Honda Cars of Katy Compares 2017 Honda Accord Coupe VS 2017 Toyota 86 Near Houston, TX

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2017 Honda Accord Coupe

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2017 Toyota 86

Safety Comparison

The Accord Coupe has standard Active Head Restraints, which use a specially designed headrest to protect the driver and front passenger from whiplash. During a rear-end collision, the Active Head Restraints system moves the headrests forward to prevent neck and spine injuries. The 86 doesn’t offer a whiplash protection system.

The Accord Coupe offers an optional Collision Mitigation Braking System, which uses forward mounted sensors to warn the driver of a possible collision ahead. If the driver doesn’t react and the system determines a collision is imminent, it automatically applies the brakes at full-force in order to reduce the force of the crash or avoid it altogether. The 86 doesn't offer collision warning or crash mitigation brakes.

The Accord Coupe’s optional lane departure warning system alerts a temporarily inattentive driver when the vehicle begins to leave its lane and gently nudges the vehicle back towards its lane. The 86 doesn’t offer a lane departure warning system.

The Accord Coupe’s blind spot mirrors use wide-angle convex mirrors mounted in the corner of each side view mirror to reveal objects that may be in the driver’s blind spots. The 86 doesn’t offer a system to reveal objects in the driver’s blind spots.

Both the Accord Coupe and the 86 have standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, front side-impact airbags, side-impact head airbags, front seatbelt pretensioners, plastic fuel tanks, four-wheel antilock brakes, traction control, electronic stability systems to prevent skidding, daytime running lights and rearview cameras.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration does 35 MPH front crash tests on new vehicles. In this test, results indicate that the Honda Accord Coupe is safer than the Toyota 86:

 

Accord

86

OVERALL STARS

5 Stars

4 Stars

 

Driver

STARS

5 Stars

4 Stars

 

Passenger

STARS

5 Stars

4 Stars

New test not comparable to pre-2011 test results. More stars = Better. Lower test results = Better.

A significantly tougher test than their original offset frontal crash test, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety does 40 MPH small overlap frontal offset crash tests. In this test, where only 25% of the total width of the vehicle is struck, results indicate that the Honda Accord Coupe is safer than the 86:

 

Accord

86

Overall Evaluation

GOOD

ACCEPTABLE

Restraints

GOOD

ACCEPTABLE

Head Neck Evaluation

GOOD

GOOD

Peak Head Forces

0 G’s

0 G’s

Chest Evaluation

GOOD

GOOD

Max Chest Compression

22 cm

22 cm

Hip & Thigh Evaluation

GOOD

GOOD

Femur Force R/L

.3/.2 kN

4.5/1.6 kN

Hip & Thigh Injury Risk R/L

0%/0%

2%/0%

Lower Leg Evaluation

GOOD

ACCEPTABLE

Tibia index R/L

.48/.6

.97/.72

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration does side impact tests on new vehicles. In this test, which crashes the vehicle into a flat barrier at 38.5 MPH, results indicate that the Honda Accord Coupe is safer than the Toyota 86:

 

Accord

86

 

Front Seat

STARS

5 Stars

3 Stars

New test not comparable to pre-2011 test results. More stars = Better. Lower test results = Better.

For its top level performance in all IIHS frontal, side, rear impact and roof-crush tests, and with its optional front crash prevention system, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety grants the Accord Coupe the rating of “Top Pick” for 2017, a rating granted to only 103 vehicles tested by the IIHS. The 86 was not even a “Top Pick” for 2016.

Reliability Comparison

A reliable vehicle saves its owner time, money and trouble. Nobody wants to be stranded or have to be without their vehicle while it’s being repaired. Consumer Reports predicts that the Accord Coupe’s reliability will be 10% better than the 86.

J.D. Power and Associates rated the Accord Coupe third among midsize cars in their 2016 Initial Quality Study. The 86 isn’t in the top three in its category.

Engine Comparison

The Accord Coupe’s standard 2.4 DOHC 4 cyl. produces 30 lbs.-ft. more torque (181 vs. 151) than the 86’s optional 2.0 DOHC 4 cyl. The Accord Coupe’s 2.4 DOHC 4 cyl. produces 25 lbs.-ft. more torque (181 vs. 156) than the 86’s standard 2.0 DOHC 4 cyl. The Accord Coupe EX-L V6/Touring’s standard 3.5 SOHC V6 produces 73 more horsepower (278 vs. 205) and 96 lbs.-ft. more torque (252 vs. 156) than the 86’s standard 2.0 DOHC 4 cyl.

