Due to the totaling of my 2014 Honda Accord (vehicle was parked, I wasn't in it) I have purchased a new one (2019). It is one inch longer than the 2014, and has 16.7 cubic feet of trunk space instead of 15.8.
I just packed my astro gear in the new wheels. It doesn't sound like much but this extra cubic foot (almost) makes a HUGE difference over the 2014. No grunting and struggling to get stuff in.
From the astro point of view I'm very glad I went with the Accord rather than the Camry. From the mpg point of view, and probably maintenance, the Camry had the advantage. But the extra trunk space over the Camry (15.1 cubic feet) was decisive, and good lord, since the 2014's 15.8 cubic feet was always a bit of a struggle imagine how I would have been with 15.1. To be fair, I used to get all this stuff in my Corolla (13.6 cubic feet), but a fair amount of stuff ended up in the passenger space.
I am not one of those people who buys a vehicle completely around the astro gear (which would suggest a van or crossover). Two or three times a month is pretty much what I can do for astro, and often less. I don't want to have to drive an empty 20 mpg vehicle around for the relatively infrequent occasions I have astro stuff.
My totaled 2014 Accord was a smooth and satisfying 6 speed forward manual and I really dreaded moving to a CVT, which I had to do if I was ever going to get my girlfriend to take the wheel on long trips, etc. But now that I'm in the car with CVT I have to admit it's pretty d*mn good. The car feels light, drives well, has plenty of power and pickup from a dead stop. (At least for my needs.) 192 horses seems insane. I remember drivcing across the country in my 1984 Toyota Tercel, humping across the Rockies with the 60 horsepower engine. My running around mpg seems to be about 33 mpg, that old Tercel was around 35. That's amazing considering the Accord weighs about 1300 lbs more. On a long stretch of highway from Binghamton to Albany with my kid's college gear stuffed into every nook and cranny we got 40.1 mpg which is above the sticker EPA highway of 38. I'm not going to believe 40.1 till I see it again. It is true that we had rain the entire trip so we drove 60 mph, which I've heard is optimal speed for maximizing mpg. When the road is dry I'm known to go faster.
All in all it's a nice car but I dread the day something goes wrong with the electronics, which you get whether you want them or not.