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Old 08-08-2018, 10:45 PM
 
Location: San Diego A.K.A "D.A.Y.G.O City"
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I rented a lot of Camrys at Hertz this year. At that trim level, they’re awful. I take the Altima most of the time and that’s almost as awful. I can’t remember the last time I drove an Accord. They’re not in the rental car fleet.
How so? What makes them that bad? I haven’t driven the newer Camry nor the Accord so I am curious to know, but from checking them both out at a local international auto show earlier this year, both cars have really cheap feeling interiors, although they look nice from afar.

The Camry has the better styled interior IMO over the Accord, but once you start touching things, pulling on trim pieces and what not, the plastics and vinyl trim is crap and very flimsy. There no different than a Kia or a Hyundai nowadays.

Cheap hard plastics galore in both cars, none of the nice thick super soft padded door panels, dash board, and tightly fitted panels of the Camrys and Accords from the early 90’s to about 97 when Toyota’s interiors were at their best.

Yes the current Altima is even worse! Horrible car, but it does have some nice front seats. Raspy groaning engine, loud road noise and terrible ride quality. I’d rather drive a Ford Fusion over any of them.
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Old 08-09-2018, 09:45 AM
 
Location: From the Middle East of the USA
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How so? What makes them that bad? I haven’t driven the newer Camry nor the Accord so I am curious to know, but from checking them both out at a local international auto show earlier this year, both cars have really cheap feeling interiors, although they look nice from afar.

The Camry has the better styled interior IMO over the Accord, but once you start touching things, pulling on trim pieces and what not, the plastics and vinyl trim is crap and very flimsy. There no different than a Kia or a Hyundai nowadays.

Cheap hard plastics galore in both cars, none of the nice thick super soft padded door panels, dash board, and tightly fitted panels of the Camrys and Accords from the early 90’s to about 97 when Toyota’s interiors were at their best.

Yes the current Altima is even worse! Horrible car, but it does have some nice front seats. Raspy groaning engine, loud road noise and terrible ride quality. I’d rather drive a Ford Fusion over any of them.
I have to agree with you. I do love my 2018 Accord, but the plastics in the interior are really disappointing. I've seen similar quality in a 2011 Hyundai Sonata and a Toyota Corolla. Looks like another way of cost cutting to me. I think this is an opportunity for Mazda or Ford or VW or Hyundai/Kia to overtake Honda/Toyota at their own game.
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Old 08-09-2018, 10:10 AM
 
Location: Greensboro, NC
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I think the 2011 Honda Accord looks much better than the 2019. I'd give the looks age to the Camry.
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Old 08-12-2018, 01:16 PM
 
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I’d rather drive a Ford Fusion over any of them.
2019 Ford Fusion S is your dream car with highest reliability/durability.
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Old 08-12-2018, 07:34 PM
 
Location: San Diego A.K.A "D.A.Y.G.O City"
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2019 Ford Fusion S is your dream car with highest reliability/durability.
It’s not my dream car by any means, but they are nice for the money.
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Old 08-13-2018, 04:59 AM
 
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Same here I'll go with mazda 6 but between these two - I'll go for the camry.
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Old 08-13-2018, 05:11 AM
 
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The engine is likely to outlive either the Accord or the Camry body. Either is a good choice if you value longevity.
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Old 08-13-2018, 08:49 AM
 
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2019 Ford Fusion S is your dream car with highest reliability/durability.
How do you know if a 2019 model anything is durable and reliable?
Drive it for a few years, then get back to us.
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Old 09-18-2018, 08:06 AM
 
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Neither one is reliable, and both suffer from recalls right now. 2019 Toyota RAV4 won't be any better. You want a 2019 Ford Fusion S or 2019 Ford Escape S base with 2.5L I4 engine for maximum reliability and durability (engine designed by Mazda based on proven 1980s Japanese technology when it started, last one around). This is not a misprint, and good luck falling into a trap with Toyota or Honda.

(Back in 2008-2010, all Ford vehicles with 2.3L/2.5L I4 engine were rated more-reliable than Toyota Camry and Honda Accord by Consumer Reports.)

Could you please link to the current generation Accord recalls? I don't know of any, and neither does cars.com

Kinda just sounds like you have a bone to pick with Japanese cars, tbh.
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Old 09-18-2018, 08:30 AM
 
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Give me a Camry XSE V6. OP posted the wrong version of the Camry

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