As tested in Car and Driver the Accord Coupe V6 is faster than the Toyota 86 (manual transmissions tested):

 

Accord

86

Zero to 60 MPH

5.8 sec

7.1 sec

Quarter Mile

14.2 sec

15.4 sec

Fuel Economy and Range Comparison

On the EPA test cycle the Accord Coupe gets better fuel mileage than the 86:

 

 

Accord

86

 

 

2.4 4 cyl./Manual

23 city/32 hwy

21 city/28 hwy

2.0 4 cyl./Manual

 

2.4 4 cyl./Auto

26 city/34 hwy

24 city/32 hwy

2.0 4 cyl./Auto

An engine control system that can shut down half of the engine’s cylinders helps improve the Accord Coupe V6 Automatic’s fuel efficiency. The 86 doesn’t offer a system that can shut down part of the engine.

To lower fuel costs and make buying fuel easier, the Honda Accord Coupe uses regular unleaded gasoline. The 86 requires premium, which can cost 20 to 55 cents more per gallon.

The Accord Coupe has 4 gallons more fuel capacity than the 86 (17.2 vs. 13.2 gallons), for longer range between fill-ups.

Brakes and Stopping Comparison

For better stopping power the Accord Coupe Touring’s front brake rotors are larger than those on the 86:

 

Accord

86

Front Rotors

12.3 inches

11.6 inches

Rear Rotors

12.3 inches

11.4 inches

The Accord Coupe stops shorter than the 86:

 

Accord

86

 

70 to 0 MPH

169 feet

177 feet

Car and Driver

Tires and Wheels Comparison

For better traction, the Accord Coupe EX/EX-L’s tires are larger than the largest tires available on the 86 (235/45R18 vs. 215/45R17).

The Accord Coupe Touring’s tires provide better handling because they have a lower 40 series profile (height to width ratio) that provides a stiffer sidewall than the 86’s 45 series tires.

For better ride, handling and brake cooling the Accord Coupe Touring has standard 19-inch wheels. The 86’s largest wheels are only 17-inches.

Suspension and Handling Comparison

The Accord Coupe has standard front and rear gas-charged shocks for better control over choppy roads. The 86’s suspension doesn’t offer gas-charged shocks.

The Accord Coupe’s drift compensation steering can automatically compensate for road conditions which would cause the vehicle to drift from side to side, helping the driver to keep the vehicle straight more easily. The 86 doesn’t offer drift compensation steering.

For a smoother ride and more stable handling, the Accord Coupe’s wheelbase is 6.1 inches longer than on the 86 (107.3 inches vs. 101.2 inches).

For better handling and stability, the average track (width between the wheels) on the Accord Coupe is 2.6 inches wider in the front and 2.1 inches wider in the rear than the track on the 86.

Chassis Comparison

The Accord Coupe uses computer-generated active noise cancellation to help remove annoying noise and vibration from the passenger compartment, especially at low frequencies. The 86 doesn’t offer active noise cancellation.

As tested by Car and Driver, the interior of the Accord Coupe EX-L V6 is quieter than the 86:

 

Accord Coupe

86

At idle

39 dB

44 dB

Full-Throttle

83 dB

88 dB

70 MPH Cruising

71 dB

73 dB

Passenger Space Comparison

Because it has more passenger and cargo room, the Accord Coupe is rated a Compact car by the EPA, while the 86 is rated a Minicompact.

The Accord Coupe has standard seating for 5 passengers; the 86 can only carry 4.

The Accord Coupe has 19.1 cubic feet more passenger volume than the 86 (95.6 vs. 76.5).

The Accord Coupe has 1.9 inches more front headroom, .3 inches more front legroom, 2.3 inches more front hip room, 4.4 inches more front shoulder room, 2.2 inches more rear headroom, 3.8 inches more rear legroom, 3.6 inches more rear hip room and 3.4 inches more rear shoulder room than the 86.

Cargo Capacity Comparison

The Accord Coupe has a much larger trunk than the 86 (13.7 vs. 6.9 cubic feet).

With its coupe body style, valet key, locking rear seatbacks and remote trunk release lockout, the Accord offers cargo security. The 86’s non-lockable remote release defeats cargo security.

