2014 Honda Accord Hybrid offers more for your dollar than Toyota Camry
The Toyota Camry is arguably the most recognized airport rental car in North America. Known for reasonable cabin, trunk space and entry level price point, companies such as Avis, budget and Hertz love the Camry. Me, not so much so.
While I can appreciate what the base model Camry offers for the price paid, I find the ride and interior noise level to be unacceptable. In the entry “L” trim, the seats are uncomfortable and the engine rev-line noise level for the 4 cylinder CVT is a bit unsettling. None the less Toyota was the #1 auto retailer in North America for 2013. They’re affordable, recognizable and built in America.
And, out of fairness to Toyota, rental car fleets while offering the consumer an opportunity for long term exposure to the product, tend to be cheapened down a bit as to creature comforts and optional accessories. Cloth interiors, cheap seats and 20,000 mile airport maintenance service cycles don’t lend itself to a fair comprehensive review of the product.