Differences Between the 4-door Accord & Civic Models

By Product Expert | Posted in Honda Accord, Honda Civic on Thursday, November 30th, 2017 at 7:32 pm
2018 Honda Accord Sedan Exterior Passenger Side Front vs 2018 Honda Civic Sedan Exterior Driver Side Front

2018 Honda Accord Sedan vs 2018 Honda Civic Sedan

For the past couple of years, the Honda Civic has been undergoing a massive transformation from its 9th generation to its 10th. This year, our other iconic car started its own 10th-generation transition, and we couldn’t be more pleased with all of the updates and enhancements that both vehicles have undergone. We know that it can sometimes be difficult to decide which vehicle is best for you, even if you’ve narrowed it down to getting a Honda. So, we thought we’d make things a little bit easier for you, by showing you some of the similarities and differences between the 2018 Honda Accord Sedan & 2018 Honda Civic Sedan.

2018 Honda Accord Sedan Exterior Driver Side Rear Profile

2018 Honda Civic Sedan Exterior Passenger Side Rear Profile

Accord Sedan


Civic Sedan

192 HP

Horsepower 158 HP

3,131 lbs.

Curb Weight 2,742 lbs.
30 mpg* City Fuel Efficiency

28 mpg*

38 mpg* Highway Fuel Efficiency

40 mpg*

16.7 cu. ft. Cargo Capacity

15.1 cu. ft.

The table above takes a look at a few of the key differences in specifications between the two sedans. As you can tell, they’re quite comparable to one another. The Accord belongs to a slightly larger segment, as it is a midsize sedan whereas the Civic is a compact sedan, which explains why it’s heavier and offers a bit more trunk space. However, a heavier curb weight means it needs more power to do the same things as a lighter vehicle.

In other words, the 34 horsepower that the Civic gives up to the Accord isn’t quite as drastic when you take the weights of the vehicles into consideration. Upgrade the Civic to its more powerful engine, and that advantage nearly disappears. But, back to the engines in this comparison, fuel efficiency is almost a horse a piece. If you know that you’ll be doing more driving in the city, perhaps the Accord would make a better choice. But the 2-mpg difference isn’t going to offer a huge advantage one way or the other.

[ READ MORE: The Accord Has an Available Engine Option as Well, Check It Out! ]

The best way to figure out which vehicle would make a better choice for you is to come in and give them both a spin. You can schedule a test drive right here on our website, or give us a call at the sales desk! We look forward to helping you get in the driver’s seat of the right vehicle for you.

*Based on 2018 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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