Honda Civic vs Honda Accord
The Honda brand has long been known for producing sedans that focus on smooth, efficient performance and creature comforts. In their latest generations, both the Civic and Accord take these qualities to new heights.
If you need a bit of assistance determining which of these sedans is the right choice for your Pittsburgh lifestyle, the Baierl Automotive team is pleased to help. Check out this Honda Civic vs. Honda Accord comparison for the full breakdown.
Satisfying Your Need for Speed
There’s a certain freedom in stepping on the accelerator and watching the speedometer tick upwards. A car that can deliver in the power department quickly and smoothly is a liberating car, for sure.
Turbocharged engines are offered in both sedans to help you achieve the smoothest ride possible. In the Civic, you’ll find it as an available upgrade in later trims. With the turbo 4-cylinder and continuously variable transmission (CVT) equipped, you’ll be able to produce a maximum 174 HP and 162 lb-ft of torque.
As the Accord is a bigger sedan, you’ll find its engines to be a bit brawnier, too. The base 1.5L turbo 4-cylinder, for instance, produces 192 HP and 192 lb-ft of torque. However, with the available 2.0L turbo 4-cylinder, power gets a boost to 252 HP and 273 lb-ft of torque.
Civic vs Accord: Fuel Efficiency
While the Honda Accord proves to be the more powerful of these two sedans, that power does come with a bit of a trade-off. With its top turbo engine and the CVT equipped in the EX and EX-L trim levels, the Accord maintains, at best, an EPA-estimated 38 MPG highway and 30 MPG city.1
In comparison, the Honda Civic achieves its best fuel economy in the EX and EX-L trim levels with the turbo 4-cylinder and CVT equipped. In this configuration, it maintains an EPA-estimated 42 MPG highway and 32 MPG city.2
While the Accord does offer a hybrid option to cut down on trips to the gas station, switching the turbo gas engine for it will end up decreasing your power noticeably.
The Right Amount of Space
In terms of space, the Accord and the Civic differ greatly. Seeing as one is a midsize sedan and the other a compact, that makes perfect sense. However, we think you’ll find that each can fit like a glove, depending on how big your family is.
The Accord offers 105.6 cubic feet of space, perfect for a small family with five passengers. You can easily fit a car seat or extra gear without making anyone feel cramped.
The Civic is a smaller sedan offering just 97.8 cubic feet for its five passengers. That being said, it’s a smaller and more maneuverable sedan all around. You can more easily park it on a crowded street or weave through narrow city avenues without issue.
Are You Ready to Get Behind the Wheel?
Now that you know the core differences between the Honda Civic and the Honda Accord, you may be ready to get behind the wheel and take one for a spin. Pittsburgh drivers are more than welcome to visit Baierl Automotive for their test drives.
Contact our team online or over the phone to experience the Accord or Civic firsthand today.
1 30 city/38 highway/33 combined mpg rating for LX, EX and EX-L 1.5T trims. 29 city/35 highway/31 combined mpg rating for Sport 1.5T CVT trim. 26 city/35 highway/30 combined mpg rating for Sport 1.5T 6MT trim. 22 city/32 highway/26 combined mpg rating for Sport and Touring 2.0T trims. 23 city/34 highway/27 combined mpg rating for EX-L 2.0T trim. 48 city/48 highway/48 combined mpg rating for hybrid trims. Based on 2019 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions, battery-pack age/condition (hybrid trims) and other factors.
2 25 city/36 highway/29 combined mpg rating for LX & Sport 6MT trims. 30 city/38 highway/33 combined mpg rating for LX CVT and Touring trims. 29 city/37 highway/32 combined mpg rating for Sport CVT trim. 32 city/42 highway/36 combined mpg rating for EX & EX-L trims. Based on 2019 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.