Compare the Toyota Camry to the Honda Accord & Ford Fusion | Merrimack Valley Area Sedan Comparison

The Toyota Camry has come a long way since it first hit the U.S. market in the 80s. While it was certainly well-received by critics and consumers then as it is now, its older models offered only modest power in a conservative package. Comparatively, its newer counterpart is much more advanced in both engineering and design thanks to years of consistent innovation. Today, it holds the designation as a best-selling sedan and is beloved by many of the customers who visit Jaffarian Toyota in Haverhill, Massachusetts, too.

Its popularity is well deserved, of course. This model takes driving to the next level with its cutting-edge capabilities and trend-setting style. It even sets the bar higher for its own segment. Rivals like the Honda Accord and Ford Fusion can hardly compete against the new Toyota Camry and the exceptional qualities it has to offers to drivers like you in Andover, Lawrence, and Methuen, MA. In fact, the case in favor of this new Toyota car is so enticing, some folks may just have to travel from across from Salem in New Hampshire to discover just what it can do when put to the test on the road.

Toyota Camry vs. Honda Accord in Haverhill, MA

When it comes to the midsize sedan arena, both the Toyota Camry and Honda Accord are regarded as top contenders, and rightfully so. They share many similarities after all. However, Toyota maintains its position at the top of the tier because its model excels in a way its opponent's does not. A comparison of the base level trims of the newest models available - that is, the 2018 Toyota Camry L and the 2017 Honda Accord LX - shows that the former has the upper hand.

  • 2.5L Dynamic Force 4-Cylinder engine of the Toyota Camry produces better results, generating up to 203 horsepower and 184 pound-feet of torque. Compare this to the 185 horsepower and 181 pound-feet of torque generated by the 2.4L In-Line 4 engine on the Honda Accord, and the outcome is clear.
  • Fuel economy is the Honda brand's claim to fame, or so most people think. Believe it or not, the Camry can travel as much as 29 city, 41 highway, and 34 combined MPG! In contrast, the Accord provides a driving range of only the 21 city, 33 highway, and 25 combined MPG. The victor is clear.
  • The Toyota Camry is better equipped to deliver a more exhilarating driving experience as well. For example, its Direct Shift 8-Speed Electronically Controlled Automatic Transmission will let you transition from gear to gear seamlessly. It even has two more settings than the Honda Accord's standard 6-speed Automatic Transmission!

Toyota Camry vs. Ford Fusion in Haverhill, MA

The Ford Fusion is another notable opponent in the midsize sedan segment, yet even this model pales in comparison to the new Toyota Camry. Put them side-by side, and you will clearly see that our pick produces better results in action. Below are only some of the ways in which the 2018 Toyota model surpasses its adversary of the same year in terms of performance, safety, and more, making it the clear top choice for Haverhill, Lawrence, and all Merrimack Valley drivers.

  • Once again, the 2.5L Dynamic Ford 4-Cylinder engine geared on the Toyota Camry takes the spotlight. Its figures, pitted against the 175 horsepower and 175 pound-feet of torque exerted by the 2.5L Duratec® I-4, easily outperforms the Ford Fusion.
  • The Camry is much easier to maneuver as well. Supported by performance-enhancing technologies like Electric Power Steering and finished with an aerodynamic design, it moves with greater fluidity. Coupled with its turning radius of 37.4 feet, which is less than the 37.6 feet turning radius on the Ford Fusion, it can complete sharp turns with increased efficacy.
  • One of the advantages of the Toyota Camry is its superb safety. In fact, it comes as a standard with Toyota Safety Sense™ P (TSS-P) which is bundled with a whole host of assistive gadgets. Unlike the Ford Fusion which has more common tools like a Rear View Camera and Tire Pressure Monitoring system, you will have more comprehensive protection with our pick.

It's clear that the Toyota Camry is a formidable opponent, but the best way to truly understand the sum of its parts is with a test drive here at Jaffarian Toyota. Our team of Toyota experts in Haverhill is prepared to answer questions, discuss your options, and set you up behind the wheel of the new 2018 Toyota Camry that fits you best.

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