Honda Accord vs. Toyota Corolla
Honda Accord
Toyota Corolla
At a Glance: Accord vs. Corolla
Honda Accord

What do you want in a sedan? Are you looking for a champion commuter, something to get to the office near Indio, La Quinta, Cathedral City, Coachella, or Palm Springs, CA? Perhaps you’re looking to drive downtown and enjoy the city scene in something stylish.

Whatever your reasons, the Honda Accord and the Toyota Corolla are two great options. Today, the team at Unicars Honda is here to give you the scoop on these two superb sedans through the following Honda Accord vs. Toyota Corolla comparison.

Keep on reading to discover which vehicle is worthy of a test drive!



192 HP | 169 HP
Accord vs Corolla


39.5 in. | 38.3 in.
Accord vs Corolla


16.7 cu. ft. | 13.1 cu. ft.
Accord vs Corolla
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Honda Accord

While sedans like the Honda Accord and the Toyota Corolla aren’t known for their power, they still have a lot to offer. In fact, one of these sedans reaches close to the 200-mark when it comes to horsepower. Let’s find out just how these engines perform.

Which Sedan Is More Powerful?

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 2.0L, it only generates 169 horsepower and 151 lb-ft of torque.

Prioritize Efficiency

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.

Honda Accord

Sedans find the perfect middle ground between spacious interiors and compact exteriors. While both models have room for five passengers, there’s no question as to which model will be more comfortable for you and your passengers.

Which Sedan Is More Spacious?

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 their front row dimensions:

Honda Accord


Toyota Corolla

39.5 inches


38.3 inches

42.3 inches


42 inches

57.9 inches

Shoulder room

54 inches

55.4 inches

Hip room

53.9 inches

Interior Amenities

While we’re in the front row, we should also mention that the Accord offers Dual-Zone Automatic Climate Control. Corolla drivers will have to make use of the single-zone automatic climate control.

People aren’t all that will enjoy some extra space inside the Accord. Your luggage, backpacks, or groceries will fit nicely within 16.7 cubic feet of maximum cargo volume. Unfortunately, Toyota only brings 13.1 cubic feet of maximum cargo volume to the Corolla.

Honda Accord

Whether you’re driving to work or dropping off the kids at school, getting to your destination safely is always the top priority. The Honda Accord and the Toyota Corolla are two sedans that deliver. As such, both models provide numerous safety features.

Which One Has More Safety Features?

This answer is almost a tie, as both the Accord and the Corolla offer these following safety advantages—all standard, we might add:

  • Adaptive Cruise Control
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Lane Keeping/Tracing Assist
  • Traffic Sign Recognition
Body Structure

There’s 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 exclusive to Honda, so you won’t find it in the Corolla.

Test Drive the Honda Accord Today
Honda Accord

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 Indio, La Quinta, Cathedral City, Coachella, or Palm Springs, CA, 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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