 Honda Accord Touring 2.0-Liter Turbo, you can clearly notice that Honda features much better suspension. It is much easier to stay on the road with this model. Even the most complicated corners are quite manageable thanks to adaptive dampers. The 2018 Honda Accord Touring 2.0-Liter Turbo also features better tires than 2018 Toyota Camry, which also plays an important role in overall handling. Simply, the Accord rides much better in all situations, including high speeds.

2018 Honda Accord vs 2018 Toyota Camry interior

2018 Toyota Camry XSE V6 VS. 2018 Honda Accord Touring 2.0-Liter Turbo conclusion

Just it is the case with base versions, 2018 Honda Accord Touring 2.0-Liter Turbo is also superior to the 2018 Toyota Camry XSE V6 in pretty much all aspects. It is quicker, handles better and it is more fun to drive. The final conclusion is that Accord gives more for the money. However, we must admit that Camry isn’t bad choice at all.

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  1. Turbo Engine – Definition : From Autotrader : “Turbo Engines are thirstier than a regular engine if you have a heavy foot; turbochargers themselves can fail and be costly to replace. A turbocharger is an add-on part that uses recycled exhaust gases to increase power. You also should consider that the turbocharger is another moving part that can fail. In fact, it often does fail during the life of the car. Not surprisingly, replacement turbochargers don’t tend to be cheap.”

    2018 Accord 22 mpg city – that’s awful – Turbo 2.0 Touring only 32 mpg highway 22 city. THAT is the ONLY 2018 Accord with the following features : LED turn signals on color-keyed side mirrors with memory 2.0 Turbo only. LED headlights 2.0 Turbo only. The head unit is great ? Why in the name of God in 2018 does it not have panoramic bird’s eye view of the 2018 Accord like every other car ? No model 2018 Accord has bird’s eye view. That’s just 4 cameras including one front one rear and 2 sides so that you see the vehicle in traffic in parking lots in your garage. This is inexcusable. How can you tout your car as telematics with driver assist capabilities and forget 4 months late to the party to put bird’s eye view camera system in a 40 thousand dollar car ?

    Honda sold 345,225 Accords in the U.S. 2016 – still shy of the 388,618 Toyota Camry models buyers snapped up. 43,393 more Camry and now 2017 it is more than 100 thousand more Camry than Accord because it is more reliable and gets better gas mileage not to mention it looks better inside with sweeping dashboard and outside with Lamborghini front grille on XSE model Camry.

    The Accord head unit for the radio infotainment center sticks up like a TABLET pc was added above dash.

    The head unit is great ? It does not look great – but looks like it was not integrated into the design of the dashboard of the 2018 Accord.

    Auto Pairing of your cell phone with the 2018 Accord 2.0 Turbo only

    There is no tire pressure per tire on any 2018 Accord EITHER.
    Getting in and out of Accord is harder to do.
    Accord has poor visibility out the rear window – bad view out back.
    Accord trunk is poor on accessibility – bad design to get items in and out of. Accord trunk has hinge that is poorly designed causing poor access as well. Accord design simply blocks the entry into the trunk.
    No gearshift knob unless you buy a CVT. Come on Accord – what’s that all about Good Lord.
    Camry can not buy NAV unless 6 cylinder while Honda can add NAV to their only 4 cylinder line-up. Drivers of neither Camry nor Accord 2018 will find any use whatsoever for any app using your cell phone for NAV because data drops on cellphones rendering the app frozen. And you would have to look way over at infotainment center to see ANY APP while HUD head-up display of Camry and Accord if you have NAV keeps your eyes straight up front.

    Sweeping dashboard of 2018 Camry far better than poor design of a pop-up laptop design of 2018 Accord. And front grille of Lamborghini Camry XSE blows ugly grille of 2018 Accord out of the water.

    TURBO – let’s discuss TURBO engines since 4 months late that is ALL Honda can put in their flagship Accord. No 6 cylinder. No Hybrid – forget the bull crap that Honda will come out with a 2018 Accord Hybrid. It is October 22 and they have NO IDEA when they ever might announce it but they do know it will NOT be in 2017.

    So all Honda has are Turbo Engines.

    Got it ?


    Turbo engines get worse gas mileage and are far harder on the engine for it to break down. That is not I saying that but Autotrader.

