2011 Toyota Camry vs 2010 Honda Accord Competitive Comparison

By November 16, 2010Toyota Vehicles

As a Toyota dealer it is always important to understand where you or your competition have an edge over one another. Toyota provides some great material for dealerships, and we want to share the wealth of knowledge. We will be providing information for our customers to learn about different vehicles. If you have questions about any specific vehicle comparisons, please let us know – and if it is available, we will get it posted for you here!

The 2010 Honda Accord is a worthy competitor with a great reputation and high likeability. And, truth be told, Accord is very good at what it does, which is part of what drives its sales year after year.

However, the 2011 Camry retains some distinct advantages. A big advantage is the freedom to personalize any grade with a selection of factory options. For example, a Camry LE buyer can select a JBL® premium audio system; an Accord LX buyer has to morph into an Accord EX-L buyer to get a premium audio system.

2011 Toyota Camry vs 2010 Honda Accord

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Camry has a full measure of comfort and convenience features that help make driving more of a pleasure.

  • 8-way Power Driver’s Seat
    Camry’s 8-way driver’s seat includes 2-way power tilting cushions. The driver’s seat in Accord has only six adjustments and is manually operated.More horsepower, better power-to-weight ratio when carrying a heavy load or accelerating up to highway speed, Sienna V6’s extra power helps out.
  • Automatic Transmission with Sequential Shift
    The sequential shift mode of Camry’s automatic transmission allows a driver to take charge of shifting, for more driver involvement and fun.
  • Available Moonroof
    Bring the moon and the sun inside with Camry’s available moonroof. The “Moon and Sun” offer does not apply to Accord, which has no moonroof option.


Camry comes standard with a well-rounded package of safety technologies to give the driver extra confidence.

  • LED Brake Lights
    The LED brake lights in Camry illuminate faster than the brake light bulbs used in Accord.
  • Driver’s Knee Airbag
    Camry provides the reassurance of a driver’s knee airbag, a feature not found in Accord.


Rear-seat passengers in Camry enjoy comfortable surroundings and spacious seating to help make every ride more pleasant.

  • 60/40 Split-folding Rear Seat
    Camry has the ability to carry a rear passenger and pass-thru cargo at the same time— something Accord owners can’t do.
  • More Rear-seat Room
    Camry has more rear leg room and more rear shoulder room compared to Accord.
  • Rear 1-touch Windows
    All four windows in Camry include 1-touch down and up operation. Accord has 1-touch only on the driver’s window.


At Toyota, Quality, Durability and Reliability (QDR) isn’t today’s slogan: it’s a timeless commitment. Camry is a great example, and has the awards to prove it.

  • Award-winning Dependability
    Toyota was named the most dependable brand by R. L. Polk & Company.
  • Best Car for the Money
    U.S. News & World Report rated Camry as the best mid-sized car for the money.
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Honda Accord at a Glance

Accord Sedan has three basic grades, but things quickly become more complicated with variations spun from the basic grades. Also, in typical Honda fashion, there are few opportunities to customize an Accord with factory options. Some buyers may feel that Honda is trying to force them into a more expensive grade, as opposed to Toyota’s practice of allowing buyers to pick and choose among a selection of available features.

Here are some of the major features of the Accord sedan range.:

[titled_box title=”LX (MSRP $21,765)¹”] Engine
2.4L 16-valve DOHC 4-cylinder
5-speed manual
Front-wheel drive
Standard Features
Anti-lock braking
Brake assistance
Brake-force distribution
Stability control with traction control
Dual stage front airbags
Side curtain airbags
Front active headrests
Air conditioning
4-way manual driver’s seat
Folding rear bench seat
Power windows
Power outside mirrors
Tilt and telescoping steering column
AM/FM/CD audio system with 6 speakers
Keyless entry
16” steel wheels
Compare to:
Camry base grade (MSRP $20,345)¹
Camry LE (MSRP $21,800)¹[/titled_box]

