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

Comparing the 2023 Honda Civic and Honda Accord - Available at Your Long Island Honda Dealer in Huntington

Looking to drive a new Honda car up and down Long Island? You're in luck. Huntington Honda features two of the best-selling cars on the market. Commuters from Commack to Bay Shore can make their pick between a modern mid-size sedan and a sporty compact car featuring sedan and hatchback body styles. Both the Honda Accord and the Honda Civic have strong suits, but which is the perfect fit for your Long Island commute? Your Long Island Honda dealer in Huntington compares these new cars head-to-head to simplify decisions.

 The Honda Accord
The Honda Civic


If Deer Park drivers desire efficiency, the Honda Accord is the superior choice. The same goes for power. The Honda Civic doesn't offer a hybrid model. The Honda Accord Hybrid is a commuter-friendly sedan you'll love driving around Long Island. This hybrid sedan is fast, responsive, and outputs 204 horsepower, along with 247 pound-feet of torque. There are even Sport, EV, ECON, and Individual drive modes for Smithtown commuters to switch between. The Honda Civic offers Sport and ECON, but is missing EV mode.

Base models for the Honda Accord pack 192 horsepower under the hood with a 1.5-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder engine that delivers 192 pound-feet of torque. The Honda Civic gives Commack drivers the choice between a 158-horsepower 2.0-liter inline-4 DOHC i-VTEC® engine rated for 138 pound-feet of torque or a 180-horsepower 1.5-liter turbocharged inline-4 engine achieving 177 pound-feet of torque. The Honda Civic is exceptional at reducing shock on Long Island roads and improving steering on the streets of Bay Shore, thanks to its multi-link rear suspension and sport-tuned MacPherson strut front suspension.


Both new Honda cars give Dix Hills drivers and passengers riding shotgun 42.3 inches of legroom, but rear-seat passengers have more room to relax on Long Island rides with the Honda Accord (40.4 inches), compared to the Honda Civic (37.4 inches). The Honda Accord has a roomier interior with 105.7 cubic feet of passenger volume, which leads the mid-size sedan class, as does 16.7 cubic feet of trunk space. The Honda Civic has 97.8 cubic feet of passenger volume and gives Huntington drivers 14.8 cubic feet of trunk space in the sedan and 24.5 cubic feet of cargo space in the hatchback.

To keep Commack commuters comfortable on trips to the other end of Long Island, each new Honda includes body-stabilizing seats, dual-zone automatic climate control, leather-trimmed seats, and one-touch power moonroofs. The Honda Accord is designed with thin A-Pillars and Piano Black trim, while the Honda Civic features sport pedals and a honeycomb metal mesh strip.


Drive with confidence from Deer Park to your Long Island destination with the Honda Sensing® safety suite included with both new cars. This suite gives the Honda Civic and Honda Accord the same standard safety features, which include:

  • Collision Mitigation Braking System™
  • Road Departure Mitigation System
  • Adaptive Cruise Control with Low-Speed Follow
  • Lane Keeping Assist System
  • Traffic Sign Recognition

While the latest Honda Accord offers a 6-inch head-up display and welcomes next-gen front airbags, side-impact airbags, and front knee airbags, the Honda Civic gives Dix Hills drivers access to Walk Away Auto Lock®, a Blind Spot Information System with a Cross Traffic Monitor, a Multi-Angle Rearview Camera, and Honda LaneWatch™.


If Smithtown drivers want seamless smartphone access, both the Honda Civic and Honda Accord offer wireless Apple CarPlay®/Android Auto™ integration. Each sedan lets Commack commuters give their smartphone juice with a wireless charging pad. The Honda Civic and Honda Accord come with a standard 7-inch touchscreen, but the Honda Accord offers a larger 12.3-inch infotainment display.

Common tech features Bay Shore drivers can access in both new Hondas include a 12-speaker Bose premium sound system and a 10.2-inch digital driver instrumentation display. The Honda Civic makes it easy for Huntington drivers to navigate Long Island traffic with the Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System™, while the Honda Accord offers Google built-in connectivity. USB ports come with both new cars, but the Honda Accord features illuminated USB-C ports.

Which New Honda Car in Huntington Will You Choose?

We encourage customers from Commack and all of Long Island to contact us with a call or click to schedule a test drive around Huntington in either new car. Shoppers from Smithtown can select a Honda Civic hatchback or sedan from our new inventory. If drivers from Dix Hills and Deer Park decide the new Honda Accord is the perfect match, they can pick out their dream sedan with the help of the Huntington Honda sales team. Don't forget about our special offers and Honda lease deals in Huntington, designed to help Bay Shore customers save money on a new Honda.

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