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2020 Honda Civic vs. Accord: Which is Best?

Both the 2020 Honda Civic and 2020 Honda Accord are popular choices for Asheville drivers. Offering sporty performance and a wide range of comfort and convenience features, it can be difficult to decide which of these Honda sedans is the best fit with your Johnson City-area driving needs. This Civic vs. Accord comparison from Apple Tree Honda will help you make an informed decision between these two capable and well-equipped vehicles.

2020 Honda Civic LX CVT


2020 Honda Accord LX CVT
$20,650* MSRP

Starting Price

$24,020* 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

2020 Honda Civic vs. Accord: Price

While the starting MSRP for the entry-level models of both the new Accord and new Civic is quite reasonable, the Civic LX comes in at $3,370 lower than the Accord LX. That could be a game-changer for some Hendersonville drivers.

  • 2020 Honda Accord LX CVT – Starting MSRP of $24,020*
  • 2020 Honda Civic Sedan LX CVT – Starting MSRP of $20,650*

2020 Honda Civic vs. Accord: Technology Features

These are both tech-savvy Honda sedans designed to keep you connected, entertained, and safe on the roads in and around Fletcher. The Accord and Civic safety is enhanced by the Honda Sensing® safety suite, which comes standard on all Accord trims and Civic models. Honda Sensing® includes advanced driver-assist technologies such as Collision Mitigation Braking System, Lane Departure Warning, and Adaptive Cruise Contro, all of which can help to keep you safe and secure wherever you drive.

With either the Accord or Civic interior, you’ll enjoy an array of upscale amenities and tech features, however, the Accord LX includes some features that are not offered on 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

Powerful yet efficient performance is a must for Greenville drivers, and both of these Honda sedans deliver just that. See how their respective engine specs and fuel economy ratings match up:

  • Engine: The Honda Accord is equipped with a standard 192-hp 1.5L turbo four-cylinder base engine, while the Honda Civic comes with a 158-hp 2.0L four-cylinder.
  • Transmission: The Accord has three transmission options: a 6-speed manual, a Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT), and a 10-speed automatic with Shift-By-Wire. The Civic has three transmissions available as well: a six-speed manual and two CVT options.
  • MPG Ratings: The 2020 Civic LX with six-speed manual transmission has earned an EPA-estimated 25 mpg city/36 mpg highway** rating. The 2020 Accord LX with CVT gets an EPA-estimated 30 mpg city/38 mpg highway***.

2020 Honda Civic vs. Accord: Cargo & Passenger Space

The Civic is a compact sedan and the Accord is midsize. While both can provide seating for up to five people, the Accord interior offers more room for everyone to spread out with its 105.6 cubic feet of passenger space. The Civic interior has a maximum passenger volume of 97.8 cubic feet. The Accord also offers more cargo space with 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 Apple Tree Honda

We think the best way for you to choose between the Civic vs. Accord is to take each one out for a test drive. Make sure to explore our lease dealsnew vehicle specials and current Accord lease offers to get the best price possible. Check out our Accord vs. Ford Fusion comparison and learn about the available Civic color options, and please contact us if you have any questions or would like more information.

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