Honda Civic vs. Honda Accord
Honda Civic
Honda Accord
At a Glance: Civic vs. Accord

When it comes to providing drivers with sedans that mix superb handling with excellent fuel efficiency, Honda is second to none. How do two of its most well-known cars stack up when compared? The team at Hilton Head Honda is here to answer that question with this Honda Civic vs. Honda Accord comparison.

The streets of Bluffton, Hilton Head Island, and Charleston SC are the perfect backdrop for your commutes. Now it’s time to decide which model you’ll choose as your means of transportation!



158 HP | 192 HP
Civic vs Accord


42.3 in. | 42.3 in.
Civic vs Accord


Standard | Standard
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Honda Civic

You deserve to drive a sedan that gets you excited for the trip ahead. Will that be the Honda Civic or the Honda Accord? Luckily, regardless of which one you drive, you’ll get a car with plenty of comfort, power, and efficiency.

Power Your Commutes

Under the hoods of the Civic and the Accord, you’ll find two similarly sized engines. Though similar in size, their output capabilities show differences.

The Civic comes standard with a 2.0L engine that can produce 158 horsepower and 138 lb-ft of torque. Want more oomph? You can upgrade to an optional 1.5L turbocharged engine, capable of delivering up to 180 horsepower and 177 lb-ft of torque.

If you crave more power, you may prefer the Honda Accord. The standard configuration in this model is a 1.5L turbocharged engine, which produces 192 horsepower and 192 lb-ft of torque.

Go the Distance

Regarding fuel economy, the Civic can help you travel far since it achieves an EPA-estimated 31 city/40 highway MPG rating in its LX trim with a continuously variable transmission (CVT).1 The Accord, with its standard engine (LX and EX trims) receives an EPA-estimated 29 city/37 highway MPG rating.2

However, the Accord is offered in an optional hybrid powertrain. If you drive the Honda Accord EX-L Hybrid trim, your sedan’s fuel efficiency increases to an EPA-estimated 51 city/44 highway MPG.2

No matter which Honda sedan you choose, you’ll drive a vehicle that can help minimize the time spent at the pump.

Honda Civic

Driving a sedan has its advantages, like squeezing into some of the smallest parking spots. With each Honda sedan providing seating for up to five passengers, which one offers the space you need?

Become a Parking Pro

You’ll notice that the Honda Civic and the Accord are both small enough to make parking and changing lanes a breeze; however, there’s one major difference that sets these sedans apart. The Honda Civic is considered a compact car, while the Accord is a midsize vehicle.

How much of a difference does this make? Let’s find out!

Honda Civic
Honda Accord
Length 184 inches 195.7 inches
Width 70.9 inches 73.3 inches
Height 55.7 inches 57.1 inches

No matter which sedan you choose, you’ll have an easy time parking since each model comes optionally with front and rear parking sensors.

Room for the Whole Crew

With the Accord measuring slightly larger than the Civic, you may think that passengers will have more room to stretch out and get comfortable. While there’s more rear legroom in the Accord, you’ll find these models offer similar if not identical dimensions throughout their cabins.

Honda Civic
Honda Accord
Headroom (front/rear) 39.3/37.1 inches 39.5/37.3 inches
Legroom (front/rear) 42.3/37.4 inches 42.3/40.8 inches
Shoulder Room (front/rear) 57/56 inches 57.9/56.5 inches

In terms of cargo, the Accord has the upper hand with its 16.7 cubic foot capacity compared to the 14.8 cubic feet of the Civic. However, both sedans have available 60/40 split-folding rear seats. With this convenience feature, you can easily fit larger items inside each vehicle while still leaving plenty of room for back-seat passengers.





Honda Civic

Staying safe and entertained is easy when you drive a Honda Civic or Honda Accord. You’ll find several modern features with both models, ensuring optimal comfort and confidence from Point A to Point B.

Bring Along Your Tunes

You’ll find that both Honda sedans offer equal accessibility to their touch-screen displays since both models come equipped with a standard 7-inch display.

There are many reasons why you’d access the touch-screen display, but the most common reason is to access Apple CarPlay® or Android Auto™. These integrations make it easy to access the digital features you have saved to your phone.

You can also send and receive audio text messages, so you can let your partner know you’re running late because of traffic.

Stay Safe Inside Your Sedan

The Honda Civic and Accord both come standard with Honda Sensing®. This suite of driver-assist features uses cameras and sensors to provide warnings and assistance when certain conditions are met.

Features with Honda Sensing® include:

  • Collision Mitigation Braking System™ recognizes a potential collision and alerts you.
  • Adaptive Cruise Control with Low-Speed Follow uses sensors to set a safe distance from the vehicle ahead.
  • Road Departure Mitigation System detects when you’re veering out of your intended lane.

The driver-assist features offered by the Civic and the Accord can help provide an extra layer of assistance when certain conditions are met by providing steering and/or braking assistance when needed.





Which Honda Sedan Is Better for You?
Honda Civic Honda Accord

Deciding between the Honda Civic and the Honda Accord is tough, considering each has its own unique set of advantages. That’s why we at Hilton Head Honda invite you to explore both models up close by visiting our dealership and taking each one out for a spin.

To schedule your Honda test drive around Bluffton, Hilton Head Island, or Charleston SC, contact us today!

All of the tools you need to move forward with experiencing a new 2023 Civic or Accord for yourself are conveniently available right here online.

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