Whether you're shopping for a car, truck, minivan, or SUV, Toyota and Honda have a vehicle you can count on. Each one of these reliable brands is known for making safe, dependable, and efficient vehicles. Which brand has the car that you're looking for though? To help drivers near Ithaca, Elmira, and Binghamton decide, Maguire Toyota looks at what both of them have to offer in this Toyota vs Honda comparison.



Toyota and Honda both offer vehicles for all sorts of drivers. Their lineups include compact sedans like the Toyota Corolla and Honda Civic, SUVs like the Toyota RAV4 and Honda CR-V, and minivans like the Toyota Sienna and Honda Odyssey. What sets them apart is how versatile they are.

For example, the Toyota Camry and Honda Accord are both beloved midsize sedans. They each offer a smooth ride and lots of safety features. However, the Toyota can provide you with a sporty drive with 301 horsepower. The Honda Accord, on the other hand, can only get up to 252 horsepower.

Along the same lines Toyota has more models to choose from. Honda only offers four SUVs while Toyota give you eight dependable options. Toyota also offers two capable pickups. The Toyota Tacoma is a rugged truck that's ready for off-roading, while the Toyota Tundra can tow up to 10,200 pounds. Honda only offers one truck. The Honda Ridgeline isn't as capable at off-roading and can only tow up to 5,000 pounds.

Fuel Economy

Both Toyota and Honda are known for making fuel efficient cars and SUVs. Each brand focuses on helping you get great gas mileage and even offers a lineup of hybrid and electric vehicles. However, Toyota once again gives drivers more options. There are currently eight hybrid, plug-in hybrid, or electric fuel-cell vehicles to choose from.

This electric lineup starts with hybrids like the Toyota Prius and the plug-in Toyota Prius Prime. Next, you'll find hybrid versions of gas-powered favorites like the Toyota Corolla, Toyota Camry, and Toyota Avalon. There are even SUVs like the Toyota RAV4 hybrid and Toyota Highlander hybrid. You can even opt for a sedan with a fuel cell like the Toyota Mirai.

Honda also offers hybrid, plug-in hybrid, and fuel cell powered vehicles. Unfortunately, it doesn't give drivers nearly as many options. There are only four models to choose from. All four are sedans that feature a similar design too.


Each brand offers lots of features and technology. For example, most Toyota cars and SUVs come with an infotainment system with a standard touchscreen, Apple CarPlay®, and Android Auto™. While Honda vehicles usually offer the same kind of smartphone compatibility, it rarely comes standard. Most Honda models only come with a small LCD screen.

Both lineups also offer smart driver assistance features to help you avoid accidents. Toyota Safety Sense™ 2.0 is available or standard on most models and includes technology such as:

  • Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection
  • Dynamic Radar Cruise Control
  • Lane Departure Alert
  • Automatic High Beams
  • Road Sign Assist
  • Lane Tracing Assist

Honda vehicles also offer protection with Honda Sensing®. While this system comes with some similar features, it doesn't include as many as Toyota Safety Sense™.

Test Drive a Toyota

To learn more about this Toyota vs Honda comparison, visit Maguire Toyota and take a test drive of any Toyota vehicle that appeals to you. With more safety features, standard technology, and models to choose from, Toyota vehicles are solid options for drivers in Ithaca, Elmira, and Binghamton.

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