2024 Honda Accord vs. Toyota Camry vs Hyundai Sonata vs Subaru Legacy

Honda Accord vs. Toyota Camry vs. Hyundai Sonata vs Subaru Legacy - Germain Honda of College Hills

A longtime favorite around the world, the Honda Accord fairly defines the midsize sedan. Thanks to a reputation for being incredibly reliable and fuel-efficient, the Accord continues to rake in awards and loyal fans. But the Accord is hardly the only midsize sedan on the market, so how does the competition measure up? Germain Honda of College Hills has put together a comparison guide to answer this question. We think you’ll find it useful.

Honda Accord VS Toyota Camry

Toyota Camry Honda Accord
2024 Honda Accord Sport Hybrid VS 2024 Toyota Camry LE Hybrid
$32,545 ✓ MSRP (excluding destination charges) $28,855
19-inch ✓ Wheels 16-inch
Wireless ✓ Android Auto / Apple CarPlay Wired
12.3 inches ✓ Infotainment Touchscreen Size 7 inches
10.2 inches ✓ Driver Information Screen Size 4.2 inches
8 ✓ Speakers 6
Standard ✓ Moonroof Optional
16.7 cubic feet ✓ Trunk Volume 15.1 cubic feet
40.8 inches ✓ Rear Legroom 38 inches
3 years ✓ Roadside Assistance Coverage 2 years

First up against the Accord is its longtime rival, the Toyota Camry. Since both of these cars now have extensive hybrid trim options, we’re going to compare the base hybrid trims of both. To start off, the Camry seems to have a small price advantage, but a closer look shows that a lower price isn’t necessarily a better deal. Power and fuel economy numbers are very close, so we’re focusing on equipment and value for money. Probably one of the first things you’ll notice looking at the Camry LE Hybrid is the small wheels, which are steel with plastic covers. Compared to the 19-inch wheels on the Accord Sport Hybrid, the Camry’s have a definite cheap look to them.

Turning our gaze to the interior of these cars, you’re likely to notice the Accord’s large 12.3-inch infotainment touchscreen. On top of this, there is a 10.2-inch driver information display that takes the place of the analog gauge cluster. These screens are 7 inches and 4.2 inches, respectively, in the Camry. That means The Accord infotainment system is easier to see and operate, and the gauge cluster has customization options that simply can’t be implemented in the Camry. The Accord also has more speakers, and wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. With a lot of cars that are offered in both conventional and hybrid forms, the hybrid drivetrains come with the sacrifice of a certain amount of interior or trunk space. This isn’t a problem for the Accord, and a look at the trunk volume and rear legroom shows that the Camry still suffers from this problem. Lastly, the Camry comes with 2 years of emergency roadside assistance included, and while this is still more than a lot of vehicles, it’s certainly not more than the 3 years that come with the Accord.

Honda Accord VS Hyundai Sonata

Honda Accord Hyundai Sonata
2024 Honda Accord LX VS 2023 Hyundai Sonata SE
$27,895 MSRP (not including destination charges) $25,250
192 HP / 192 LB-FT TQ ✓ Horsepower / Torque 191 HP / 181 LB-FT TQ
17-inch✓ Wheels 16-inch
Standard ✓ LED Taillights Optional
Standard ✓ Moonroof Optional
40.8 inches ✓ Rear Legroom 34.8 inches
Automatic ✓ Climate Control Manual
Multi-angle ✓ Rearview Camera Single-angle
10.2 inches ✓ Driver Information Display Size 3.5 inches
Standard ✓ LED Interior Lights Requires Higher Trim

Up next we have the Hyundai Sonata, a relatively new model compared to the Accord and Camry, but one that has still become popular thanks to a low starting price. But a closer look shows just why that price is so low, starting with the engine. Unlike the Accord and its technologically advanced turbocharged engine, Hyundai just went with the simple approach of just making a bigger engine. But this means a lower torque output, especially at higher engine revs, and you’ll feel that behind the wheel. The Sonata also trades on its stylish exterior, but in order to get that attractive low price, you have to make quite a few compromises in the styling department. You get smaller wheels, no LED taillights, and no moonroof.

The Accord and the Sonata are almost identical in exterior size. But Honda has mastered interior space in a way that other manufacturers haven’t, and the result is an additional 6 inches of back seat legroom, which is quite a lot. In many cases, extra legroom comes at the expense of trunk space, but the Accord’s trunk is actually slightly bigger as well. You don’t get automatic climate control standard on the Sonata either, and the tech on the Hyundai is generally unimpressive when compared to the Accord. This also means you don’t get a multi-angle rearview camera, and instead of a digital gauge cluster, there is just a small information display with analog gauges. Lastly, even LED interior lights are out of reach on the base Sonata. Not exactly great value for money.

Honda Accord VS Subaru Legacy

Honda Accord Subaru Legacy
2024 Honda Accord Sport Hybrid VS 2024 Subaru Legacy Limited
$32,545 MSRP (not including destination charges) $31,945
204 ✓ Horsepower 182
17-inch✓ Wheels 16-inch
46 / 41 / 44 ✓ Fuel Economy (city / highway / combined) 27 / 35 / 30
12.3 inches ✓ Infotainment Touchscreen Size 11.6 inches
Standard ✓ Active Noise Cancelation Not Available
16.7 cubic feet ✓ Trunk Space 15.1 cubic feet
19-inch ✓ Wheels 18-inch
Standard ✓ Moonroof Optional
Digital, customizable ✓ Gauges Analog

Last up is the Subaru Legacy, and we’re comparing the two most similarly-priced trims. For a slightly lower price, the Accord comes with a hybrid drivetrain that is both more powerful and more efficient than the one in the Subaru. Looking at the rest of the car, we can see that there are a number of areas where the Accord is offering that extra bit more, yet still for a lower price. The Accord has bigger wheels, a bigger infotainment touchscreen, and more trunk space.

There are several additional features that either cost extra on the Legacy or simply aren’t available at all. The moonroof that comes standard on the Accord costs extra on the Legacy, for example. You’ll notice a quieter interior on the Accord too, thanks to the active noise cancelation that isn’t offered on the Legacy. In place of the old-fashioned analog gages, the Accord has a fully customizable digital driver information display, while Legacy owners will have to be content with the layout that Subaru chose for them.

Honda Accord Interior

Winner – Honda Accord

There is a reason why the Honda Accord continues to be so popular year after, generation after generation. Honda has managed to find the perfect blend of all the things that make a midsize sedan great and then wrapped it all in a seriously good-looking package. The best way to experience the harmony of these elements all working together is in person. Fortunately, Germain Honda of College Hills can help with that, stop by and see what makes the Accord so great for yourself.