Toyota Avalon vs Honda Accord


Looking for a new sedan for your commute around Harrisburg, Mechanicsburg, and Carlisle? At Faulkner Toyota Harrisburg, we took a side-by-side look at the Toyota Avalon vs. Honda Accord to showcase what you will find in these two popular models.


Toyota Avalon vs Honda Accord


Power Output

The Honda Accord has two turbo engines with the 1.5L 4-clyinder with turbocharger engine and the available 2.0L 4-cylinder with turbocharger engine. The 1.5L engine supplies 192 horsepower and 192 lb-ft of torque, while the available 2.0L engine delivers 252 horsepower and 273 lb-ft of torque.

The standard engine in the Toyota Avalon outperforms both of those engines in terms of power. The 3.5L V6 engine inside the Avalon produces 301 horsepower and 267 lb-ft of torque.

Utilizing that power, the Accord comes with a Continuously Variable Transmission with Sport Mode and the Avalon has the dynamic Direct Shift 8-speed Electronically Controlled automatic transmission with intelligence with Sequential Shiftmatic™ Mode.


Entertainment Options

Each sedan will give you the ability to stream music hands-free thanks to Bluetooth® technology. The multimedia system of the Entune™ 3.0 Audio Plus with App Suite that is standard in the Toyota Avalon features even more options for your entertainment.

Use your favorite apps from your phone with seamless connectivity through Apple CarPlay® and Siri® Eyes Free. You will also get to explore all the music available to you through SiriusXM® Satellite Radio. With Wi-Fi Connect Powered by Verizon, you won’t have to use up all your smartphone’s data while you stream your personalized entertainment. The Honda Accord has similar features to these but would require you to upgrade to a higher trim level.

The standard audio system in the Accord features four speakers. The Toyota Avalon on the other hand has an enhanced listening experience with its standard 8-speaker system. Also, the media display in the Avalon is larger with a 9-inch touchscreen, while the Accord has a 7-inch screen.


Toyota Avalon vs Honda Accord

Advanced Safety Features

The Toyota Avalon and Honda Accord each have an impressive suite of driver-assistive technologies that make them practical sedans that will keep you safe. The Avalon features the Toyota Safety Sense™ P system, and the Accord has a similar innovative system with its Honda Sensing®.

In each of these systems, you will find technologies that will help you stay within your lane by alerting you when you start to drift and even providing corrective steering. Also, they both come with an Advanced Cruise Control System that will automatic slow down your vehicle when you are approaching another car then speed back up to your set speed when it is safe to do so.

One cutting-edge feature that is standard in the Toyota Avalon and not standard in the Accord is the Blind Spot Monitor and Rear Cross-Traffic Alert. This is extremely useful when you are looking to see if there is another car in the lane you are trying to switch over to and will help you back out safely in congested parking lots.


Choosing Which Car to Get

After seeing the Toyota Avalon vs. Honda Accord, you can see why both cars are popular choices among drivers in Harrisburg, Mechanicsburg, and Carlisle. If you are in need of a car that has strong performance and comes equipped with more modern technologies, then the Toyota Avalon might be just the car you are looking for!

Come find out more about the Avalon and test drive one today at Faulkner Toyota Harrisburg!

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