16 Dec 2016 Honda Civic vs 2016 Honda Accord
When comparing the 2016 Honda Civic with the 2016 Honda Accord, you’re really comparing a midsize against a compact. Therefore, North Miami Beach drivers looking at these two cars will need to decide if a midsize or a compact is going to meet his or her needs better. Both the midsize Accord and the compact Civic are good choices for cars, and the 2016 models have both been improved upon since last year’s model. Here’s how they stack up.
The 2016 Honda Civic has been redesigned, so its body shape and style give it a sportier appearance. Its backseat is bigger than it was, but the Civic is still a compact. The Accord isn’t as sporty looking, but its larger body might give some drivers peace of mind where safety is a concern. The 2016 Accord’s top safety rating from the NHTSA gives it a leg up on the Civic.
The base engine in each model can be upgraded. The Civic has a turbocharged 4-cylinder option and the Accord can get a meatier V-6. The Civic gets a more fuel efficient rating, with 31 city/40 highway mpg versus the Accord’s 27 city/37 highway mpg*, but you can see it comes down to a very small amount. Add in the power of the Accord’s engine and the handling, and the Accord comes out ahead.
Honda added the Honda Sensing package to both the Civic and Accord, giving both vehicles more safety while driving. Both have standard automatic climate control, LED tail lights, and improved entertainment features. The Accord added Pandora audio streaming, a bonus for many North Miami Beach drivers. Both vehicles also have heated front seats, fog lights, and other similar perks.
What it comes down to is a matter of taste. Do you prefer a larger midsize or a smaller compact vehicle? There’s a price difference, which could be the deciding factor for some people. However, whether you choose the 2016 Honda Civic or the 2016 Honda Accord, you’re getting behind the wheel of an excellent car.
If you’d like to test drive either the 2016 Honda Civic or the 2016 Honda Accord, speak with the experienced Honda team at North Miami Beach, Florida’s Honda of Aventura today.
*Based on 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.