Model Comparison: Honda Accord vs the Competition

Side profile of 2019 Honda Accord Touring 2.0T in Modern Steel Metallic parked outside an upscale building.

Want to see how the 2019 Honda Accord measures up to its rivals? Get the rundown here at Classic Honda of Texoma

It's should come as no surprise to any of our customers that here at Classic Honda of Texoma, we think that our new Honda vehicles are leaders in their respective segments of the auto market. But while we may seem a bit biased, we've always espoused the value of doing your due diligence before committing to one specific model. So, with that in mind, let's talk about the new 2019 Honda Accord.

Now, in the midsize sedan market, the Honda Accord is something of an icon. After all, it's been around in some form or another since 1976, and it shows no signs of going away anytime soon. But over its decades on the road, it has earned itself a few rivals like the Ford Fusion, Hyundai Sonata, Toyota Camry, and even the Mazda6. So, in the spirit of competition, we'd like to dive in and take a look at those cars to see how the new 2019 Honda Accord outclasses them with its performance, features, and innovations.

2019 Honda Accord vs. Toyota Camry

Front 3/4 of 2019 Honda Accord Hybrid Touring in Champagne Frost Pearl parked with a cityscape in the background.The Honda Accord and Toyota Camry have been fierce competitors for quite a few decades now, although to be fair, the Honda Accord has been around for longer than the Toyota Camry, which only came out in 1982. However, both of these Japanese cars are well-regarded in the midsize car segment, but how do their fare when pitted against each other.

Well, for one thing, even though they're both midsize cars, the 2019 Honda Accord is a lot roomier than the 2019 Toyota Camry.

  • With up to 16.7 cubic-feet of trunk space available, the 2019 Honda Accord accommodates everything from groceries to suitcases with ease, while the cramped 14.1 cubic-foot trunk on the 2019 Toyota Camry forces drivers to squeeze and strain to accommodate all their stuff.
  • Taller drivers love the 2019 Honda Accord largely because it has more headroom in the front than the Toyota Camry.
  • Looking for a midsize car you can take on a family road trip? With more rear legroom and more overall passenger volume than the Toyota Camry, it's easy for you, your spouse, and your little ones to stretch out on the road and simply enjoy the ride.

But while its spacious interior has always been one of its strongest suits, the one thing that really sets the new 2019 Honda Accord head and shoulders above the Toyota Camry is its feature availability. For example, the entry-level 2019 Honda Accord LX CVT comes with an available Rear Electronic Parking Aid with Camera system, which is invaluable for those times when you need to parallel park in the city or pull out of a tight spot at your local shopping mall.

Unfortunately for those unlucky enough to choose the entry-level 2019 Toyota Camry L, there isn't even a camera or rear parking aid system available for that trim, meaning you'll have to shell out more money for a pricier trim if you want the same level of convenience. And trust us when we say that all that straining and craning your neck to pull in and out of parking spaces can wear on you quite quickly.

2019 Honda Accord vs. Mazda6

2018 Honda Accord Interior Leather SeatsSo, it's pretty easy to see that the Honda Accord handily bests the 2019 Toyota Camry, but what about its other Japanese rival, the Mazda6? There's no denying that the Mazda6 is a bit more stylish than the Toyota Camry, but can it beat a respected nameplate like the Honda Accord?

Well, the short answer is…no, it really can't.

Sure, the Mazda6 may look sporty and fun to drive, but when it comes time to test its mettle, it's much less powerful than the 2019 Honda Accord.

  • With its base Mazda6 Sport Manual trim, it only managed to eke out up to 192 horsepower 6,000 rpm, which falls far short of the 2019 Honda Accord LX CVT which offers up to 192 horsepower at 5,500 rpm.
  • Oh, and that "Manual" part of the Mazda6 Sport Manual? Well, it comes standard with a manual transmission, so if you're not familiar with a stick shift, you're going to have to shell out for a pricier trim that has an automatic transmission. As for the 2019 Honda Accord, it comes standard with continuously variable transmission, making it not only more powerful, but also a lot easier to drive.
  • Even if you compare top-of-the-line trims like the 2019 Honda Accord Touring 2.0T and Mazda6 Signature, the Honda Accord still comes out on top with up to 252 horsepower while the Mazda6 only manages up to 227 horsepower.

