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2020 Honda Civic Vs. 2020 Honda Accord

$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

Ready to get behind the wheel of a new Honda sedan? If so, you may be wondering whether the 2020 Honda Civic or 2020 Honda Accord is the best choice for you. Each offers spirited performance, a comfortable interior, and a wide range of convenient tech features that enhance your driving experience on the roads in and around Denver. But there are some key differences that you should take into consideration before deciding which will best suit your lifestyle. Learn more in this Civic vs. Accord comparison from Planet Honda.



2020 Honda Civic vs. Accord: Price

Which sedan has the more budget-friendly price tag, the Honda Civic or Accord? The starting MSRP of the entry-level Civic LX is $3,470 lower than the Accord LX. That’s a significant amount of cash, and it could be the deciding factor for some Lakewood 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 Accord, Arvada-area drivers will enjoy standard features like Bluetooth® HandsFreeLink® and Streaming Audio and the Honda Sensing® suite of advanced safety technologies, which includes driver-assist features such as:

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

While both of these Honda sedans come with a long list of standard amenities, the entry-level Accord LX includes some features that are not offered with the base Civic LX trim. These Accord LX features 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

You’ll get the same EPA-estimated fuel economy ratings with either the Civic or Accord. However, the Accord has the more powerful engine. Check out the engine specs and mpg ratings of the Civic vs. Accord below.

  • Engine: The Honda Civic is powered by a 158-hp 2.0L four-cylinder engine, and the Honda Accord has a standard 192-hp 1.5L turbo four-cylinder engine.
  • Transmission: The Accord has three transmission options: a six-speed manual, a Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT), or a 10-speed automatic with Shift-By-Wire. The Civic also offers three transmissions available: a six-speed manual or two different CVT options.
  • MPG Ratings: The 2020 Civic LX with CVT and the 2020 Accord LX with CVT each have the identical EPA-estimated fuel economy rating of 30 mpg city/38 mpg highway**.

2020 Honda Civic vs. Accord: Cargo & Passenger Space

Another difference between the Honda Civic and Accord is that 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 Planet Honda

Explore our new Civic and new Accord inventory online, and then schedule a test drive today at Planet Honda. Need to do further research? Check out our Civic vs. Hyundai Elantra comparison. If you have any questions or would like more information, please feel free to contact us.

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*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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