Difference Between the Honda Civic and Accord?The Honda Civic is a compact sedan (also available in coupe and hatchback) that is smaller, easier to handle and cheaper, while the Honda Accord is a midsize sedan that provides more space, size and performance at a larger price. These two tentpoles of the Honda lineup are representative of everything that makes Honda one of the most reliable automotive companies in the world, but they serve different customers. Explore with us at Alberta Honda as we take an in-depth look at what separates the Civic and Accord, and which one is perfect for you!Honda Civic Vs. Accord Design

Model 2019 Honda Civic 2019 Honda Accord
Length (in.) 182.7 192.2
Width (in.) 70.9 73.3
Height (in.) 55.7 57.1
Wheelbase (in.) 106.3 111.4
Passenger Volume (cu-ft.) 97.8 105.6
Cargo Volume (cu-ft.) 15.1 16.7
Seating capacity 5 5

It all comes down to needs, where the Civic is a compact sedan incredibly equipped for city driving, while the Accord is a midsize sedan that gives a bit more room. However, it could prove to be too much car for those who just want something simple. Both the Honda Civic and Honda Accord can seat 5, but the Accord provides more interior space while the Civic prioritizes its quick and slight frame. As well, Honda isn't just content with offering you one choice on each option; there's a variety of variations on each model type. Environmentally conscious? Choose the Accord Hybrid for even better efficiency. Want your Civic to be even slighter and more nimble? Choose the coupe or hatchback designations to properly put your own spin on the classic Civic style.Honda Civic Vs. Accord Performance & Engine

Model 2019 Honda Civic 2019 Honda Accord
Engine 2.0L 4-cylinder 1.5L 4-cylinder DOHC, i-VTEC
Horsepower 158 192
Torque 138 192

If engine and performance are paramount to you, the Accord's more rewarding horsepower and torque options should be your more preferred choice. The base-level engine for the Accord is the 1.5L, 16-valve, Direct Injection, DOHC i-VTEC engine with 192 horsepower and 192 lb-ft of torque (and an available 2.0L, 16-valve, Direct Injection, DOHC, i-VTEC engine with 273 lb-ft of torque). The Civic's standard engine, on the other hand, is the 2.0L port-injected 4-cylinder engine that offers up 158 horsepower, but can bump up to 174 horsepower on its available 1.5L, turbocharged, direct-injection 4-cylinder engine.

Honda Civic Vs. Accord Price & Choice
Hondas always aspire for affordability, and with two of the crown jewels of the lineup, you can get either vehicle at a great price. The Accord Sedan starts at $28,190, while the Civic Sedan starts at $17,890. Further, for the other Accord and Civic options, the Accord Hybrid starts at $33,490, the Civic Coupe starts at $21,290 and the Civic Hatchback starts at $22,190. So, which vehicle is for you? In both vehicles you're getting the tried and true Honda reliability and modern technology, so it comes down to what you need. The Civic is more affordable, efficient and primed for tight city driving, while the Accord gives you more room and larger midsize sport appeal and power.
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