Honda Civic vs. Honda Accord

Honda Civic Accord Venice

Trying to figure out which Honda to drive around Venice doesn’t have to be a challenge. Both the Civic and Accord are great choices that are available as both coupes and sedans. To pick between them, you just need to figure out how much space you need in your car and what type of power you want.



Although both the Civic and Accord only offer front-wheel drive, they have fairly different engine choices. The Civic offers two powertrains while the Accord is available with one of four. The Civic’s base 2-liter 4-cylinder engine generates 158 horsepower while the available 1.5-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder bumps this up to 174 horses. The Accord lets drivers select from a 185-horsepower 2.4-liter 4-cylinder engine and a 278-horsepower 3.5-liter V6. Either of these gives you more power than the Civic. The Accord is also available as a plug-in hybrid or a standard hybrid, and either configuration gives you 195 horsepower.


Since the Honda Accord is more powerful than the Civic, it makes sense that the Civic is more fuel efficient. The Civic will give you up to 31 city/42* highway. By comparison, the base Accord gets 27 city/37* highway. You will, of course, get the best fuel economy by going with one of the Accord Hybrid models, which let you enjoy 50/45*.


Despite being in the same Honda family, the Accord and Civic have reasonably different exterior styling. The Accord relies on a sharper version of the traditional three-box exterior design while the Civic’s exterior appears more modern, with even the sedan showing elements of coupe styling. Inside, the Honda Civic’s cabin is more basic with traditional controls and a single screen on a smaller center stack. By comparison, the Accord has two screens on the large center control stack and a dashboard that is big enough to house it.

For more information on what sets the Honda Civic and Honda Accord apart, talk to the staff at Venice Honda in Venice, Florida.

*Based on 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.