Not only has the Honda Accord bested the Toyota Camry is sales for the 12th year in a row, it has done it by focusing on retail sales and not fleet sales. Ninety-eight percent of the Toyota Camry’s volume came from sales to individuals; 84 percent of sales of the Toyota Camry was made to individuals, which relies heavily on fleet sales.
And according to this article, the Honda Accord beats out the Toyota Camry in some key areas…in fact, the Toyota Camry isn’t even in the top three.
“The Accord had the highest residual value among mid-size cars in 2013, according to ALG, the Santa Barbara, California-based company that calculates such figures. The Honda model also led Kelley Blue Book’s resale value awards for mid-size cars. Camry isn’t in the top three of either ranking.”
This dedication to individual buyers is paying off big for Honda and for consumers.
“People who come to Sims Honda to check out the 2014 Honda Accord are blown away at what a high-quality vehicle it is,” said Keith Hofkamp, general manager at Sims Honda dealership in Burlington. “They can tell that Honda put the focus on the driver and passengers of the vehicle, not putting something together that would just meet the basic criteria and make some money.”
Stop by Sims Honda, Apple Valley, or Northwest Honda today to find out why the 2014 Honda Accord is better than the Toyota Camry.
There has been no official recall, but U.S. safety regulators are investigating the Toyota Camry hybrid for issues with the brakes.
According to this article, “The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says it has 59 complaints about intermittent loss of power-brake assist. The agency says the problem happens without warning. It causes increased stopping distances and requires more pedal pressure to stop the car.”
Two crashes but no injuries have been reported.
The investigation cover Toyota Camry Hybrids from the 2007 and 2008 model years.
Toyota announced it is recalling more than 800,000 vehicles because…are you ready for it?…of spiders.
Not it’s not a bad horror movie. It’s the latest recall of the Camry, Camry Hybrid, Avalon, Avalon Hybrid, and Venza from the 2012 and 2013 model years. The recall involves airbags that could deploy unnecessarily.
According to this article, “The actual risk of airbag deployment comes from blockage of the air conditioner condenser drainage tubes. By building webs in those mini-waterspouts, spiders prevent condensation from being channeled away from delicate components. When that water hits delicate electronics like the airbag sensor, it can cause a short, which in turn can trigger the airbag warning light — or cause the driver’s side airbag to deploy.”
There have been three injuries and 35 warning lights have been reported.
Toyota announced that is recalling more than 10,000 Toyota Camry sedans, Avalon, and Corollas from the 2013 and 2014 model years.
The recall is due to faulty wiring that could cause windshield wipers to quit working.
No injuries or accidents have been reported.
The much-anticipated 2013 Honda Accord Hybrid will go on sale in June in Japan and gets much better gas mileage than the Toyota Camry Hybrid. We have read reports that say the Honda Accord Hybrid will arrive in the U.S. late this year.
According to this article, the 2013 Honda Accord Hybrid “has a fuel-efficiency rating of 30 kilometers a liter under the country’s JC08 testing standards, Tokyo-based Honda said in a statement today. The Camry hybrid travels 23.4 kilometers a liter, according to Toyota, while Nissan Motor Co. says its Teana, which runs on gasoline, goes 11.4 kilometers. ”
Ok, so we don’t measure our gasoline in liters, but it doesn’t take a genius to realize that 30 miles/liter is a significant improvement on 23.4 miles/liter.
The latest model’s fuel efficiency is “extraordinary,” Koichi Sugimoto, a Tokyo-based auto analyst at BNP Paribas SA with a buy rating on Honda, said by phone. “The new hybrid technology will definitely be a big strength for Honda.”
The 2013 Honda Accord is one of the best-selling and most popular sedans in the United States and we cannot wait to see the Accord Hybrid in action. We are very interested to find out how it performs and drives. And you can bet that you’ll be able to stop by Sims Honda, Northwest Honda and Apple Valley Honda to take one for a test drive!