2017 Honda Civic vs 2017 Honda Accord

2017 Honda Civic

2017 Honda Civic

2017 Honda Accord

2017 Honda Accord


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There are few sedans that have had the staying power of Honda’s small and mid-size models, and if you find yourself weighing the 2017 Honda Civic vs 2017 Honda Accord, we understand. Lawrence drivers have been in your position countless times at Commonwealth Honda, and we’re here to help. The biggest difference will be the obvious one for most drivers: size. Of course, if you need the power of a V6 or want to maximize your efficiency on a commute from Lowell or Salem, you might prefer one over the other as well. We break down some key differences to make the decision easier for you.

Engine Specs

  • 2017 Honda Civic – Honda gives drivers two options with the Civic, both efficient and both quite powerful for a small car. The standard four-cylinder is rated at 158 hp and 2017 Civic LX CVT models earn an EPA-estimated 40 highway mpg.* 2017 Civic EX-T CVT models feature a 1.5L turbo capable of 174 hp and earning an EPA-estimated 42 highway mpg.*
  • 2017 Honda Accord – If you need more power, the Accord has you covered with a 185-hp 2.4L four-cylinder or a 278-hp 3.5L V6. Though it offers plenty of power, this Accord is still efficient, with LX CVT models earning an EPA-estimated 36 mpg on the highway and EX-L V6 models rated at an EPA-estimated 33 highway mpg.*

Passenger Space

At first glance, each of these sedans seats five, which would make it easy to think they’re equal on interior space. While the Civic LX’s 97.8 cubic feet of passenger space has little trouble eclipsing the competitors in its class, the Accord is a size larger and offers a bit more room to get comfortable. If you’re seeking a family sedan where the kids can stretch out a bit more, the Accord LX’s 103.2 cubic feet can make a big difference.

Test Drive the Accord and the Civic

The beautiful thing about the 2017 Honda Civic vs 2017 Honda Accord is that no matter which one you choose, you have the legacy of Honda to depend on. If passenger space, fuel economy, and power are all flexible, then you should take each model for a test drive and just see which one feels right. Contact us today to schedule time behind the wheel of one or both of these sedans and find the one that’s right for you.

*Based on 2017 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.