2020 Honda Civic or Accord: Which Is Best?

2020 Honda Civic LX CVT


2020 Honda Accord LX CVT
$20,800* MSRP

Starting Price

$24,270* MSRP
158-hp 2.0L 4-cylinder

Base Engine

192-hp 1.5L turbo 4-cylinder
97.8 cubic feet

Passenger Volume

105.6 cubic feet
15.1 cubic feet

Cargo Space

16.7 cubic feet

Deciding whether the 2020 Honda Civic or 2020 Honda Accord is the better choice for your driving needs can be difficult. Both offer efficient performance, a comfortable interior, and a wide array of convenient features for you to enjoy when you’re out and about on Staten Island-area roads. But there are some key differences between these two popular sedans that should be considered before deciding which will best suit your lifestyle. Learn more in this Civic vs. Accord comparison from Bay Ridge Honda.

2020 Honda Civic vs. Accord: Price

Which sedan comes with the more affordable sticker price, the Honda Civic or Accord? The starting MSRP of the entry-level Civic LX comes in at $3,470 lower than the Accord LX. That’s quite a difference, and it could be a game-changer for many Manhattan drivers.

  • 2020 Honda Accord LX CVT – Starting MSRP of $24,270*
  • 2020 Honda Civic Sedan LX CVT – Starting MSRP of $20,800*

2020 Honda Civic vs. Accord: Technology Features

With either the Honda Civic or new Accord, Queens-area drivers will benefit from the Honda Sensing® suite of advanced safety technologies, which comes standard on all Accord configurations and Civic trim levels. Honda Sensing® driver-assist features include:

  • Adaptive Cruise Control
  • Collision Mitigation Braking System
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Road Departure Mitigation System

While both of these Honda sedans offer a wide variety of standard amenities, the entry-level Accord LX includes some features that are not offered with the base Civic LX trim. These include:

  • Push-Button Start
  • 7-inch Color LCD Screen
  • Dual-Zone Automatic Climate Control
  • Eco Assist™ System

2020 Honda Civic vs. Accord: Performance & MPG Ratings

Even though the Accord has the more powerful engine, you’ll get the same EPA-estimated fuel economy ratings with either the new Civic or new Accord. Review the engine specs and mpg ratings of both sedans below.

  • Engine: The Honda Civic Sedan LX is powered by a 158-hp 2.0L DOHC i-VTEC® 4-Cylinder engine, and the Honda Accord Sedan LX has a 192-hp 1.5L VTEC® Turbocharged 4-Cylinder engine.
  • Transmission: The Accord can be had with either a six-speed manual, a Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) with Sport Mode, or a 10-speed automatic with Shift-By-Wire and paddle shifters. The Civic also offers three transmissions: a six-speed manual, an M-CVT, or an LL-CVT.
  • MPG Ratings: The 2020 Civic LX with CVT and the 2020 Accord LX with CVT each have earned an EPA-estimated fuel economy rating of 30 mpg city/38 mpg highway**.

2020 Honda Civic vs. Accord: Cargo & Passenger Space

One of the primary differences between the Honda Civic and Accord is size. The Civic is a compact sedan, while the Accord is a midsize sedan. Both offer seating for up to five people, but the Accord interior provides more room with 105.6 cubic feet of passenger space. The Civic has a maximum passenger volume of 97.8 cubic feet. The Accord also offers more space in the trunk, with 16.7 cubic feet compared to the 15.1 cubic feet of trunk space you’ll get with the Civic.

Test Drive the Honda Civic and Accord at Bay Ridge Honda

Still not sure whether the Honda Civic or Honda Accord is the best fit with your needs? Contact us to schedule a test drive. In addition to our terrific selection of Civic and Accord models for sale, we offer a variety of new vehicle specials to help you get the best deal possible and stay within your budget. We want to put you behind the wheel of an exciting new Honda sedan today!

*MSRP excluding tax, license, registration, $955.00 destination charge and options. Dealers set own prices.

**Based on 2020 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.

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