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post #1 of 19 Old 10-18-2015, 10:03 AM Thread Starter
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Accord Touring vs Toyota Avalon XLE Touring/XLE Touring SE

Which one is better overall? Please share us your thought.

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Avalon is basically a Lexus, an Accord is not a Lexus.

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People usually compare it to the Camry not Avalon. Avalon is more Taurus Buick like.
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Camrys drive like old Buicks. Absolutely zero handling qualities. Google Camry reviews. And an Avalon is just a big Camry.

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Camrys drive like old Buicks. Absolutely zero handling qualities. Google Camry reviews. And an Avalon is just a big Camry.
I don't know. My last car was a Camry. While cornering is much nicer, less dive and squat with the Accord, I do miss the smoothness and less jolting ride of the Camry.
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The new accord front end is nicer looking than the Avalon

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Avalon is a really nice car. If you can afford it, that's what I'd get. I'd love to be able to swing an Avalon as my next ride.

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The two are not really comparable. Avalon is a full size near luxury vehicle. Honda doesn't offer a full size, forces you to make a huge financial jump up to the Acura RLX, which few will ever do. Don't know why Honda ignores such a huge market segment. Toyota sold nearly 70k Avalon's in 2014 in the USA alone.

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The two are not really comparable. Avalon is a full size near luxury vehicle. Honda doesn't offer a full size, forces you to make a huge financial jump up to the Acura RLX, which few will ever do. Don't know why Honda ignores such a huge market segment. Toyota sold nearly 70k Avalon's in 2014 in the USA alone.
Yeah I dunno why Honda doesn't offer something a step up in size from the Accord short of having to spend $60k on the rlx.

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The two are not really comparable. Avalon is a full size near luxury vehicle. Honda doesn't offer a full size, forces you to make a huge financial jump up to the Acura RLX, which few will ever do. Don't know why Honda ignores such a huge market segment. Toyota sold nearly 70k Avalon's in 2014 in the USA alone.
The interior space of the 2015 Avalon is 119.6 cf; the 2016 Accord has 119.0 cf. The previous generation Accord (2008-2012) had 120 cf. All measurements are without sunroofs.

Trunk space is also similar: 2015 Avalon = 16.0 cf, 2016 Accord = 15.8 cf.

I'd say an Accord Touring is very comparable to a Toyota Avalon, at least in terms of spaciousness.

FWIW, I, too, am considering an Avalon. Parked my '08 Accord next to one the other day and - surprise! - the Avalon is the shorter of the two cars.
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Which one is better overall? Please share us your thought.
IMO the Avalon is 1/2 Step above the Accord, but 1/2 step below an RLX.

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When I test drove a 2015 Avalon I will say it is noticeably quieter inside than an Accord. The Avalon's ride is also much softer, but it does not handle as well IMO.

Also, to get the same level of features as an Accord Ex-L or Touring, an Avalon is going to cost quit a bit more (in my shopping back in July/August, I'd have had to pay at least $5500 more for a similarly equipped Avalon).

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The top line Avalon is in the 40's, the accord touring is 35,000. It can be bought for 32,000 or lower if you wait.

It does have a better sound system and a softer ride but I think the resale value will be better on the Accord. The avalon is also being redesigned for 2016. It has not been released yet should be out soon.
I also looked at the Lexus ES 350 a step up from the Avalon for almost the same price

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I'd say an Accord Touring is very comparable to a Toyota Avalon, at least in terms of spaciousness.

FWIW, I, too, am considering an Avalon. Parked my '08 Accord next to one the other day and - surprise! - the Avalon is the shorter of the two cars.
Uh, it's 4 inches longer than the 9th gen accord, which is what we're talking about. The Avalon feels noticeably larger inside and well as driving it, as it should be since it competes with the Taurus, Impala, and other full size near-luxury competitors. Accord is not considered a full size vehicle and most certainly not near-luxury either. Hence why the Accord's competitor would be the Camry, which isn't a full size nor considered near-luxury.


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