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The midsize sedan market might be dwindling compared to crossovers and SUVs, but Honda and Toyota continue to release dependable four-door cars under the Accord and Camry nameplates. With the 2023 Toyota Camry LE and the 2023 Honda Accord LX models hitting the streets, you might wonder which base model sedan is better for you. Check out the LE versus the LX, a base model brawl. 

How much is a brand-new 2023 Toyota Camry?

A new, entry-level 2023 Toyota Camry LE with a 2.5L inline four-cylinder engine starts at around $26,220. However, prudent hunters will stretch a bit further for the much more efficient Camry Hybrid LE, which starts at $28,355. 

A 2023 Toyota Camry LE cruises urban streets while showing off its silver paint job.
Toyota Camry | Toyota

That puts the base model Toyota sedan below the 2023 Honda Accord in terms of cost. For instance, the entry-level 2023 Honda Accord LX starts at $27,295, or a little over $1,000 more than the Camry LE. Moreover, the cheaper base model Camry out-muscles the Accord LX. The Camry produces around 203 horsepower from its 2.5L mill compared to the Honda model’s 192 ponies courtesy of a turbocharged 1.5L four-cylinder engine. 

What is the difference between the 2023 Camry LE and SE?

The 2023 Toyota Camry LE is the entry-level trim in the model’s lineup. It starts at a lower price point and offers fewer amenities than the higher-tier SE. For instance, the SE adds a steering wheel with leather trim, synthetic-leather front seats, dual exhaust, a painted rear spoiler, and a black grille to the LE’s standard features. 

According to TrueCar, the LE packs a generous assortment of standard equipment, including Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, Amazon Alexa, dual-zone climate control, split-folding rear seats, and remote keyless access. In comparison, the 2023 Honda Accord LX is similarly well-equipped to the entry-level Camry. For instance, the Accord LX has a standard 7-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, just like the Camry. However, unlike the Toyota model, the Accord base goes without dual-zone climate control. 

Does the Honda Accord have good mileage?

The Honda Accord has good gas mileage, especially with hybrid trims. For instance, the entry-level 2023 Honda Accord LX gets around 29 mpg city and 37 mpg highway. However, the Accord Hybrid EX-L can get as much as 51 mpg city and 44 mpg highway. 

Compared to its Toyota competition, the Accord can’t quite keep up in terms of fuel economy. The entry-level 2023 Toyota Camry LE promises about 28 mpg city and 39 mpg highway. Moreover, the Camry Hybrid outperforms the Accord Hybrid by around nine mpg at highway speeds. 

A 2023 Honda Accord LX shows off its fascia while posing in front of building.
2023 Honda Accord | Honda

Is Accord LX or EX better?

The Honda Accord LX is the entry-level offering in the model’s lineup. The EX, on the other hand, is the next trim in the Accord line. Additionally, the EX adds heated front seats with power adjustments on the driver seat, an eight-speaker audio system, dual-zone climate control, and a sunroof. 

Is the 2023 Toyota Camry LE better than the 2023 Honda Accord LX?

The 2023 Toyota Camry LE wins against the Honda Accord LX on paper, with more power, fuel economy, and a lower starting price. However, the 2023 Accord gets a facelift and more cargo capacity than its Toyota competitor. 

Which sedan would you pick? Tell us in the comments below!


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