A standard locking glovebox (which can’t be accessed with the valet key) keeps your small valuables safer in the Accord Coupe. The 86 doesn’t offer locking storage for small valuables.

Ergonomics Comparison

The Accord Coupe EX/EX-L/Touring Auto has a standard remote vehicle starting system, so the vehicle can be started from inside the driver's house. This allows the driver to comfortably warm up the engine before going out to the vehicle. The climate system will also automatically heat or cool the interior. The 86 doesn’t offer a remote starting system.

When two different drivers share the Accord Coupe EX-L/Touring, the memory seats make it convenient for both. Each setting activates different, customized memories for the driver’s seat position. The 86 doesn’t offer memory seats.

If the windows are left down on the Accord Coupe the driver can raise them all using the key in the outside lock cylinder. On a hot day the driver can lower the windows from outside the vehicle using the key in the outside lock cylinder or the keyless remote. The driver of the 86 can only operate the windows from inside the vehicle, with the ignition on.

The Smart Entry standard on the Accord Coupe EX/EX-L/Touring allows you to unlock the driver’s door, trunk and start the engine all without removing a key from pocket or purse. This eliminates searching for keys before loading groceries, getting in the vehicle in bad weather or making a hurried start to your trip. The Toyota 86 doesn’t offer an advanced key system.

The Accord Coupe’s standard speed-sensitive wipers speed up when the vehicle does, so that the driver doesn’t have to continually adjust the speed of the wipers. The 86’s manually variable intermittent wipers have to be constantly adjusted. The Accord Coupe Touring’s standard wipers adjust their speed and turn on and off automatically according to the amount of rainfall on the windshield.

While driving with high beams on, sensitive light sensors standard on the Accord Coupe Touring detect other vehicles which could be blinded and automatically switch to low beams. The 86 doesn’t offer automatic dimming high beams.

To shield the driver and front passenger’s vision over a larger portion of the windshield and side windows, the Accord Coupe has standard extendable sun visors. The 86 doesn’t offer extendable visors.

The Accord Coupe EX/EX-L/Touring’s standard outside mirrors include heating elements to clear off the mirrors for better visibility. The 86 doesn’t offer heated side mirrors.

The Accord Coupe’s optional rear view mirror has an automatic dimming feature. This mirror can be set to automatically darken quickly when headlights shine on it, keeping following vehicles from blinding or distracting the driver. The 86 doesn’t offer the luxury of an automatic dimming rear view mirror.

The Accord Coupe’s standard dual zone air conditioning allows the driver and front passenger to choose two completely different temperatures so people with different temperature preferences won’t have to compromise. This makes both the driver and front passenger as comfortable as possible. The 86 doesn’t offer dual zone air conditioning.

The Accord Coupe’s standard automatic temperature control maintains the temperature you set, automatically controlling fan speed, vents and temperature to maintain a consistent, comfortable environment. The 86 doesn’t offer automatic air conditioning.

To keep a safe, consistent following distance, the Accord Coupe offers an optional Adaptive Cruise Control, which alters the speed of the vehicle without driver intervention. This allows the driver to use cruise control more safely without constantly having to disengage it when approaching slower traffic. The 86 doesn’t offer an adaptive cruise control.

To help keep the driver’s hands on the wheel, the Accord Coupe has standard steering wheel controls for the radio. The 86 doesn’t offer steering wheel audio controls.

Economic Advantages Comparison

According to The Car Book by Jack Gillis, the Accord Coupe is less expensive to operate than the 86 because it costs $468 less to do the manufacturer’s suggested maintenance for 50,000 miles. Typical repairs cost much less on the Accord Coupe than the 86, including $162 less for a water pump, $161 less for an alternator, $35 less for front brake pads, $131 less for a starter, $109 less for fuel injection, $216 less for a fuel pump, $93 less for front struts and $154 less for a timing belt/chain.

Recommendations Comparison

The Honda Accord Coupe has won recognition from these important consumer publications:

 

Accord Coupe

86

Consumer Reports® Recommends

TRUE

TRUE

Car Book “Best Bet”

TRUE

FALSE

The Accord was chosen as one of Car and Driver’s “Top Ten” for 22 of the last 24 years. The 86 hasn’t been picked since 2013.

The Honda Accord outsold the Toyota 86/FR-S by over 45 to one during the 2016 model year.

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