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Old 10-23-17, 11:02 AM   #1
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Early reviews of the 2018 Accord are favorable - I've been meaning to stop by my local Toyota dealership to check out the Camry (and still may do so) but the early head on comparisons lead towards the Accord!

http://www.motortrend.com/cars/honda...arison-review/ for the 1.5T EX against a 2.5L XLE Camry with the best quote "Simply put, Toyota built a better Camry, but Honda built a better car."

http://www.motortrend.com/cars/honda...arison-review/ then there is the Civic Type R-derived Accord 2.0 Touring with Adaptive Dampers vs the XSE V6 3.5L with Accord leading the pack again.

Can't wait to take one out for a spin!
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Old 10-23-17, 11:12 AM   #2
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I like the turbo setup of the Honda, also that a stick is still available, but the looks of the Camry. go figure, you can't have it all!

edit just skimmed the article, and the brakes on both cars are puny with poor weight distribution....I wish the Japanese would not do that....lol (I know, reliability, reliability, reliability)

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Both are no doubt great cars, but for me I just couldn't buy an Accord based on the looks. I thought the previous one looked nice but there isn't a single angle of the new one that I like. For me, the choice would more likely be between the Camry and Mazda6, though I wish the Mazda had a V6 or turbo option.
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Accord's residual value tends to be lower than Camry's, so you're taking on a bigger hit in terms of ownership or lease.

As far as the personal choice goes...Camry.
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My vote goes to the XSE Camry, but there’s a lot that appeals to me from the Accord. I just can’t stand how much the screen looks like an Etch-A-Sketch though. I’d paint it red just for the hell of it lol.
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Accord's residual value tends to be lower than Camry's, so you're taking on a bigger hit in terms of ownership or lease.
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Where does this info come from? Both KBB and NADA show a 2016 Accord priced higher than a comparable Camry. I used the EX-L compared to the XLE trim, both with V-6, auto, and 25000 miles.
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Where does this info come from? Both KBB and NADA show a 2016 Accord priced higher than a comparable Camry. I used the EX-L compared to the XLE trim, both with V-6, auto, and 25000 miles.
From my own buying experiences I've found the opposite to be true - that Accord's hold higher resale values. This could be because every Accord EX-L out there is similarly equipped (with or without navi) whereas some XLE's could have more/less options.

But because Camry's are part of fleet sales, I've seen 17 Camry's in the mid-teen range (I don't see 17 Accord's in that range often) on Hertz sales lots which leads me to believe Camry's wouldn't hold their value as well as Accord's. Again purely based on my experience, doesn't mean one car is better than the other based on this observation alone.
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From my own buying experiences I've found the opposite to be true - that Accord's hold higher resale values. This could be because every Accord EX-L out there is similarly equipped (with or without navi) whereas some XLE's could have more/less options.

But because Camry's are part of fleet sales, I've seen 17 Camry's in the mid-teen range (I don't see 17 Accord's in that range often) on Hertz sales lots which leads me to believe Camry's wouldn't hold their value as well as Accord's. Again purely based on my experience, doesn't mean one car is better than the other based on this observation alone.
I don't know but I would tend to agree. I noticed that when I bought my used LS430 last year, I had a choice. 2006 LS430 with 81k miles, or 2014 Camry with 32-35k miles, SAME PRICE, or Camry up to around $600 less. This would imply that Camry's are not expensive and depreciate nicely. Note, the 2014.5 was more. Guess toyota likes being like porsche and having decimal points, 991.2, etc. I did the sensible thing and bought the 2006.
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Not sure why the MT article is surprising. Honda usually bests the Toyota Corolla and the Camry with their Accord and Civic. Usually Honda starts at more money. (Correct that. The Camry is more)

At the end of the day, the Toyota buyers will be happy and so will the Honda faithful

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Both are no doubt great cars, but for me I just couldn't buy an Accord based on the looks. I thought the previous one looked nice but there isn't a single angle of the new one that I like. For me, the choice would more likely be between the Camry and Mazda6, though I wish the Mazda had a V6 or turbo option.
I think exactly the same way.
There is also evidence from the test drive that the Accord uses firmer/sportier springs and dampers, so just depends on your individual tastes in this department.
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Both dont have great front ends IMO. Camry does look better overall. I would go with the Camry hands down as long as they continue to offer that excellent V6 engine.
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Let me say....their has been 4 Honda Accord purchases in my office in the past 3 months. It's obvious the past two Honda Accord has been winners.
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Where does this info come from? Both KBB and NADA show a 2016 Accord priced higher than a comparable Camry. I used the EX-L compared to the XLE trim, both with V-6, auto, and 25000 miles.
Yea just based on sales alone would indicate a lower residual value for the camry. Much higher sales would indicate much higher used car supply so I dont see Camry having a higher resale value based on that.
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Early reviews of the 2018 Accord are favorable - I've been meaning to stop by my local Toyota dealership to check out the Camry (and still may do so) but the early head on comparisons lead towards the Accord!

http://www.motortrend.com/cars/honda...arison-review/ for the 1.5T EX against a 2.5L XLE Camry with the best quote "Simply put, Toyota built a better Camry, but Honda built a better car."

http://www.motortrend.com/cars/honda...arison-review/ then there is the Civic Type R-derived Accord 2.0 Touring with Adaptive Dampers vs the XSE V6 3.5L with Accord leading the pack again.

Can't wait to take one out for a spin!

These car mags always put Accords and BMWs ahead of others no matter what. So I tend to ignore them other than for a nice bathroom read.
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while i try to go outside my comfort zone of symmetry i just don't like the asymmetric curve thing on the camry interior.

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