We take on the contenders: Camry vs Accord

The Toyota Camry is one of the most commonly sold family sedans in the United States. Since rising in popularity during the 1980s, both have undergone several incarnations in order to keep stride with similar vehicles, including those from Subaru and Ford. Yet the age-old debate with a reputation rooted in sensibility and affordability, the 2016 Honda Accord and the 2016 continues: If placed in a boxing ring, would the Accord or the Camry win? It's a bit like debating whether chocolate ice cream or vanilla ice cream is better -- both are good choices, so opting for either one is a solid option. Nevertheless, we've paired them side by side based on several different features and outlined the conclusions for you here.

Style

When it first came on the scene in 2012, the Camry had a purely functional appearance. In other words, it was boring to look at. Three years later, Toyota updated its high-selling car to include an attractive side view and remarkable front end. The interior also received a much-needed facelift with its inexpensive, amateurish appearance being replaced with a more stylish trim and stately dashboard. That said, it still can't compare with the sleek curves and more symmetrical design of the Accord. With the new outfitting for 2016 and the more sophisticated interior, the Accord slides ahead.

And the winner is... Honda Accord

Consumer Friendly

Toyota appreciates simplicity and this is reflected well in the design of the Camry's controls. The oversized center buttons are easy to reach and easy to understand. While the Camry doesn't offer the palette of technological advances that the Accord does (namely Android Auto®, Apple Carplay®, and rain sensing windshield wipers), it does have enough, including a navigation system, rear cross traffic alert, and expandable apps. However, the Accord's advantage in this area is balanced with the amount of time necessary to scroll through the various menu settings, notably the navigation system.

A comfortable sliding armrest and cell phone holder in the center console of the Camry makes a good thing even better. More, long drives are made more comfortable with the ergonomic design of the Camry's seats. As for quality, the Accord has a slight edge. Parts, particularly the door panels, are put together in a more secure fashion.

And the winner is... Toyota Camry

Comfort

Both the Camry and the Accord provide the driver with optimum sight lines and maximum comfort. They both allow drivers of all shapes and sizes the opportunity to adjust the seating to accommodate their body with comfort in mind. The Camry's front seats are fairly flat, however, and the Accord's seats are more formed to the shape of a human body. Both cars provide ample space for passengers to sit without needing to hunch over, but the Accord has slightly more side glass and a lower beltline for the back riders, thereby making the view a little more enjoyable. With 38.9 inches between the front seats and the backs seats, the Camry affords passengers approximately a half inch more legroom. To be clear, this flip flops in the trunk, where the Accord measures .4 cubic feet more space than the Toyota.

And the winner is... Honda Accord Any time we take a select few qualities and compare them side by side, there's a great chance we're overlooking something important to readers. Using the measures of style, practicality, and comfort, though, we declare the Honda Accord as the winner.

This article represents the opinion of the author and not an opinion of Get All Parts.