When you Google “most reliable cars” or “top car brands,” you’re very likely to see Honda in the mix somewhere. Among the most popular and lauded models are the Civic and the Accord. If you are thinking about purchasing a Honda, which one should you choose? Below we’ve prepared a summary of the merits of each one. After reading, you should have a better idea which of these excellent models is most suited to your needs.
First, the Civic
When looking at the 2019 Honda Civic, many car sites were stumped when it came to listing any real disadvantage to the model. No car is perfect, of course, but these fantastic Japanese cars come close. Let’s look at what’s new in the latest Civic model:
- Now comes with a Sport trim as both coupe and sedan
- The sedan is powered by a 2.0L engine instead of the old 1.5L
- The front bumper has been updated to look more chic
- Huge changes to the infotainment system to improve functionality
The civics main advantages are as follows. Firstly, the cabin is very roomy; plenty of space for heads and legs. Leg room in the back is also more than enough even for people of six feet in height. Secondly, standard features include the Honda Sensing safety package (auto high beams, lane departure and forward collision warnings, auto emergency braking, auto cruise control and more), Bluetooth connectivity and a rearview camera. Next, the Civic sedan boasts 25mpg in the city and 36mpg on the highway. If you do opt for the 1.5L turbocharged engine, you can get even better economy.
Second, the Accord
Those looking for a bit more of a range in engine power options might like the Accord. There are several choices paired with a very effective CVT automatic and sporty handling. The 2019 design carries over nearly everything from the 2018 Accord, with the only significant difference being that the Touring trim no longer comes with the 1.5T engine.
So, what are the main advantages of this car? Let’s first turn to the engine options. There’s a 1.5L turbocharged engine as standard on the base LX trim. Other trims can opt for the same one, or the 2.0L 4-cylineder engine capable of getting 252hp. The Touring trim only comes with this 2.0L option. You can also choose from the CVT, or a 6-speed manual transmission. The interior finish on the Accord is very impressive, despite its competitive price range. The car has an air of craftsmanship about that distracts you from its affordability. Finally, the Accord has oodles of cargo space — 16.7 cubic feet to be precise. Many similar models struggle to provide 15 cubic feet, so if you need the extra storage room, the Accord is the car for you.
Whichever model you choose, you can be sure of one thing — that you’re paying for quality, reliability and style. That comes as standard with every Honda.
Head on down to Pearson Honda, and check out their used and new cars for the one that fits your needs