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Should I buy a Honda Accord or Toyota Camry?


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i want to buy a car in next week. I looking at a Honda Accord 2.0t or Toyota Camry. What year you think is good or what kind of car would u recommend. 
looking for reliable, good on gas not over 32,000. 

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The Camry is slightly better.


It’s naturally aspirated,

most of them have proven transmissions (that have been around for ages on euro cars),

and they seem to be better built overall.

(The accord tends to have AC/Tech issues and the current main issues affecting new Honda’s are:

That the AEB system randomly kicks in and applies maximum brakes

Can’t confirm this, but multiple people have complained to the NHTSA that the suspension/steering seems to have an odd geometry that causes instability on poorly paved roads.

Needless to say, the Camry doesn’t have those kinds of issues)


First of all definitely do consider purchasing new because a used Accord or Camry under 32k miles is without a doubt going to be same price or even more than brand new. My 2022 Civic Touring at msrp was about $5k less than a used one from 2020, and this is true for almost all cars in this market. Mechanically speaking I agree with @Dan above, but if interior is also important for you I personally like the Accord interior more and so far I haven't had issues with the new Honda's I've bought myself or people around me.


If you want longevity with fewer issues, then go with the Toyota Camry.  Since used car prices are on par with new in many instances, you might as well buy new.


My personal preference for searching cars built within the last 15 years.

1) Naturally Aspirated 4 Cylinder Accord.

2) Almost any Camry, 4 or 6 cylinder, because they are naturally aspirated. 

3) 6 cylinder Accord, knowing I will need to replace the timing belt or check that it has been replaced according to maintenance guidelines. 

4) Any Accord or Camry w/ Turbo.