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Make
Model
Variant
Engine
Car #2
Make
Model
Variant
Engine

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2008. - 2011.
D - Large family car
wagon, 5 door
Front
Badges
Production
Vehicle class
Body style
Wheel drive
Safety
2009. - 2012.
D - Large family car
wagon, 5 door
Front

Dimensons & Volumes

4750 mm
1840 mm
1470 mm
395 liters
1252 liters
65 liters
Length
Width
Height
Boot (min)
Boot (max)
Fuel tank
4765 mm
1810 mm
1480 mm
543 liters
1609 liters
60 liters

Engine

Honda
2.2 N22B
Diesel
4 - Inline, 4 valves per cylinder
Turbo
2199 cc
150 hp
350 Nm
Engine
Fuel
Configuration
Aspiration
Displacement
Power
Torque
Diesel
4 - Inline, 4 valves per cylinder
Turbo
2231 cc
150 hp
340 Nm

Performance (manual gearbox)

manual gearbox - 6 gears
1529 kg
10.0 s
207 km/h
7.4 l/100km
4.9 l/100km
5.8 l/100km
153 g/km
Gearbox type
Vehicle weight
Acc. 0-100
Top speed
Cons. (urban)
Cons. (highway)
Cons. (average)
CO2 emissions
manual gearbox - 6 gears
1520 kg
9.2 s
210 km/h
7.1 l/100km
4.8 l/100km
5.6 l/100km
150 g/km

Performance (automatic gearbox)

automatic - 5 gears
1603 kg
10.2 s
202 km/h
8.6 l/100km
5.4 l/100km
6.6 l/100km
173 g/km
Gearbox type
Vehicle weight
Acc. 0-100
Top speed
Cons. (urban)
Cons. (highway)
Cons. (average)
CO2 emissions
automatic - 6 gears
1535 kg
9.8 s
205 km/h
l/100km
l/100km
l/100km
174 g/km

Expenses

6700 EUR
403 - 499 EUR
Price from
Tax
9400 EUR
403 - 542 EUR

Virtual Adviser's™ opinion

Overview

Well, these are two pretty similar cars we have here! It's only details that could potentially make the difference. Considering they both belong to the large family car segment and utilize the same 5-door wagon body style and the front wheel drive system, it all comes up to the specific diesel engine choice they offer. The first one has a Honda-engineered powertrain under the hood, a 4-cylinder, 16-valves 150hp unit, while the other one gets its power and torque from a 4-cylinder, 16-valves 150hp engine designed by Toyota.

Safety

The first thing to look into here would be the results from European New Car Assessment Programme (Euro NCAP) tests performed on the two cars. Good thing is that both vehicles got tested, with the same number of safety stars gained in the process. That aside, let's consider some other aspects which affect safety. Both vehicles belong to the large family car segment, which is generally a good thing safety-wise, but that fact doesn't break the tie between the two cars. Furthermore, if we'd like to consider vehicle mass in this context too, which we definitely should, Accord offers a marginal difference of 1% more metal.

Reliability

Reliability is not the best thing to consider on the make level, but it is worth mentioning that Honda does have a slight advantage, all the models observed together. These are the official statistics, while our visitors describe reliability of Honda, as well as Toyota, with the same average rating of 4.7 out of 5. Some independent research have also placed Accord 37% above average, and Avensis 17% below the first one. We should definitely mention that owners of cars with the same powertrain as Accord rank it on average as 4.9, while the one under the competitor's bonnet gets 2.7 out of 5.

Performance & Fuel economy

Toyota is a bit more agile, reaching 100km/h in 0.8 seconds less than its competitor. In addition to that it accelerates all the way to 210 kilometers per hour, 3km/h more than the other car. When it comes to fuel economy things look pretty much the same for both cars, averaging around 5.7 liters of fuel per 100 kilometers (50 mpg), in combined cycle.

Verdict

Honda is apparently more reliable, not too much, but just enough. The most important thing when deciding between any two vehicles should always be safety, both passive and active. In my opinion, everything taken into account, Accord offers slightly better overall protection and takes the lead. From there things take a different direction, with Toyota offering somewhat better performance, just enough to call it quicker. To make things even better, it consumps less fuel! It's really tough to make a final decision here, but if I'd need to, I'd say Toyota. Nevertheless, let's not forget that people have different preferences and needs, so what really counts is your personal feel. I'm only here to help. In case you have two minutes to spare I invite you to define your needs, desires and budget and see which car would be chosen by the virtual adviser, among thousands of similar, yet so different vehicles.

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