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.
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.