2015 Toyota Avalon vs. 2015 Honda Accord: What’s the Difference?
Visually splendid, sensually luxurious, and technologically advanced, the 2015 Toyota Avalon sets the benchmark for the full-size sedan class. Compared to class competitor Honda Accord, the 2015 Avalon, available at Limbaugh Toyota, is a step above in elegance and power.
Style comes standard on the 2015 Toyota Avalon, including a leather-trimmed steering wheel with paddle shifters and leather-trimmed multi-stage heated front seats. Leather amenities become available on the highest trim levels of the 2015 Accord. Power-adjustable driver and passenger seats are standard on the Toyota and available on the Accord, but only the 2015 Avalon offers heated rear seats. Both vehicles come with Dual-Zone Automatic Climate Control, but Tri-Zone Automatic Climate Control is an option for Avalon drivers. Storage is plentiful, with 16.0 cu.ft of cargo space in the 2015 Avalon, and 15.8 cu.ft in the 2015 Accord.
The 2015 Avalon continues to outpace the 2015 Accord in exterior styling. Dual chrome-tipped integrated exhaust and power outside mirrors with turn signal indicators are both standard features for the Toyota that are available on higher Honda trim levels. Both vehicles feature headlights with auto on/off features and Daytime Running Lights. The 2015 Accord has Variable Intermittent Windshield Wipers, but the 2015 Avalon’s Rain-Sensing Wipers kick in before the driver may even realize his or her vision is obstructed.
Safety is paramount to Toyota engineers, and the 2015 Avalon is equipped with the very best. Toyota’s standard Star Safety System includes Vehicle Stability Control, Traction Control, Anti-Lock Braking System, Electronic Brake Distribution, Brake Assist, and Smart Stop Technology. The 2015 Accord includes parallel systems, except for the Smart Stop Technology, which stops the vehicle if the driver applies both the brake and acceleration pedals simultaneously. Available for the Honda are Forward Collision Warning and Lane Departure Warning, while the Toyota offers Blind Spot Monitor with Rear Cross-Traffic Alert and Pre-Collision System. Every Toyota comes with ToyotaCare, which features a no cost Maintenance Plan and two years of Roadside Assistance.
The 2015 Toyota Avalon excels in its high-tech offerings. Toyota’s premium Entune Audio Systems include the Entune Multimedia Bundle with all the best apps for the road. HondaLink featuring Aha compatibility only comes on higher Accord trims. The 2015 Avalon’s sound comes through 8, 9, or 11 speaker systems, while the 2015 Accord only comes with 4, 6, or 7 speakers. The 2015 Avalon features Intelligent Touch controls for climate control and audio system, eliminating excess buttons. Also unique to the Avalon: eBin sliding electronic device holder with wire management feature and illuminated interior storage with two (of three total) 12V auxiliary power outlets, an auxiliary audio jack, and USB port.
From external elegance to internal intelligence, the 2015 Toyota Avalon shines. Test drive one today at Limbaugh Toyota in Birmingham, Alabama.