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Honda Accord Hybrid vs Toyota Camry Hybrid [COMPARISON!]

Having launched mass market products like the new Jazz and the BR-V, Honda Cars India has finally shifted its focus towards the premium-end of the Indian car market. Now, the company has launched the ninth generation Accord in India. The new Accord comes to India with a hybrid engine. The new Accord hybrid aims to find many takers owing to its frugal nature. However, will it be really a cakewalk? Let’s not forget the Accord Hybrid will face heat from the already established Toyota Camry Hybrid. So, does the Accord have enough to outsell the rival from its homeland? We compare the two in our Honda Accord Hybrid vs Toyota Camry Hybrid comparison here to find our answers-honda accord hybrid vs toyota camry hybrid images

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Honda Accord Hybrid vs Toyota Camry Hybrid – Price Comparison

Honda Accord Hybrid Price in IndiaRs 37 Lakh (estimated)
Toyota Camry Hybrid Price in IndiaRs 30.9 Lakh (ex-showroom)

The Camry Hybrid comes via CKD route and retails for Rs 30.9 Lakh (ex-showroom). This is only marginally more than the non-hybrid model. Such competitive pricing is owing to the FAME scheme by GOI. The new Accord, being a CBU, doesn’t reap any such benefits. The Accord Hybrid costs significantly more. The new Accord Hybrid has gone on sale for Rs 37 Lakh. Of course, the higher price is due to high import duties and being ineligible to benefit from FAME. So, basically, the new Accord will need to be really better than the Camry to justify its higher price tag.

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Honda Accord Hybrid vs Toyota Camry Hybrid – Specifications Comparison

Honda Accord HybridToyota Camry Hybrid
Engine2.0 L, 4 cylinder iVTEC Petrol2.5 L, 4 cylinder Petrol + Electric Motor
Max. Power147 PS (Petrol) + 186 PS (Electric Motor)160 PS (Petrol) + 143 PS (Electric Motor)
Peak Torque175 Nm (Petrol) + 315 Nm (Electric Motor)213 Nm (Petrol) + 270 Nm (Electric Motor)

While the Camry boasts a bigger petrol engine, the Accord has got a more powerful electric motor. While none of these two target the performance junkies, it’s pretty clear that the Accord could enjoy a slight performance advantage here. Both the cars come with an e-CVT, which allows stress-free driving. Also, both the cars score highly on refinement.honda accord hybrid vs toyota camry hybrid images

Honda Accord Hybrid vs Toyota Camry Hybrid – Mileage Comparison

Honda Accord HybridToyota Camry Hybrid
ARAI Mileage23.1 KMPL19.6 KMPL

It’s no surprise that the Accord’s smaller Petrol engine and a more powerful electric motor helps it being more frugal. Compared to the Camry’s fuel mileage of 19.6 KMPL, the Accord delivers 23.1 KMPL. This is a significant difference and gives Accord a definite edge over the Camry.

Honda Accord Hybrid vs Toyota Camry Hybrid – Dimensions

Honda Accord HybridToyota Camry Hybrid
Length4,930 mm4,850 mm
Width1,849 mm1,825 mm
Height1,461 mm1,480 mm
Wheelbase2,776 mm2,775 mm
Ground Clearance170 mm160 mm

The Accord is clearly bigger in size! It is both longer and wider than the Camry. However, the Accord’s wheelbase is only marginally longer. The Accord also enjoys 10 mm of additional ground clearance, which is a boon in Indian road conditions.

Honda Accord Hybrid vs Toyota Camry Hybrid – Design Review

Both the cars look handsome and have a good street presence. We’ve always loved the Camry for its clean lines and that futuristic touch. The Accord, too, has a similar design. Both the cars occupy a lot of real estate and have an aura of sophistication. However, the Accord, whilst boasting a very futuristic nose, looks quite a lot like the earlier generation. While this isn’t really a bad thing, there’s a definite mismatch between the front-end and the side profile. It’s still a tough choice between these two. We have always believed that design preferences are highly subjective and it all boils down to personal tastes. Same is the case with these two. While some of you might like the Accord for that futuristic nose, others might prefer the Camry for its butch, distinctly American looks.

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Both the cars here have well-appointed cabins. The two cars here offer a great deal of passenger comfort, which is something that the usually chauffeur-driven clientele would appreciate. Again, it’s a tough call between these two as both the interior setups are high on comfort and luxuries.

Honda Accord Hybrid vs Toyota Camry Hybrid – Verdict

Clearly, the new Accord has a lot going for it. It is bigger than the Camry, has more power, and even offers higher fuel efficiency. Actually, the Camry isn’t a bad option, either. Even the Toyota is high on features, has a really comfortable cabin, and offers a really potent Petrol-Hybrid powertrain. More than anything else, the Camry Hybrid is priced really competitively, which alone makes quite a case for this machine. The Accord, on the other hand, outclasses the Camry Hybrid in some of the key areas. Honda Cars India has priced the Accord Hybrid at Rs 37 Lakh (ex-showroom, New Delhi). While this is significantly more than the Camry, the new Accord Hybrid just manages to satisfy the premium it commands over the Camry Hybrid.

We hope this Honda Accord Hybrid vs Toyota Camry Hybrid comparison here gives you a good idea on how these two machines compare to each other on various factors. Stay tuned to CarBlogIndia for more on this Honda Accord Hybrid vs Toyota Camry Hybrid comparison.