2016 Honda Civic vs. 2017 Honda Accord

2016 Honda Civic

2016 Honda Civic

2017 Honda Accord LX

2017 Honda Accord


Despite all of the competitors out there, one of the most common match-ups we get at Silko Honda is the 2016 Honda Civic vs 2017 Honda Accord. For years, our Taunton and Swansea drivers have been asking us which of Honda’s two famous cars is the better choice. The short answer is “it depends.” Read on for the longer answer, then come by our dealership to see them in person today.

Small Car vs Mid-Size Sedan

If space is a concern, the Accord comes out ahead, but only by a bit. While the 2016 Honda Civic is technically a small car, it’s one of the most spacious vehicles in its class. See the specs for yourself:

  • Civic LX Sedan: The Civic features 97.8 cubic feet of passenger space and 15.1 cubic feet of room in the trunk, plenty for a young professional on the go or family just starting out.
  • Accord LX Sedan: The Accord cabin offers 103.2 cubic feet of passenger volume and 15.8 cubic feet of trunk space for a bit more room when the kids have grown up.

Engine Specs

Both vehicles feature two engines to give you some choices in your next sedan. The Civic sports either a 2.0L four-cylinder or a 1.5L turbo four-cylinder while the Accord has a 2.4L four-cylinder and a 3.5L V6. Here’s how their specs break down:

  • Civic 2.0L: Rated at 158 hp and 138 lb.-ft. of torque, the entry-level Civic Engine still offers more power than its competitors; 2016 Civic LX CVT sedans earn an EPA-estimated 41 mpg/highway.*
  • Civic 1.5L Turbo: With 174 hp and 162 lb.-ft. of torque, the turbocharged engine gives the Civic a boost. Civic EX-T and higher sedans earn an EPA-estimated 42 mpg/highway.*
  • Accord 2.4L: The 185-hp four-cylinder delivers 181 lb.-ft. of torque and earns an EPA-estimated 36 mpg/highway* on 2017 Accord LX Sedans with CVT.*
  • Accord 3.5L V6: Upgrading to the V6 brings 278 hp and 252 lb.-ft. of torque, with Accord V6 sedans earning up to 33 mpg/highway.*

Comfort Features

While both the Civic and the Accord have a long list of features in common, drivers looking for the highest luxuries and the most advanced technologies will find a few more amenities on the Accord. The top-of-the-line Accord Touring Sedan, for instance, features heated outboard rear seating as well as heated front seats – the Civic Touring Sedan just has heated front seating.

The Accord Sedan also offers a Sport trim that brings a rear decklid spoiler, 19-inch alloy wheels, dual exhaust tips, cloth seats with leatherette bolsters, and a leather-wrapped steering wheel. While some comparable features can be found on select Civic models, there is no Civic Sport Sedan yet.

Which Model is Right for You?

You’re not the only one pitting the 2016 Honda Civic vs 2017 Honda Accord; Taunton and Swansea drivers have been coming to us with the same uncertainty.

  • Choose the 2016 Honda Civic if you prize efficiency above all else or need to stick to a tighter budget.
  • Choose the 2017 Honda Accord if you are looking for a slightly larger car and the option for a V6 engine and some traditional luxury amenities.

Now that you know a few of the differences, we want to tell you exactly what we tell the drivers who ask us which of these cars is right for them: take them for a test drive.

Compare the 2016 Honda Civic and the 2017 Honda Accord in Person Near Swansea and Taunton at Silko Honda

Contact Silko Honda online or give us a call at 508-880-5500 to let us know you’re interested in the 2016 Honda Civic and the 2017 Honda Accord, and we can set you up with a test drive of each one near Swansea and Taunton today. Our showroom is open seven days a week at 1580 New State Highway in Raynham, and we’re ready to serve 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.