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Should You Buy Honda Civic or Accord? – Quick Comparison Guide

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In the event you know you want a sedan car for everyday use, then opt for a company that is known for its quality. Honda Motors, for instance, has a rich and successful history in the automotive industry producing high-quality vehicles, with different categories and levels of updates, making it affordable and also giving the buyer multiple choices that will suit their needs.

Honda Civic and Honda Accord are two of the classic sedan cars offered by Honda Motors. Let’s have a look at both of them, to see which one might be better for you than the other.

Different Trims and Starting Price Point 

We will start by looking at the most important aspect when it comes to deciding on which car is the one: the price. Every other element takes a back seat if the car itself is out of your set budget. 

Honda Civic has five different trims, as seen below:

1.     Honda Civic LX – $20,800

2.     Honda Civic Sport – $21,800

3.     Honda Civic EX – $23,950

4.     Honda Civic EX-L – $25,150

5.     Honda Civic Touring – $27,850

Honda Accord, on the other hand, has six trims, which are: 

1.     Honda Accord LX – $24,270

2.     Honda Accord Hybrid – $25,870

3.     Honda Accord Sport – $26,980

4.     Honda Accord EX – $28,070

5.     Honda Accord EX-L – $30,570

6.     Honda Accord Touring – $36,400

In this particular comparison, Honda Civic is more economical than Honda Accord, with the most expensive trim being roughly $9000 less than the Accord. Even though, Honda Accord offers more variety, in general price is a deciding factor for most people and keeping that in mind, Honda Civic wins this round.

Safety Features

Both of our contestants have a plethora of safety features as Honda Motors take the safety of the driver and passengers very seriously. Both of the cars have Collision Mitigation Braking System, Road Departure Mitigation System and Lane Keeping Assist System. However, Honda Accord has Traffic Sign Recognition System, while Honda Civic has Forward Collision Warning and Lane Departure Warning. These particular features are not found in the other and are particular to the specific vehicle. Some of the other safety features that both cars share are child-proof rear door lock, driver’s and Front Passenger’s seat belt reminder, Smart Vent front side airbags.  However, the Honda Accord also has a driver’s and front passenger’s knee airbags as an extra safety precaution. 

While the two cars share a quite a few, there are a few that are distinct to each. Therefore, this round is a draw.

Dimensions

The Honda Civic is 182.7 inches long, 70.9 inches wide and 55.7 inches high all across the various trims. The Honda Accord, on the other hand, is 192.2 inches long, 73.3 inches wide and 57.1 inches high also across all six trims. 

Honda Accord is a bigger car, making it also heavier than the other contestant. As the general preference for the car is to be bigger, Honda Accord wins this category.

Bonus Features 

 As above, some features are present in both of the cars such as, cruise control, one-touch turn indicators and a tilt and telescopic steering column, a nifty feature that lets you adjust the height of the steering wheel and the distance between it and the driver for better control and easier drive. They also have a capless fuel filler, map lights and beverage holders. However, Honda Accord bonus features like the dual-zone automatic climate control system and a push-button start. Also, the Honda Accord has an illuminated vanity mirror for driver and passenger, while Honda Civic does not have vanity mirrors for driver and passenger in any of the five trims. 

Clearly, in this category, the Honda Accord is a winner as it has more features.

Conclusion

To sum up, Honda Civic won the price category and Honda Accord won Dimensions and Bonus Features, while both came to a draw in the Safety Features. Therefore, Honda Accord beats Honda Civic in this competition. Make sure to check out Honda Accord Ghana for more features. 

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