2018 Honda Accord Shows Up the 2018 Toyota Camry Competition in Chula Vista, CA

The mid-size sedan market's full of options, especially as SUVs have begun to take center stage for all-terrain enthusiasts, families on the go, and extended off-grid vacationers alike. But don't discount the segment just yet. Explore the new Honda Accord, whether in its LX trim, the athletic Sport, midrange EX, or luxurious EX-L or Touring, and we're sure you'll see it's the right choice for your Chula Vista travels, especially against competition hot on its tailpipe, like that of the new Toyota Camry.

Where 2018 Accord pulls ahead is just the beginning, too. For one, the convenience of Smart Start Keyless Access and customizable comfort of Dual-Zone Automatic Climate Control come standard from the get-go, to be sure, and these require an upgrade to a midrange trim, should you go Camry. Secondly, you can certainly find Accord more accommodating, with 12-way adjustable power driver seating with four-way lumbar support, whereas, in Camry, seating adjusts in only six and eight ways, depending on trim. The new Accord even excels when it comes to energetics, putting out a spirited 192 pound-feet of torque to that of Camry, at 184.

Neither can we forget fuel tank capacity. Our Honda sedan offers 14.8 gallons to Camry at only 14.5, meaning fewer trips to the pump during the SoCal pleasure cruise. What's more, speaking of excursions, Accord offers more options for handling, from sporty to efficient and easy to use. You can find a choice of a six-speed manual, CVT with the added push of Sport Mode, or an available ten-speed transmission with paddle shifters for gear changes near seamless at "ten and two." 2018 Camry offers only an only eight-speed auto. Ditto for a more cavernous interior for passengers and luggage alike. Accord pulls ahead of Camry with 105.6 cubic feet of room for riders to the latter's 100.4, as well as with a larger cargo volume, its 16.7-cubic-foot trunk edging out the latter's 14.1 cubic feet.

But these aspects aren't all to which you have to look forward. The new Honda Accord offers much more from the start on its own. For example, Honda Sensing® technology comes standard throughout the lineup, incorporating systems for collision mitigation braking and road departure mitigation, warnings for forward collision and lane departure, a lane keeping assist system, an adaptive cruise control with low-speed follow functionality, and a traffic sign recognition system. Plus, it's a safe bet: 2018 Honda Accord earns five-star front-passenger, front-side, overall side barrier, and rollover crash test ratings earned from the NHTSA.*

However, the best way to discover our latest Honda mid-size car is to stop by from greater San Diego for a visit here at Penske Honda Chula Vista. The enthusiastic staff that calls our 580 Auto Park Dr. showroom home will be delighted to take you out and talk shop on all it has to offer. We can't wait to meet you!

Government star ratings are part of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) New Car Assessment Program (www.safercar.gov)

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