What do you want in a sedan? Are you looking for a champion commuter, something to get you to the office near Cathedral City, Indio, and Coachella Valley? Perhaps you’re looking to drive downtown and enjoy the city scene in something stylish.
Whatever your reasons, the 2022 Honda Accord and the Toyota Corolla are two great options. Today, Unicars Honda is here to give you the scoop on these two superb sedans through the following 2022 Honda Accord vs. Toyota Corolla comparison.
Keep on reading to discover which vehicle is worthy of a test drive!
When it comes to power and performance, the Honda Accord knocks it out of the park. Lift the hood of the standard trim and you’ll find a 1.5L turbo engine, complete with 192 horsepower and 192 lb-ft of torque. While the standard engine on the Toyota is a larger 1.8L, it only generates 139 horsepower and 126 lb-ft of torque.
Plus, the1.5L engine of the Honda also includes Eco Assist™, which helps you be a more efficient driver in stop-and-go traffic.
They do, however, share some performance similarities. For example, each vehicle offers available drive mode systems among their higher trim levels. This allows drivers to adapt to road and weather conditions more easily, thus staying more in control on the roadways. They both also come standard with front-wheel drive.
We’ll let the numbers answer this one. Up front, the Honda Accord provides tons of room for you and your passengers. Unfortunately, the Toyota Corolla just isn’t as roomy up front. Check out the front row dimensions:
|Headroom||39.5 inches||38.3 inches|
|Legroom||42.3 inches||42 inches|
|Shoulder room||58.3 inches||54 inches|
|Hip room||55.3 inches||53.9 inches|
While we’re in the front row, we should also mention that the Accord comes standard with Dual-Zone Automatic Climate Control. Corolla drivers will have to upgrade to a higher trim level if they want to experience this feature.
People aren’t the only things that will enjoy some extra space inside the Accord. Your luggage, backpacks, or groceries will fit nicely amongst 16.7 cubic feet of maximum cargo volume. Unfortunately, Toyota only brings 13.1 cubic feet of maximum cargo volume to the Corolla.
This answer is almost a tie, as both the Accord and the Corolla offer these following safety advantages—all standard, we may add:
- Adaptive Cruise Control
- Lane Departure Warning
- Lane Keeping/Tracing Assist
- Traffic Sign Recognition
There is one thing that does give the Accord a bit of a safety edge, though. It’s known as ACE™ (Advanced Compatibility Engineering™) Body Structure. This Honda-exclusive body design uses a network of front frame structures to deflect and absorb energy caused by a frontal collision. You’ll find this design element built into every trim of the Accord, too.
Of course, as mentioned above, it’s Honda-exclusive, so you won’t find it in the Corolla.
Now that you’ve read our Honda Accord vs. Toyota Corolla comparison, it’s time to choose your favorite! If you’ve fallen in love with the power, space, and safety features of the Honda Accord, why not schedule a test drive?
If you’re in the Cathedral City, Indio, and Coachella Valley, area, stop by and see us at Unicars Honda to start the shopping process today! We look forward to working with you.
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