Which Is Better: Honda Accord or Honda Civic?
When you’re standing at the Honda dealership, it can be tough to choose between the Accord and its smaller sibling the Honda Civic. Both have fuel-efficient engines, lots of features, and upscale interiors. They even have about the same amount of cargo space in the trunk. Ultimately, your decision should boil down to what you’ll be using the car for. If you think you’ll have adults in the back seat frequently, the Accord is the better pick. The Civic has lots of back-seat space for a compact car, but the Accord is bigger, with more room for your passengers (as you’d expect from a midsize car). On the other hand, if it’ll just be your dog or couple small bags in the back most of the time, you may be better off with the Civic, especially if you live in a city. The Civic’s smaller wheelbase makes it easy to maneuver, and you’ll appreciate its smaller size when pulling into a parallel parking space. You’ll also save money with the Civic, which starts at $18,740 – around $3,600 less than the Accord. Even though the Accord gets good fuel economy among midsize cars, you’ll also spend less at the pump if you choose the Civic, since it is rated at up to 31 mpg in the city and 40 mpg on the highway, while the Accord gets 27 mpg in the city and 36 mpg on the highway.