THE 2017 TOYOTA CAMRY VS. THE 2017 FORD FUSION, 2017 HONDA ACCORD, AND 2016 HYUNDAI SONATA
The family sedan segment is its own little Cold War, with each manufacturer desperately trying to get a leg up on the others. For years now the Toyota Camry has stood at the top of the tree with its efficient powertrains, fantastic value, and stellar reliability. However, this also means it’s the vehicle every other manufacturer is gunning for – so can the Camry remain head of its class? Let’s find out!
|Fuel Economy (L/100km)||9.8 City / 7.1 Hwy||10.0 City / 7.0 Hwy||8.7 City / 6.6 Hwy||10.4 City / 7.4 Hwy|
|Touchscreen||6.1” Standard||4.2” Standard||7.7” Optional||5.0” Standard|
|Wireless Smartphone Charging||Available||Not Available||Available||Not Available|
|IIHS Rating||2016 Top Safety Pick +||2016 Top Safety Pick +||2016 Top Safety Pick +||2016 Top Safety Pick +|
THE 2017 TOYOTA CAMRY
The 2017 Toyota Camry represents serious value, with a base price of just $24,970 you get a lot of car for the money. The ‘base’ 2.5L engine uses just 9.8L/100km in the city and 7.1L/100km on the highway, and the available Hybrid version reduces your fuel consumption even further. Ten standard airbags ensure you’re always safe, and intelligent features like wireless smartphone charging and a 7-inch LCD touchscreen are on hand to make your daily commute as comfortable as possible.
THE 2017 HONDA ACCORD
The new Honda Accord is one of the Camry’s main rivals, although it’s always struggles somewhat to keep up. Its $25,890 base price is slightly higher than the Toyota’s, but lacks some of the Camry’s features like a standard touchscreen with backup camera. It also features fewer airbags than the Camry, putting it at a serious disadvantage. J.D. Power also rates Toyota vehicles as more reliable than Honda’s, so your Camry will most likely last longer than a Accord.
THE 2017 FORD FUSION
The recently revamped Ford Fusion is a rather compelling package, with a svelte new look – but does it hold up underneath? It does achieve slightly better fuel economy than the Camry, however, it only accomplishes this through a severely underpowered 1.5L engine that makes even simple passing a chore. Ford also offers a Hybrid model, although Ford’s Hybrid tech is relatively new and unproven compared to Toyota’s.
THE 2017 HYUNDAI SONATA
It’s true that Hyundai has made great strides in quality since its introduction to the North American market – but Toyota has decades of experience in satisfying Canadian families. As a result the new Sonata still lags behind in a few areas – its features a smaller touchscreen that the Camry, as well as fewer airbags, and wireless smartphone charging isn’t available at any price.
In the end, despite a strong showing by its contenders, the 2016 Toyota Camry remains the best family sedan in Canada. Its combination of standard equipment, fuel economy, reliability, and technology remains unbeatable, at least for the moment. Mayfield Toyota is proud to offer this amazing vehicle to customers across Edmonton, St. Albert, Sherwood Park, Spruce Grove, and beyond.