2018 Honda Accord Sport
2018 Toyota Camry XSE
|29 city / 35* highway||
|22 city / 32 highway|
|205 @ 5700RPM||
|158 @ 6500RPM|
|192 @ 2100 RPM||
|138 lb-ft @ 4200 RPM|
Serving Tallahassee, Valdosta, and Panama City
All Honda Accord trims are bestsellers. Each trim builds upon the features included in the trim below it, and the modest price increase is negligible. This popular sedan has always managed to attract a wide range of consumers, from those who want a safe, comfortable mid-size family sedan to those who desire a bit of sportiness in addition to the standard features of a commuter vehicle. The Sport trim, once again available for 2018, is a variant of the base LX and piles on a good number of feature upgrades for about the same price as the LX.
The Toyota Camry competes directly with the Accord. It's of similar dimensions and comes with a long list of standard convenience and safety features. However, the XSE, built to compete with the Accord Sport, comes up a bit short in the areas of driver aids and appealing interior upgrades. It's also more expensive than the SE trim upon which it's designed.
The 2018 Honda Accord Sport comes with the lane-keeping assist system, adaptive cruise control, traffic sign recognition system, and auto high-beam headlights. The instrumentation panel is easy to navigate. Safety systems include electronic brake-force distribution, vehicle stability assist, brake assist, LED running lights, and a multi-angle rearview camera with dynamic guidelines. That's quite an impressive package for an affordable Accord trim. The 2018 Toyota Camry XSE is fitted with adaptive cruise control and a frontal pre-collision system, and a head-up display is also included. However, most other standard features not found on the XSE trim are convenience-minded and have nothing to do with driver aid or active safety systems.
The 2018 Honda Accord Sport is built with MacPherson strut front suspension, a wheel resonator, dual-pinion variable-ratio electric power steering, and of course, antilock brakes. A six-speed manual transmission is standard, something not offered on the base LX trim. The other transmission option is a continuously variable system, and buyers who choose this option will enjoy the included sport mode. The Sport also comes with 19-inch machine-finished alloy wheels with black trim inserts. The tires are 235 / 40 R19 size, larger than what comes standard on the LX trim. The 2018 Toyota Camry XSE also gets larger tires than the standard SE trim, but the sport-tuned suspension is actually a bit poorer in terms of calibration than the suspension on the Accord Sport. The available 3.5L V6 gives the car quite a power boost, but this option is very expensive and significantly lowers the fuel efficiency. A V6 is not an option on the Accord Sport, but buyers will love the fuel savings as well as the turbo boost from the inline-4 engine.
The 2018 Honda Accord Sport comes with dual-zone automatic climate control, full power accessories, push-button start, driver and front-passenger vanity mirrors, 12-volt power outlets, and illuminated steering wheel-mounted controls. The 8-inch display screen, HondaLink, and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are also included on this trim. The audio system is impressive, with eight speakers and a total of 180 Watts of power. The 2018 Camry XSE builds upon the SE trim with included leather upholstery and a JBL sound system, but buyers will pay more to get these features as well as similar display features and infotainment software.
The Accord is well-known as a comfortable, roomy, passenger-friendly sedan. The Sport version is the one you'll like if you have a desire for optimal handling and peppy performance. Check out this model today at our dealership, and call us ahead to schedule a test drive. You'll be impressed with how it stacks up to the competition, namely the Toyota Camry XSE.
*Based on 2018 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions and other factors.