Are the 2016 Toyota Camry Safety Features Enough?

June 28th, 2016 by

2016 Honda AccordWhen shopping for a new midsize sedan like the 2016 Toyota Camry, safety features should be a top concern. While it’s of special importance to have a safe vehicle if you’re shopping for a family car, the fact is that safety should be on the minds of all new car shoppers.

We compared the available safety features of the Camry to one of its top competitors—the 2016 Honda Accord—to give you an idea of what modern safety should look like on a sedan.

State-of-the-Art Safety Features

While many drivers expect the same things out of the 2016 Toyota Camry safety features as they do another sedan’s safety features, the reality is a little different.

Once you move past the legally required features, like seat belts, airbags, and traction and stability control, the Camry requires upgrades for more modern safety features, like a rearview camera.

The 2016 Honda Accord includes a multi-angle rearview camera system on every model, giving you three different views of what’s behind the Accord before backing up, no upgrade required.

When it comes to safety upgrades, Toyota expects drivers to make significant trim level upgrades to reach modern accident prevention features; of course, most automakers expect the same out of drivers. Honda is different. The Honda Sensing safety features package can be added onto even the base-level Accord LX trim.

Honda Sensing safety features include forward collision warning, lane departure warning, adaptive cruise control, collision mitigation braking, and many more features that are designed to avoid accidents before they happen. 2016 Honda Accord models with Honda Sensing earned a 2016 Top Safety Pick+ from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.*

Test Drive an Accord

The 2016 Honda Accord is ready and waiting for you at a Mid-Missouri Honda Dealer; stop by one of our locations today to get behind the wheel and see all that it has to offer. With six trim levels, we’re sure there’s something for everyone—and remember, the Honda Sensing safety features can be added onto any trim of the Accord, giving it the edge over the 2016 Toyota Camry safety features.

Need more convincing about the Accord? See how it stacks up to two competitors in our 2016 Nissan Altima review and 2016 Toyota Camry LE review.


*The 2016 Accord Sedan with Honda Sensing™, the 2016 Accord Coupe with Honda Sensing™, the 2016 Pilot with Honda Sensing™, and the 2016 CR-V Touring have been awarded the coveted 2016 TOP SAFETY PICK+ rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) in recognition of their superior crash safety performance.

Mid-Missouri Honda Dealers includes Honda of Jefferson City, Don Wessel Honda, Columbia Honda, and Roper Honda.

Posted in 2016 Vehicles, Accord