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2020 Honda Accord

2020 Honda Civic vs 2020 Honda Accord

2020 Honda Civic LX


2020 Honda Accord LX
$19,750* MSRP

Starting Price

$23,870* 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

If you’re shopping for a new sedan to upgrade your Waterbury commute, both the Honda Civic and Honda Accord are great choices. Loaded with features that keep you comfortable, connected, and safe, these Honda sedans have a lot to offer. But which one is the best choice for you? Find out in this 2020 Honda Civic vs. 2020 Honda Accord comparison from Honda of Watertown.

2020 Honda Civic vs. Accord: Price

The sticker price is an important consideration for many Southbury-area drivers. The 2020 Honda Accord LX CVT has a starting MSRP of $23,870*, while the 2020 Honda Civic Sedan LX 6-Speed Manual comes with a starting MSRP of $19,750*. That $4,120 difference could be a game changer for some customers.

2020 Honda Civic vs. Accord: Technology Features

The Civic and Accord both offer a wide array of comfort, convenience, and tech features, including the Honda Sensing® suite of advanced safety and driver assist systems which is standard on all Civic and Accord trim levels. When you take a closer look at these sedans, you’ll see that the entry-level Honda Accord LX has some features that you won’t get on the base Civic LX trim. These Accord LX features include:

  • Push-Button Start
  • Dual-Zone Automatic Climate Control
  • Eco Assist™ System
  • 7-inch Color LCD Screen

2020 Honda Civic vs. Accord: Performance & MPG Ratings

Both of these Honda sedans can also provide powerful and efficient performance on the roads in and around Torrington. Take a look at their respective engine specs and fuel economy ratings:

  • Engine: The Honda Accord comes with a 192-hp 1.5L turbo 4-cylinder engine, and the Honda Civic is powered by a 158-hp 2.0L 4-cylinder.
  • Transmission: With the Accord, you can choose between three transmissions: a 6-speed manual, a Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT), and a 10-speed automatic with Shift-By-Wire. The Civic also has three transmissions available: a 6-speed manual and two CVT options.
  • MPG Ratings: Comparing the fuel economy of the entry-level models of both sedans shows that the 2020 Civic LX with 6-speed manual transmission earns an EPA-estimated 25 mpg city/ 36 mpg highway** rating, while the 2020 Accord LX with CVT earns an EPA-estimated 30 mpg city/38 mpg highway***.

2020 Honda Civic vs. Accord: Cargo & Passenger Space

These vehicles offer seating for up to five people. However, keep in mind that the Civic is a compact sedan and the Accord is a mid-size sedan. With its larger size, the Accord can provide a maximum passenger volume of 105.6 cubic feet, while the Honda Civic interior has 97.8 cubic feet of passenger volume.

When it comes to cargo capacity, you’ll find that the Accord offers 16.7 cubic feet in the trunk, compared to the 15.1 cubic feet you’ll get with the Civic.

Test Drive the Honda Civic or Accord at Honda of Watertown

Still unsure if the Honda Civic or Honda Accord will best suit your lifestyle? Contact us to schedule a test drive at Honda of Watertown and see how each handles on the open road. While you’re here, explore our Civic inventory and Accord inventory, and make sure to browse our new vehicle specials and Accord lease deals to take advantage of our exciting new offers.

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