2018 Accord vs 2018 Camry transmission

Deciding b/t a
CVT - Honda Accord 1.5T EX FWD 2018 – OR –
8 Spd Trans - Camery SE FWD 2018. Which is better of the 2 types of transmissions. I drive 20,000 miles a yr. roughly

Consumer Reports says both have much better than average reliability for transmission, major and transmission, minor.

Personally, I don’t want any car with a CVT transmission. Heard of too many issues with them.

Aside from that, though, I think you’re splitting hairs. Both are fine cars.


Surprisingly, carcomplaints lists ‘transmission’ as the number one complaint for the 2018 Camry, it’s way down the list for the 2018 Accord.

When you get a car with almost no complaints, something has ro be number one on the list.

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The majority of complaints for the camry’s transmission are for rough shifting. There is a TSB for a software update that some report improves things if not fixes the problem.

get the Camry .

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I looked at safercar.gov for issues with both. There are 2 recalls on the Honda, none for transmission. There are 333 complaints with no automatic transmission issues. There may be 3 manual transmission issues, since the dealerships report hard shifting between 2nd and 3rd gears.

There are 5 recalls for the 2018 Camry, none for transmission issues. There are 252 complaints. 28 of those complaints are for the transmission, mostly for rough shifting.

I like the Accord better as a car. But the Camry has the superior transmission IMHO.