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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After first appearing in 2014-2015 and then taking model year 2016 off, the Honda Accord Hybrid is back at dealers as a refreshed 2017. Honda’s car faces fierce competition from the Ford Fusion, Toyota Camry, Hyundai Sonata, and Chevrolet Malibu mid-sized hybrids, but it comes back still at the top of its class for EPA mpg, total system horsepower, and at least matches key specs in other areas like acceleration, ride, interior space and comfort. Positioned as a bit of a range topper however, it has yet to grab the mainstay market share from the Fusion Hybrid which leads the mid-size hybrid sedan segment, trailed by the Camry Hybrid. This new version with 49 mpg city, 47 highway, and 48 mpg combined is a little more efficient than the 2015 version which was rated 50 city, 45 highway, and 47 mpg combined. Honda also says that under new EPA testing guidelines, the previous Accord Hybrid’s 50 mpg would have been 48 now. Total system power combining the gas engine with the … [Read more...] about 2017 Honda Accord Hybrid Review – First Drive
The Toyota Camry has been an American staple when it comes to defining the mainstream midsized sedan standard. While vehicles like the Honda Accord have also contributed to the American automotive sedan establishment, the Camry has claimed its top sales spot for many years validating its significance in a broad stroke of what the masses seek in a reliable and economical vehicle. For the 2018 model year, the Toyota Camry gets a full redesign with its boldest styling yet pushing the idea of Toyota setting new precedence of building vehicles that aren’t boring. >> Get the best price on the Toyota Camry from a network of local dealers now. << The new 2018 Toyota Camry embarks on a new path to captivate enthusiasts with its exterior design. I say “exterior design” due to my week of driving the top-trimmed Camry XSE V6 discovering many hidden soft characteristics that otherwise strip the Camry of its sporty visuals. In a nutshell, … [Read more...] about 2018 Toyota Camry XSE V6 Review & Test Drive
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?