[titled_box title=”LX-P (MSRP $22,765)¹”] The LX-P differs from the LX by adding:
Standard Features
Security system
Illuminated power window switches
8-way adjustable power driver’s seat
16” alloy wheels
Compare to
Camry LE (MSRP $21,800)¹
[titled_box title=”EX (MSRP $24,540)¹”] The EX differs from the LX-P by adding:
Standard Features
Active Noise Cancellation™
17” alloy wheels
Power moonroof
Heated outside mirrors
Rear HVAC vents
10-way adjustable power driver’s seat
6-CD changer
Compare to:
Camry SE (MSRP $23,115)¹
Camry LE V6 6AT (MSRP $25,515)¹
Camry XLE 6AT (MSRP $26,875)¹
[/titled_box] [titled_box title=”EX-L (MSRP $26,740)¹”] The EX-L differs from the EX by adding:
Standard Features
Automatic headlamps
Dual zone automatic climate control
Auto-dimming rearview mirror
Leather-trimmed seating
Heated front seats
Leather-wrapped steering wheel
Premium audio system with XM® satellite radio
and 7 speakers
Compare to
Camry XLE 6AT (MSRP $26,875)
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$29,815 EX-L V6)¹”] The EX V6 grades differ from EX grades by adding:
3.5L 24-valve SOHC V6
Variable Cylinder Management™ (selective deactivation)
5-speed automatic
Standard Features
Fog lamps
Chrome door handles
Trip computer
4-way adjustable power front passenger seat (EX-L)
Universal garage door opener (EX-L)
Compare to
Compare EX V6 to Camry LE V6 (MSRP $25,515)¹
Camry SE V6 (MSRP $26,790)¹
Compare EX-L V6 to Camry XLE V6 (MSRP $29,995)¹

2011 Camry Advantages A Closer Look

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8-way Power Driver’s Seat
The more ways a driver’s seat is adjustable, the more ways there are for a driver to find a comfortable position. Camry’s driver’s seat features a bottom cushion that tilts, compared to Accord’s fixed cushions.

Camry LE Accord EX
Seat adjustments 8 6
Adjustment method Power Manual
Seat cushion Adjustable Fixed

Camry Driving Environment

Available Moonroof
The glass moonroof available for Camry is fullfeatured, having tilt and slide functions and a retractable sun shade, perfect for letting in some of the great outdoors. Accord owners don’t have this available luxury.

Camry LE Accord LX
Power moonroof Available Not available

Automatic Transmission w/Sequential Shift
When these cars are equipped with automatic transmissions, Camry shifts into a higher gear by having sequential shift ability. This feature allows the driver to become more involved in the driving experience while still having the option of fully automatic operation. Accord drivers don’t have that choice.

Camry Accord
Automatic transmission speeds 6 5
Sequential shifting Included with A/T Not available
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LED Brake Lights
LED bulbs light at full strength almost instantly, whereas filament bulbs take a short but measurable time to light up. Camry uses LED brake lights and Accord uses bulbs, so Camry brake lights react faster to driver input. Plus, LEDs use less energy and often last longer.

Camry Accord
Brake light type LED Filament bulb

Camry LED Brake Lights

Driver’s Knee Airbag
Camry and Accord are both equipped with an assortment of airbags, but Camry goes further by including a driver’s knee airbag not available in Accord.

Camry Accord
Dual stage front airbag Standard Standard
Side curtain airbags Standard Standard
Front seat-mounted side airbags Standard Standard
Driver’s knee airbag Standard Not available

Deployed Airbag System Camry Driver Side Knee Airbag

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60/40 Split-folding Rear Seat

Camry has another level of functionality by having a split-folding rear seat. That means the car can carry both a rear-seat passenger and bulky pass- thru cargo at the same time. That’s a talent Accord owners probably wish they had.

Camry Accord
Rear Seat 60/40 Split-folding Folding bench

Camry 60/40 Split folding Rear Seat

More Rear-seat Room
Camry’s spacious rear seating gives passengers over an inch of added leg room and more shoulder room. It all adds up to happier rear-seat passengers.

Camry Accord
Dual stage front airbag Standard Standard
Side curtain airbags Standard Standard
Front seat-mounted side airbags Standard Standard
Driver’s knee airbag Standard Not available

Rear 1-touch Windows
Rear-seat passengers can get front-row treatment by having 1-touch windows. In fact, all four windows in Camry include 1-touch down and up operation. Accord has 1-touch only on the driver’s window.

Camry Accord
1-touch windows Front and rear Driver
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Award-winning Dependability
R. L. Polk & Company, an industry analyst, announced that Toyota has the best dependability of any full-line automotive manufacturer.2 Toyota’s commitment to QDR (Quality, Durability and Reliability) is built into every vehicle, and this result is something Honda cannot match.

Best Car for the Money
The respected magazine U.S. News & World Report rated the 2010 Camry as the best car for the money among mid-sized cars.3 This is more evidence that Camry has what buyers want: luxurious comfort and ample room combined with long-term value and great durability. It’s a winning combination for Camry buyers.

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(1) MSRP includes delivery, processing and handling fee. Excludes taxes, license, title and available or regionally required equipment. Actual dealer price may vary. (2) Dependability based on longevity. Longevity based on R. L. Polk & Co. U. S. vehicles in operation registration statistics MY 1987-2010. Full Line Manufacturer based on Car, SUV, Mini-Van, compact and Full-size Pickup.( 3) U.S.News & World Report’s Car Rankings at usnews.com/cars. Midsize Cars.
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