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Driving a hybrid doesn’t mean sacrificing style and space anymore. Hybrid versions of the Toyota Camry and Honda Accord are mid-size sedans with a secret: underneath the plain-jane sheet metal is a remarkably efficient powertrain.
The two have come a long way since they were first introduced, and go further in helping convince buyers that “electrification” doesn’t ask for many compromises.
The 2018 Toyota Camry Hybrid and 2018 Honda Accord Hybrid go head-to-head in our comparison with one important note: the Accord Hybrid we’ve driven was a very early prototype.
By the numbers, it’s not much of a contest. The Camry earns a 7.2 overall on our scale and the Accord earns an 8.0, but those are ratings from the gas-only versions. Will batteries make a difference?
Looks to chill
From the exterior, both sedans seemingly fall into line with convention with differences in the details. Both cars were redesigned last year and dropped dowdy shapes for more aggressive looks.