What's The Differance Between the Honda Civic & the Honda Accord?

The Honda Accord and Honda Civic have stood tall as the two most iconic and popular sedans from the brand. These two cars are also leaders in their respective class, thanks to their interior space, user-friendly technology, safety, and exciting drivability. But those unfamiliar to the Honda brand may ask what are some differences between the Honda Accord and Honda Civic? We conducted some research at Huntington Honda, and we want to share our findings with you so you can decide which of these sedans is right for you. We also encourage you to check out our latest lease deals to see how you might save.

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 The 2022 Honda Accord
The 2022 Honda Civic


If you are looking for a sedan that's commuter friendly and fun to drive around the Bay Shore, NY area, you will be happy in either the Honda Accord or Honda Civic. The Honda Civic comes standard with a 158-horsepower engine, which generates 138 pound-feet of torque, while a 180-horsepower four-cylinder engine also comes available, which generates up to 177 pound-feet of torque. Each trim of the Honda Accord features a 192-horsepower turbocharged engine, which generates 192 pound-feet as well.

If you want even more commuter-friendliness in your next car, the Honda Accord comes available as a hybrid, which features a 143-horsepower engine and AC Synchronous electric motors, generating 212 total horsepower.


While these sedans might be classified differently, each is a standout in their respective classes when it comes to interior space and comfort. The midsize Honda Accord has over 105 cubic feet of passenger volume, making it roomier and more flexible than many other cars of its class. The Honda Civic has up to 99 cubic feet of passenger volume, making it one of the most spacious compact sedans in its class as well. The Honda Civic also comes available as a hatchback, with increased cargo volume, as well as a coupe and sports car, giving you a wide range of styles to enjoy.


Both the Honda Accord and Honda Civic come standard with the Honda Sensing® safety and driver-assist suite, so you will always have proactive protection from accidents when driving in Dix Hills, NY. Many of these high-tech driver-assist apps send you alerts behind the wheel whole others take control of certain vehicle functions, like brakes or steering, to prevent collisions from occurring. Standard Honda Sensing® features include the Collision Mitigation Braking System™ (CMBS™), Lane Departure Warning (LDW), the Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS), and Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) with Low-Speed Follow. Both sedans also feature the newest Honda Sensing app, Traffic Sign Recognition.

The Honda Civic offers a bonus in that this sedan comes standard with a Rear Seat Reminder (RSR) feature to alert you when people/pets are still in the car and Traffic Jam Assist to help you get to work in Deer Park more efficiently. The RSR feature comes available on most trims of the Honda Accord, while Traffic Jam Assist will be incorporated into future models.


When you want to catch up on your favorite podcast, or pump up the tunes, either of these sedans can help. Both the Honda Accord and Honda Civic come standard with smartphone pairing through Bluetooth, Apple CarPlay, and Android Auto, with wireless compatibility available on select trims. Both sedans also come standard with LED headlights, providing the crispest and most energy-efficient illumination of your path in Smithtown.

Which will You Choose?

The question remains- which is right for you? The Honda Civic offers customers more style options and more standard safety features, but the Honda Accord has more interior space and better performance options. No matter which you choose, you cannot go wrong with these iconic and reliable sedans! Choose the next sedan for your daily drive on Long Island and visit Huntington Honda to take one of these cars for a test drive. We hope to see you soon!

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