And while we're on the topic of performance, there's one other big difference between the 2019 Honda Accord and the Mazda6. The 2019 Honda Accord can be had as a hybrid car, while the Mazda6 can't. This makes the 2019 Honda Accord the clear choice for drivers who're looking to minimize their transportation costs in the long run, but as for the Mazda6, it seems to be a case of all style, and no substance.

2019 Honda Accord vs. Ford Fusion

Rear 3/4 of 2019 Honda Accord LX driving at night with the auto high-beam headlights feature.Now, we've seen how the 2019 Honda Accord fends off Japanese contenders for its spot at the top, but how does it measure up to challengers from across the Pacific like the Ford Fusion?

Well, that's a something of a tricky question. These two midsize sedans are very evenly matched in a lot of different categories, especially when it comes to standard safety features. The 2019 Honda Accord comes with Honda Sensing®, an innovative suite of safety features that includes…

  • Collision Mitigating Braking System™
  • Road Departure Mitigation System
  • Adaptive Cruise Control with Low-Speed Follow
  • Lane Keeping Assist System
  • Traffic Sign Recognition

The Ford Fusion also comes standard with similar features with its Co-Pilot360 Protect system, but it does miss out on Road Departure Mitigation and Traffic Sign Recognition with its standard safety offerings, so it's drivers don't have quite as much peace of mind when taking long trips.

But while these two cars have a lot in common at a surface level, a close inspection will show that the 2019 Honda Accord provides a level of fit and finish with its features that the Ford Fusion just can't match.

  • Put the pedal to the floor on both the 2019 Honda Accord and the 2019 Ford Fusion, and you'll see that the Honda Accord comes out ahead. With up to 192 horsepower standard, the 2019 Honda Accord is demonstrably more athletic than the anemic 2019 Ford Fusion, which only offers up to 173 horsepower standard.
  • The cabin of the 2019 Honda Accord is outfitted for driver convenience and comfort with standard features like push-button start and dual-zone automatic climate control. If you want those same features on the Ford Fusion, you'll have to spring for options or pricier non-standard trims.
  • Style is subjective, but take a look at the 2019 Honda Accord Sport and compare it against the comparable Ford Fusion SEL trim, and we think you'll see which of the two has an aesthetic edge. With a rear spoiler, comfortable and fashionable simulated leather upholstery , and chrome exhaust tips, the Honda Accord outshines the Ford Fusion, which falls stylistically short with just LED headlights and a leather-wrapped steering wheel.

2019 Honda Accord vs. Hyundai Sonata

Detail shot of the multi-angle rearview camera on the 2019 Honda Accord.So, with three midsize cars handily dispatched, you're probably wondering, "Can any sedan hold a candle to the 2019 Honda Accord?" Well, while Toyota, Mazda, and Ford have fallen short, the new Hyundai Sonata may seem pretty promising as a close competitor, but even it has a few chinks in its armor.

  • For one thing, the 2019 Hyundai Sonata doesn't have nearly as many standard safety features as the 2019 Honda Accord, so it's not quite as good for families on the go. Offering only blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert standard, the 2019 Hyundai Sonata pales in comparison to the security provided by Honda Sensing® on the 2019 Honda Accord.
  • Drive both the 2019 Honda Accord and 2019 Hyundai Sonata for an hour, and you'll quickly see the difference in ride quality between the two. The 2019 Honda Accord Touring 2.0T comes with adaptive suspension dampers that smooth out the ride quality on rougher roads, resulting in a much more pleasant driving experience. As for the 2019 Hyundai Sonata, it lacks adaptive suspension dampers, so you'll really have to go out of your way to avoid potholes.
  • Going on a long trip and worried about finding yourself outside data coverage? The 2019 Honda Accord features an available Wi-Fi hotspot so that you and your passengers can stay connected on the go. Unfortunately for Sonata owners, there's no Wi-Fi hotspot available, so once you're out of range of the cell tower, you're out of luck…

Have questions about how the 2019 Honda Accord fares against other midsize sedans? Stop by Classic Honda of Texoma today to have a chat with our team and take a test drive!

There's a great wide world of midsize cars for you to choose from out there, but we think you'd be doing yourself a disservice if you didn't put the 2019 Honda Accord at the top of your list. So, if you'd like to take one out for a spin and experience some of the features and capabilities we've mentioned above for yourself, we'd love to invite you down for a test drive here at Classic Honda of Texoma. Stop in today and see why the 2019 Honda Accord is fast favorite of so many of our customers and team members.

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