Good news: The quest for 50 mpg need not end in a Toyota Prius. It does require a hybrid, but you can hit that mark without going all hatchback. In fact, cars as mainstream as the Toyota Camry and Honda Accord now boast EPA-estimated combined mileage near the big five-oh with their hybrid variants, thanks to respective overhauls for the 2018 model year.2018 Toyota Camry Hybrid and 2018 Honda Accord Hybrid to the test, logging mileage and acceleration numbers in an Accord Hybrid Touring and Camry Hybrid XLE, top trim levels of each. Senior Consumer Affairs Editor Kelsey Mays and Production Editor Brian Normile drove about 165 miles in the two cars during a daylong loop around the Chicago metro area, where we consumed many hours of grunge-tastic SiriusXM Channel 34 despite neither of us wearing flannel that day.Related: 2018 Toyota Camry Vs. 2018 Honda Accord: Video44/47/46 mpg for SE and XLE trim levels. That's right about the same as the Accord Hybrid's 47/47/47 mpg. Those numbers put … [Read more...] about Kicking Gas and Taking Names: Which Hybrid Is Better, Camry or Accord?
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NEW YORK — Midsize family sedans may be losing sales to small SUVs, but hundreds of thousands of the things still left dealerships last year. The 2019 Nissan Altima introduced here at the New York Auto Show replaces one of the segment's best sellers, joining a pair of other best-sellers, the Honda Accord and Toyota Camry, which were both redesigned last year. The Hyundai Sonata also received a surprisingly thorough refresh for 2018. Therefore, the segment is fresher than ever, providing car shoppers who haven't been evangelized by the mighty SUV an excellent group of choices. To help them, or you, out in that family sedan search, here's how the new 2019 Altima compares to the 2018 Honda Accord, 2018 Toyota Camry, 2018 Hyundai Sonata, and for reference, its 2018 Altima predecessor. Cue the spreadsheet! Engines and Transmissions The Altima once again has a 2.5-liter four-cylinder, but Nissan indicates that 80 percent of it is new. Regardless of its newness, it is more powerful, … [Read more...] about 2019 Nissan Altima vs Honda Accord vs Toyota Camry: How they compare
The 2018 Honda Accord is an all-new Honda itself. It comes with two engines – both turbo charged – with a 10-speed Automatic gearbox for the 2.0 L Turbo and a refined CVT for the 1.5 L Turbo. This is the comprehensive first drive of the 1.5 T, the second of the new Accord, after the 2.0 L Turbo. I would like to read the 2.0 T first First Drive of the 2018 Honda Accord 1.5 T As the Honda Accord in San Marino Red was parked and the 1.5 L car in white slid out, I could instantly notice two things – one, that the engine feels much more powerful than its size suggests, and two, that the transmission is CVT. As I got the first taste of some torque on the steering, I remembered that the 1.5 T is better than the outgoing 2.4L engine in both horsepower and torque. The haters of CVT seems to be fast losing ground – the G-Shift simulation of this Honda is the best so far, even better than the new CR-V that I drove last summer. [Click here for the review and video.] The … [Read more...] about 2018 Honda Accord 1.5 T: Turbo-charging your money?
What is it: The 2018 Toyota Camry is a clean-sheet redesign offering both a sport and luxury tuned mid-size sedan in an effort to please everyone. Although trucks and crossovers are carbuyers' new sweethearts, the Camry remains one of the best-selling vehicles in the United States, and this latest design attempts to keep the momentum going.Base Price: $26,095 As-Tested: $28,220Key Competitors: Honda Accord, Nissan Altima, Ford FusionHighlights: The Camry is all new for 2018 and features either a 2.5-liter, 203-hp I4 or a 301-hp, 3.5-liter V6. Both get an eight-speed automatic. S-branded trims fall on the sportier side in looks and performance; L-branded cars land on the luxurious side. It rides on the company’s new-ish TNGA platform that also underpins the Corolla and Avalon.Our Opinion: The Toyota Camry’s been subjected to some good-natured ribbing over the years simply for being what it’s always been: A well-built, economical, efficient midsize sedan … [Read more...] about 2018 Toyota Camry SE essentials: Some hits and some misses
The all-new, 10th-generation Honda Accord has just bagged the 2018 North American Car of the Year Award, finishing ahead of two other finalists – the Kia Stinger and Toyota Camry. Besides cars, there’s also the Utility Vehicle of the Year and Truck of the Year awards which were won by the Volvo XC60 (which was just freshly launched in Malaysia) and Lincoln Navigator respectively.The top award is reserved for models that are new or significantly updated for 2018, and this achievement represents the third consecutive win for Honda, with the Civic taking top honours in 2016 and the Ridgeline with the 2017 Truck of the Year award. Each winner was chosen by a panel of over 60 jurors from print, online and broadcast media across the United States and Canada. There were dozens of new vehicles shortlisted, and the evaluating process took into account the model’s segment leadership, innovation, design, safety, handling, driver satisfaction and value for money. The process … [Read more...] about Honda Accord, Volvo XC60, Lincoln Navigator named North American car, utility vehicle, truck of the year