Accord Comparison

2015 Honda Accord vs. Toyota Camry, Chevrolet Malibu, Ford Fusion, Kia Optima, Hyundai Sonata, Nissan Altima



A perennial Car and Drive 10Best Car, Accord simply does everything well. Beyond the specifics of any given comparison, no competitor can match Accord's overall excellence, refinement, and balanced combination of strengths, including:
  • Top safety ratings
  • Superior EPA fuel economy ratings
  • Engaging driving dynamics
  • Roomy and comfortable interior
  • Long list of standard features
  • Superior initial value
  • Renowned reliability
  • High resale/residual values
  • Low cost of ownership

2015 Accord vs. 2015 Camry
Accord's top advantages include:

Higher EPA Fuel Economy Ratings
Despite its more powerful engine, the 2015 Accord EX-L sedan with 4-cylinder engine and CVT has a 2-mpg city rating advantage, a 1-mgp highway rating advantage, and a 3-mpg combined rating advantage versus the 2015 Toyota Camry XLE Sedan with 4-cylinder engine and 6-speed automatic transmission. (The Accord EX-L V-6 sedan has a 3-mpg highway rating advantage and a 1-mpg combined rating advantage versus the 2015 Camry XLE V-6 sedan.)

More Horsepower and Torque
The Accord's 2.4-liter 4-cylinder engine produces 7 more horsepower and 11 more lb-ft of torque than the Camry's 2.5-liter 4-cylinder. (The Accord's 3.5-liter V-6 engine produces 10 more horsepower and 4 more lb-ft of torque than the Camry's 3.5-liter V-6.)

Standard Safety and Convenience Features
Forward Collision Warning (FCW) system, Lane Departure Warning (LDW) system, and Honda LaneWatch are standard on Accord EX-L and EX-L V-6, while comparable features are optional on Camry XLE and XLE V-6. Hill Start Assist and two-position memory for driver's seat are standard on Accord EX-L and EX-L V-6, but not available on Camry XLE and XLE V-6.

2015 Accord vs. 2015 Malibu
Accord's top advantages include:

Better EPA Fuel Economy Ratings
Accord has a 2-mpg city rating advantage and a 2-mpg combined rating advantage over the 2015 Chevrolet Malibu.

More Rear-Seat Legroom
Accord has 1.7 inch more rear-seat legroom, providing greater comfort for adults and growing teenagers.

Greater Overall Value
When Malibu 1LZ is comparably equipped, the 2015 Accord EX-L is priced (MSRP) $3,645 less. Popular features like Hill Start Assist and variable assisted steering are not available on Malibu 1LTZ.

Significantly Higher Residual Values
Automotive Lease Guide (ALG) estimates that the 2015 Accord EX-L will retain 50% of its initial value after 36 months and 38% after 60 months vs. 41% and 31% for the 2015 Chevrolet Malibu 1LTZ.

2015 Accord vs. 2015 Fusion
Accord's top advantages include:

Significantly Better EPA Fuel Economy Ratings
Accord has a 5-mpg city rating advantage, a 2-mpg highway rating advantage, and a 5-mpg combined rating advantage over the 2015 Ford Fusion SE - despite producing more horsepower and torque.

Superior Rating in IIHS Small Overlap Front Crash Test
The 2015 Accord earned a GOOD rating, the highest possible, on the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) demanding small overlap front crash test. The 2015 Fusion scored an ACCEPTABLE rating.

Greater Overall Value
When Fusion SE is comparably equipped, the 2015 Accord EX-L is priced (MSRP) $2,200 less. Many popular features like automatic dual-zone climate control, leather-trimmed seats, heated front seats, memory driver's seat, moonroof, and a rearview camera are all optional, rapidly pushing Fusion's low initial base price well above Accord EX-L's MSRP.

2015 Accord vs. 2015 Optima
Accord's top advantages include:

Significantly Better EPA Fuel Economy Ratings
Accord has a 4-mpg city rating advantage, a 2-mpg highway rating advantage, and a 4-mpg combined rating advantage over the 2015 Kia Optima EX.

Superior Rating in IIHS Small Overlap Front Crash Test
The 2015 Accord earned a GOOD rating, the highest possible, on the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) demanding small overlap front crash test. The 2015 Optima scored an ACCEPTABLE rating.

Significantly More Rear-Seat Legroom
Accord as 3.8 inch more rear-seat legroom, providing greater comfort for adults and growing teenagers.

Significantly Higher Residual Values
Automotive Lease Guide (ALG) estimates that the 2015 Accord EX-L will retain 50% of its initial value after 36 months and 38% after 60 months vs. 44% and 33% for the 2015 Kia Optima EX.

2015 Accord vs. 2015 Sonata
Accord's top advantages include:

Roomier Back Seat
Accord offers rear-seat passengers 2.9 inches more legroom than Sonata. Edmunds.com says about Accord, "Both front and rear occupants will find plenty of legroom and should room - the sedan's back seat is arguably best-in-class with its combination of space and comfort," while noting that Sonata's "sweeping roof line compromises headroom for taller passengers."

Historically Better Reliability
Accord to USNews.com, the 2014 Accord's reliability rating is "Better Than Most". The 2014 Sonata's is "About Average". (Reliability ratings not available for 2015 models.)

Standard Safety and Convenience Features
Standard conveniences like dual-zone automatic climate control and Hill Start Assist are standard on Accord LX, but not available on Sonata SE.

2015 Accord vs. 2015 Altima
Accord's top advantages include:

Responsive and Smooth CVT
According to Edmunds.com, "Honda's [CVT] unit is the best of the breed, as it responds quickly for swift passing maneuvers and then lets the engine rpm drop back smoothly when the need for quick acceleration has passed." By contrast, Edmunds.com found Altima's CVT, "too eager at times during moderate acceleration, causing needless engine noise, only to settle into a cruise at an rpm that feels too low."

Roomier Back Seat
Accord's "best-in-class" back seat has more headroom, legroom (2.4 iinches), hiproom (2.6 inches), and shoulder room than Altima.

Historically Better Reliability
According to USNews.com, the 2014 Accord's reliability rating is "Better Than Most". The 2014 Altima's is "About Average". (Reliability ratings not available for 2015 models.)

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