This Honda Civic vs. Accord side-by-side comparison doesn’t try to break down which car is objectively best—everyone’s needs are different. With that said, the experts at Parker Johnstone's Wilsonville Honda have come together to highlight the differences between the Honda Civic and Accord so that at the end of the day, Portland drivers can make an informed decision when choosing which car fits their lifestyle. Do you want a sporty compact, or a powerful sedan? Do you care more about horsepower or fuel efficiency? Below, we’ll help you answer these questions and more!
Honda Civic or Accord, which is best? If price is your most important factor, then you’ve undoubtedly noticed that the Civic is quite a bit cheaper than the Accord. The starting MSRP of the entry-level 2019 Honda Accord LX CVT is $23,720*, while the base model 2019 Honda Civic Sedan LX 6-Speed Manual has an MSRP starting at $19,550*. That $4,170 difference could be a game-changer for some Tigard commuters.
Though both the Honda Civic and Accord come with several cutting-edge features, they don’t quite have the same features at the base trim levels. Some of the Accord features that the Civic is lacking include:
Needless to say, you may need to stop by Parker Johnstone's Wilsonville Honda and sit in the driver’s seat of both the Accord and Civic to determine whether you require these features.
The 2019 Honda Accord and Civic are both fuel-efficient vehicles. Whether you commute between Salem and Tualatin, or just run errands around the neighborhood, you’ll enjoy the following Civic and Accord engine and MPG specs:
If passenger space and cargo capacity are important to you, you might be surprised to find how little of a difference there is between the compact Civic and midsize Accord when it comes to space. Both can seat up to five passengers, but the larger Honda Accord has a maximum passenger volume of 105.6 cubic feet, while the Honda Civic interior offers 97.8 cubic feet. As for cargo volume, the Accord offers 16.7 cubic feet, and the Civic 15.1 cubic feet. Either way, both vehicles have rear seats that offer comfort for backseat passengers on Oregon road trips.
When it comes to safety technology, it’s basically a draw between the Honda Accord and Civic. Both come with the Honda Sensing® suite of driver-assist and safety features, which includes:
Comparing the reliable and efficient Accord and Civic will only get you so far. For more research, explore how the 2019 Honda Accord measures up against the Toyota Camry, or how the Honda Civic stands up against the Toyota Corolla. Once you’re convinced a Honda sedan with adaptive cruise control is for you, take a gander at our Honda lease offers and Honda finance specials, then schedule a test drive at Parker Johnstone's Wilsonville Honda!