2016 Honda Accord vs 2016 Honda Civic
2016 Honda Accord sedan 2016 Honda Civic
Midsize Size Compact

185 hp 2.4L I-4 or 

278 hp V-6

Engine Options

158 hp 2.0L I-4 or   

174 hp 1.5L turbo I-4

27 City / 37 Highway Fuel Economy[1] 27 City / 40 Highway
8-in. I-MID display, Bluetooth, 4 speakers, Pandora audio streaming Standard Entertainment Features 5-in. LCD color display, 4 speakers, Bluetooth

2016 Honda Accord vs 2016 Honda Civic

2016 Honda Accord vs 2016 Honda Civic

What's the difference between these two Honda sedans? Well, most obviously, one of them is bigger. While the 2016 Honda Civic's backseat is roomier than it used to be, it's still a compact, as opposed to the midsize Honda Accord. Both models have gained some new features in 2016. Honda has made the Honda Sensing driver assistance suite more widely available in the 2016 Civic and 2016 Accord, and the Accord has had some new convenience and entertainment features added as well.  

Both reliable and fun to drive, either the 2016 Honda Accord or the 2016 Honda Civic would be an excellent choice if you're in the market for a new vehicle. Here are some of the more notable differences between these similarly solid options. 

Family Resemblance

The redesigned Honda Civic's body shape and styling has gotten sleeker than previous models, to good effect. The Accord's design is similarly good, but a bit more conservative-looking, wider and more wedge-shaped like the midsize sedan it is. So any preferences there are a matter of taste. The 2016 Accord received a top safety rating from the NHTSA. Honda aims for the same rating for the 2016 Civic, aiming for extra passive safety and visibility with the new body design, but we're still waiting for the official ratings to come out.  

Both models offer a base engine and a more powerful upgrade option -- to a turbocharged four-cylinder for the 2016 Civic, and a V-6 for the Accord. While the Civic is a bit more fuel-efficient than the Accord, getting 27 city / 40 highway MPG versus the Accord's 27/37, the Accord's smooth, balanced handling plus the increased power is a winning combination.  

As we said earlier, both models are made more attractive by Honda's decision to offer the Honda Sensing tech package more widely. Both come standard with automatic climate control, LED tail-lights, and a pretty sweet entertainment feature package, although as you can see from the chart, the Accord's is better than the Civic's, adding Pandora audio streaming along with a larger display. Both come with a pretty similar set of upgrades at the higher trim levels as well, including heated front seats, fog lights, the LaneWatch blind spot monitoring system, and more.  

Still can't decide? We don't blame you -- like we said, both these new Honda models do have a lot of the same strong points. The helpful staff at Continental Honda will be happy to answer any more questions you might have, or set you up with compare/contrast test drives!

[1]Based on 2015 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your actual mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.

2016 Honda Accord vs 2016 Honda Civic