Honda Civic vs. Accord: Which is Best?

August 31st, 2018 by

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Cody drivers can’t lose either way, but whether the Honda Civic or Accord is the right choice depends on budget and driving habits. Do you need the roomier, more powerful Accord? Or, is the less expensive and more fuel-efficient Civic the better option? To find out, check out our Honda Civic vs. Accord comparison below!

Price & Value

One difference between the Honda Civic and Accord is price. The 2018 Honda Accord LX CVT has a starting MSRP of $23,570*. The 2018 Honda Civic Sedan LX 6-Speed Manual, on the other hand, is priced at $18,940 starting MSRP*. Both have a destination charge of $895 and retain an impressive percentage of their ALG Residual Values:

New Honda Accord

  • ALG Residual Value % After 36 Months: 57%
  • ALG Residual Value % After 60 Months: 40%

New Honda Civic

  • ALG Residual Value % After 36 Months: 46%
  • ALG Residual Value % After 60 Months: 32%

Performance & MPG Ratings

Want a small and sporty sedan or a powerful mid-size? No matter what, Laurel shoppers have a solid option in either the Honda Civic or Accord. Here’s a quick look at both the Accord performance and Civic performance:

  • Engine: The Honda Accord comes with a 192-hp 1.5L turbo 4-cylinder, and the Honda Civic gets a 158-hp 2.0L 4-cylinder.
  • Transmission: The Accord offers a few transmissions: a 6-speed manual, a CVT, and a 10-speed automatic. The Civic is available with a 6-speed manual or CVT.
  • MPG Ratings: At the base level, the 2018 Civic earns an EPA-estimated 28 mpg city/40 mpg highway** rating, and the 2018 Accord earns an EPA-estimated 30 mpg city/38 mpg highway***.

Cargo & Passenger Space

Both sedans offer seating for five people, but the Honda Accord interior is altogether more spacious. The Honda Accord has a maximum cargo volume of 16.7 cubic feet, making it one of the roomiest sedans in its class. It also has a passenger volume of 105.6 cubic feet. The Honda Civic is far from cramped, though! It offers a maximum cargo volume of 15.1 cubic feet and a passenger volume of 97.8 cubic feet.

Test Drive the Honda Civic or Accord at Underriner Honda!

When you compare the Honda Civic vs. Honda Accord, it’s clear both are great options. If you need extra space and engine power, go with one of our new Accord models. If you want high efficiency for a reasonable price, browse our inventory of new Civics. To test drive one or both of these Honda sedans, schedule an appointment at Underriner Honda near Red Lodge.

 

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*MSRP excluding tax, license, registration, $895.00 destination charge and options. Dealers set own prices.
**28 city/40 highway/32 combined mpg rating for LX model with 6-speed manual transmission. 31 city/40 highway/34 combined mpg rating for LX & EX CVT models. 31 city/42 highway/35 combined mpg rating for EX-T model with 6-speed manual transmission. 32 city/42 highway/36 combined mpg rating for EX-T, EX-L and Touring CVT models. Based on 2018 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions and other factors.

 

***30 city/38 highway/33 combined mpg rating for 1.5T LX, EX and EX-L models with CVT. 26 city/35 highway/30 combined mpg rating for 1.5T Sport models with 6-speed manual transmission. 29 city/35 highway/31 combined mpg rating for 1.5T Sport and Touring models with CVT. 22 city/32 highway/26 combined mpg rating for 2.0T Sport models with 6-speed manual transmission. 22 city/32 highway/26 combined mpg rating for 2.0T Sport and Touring models with 10-speed automatic transmission. 23 city/34 highway/27 combined mpg rating for 2.0T EX-L models with 10-speed automatic transmission. 47 city/47 highway/47 combined mpg rating for Hybrid models with E-CVT. Based on 2018 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions and other factors.