    Honda announced that the Accord gets WORSE MILEAGE on highways on all models of the Accord compared to Toyota Camry.

    They sell MORE Camry than Accord and have for 16 consecutive years now.

    But Honda ONLY has TURBO engines 2018 on its Accord – all with WORSE mpg highways than Camry.

    THIS is NOT GOOD for the 2018 Accord.

    1800 RPM Accord for 2018 at 60 mph.
    1500 RPM Camry for 2018 at 60 mph.

    Which do you think will LAST LONGER ?

    Which do you think will have better reliability ?

    2018 Accord has CVT transmissions which everyone hates.

    CVT transmissions hesitate when you press the gas pedal.

    This makes the mpg better with CVT but at the cost of performance.

    So Honda for 2018 puts NOT CVT transmissions in the top-of-the-line Accords.

    How do they figure they can sell the concept of CVT then to the masses ?

    They themselves put NON CVT on the better Accords. That says do NOT buy CVT.

    Tire Noise has been an on-going problem for Honda on the Accord EVERY YEAR.

    2018 reviews all show the tire noise remains for 2018 Accords.

    Better tires come on the higher grade Accords. Figure on changing out the tires on the Accords they will try to sell you on price.

    Every Accord has 11 and a half inch disc brakes while 2018 Camry have had 12 inch for 4 months now. This means that the Accord takes 13 more feet to stop than the Camry. 60 mph stop the car. 122 feet 2018 Camry and 135 feet 2018 Accord. How are you going to sell that bull crap Honda ? Trying to save on the disc brakes are you Honda ? How about safety. 13 feet is a LONG LONG LONG ways down the road before it stops to save a few dollars on EVERY 2018 Accord.

    45 mph and you want to pass slower car. So you speed up to 65 mph and it takes LONGER on the Accord than on the Camry.

    3.9 seconds 2018 Camry
    4.0 seconds 2018 Accord

    This is because TURBO engines spool when you press the gas and do not therefore instantly take-off.

    There is a lag.

    A delay.

    For TURBO engines.

    It is how a Turbo Engine is designed and now the 2018 Accord Turbo engines have been TESTED.

    2018 Camry is longer so it is safer than an Accord.

    Got that ?

    The 2018 Camry is shorter so it uses less gas than a 2018 Accord.

    These are all proven now too.

    The 2018 Accord is one inch wider almost than the 2018 Camry making it harder to get out of garages.

    There is NO PANORAMIC MOON ROOF on any 2018 Accord.

    14.8 gallons gas tank means any commuters who drive more than 32 miles to work have to stop and get gas on the way home or on the way to work DURING THE WORK WEEK meaning you have to get up earlier or get home later.

    22 mpg city driving 2.0 Turbo Touring 14.8 gallons tank is 325 miles range ONLY.

    325 miles range 33 miles to work one-way 22 mpg. 33 miles x 2 to work and back home is 66 miles day 5 days is 330 miles but the damn 2018 Accord 2.0 Turbo Touring in city driving to and from work only has a range of 325 miles. Stop buy gas while driving to work if you work 33 miles from home.

    Got it ?

    THAT is the ONLY 2018 Accord with SOME of the telematics some of the driver assist features the 2018 Camry has.

    For example.

    How are they going to sell that to the American public pray tell ?

    16 gallons 2018 Camry gas tank.

    53 mpg 2018 Camry Hybrid
    41 mpg 2018 Camry base model
    39 mpg 2018 Camry XSE fancy Lamborghini front grille

    You would think since the Accord is not as long as the Camry that it turns in a shorter turning radius. Wrong. The Camry has a smaller turning radius than the Accord.

    Honda thinks Americans want halogen head lights which produce an unreal amount of heat. Unless you buy the 2.0 Turbo Touring you can not have LED headlights. LED last longer generates less heat and is better lighting which is why Honda puts it on the 2.0 Turbo Touring.

    You know the Accord with the LOUSY STINKING 2.0 TURBO TOURING ENGINE.

    Good luck with that Honda.

    I will NOT buy your piece of junk late to the market by 4 months and with this LOUSY STINKING gas guzzling 2.0 Turbo Engine prone to failure over time.

    No thank you Honda to 2018 Accord.

    Think again.

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