2018 Toyota 86 vs. 2018 Honda Accord

As a car purchaser in Milford CT, which model will you go for, if you are to choose between the 2018 Honda Accord and the 2018 Toyota 86. Comparing and contrasting is the best way to sort out which one is a better choice. This head-to-head review will tell you why Toyota has an upper hand!

Design & Style

Both the cars have a lot to offer, in terms of styling and design. The Honda Accord has plenty of legroom in the rear seats, and the front seats are comfortable and supportive as well. The redesigned model has an elegant interior, with top-notch soft-touch materials. It has approximately 17 cubic ft of trunk space, with adequate space for dozen of shopping bags, and multiple beach chairs.

On the other hand, the 2018 Toyota 86 is one exceptional sports car with impeccable designs, much superior to the 2018 Honda Accord. Easy to use controls make life easier for drivers and passengers. Although it has seats for 4 people, the back seats are quite small. But there is plenty of side bolstering and comfort with the front seats.

Technology & Safety

Technology and safety play an important role in deciphering the true value of a vehicle and the money’s worth. Some of the standard features in the Honda Accord include a 7-inch infotainment screen, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, satellite radio, 10-speaker audio system, Bluetooth, a 4-speaker audio system and dual-zone automatic climate control. Standard safety features include the Honda Sensing system, incorporating forward collision warning, lane keep assist, lane departure warning and adaptive cruise control.

Standard features in the Toyota 86 include voice recognition, a USB port, Bluetooth and a 7-inch touchscreen, along with an updated audio system. The interface is easily accessible from the driver’s seat, and it is highly intuitive. Rearview camera is a notable driver assistance feature, which comes in the standard version.


The 2018 Toyota 86 model is fueled with a 4-cylinder engine bearing a capacity of 2 liters that can generate a horsepower of up to 205 and a torque of 156lb-ft. On the other hand, the base engine for the Honda Accord is turbo-4 producing an output of 192 HP.  Turbo-four 252-horsepower is also available. You get smooth acceleration, as there is negligible turbo lag.

The Bottom Line

Going through all the features and aspects of both the models, it is quite certain that the 2018 Toyota 86 should be your choice. It has an edge in terms of safety, design, style and technology. The 2018 Honda Accord may be a promising choice, but it hardly compares to what Toyota 86 has to offer.

Ready to Schedule a Toyota 86 Test Drive Today?

If you want to experience the features offered by the 2018 Toyota 86, come for a test drive with us at Colonial Toyota. We are located in Milford Connecticut and we serve the needs of car buyers from the entire state. You can drop by our showroom today or call us in advance to book your Toyota 86 test drive appointment.

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