|2019 Honda Accord||2019 Honda Civic|
|1.5L I4||2.0L I4|
|30/38 *||25/36 *|
In general, sedans give riders a homey cabin to relax in while the cargo is safely secured in seclusion. Honda sedans fulfill this mission better than the competition, but despite the basic formula, there’s still room for variation within the sedan category based on size. Here, Honda also outdoes its rivals by supplying the midsize Accord for folks needing the room while the Honda Civic triumphs in offering an efficient, compact alternative. Just take a gander at how they command their respective levels.
Two different sedan sizes mean a diverse array of propulsion choices. A lighter body allows the Civic to focus on fuel economy with a standard 2-liter inline-4 block putting out 158 horsepower or a 1.5-liter turbocharged-4 machine that manufactures 174 horsepower. Accompanying these powerplants is a 6-speed manual transmission or a continuously variable transmission that reaches 32 mpg city and 42 mpg highway in leagues with the turbocharged block. The heftier 2019 Honda Accord requires the umph from either a 1.5-liter or 2-liter turbo-4 engine. The Accord 1.5-liter option makes 192 horses while the larger 2-liter counterpart whips up 252 horses. The Accord Sport edition utilizes a 6-speed manual transmission, a 10-speed automatic transmission, or a CVT that takes the 1.5-liter engine to 30 mpg city and 38 mpg highway. The ultimate gas savings is provided by an Accord hybrid achieving 48 mpg both in and out of town.
At 192.2 inches, the 2019 Accord occupies the midsize sedan category while the 2019 Civic is firmly in compact sedan territory at 182.3 inches in length. With these size differences, each vehicle exhibits its curvaceous lines a bit distinctly from the other. Given a larger canvas, the Accord incorporates door panel creases of a more curvilinear nature than the Honda Civic. Up front, both sedans offer sleek, elongated headlights, but sandwiched between them is a more prominent grille on the Accord. The 2019 Civic, on the other hand, employs a narrower grille that suggests the light, nimble nature of this chariot.
Considering their pedigree, it’s no surprise that there’s quite a bit of overlap between these two. Both the Civic and the Accord offer either a 4-speaker, 8-speaker, or a 10-speaker audio system. Benefits like Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, SiriusXM, and HD radio are also found, depending on the model, in both vehicles. Like the larger version, though, the 2019 Honda Accord carries a few more frills. The Accord includes a larger 8-inch touchscreen in its upscale models along with a wireless phone charger. Beyond digital accessories, the Civic and Accord include possibilities like dual-zone climate conditioning, heated seats, and leather upholstery with the Accord supplying a few more driver seat automated positions.
Knowing whether a midsize or compact sedan better fits your needs seems simple enough, but after checking these two Honda vehicles, a little more thought is required. With all that either of these siblings has to offer, it’s going to take more consideration. One thing that can help is to test driving both at our local Honda dealership today.
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* 30 city/38 highway/33 combined mpg rating for LX, EX and EX-L 1.5T trims. 29 city/35 highway/31 combined mpg rating for Sport 1.5T CVT trim. 26 city/35 highway/30 combined mpg rating for Sport 1.5T 6MT trim. 22 city/32 highway/26 combined mpg rating for Sport and Touring 2.0T trims. 23 city/34 highway/27 combined mpg rating for EX-L 2.0T trim. 48 city/48 highway/48 combined mpg rating for hybrid trims. Based on 2019 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions, battery-pack age/condition (hybrid trims) and other factors.
** 25 city/36 highway/29 combined mpg rating for LX & Sport 6MT trims. 30 city/38 highway/33 combined mpg rating for LX CVT and Touring trims. 29 city/37 highway/32 combined mpg rating for Sport CVT trim. 32 city/42 highway/36 combined mpg rating for EX & EX-L trims. Based on 2019 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.