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There is likely no greater rivalry in the midsize sedan category than the perpetual one between the Honda Accord and Toyota Camry. The competition between these two entrants has raged on for decades. But it’s 2023, which means we now get to see how the two popular sedans stack up on the hybrid front. Here are four reasons the all-new 2023 Honda Accord Hybrid could be a better pick.

1. The 2023 Honda Accord Hybrid uses a dual-motor hybrid system

The hybrid powertrain under the hood of the 2023 Honda Accord.
2023 Honda Accord | Joe Santos, MotorBiscuit

Honda expects the Accord Hybrid sales to make up over 50% of the units sold going forward. Considering the car is motivated by a dual-motor system that makes 204 hp and 247 lb-ft of torque, we can see why. It has more torque than its Camry Hybrid rival, and its fuel economy is on par. According to the EPA, the Accord Hybrid can achieve up to 51 mpg in the city and 44 mpg on the highway.

That’s not as good as the Toyota Camry Hybrid, but we will say that the Accord’s hybrid system is better in real-world operation. We have driven the Camry and Accord Hybrid over the past year. We preferred Honda’s dual-motor system for its smoothness and seamless gas engine transition.

2. The Accord Hybrid has more trunk and interior room

2023 Honda Accord trunk area
2023 Honda Accord | Joe Santos, MotorBiscuit

Despite the all-new Honda Accord Hybrid’s sloping roofline, it has plenty of interior room. When sizing it up next to the Camry, the numbers don’t lie. The Accord’s total interior passenger volume measures 105.7 cubic feet compared to the Camry’s 99.9. The Accord also has more cargo volume as its trunk measures 16.7 cubic feet compared to the Camry’s 15.1.

3. The Honda Accord Hybrid has more safety features than the Camry Hybrid

A blue 2023 Toyota Camry Hybrid shows off its bronze wheels.
2023 Toyota Camry Hybrid | Toyota

Both the Honda Accord Hybrid and the Toyota Camry Hybrid come equipped with a host of driver-safety aids. The Accord has Honda Sensing, which has features like adaptive cruise control, a forward collision warning, lane-departure warning, and traffic jam assist.

The Toyota Camry comes equipped with Toyota’s Safety Sense, which has the same features. However, the Accord also has a driver attention warning as standard equipment on every trim, which is something the Camry does not have.

4. The Accord Hybrid has an elegant new style for 2023

A side view of the 2023 Honda Accord.
2023 Honda Accord | Joe Santos, MotorBiscuit

The current-generation Toyota Camry has been around since 2018 and is due for a refresh any day now. However, the 2023 Honda Accord was just redesigned with a smooth new look. It’s far more sophisticated than ever, and we’re sure the new look will age gracefully. We hope that Toyota has some big plans for the Camry’s new look in the future.

The 2023 Honda Accord is worth your consideration

The Honda Accord and Toyota Camry have been rivals for decades, and the battle is heating up as new technologies are released. Anyone shopping for a midsize sedan should check out both of these cars. However, we wouldn’t blame them if they ended up going with the Accord.