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January 18, 2022
Posted by Chloe Taylor

2022 Toyota Camry Vs. 2022 Honda Accord: What Is The Best Value Family Sedan To Lease?

Toyota and Honda are the leading car manufacturers, renowned for offering reliable cars with solid build quality, comfort, and excellent fuel economy—all at a reasonable price. If you have your eyes set on leasing a reliable and value-based family sedan, the Toyota and Honda brand offers some of the best options in this segment.

Midsize family sedans are the ideal all-round car for any shopper looking for low-hung four-door vehicles that blend spacious cabin, ample cargo hold, potent powertrains, and family-friendly niceties to take care of everything, from the daily commute to family trips.

When looking for the best family sedans out there to lease, the 2022 Toyota Camry and the 2022 Honda Accord stand out as the class’s top contenders. These two Japanese cars are well-rounded and tick off all the right boxes in any shopper’s list. But then, which of these is the best value family sedan to lease?

What’s New?

Despite the shift in consumers’ attention, from the low-hung roof sedans to the high roof SUVs, the Toyota Camry is still one of the hot-selling sedans out there. The Camry easily epitomizes everything any shopper would like to see in his family sedan—enough space for the family, modern technology, and fuel-efficient and potent engines.

For the 2022 model year, the Camry comes nearly unchanged. Besides, “why change a winning formula?” The 2022 Toyota Camry got a mid-face-lift just last year, so it’s never a surprise that this outstanding midsize car is without any significant changes. Nevertheless, Toyota gave the Camry some slight upgrades and content adjustments. A new Camry SE Nightshade Edition makes its way to the 2022 Camry lineup. Also, dual-zone automatic climate control is now standard across all 2022 Camry lineup except for the TRD.

Other highlights of the 2022 Camry include new paint options. The Edge White is now available on non-TRD trims, while the Galactic Aqua hue has been phased out.

Like the Camry, the Honda Accord has been a top dog in the family midsize sedan segment for decades. The Accord has always been one of the best lease options for shoppers looking to lease a well-rounded midsize sedan.

The last time Honda gave the Accord a ground-up redesign was in 2018 to mark the 10th generation of this phenomenal sedan. This Honda’s hot-selling family sedan also received a mid-face-lift for 2021, so it’s okay to see that the Accord makes it to the 2022 Honda lineup with no significant changes.

For the 2022 model year, the Accord carries on with its exemplary refinement, remarkable comfort, potent and fuel-efficient powertrain options. The 2022 Accord comes with two turbocharged engines as well as a hybrid model, which is now available in the Sport trim level instead of the EX hybrid like its outgoing model.

Powertrain & Transmission

These Japanese sedan cars offer two regular engine options and a hybrid option. The base engine on each vehicle provides ample power for daily commute, but if you want more spirited driving, the powerful optional powertrains are up to the task.

The 2022 Toyota Camry comes standard with a 2.5-liter four-cylinder that coughs out up to 206 horsepower (202 to 206 hp, depending on the model) and up to 186 lb-ft torque (182 to 186, depending on the trim). For shoppers that need more power, Toyota has taken care of that by offering a more robust 3.5-liter V6 that makes 301 hp and 267 lb-ft of torque. Both engines pair with a slick-shifting eight-speed automatic transmission; however, with the 3.5-liter V6, this eight-speed automatic sends power exclusively to the FWD.

Under the hood, the Honda remains largely unchanged. It comes standard with a turbocharged 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine that generates 192 horsepower and 192 lb-ft of torque. Having dropped the manual transmission option last year, the 2022 Accord is now solely mated to a continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT) and front-wheel drive.

If you want more power with the 2022 Accord, Honda got you covered with the optional turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder with 252 horsepower. Unlike the base powertrain that is hooked to a CVT, the optional turbo-four engine pairs with a 10-speed automatic transmission.

Handling & Performance

The sole purpose of the Camry is to deliver a reliable and practical means of moving the whole family week in and week out. So, while the 2022 Camry provides a pleasant combination of relaxed ride and composed handling, its driving dynamics are far from been great in the class. Compared to other rivals like the 2022 Accord, the 2022 Toyota Camry performance falls below par. Even with the performance-focused TRD model, the 2022 Camry is yet to catch up with the level of entertaining driving manners that close rivals like the 2022 Accord offers.

You should consider leasing the 2022 Honda Accord over the 2022 Camry if you want better driving dynamics. The 2022 Honda Accord delivers better driving dynamics and more refined ride quality in the midsize car segment than most other cars.

Fuel Economy

Although the 2022 Camry delivers more power than the 2022 Accord, making leasing the 2022 Toyota Camry a better option for power thirst shoppers, it still doesn’t mean you’d get to spend more time at the pump with the Camry.

With the 3.5-liter V6, the 2022 Camry gets an EPA estimated 22/33 mpg, while the 2022 Accord gets 22/32 mpg city/highway with the 2.0-liter engine.

Interior, Cargo

When it comes to interior space and quality, the 2022 Camry and the 2022 Accord has all the desirable interior materials and tech niceties to woo any shopper. Both family sedans also afford a swath of tech and a long list of safety features.

But besides the Honda affording superior performance and handling, it also delivers more intuitive tech features, a better-outfitted cabin, and more upscale materials than the Camry.

The 2022 Honda Accord boasts the most rear-seat space and large trunk than most cars in the segment, including the 2022 Camry.

If you’re considering leasing a family sedan, both the 2022 Camry and the 2022 Accord have all it takes to be at the top of any shopper’s list. To get an unbeatable deal when you lease any of these, reach out to VIP Auto, 1204 Hylan Blvd, Staten Island, NY 10305

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