2018 Honda Civic vs 2018 Honda Accord

Gray 2018 Honda Civic Sedan on a Country Road vs Red 2018 Honda Accord on a City Street in the Rain

Are you looking for a new car? Have you come to love the Honda brand? Not sure which fits you best – the compact Honda Civic or the midsize Honda Accord? Learn more about each of these Honda-brand models and find the right fit at Howdy Honda with this 2018 Honda Civic vs 2018 Honda Accord comparison provided by the dealership.

A mainstay in the compact car segment, the 2018 Honda Civic can be tailored to fit your lifestyle and needs with three body styles – sedan, coupe and hatchback. Drivers who choose the Honda Civic will have a choice of six standard trim levels – LX, EX, EX-T, EX-L, Touring and Si – with additional trim levels for each body style. Honda Civic Hatchback entries will add Sport, Sport Touring and Type R trim levels and the Honda Civic Coupe will add the LX-P grade. Families interested in a Honda midsize sedan will find that the 2018 Honda Accord will fit the bill with five trim levels – LX, Sport, EX, EX-L and Touring.

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2018 Honda Civic VS 2018 Honda Accord
$18,940* Starting MSRP (Civic Sedan) $23,570*
158-Horsepower 2.0-Liter 4-Cylinder Standard Engine 192-Horsepower 1.5-Liter Turbocharged 4-Cylinder
Sedan, Coupe and Hatchback Body Styles Sedan
15.1 Cubic Feet Cargo Volume (Civic Sedan) 16.7 Cubic Feet

What Are the Differences Between the Honda Civic and Honda Accord?

Price and affordability are always at the forefront of any car-buying decision and will play an important role in this 2018 Honda Civic vs 2018 Honda Accord comparison. With a starting MSRP (Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price) that starts at just $18,940*, the compact Honda Civic Sedan is the more affordable entry in this debate. Honda Accord models will feature a starting MSRP that stands at $23,570 and a larger midsize platform.

No matter which Honda model you choose at Howdy Honda, you will enjoy a smorgasbord of engine options to choose from. Entry-level Honda Civic LX, LX-P and EX editions feature a standard 158-horsepower 2.0-liter four-cylinder that is paired with a standard six-speed manual transmission or an available Continuously Variable Transmission. Honda Civic engine upgrades include a 174-horsepower 1.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine (EX-T, EX-L and Touring), a refined 180-horsepower 1.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder (Sport and Sport Touring), a 205-horsepower 1.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine (Civic Si) and a performance-tuned 306-horsepower 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine (Civic Type R).

Families in need of a larger Honda sedan can upgrade to the 2018 Honda Accord. Armed with a standard 192-horsepower 1.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine that is present for all trim levels and pairs with a Continuously Variable Transmission, the entry-level Honda Accord LX will earn 30 mpg in the city, 38 mpg on the highway and 33 mpg combined**. To upgrade power and performance, Honda Accord Sport, EX-L and Touring trim levels are available with a 252-horsepower 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine that pairs with a 10-speed automatic transmission.

Visit Howdy Honda today to see the differences between Honda Civic and Honda Accord models firsthand!

*MSRP excluding tax, license, registration, $895.00 destination charge and options. Dealers set own prices.

**Based on 2018 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on driving conditions, how you drive and maintain your vehicle, battery-package/condition, and other factors.


Blue 2018 Honda Civic Hatchback on a Coast Road
Side View of 2018 Honda Civic Sedan Front Seat Interior
Gold 2018 Honda Accord Front Exterior on a White Background
2018 Honda Accord Steering Wheel, Dashboard and Display Audio Touchscreen Display