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2020 Honda Accord

2020 Honda Civic vs. Accord: Which is Best?

Both the 2020 Honda Civic and 2020 Honda Accord are great choices for drivers looking to upgrade their Denver commute. These sedans come loaded with convenient features to help keep you connected, entertained, and safe wherever your road takes you, but which is the better choice for you? Find out in this Civic vs. Accord comparison from Fisher Honda.

2020 Honda Civic LX


2020 Honda Accord LX
$19,750* MSRP

Starting Price

$23,870* MSRP
158-hp 2.0L 4-cylinder

Base Engine

192-hp 1.5L turbo 4-cylinder
97.8 cubic feet

Passenger Volume

105.6 cubic feet
15.1 cubic feet

Cargo Space

16.7 cubic feet

2020 Honda Civic vs. Accord: Price

Deciding which Honda sedan you’ll be driving home to Arvada may ultimately come down to the sticker price. Review the starting MSRP for the Accord and Civic entry-level models to see which works best with your budget:

  • 2020 Honda Accord LX CVT – Starting MSRP of $23,870*
  • 2020 Honda Civic Sedan LX 6-Speed Manual – Starting MSRP of $19,750*

As you can see, the base trim Civic starts at a price point that is $4,120 lower than the Accord base model. That’s a significant amount of money and it could be a game-changer for some Boulder drivers.

2020 Honda Civic vs. Accord: Technology Features

With either the Civic or Accord, you’ll enjoy a wide range of comfort, convenience, and tech features, not the least of which is the Honda Sensing® suite of advanced safety and driver assist systems. While each sedan comes with a similar list of standard features, the entry-level Honda Accord LX adds some amenities that you won’t get on the base Civic LX trim. These Accord LX features include:

  • Push-Button Start
  • 7-inch Color LCD Screen
  • Dual-Zone Automatic Climate Control
  • Eco Assist™ System

2020 Honda Civic vs. Accord: Performance & MPG Ratings 

Powerful and efficient performance is a must for Aurora-area drivers, and both the Civic and Accord deliver just that. See how their respective engine specs and fuel economy ratings match up:

  • Engine: The base engine of the Honda Accord is a 192-hp 1.5L turbo 4-cylinder engine, while the Honda Civic comes with a 158-hp 2.0L 4-cylinder. 
  • Transmission: The Accord offers a choice between three transmissions: a 6-speed manual, a Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT), and a 10-speed automatic with Shift-By-Wire. The Civic also has three transmissions available: a 6-speed manual and two CVT options.
  • MPG Ratings: The 2020 Civic LX with 6-speed manual transmission earns an EPA-estimated 25 mpg city/ 36 mpg highway** rating. The 2020 Accord LX with CVT gets an EPA-estimated 30 mpg city/38 mpg highway***. 

2020 Honda Civic vs. Accord: Cargo & Passenger Space 

Both sedans offer seating for up to five people, but it is important to note that the Civic is a compact sedan and the Accord is a mid-size sedan. With its larger size, the Accord can provide a maximum passenger volume of 105.6 cubic feet, while the Honda Civic interior has 97.8 cubic feet of passenger volume. The Accord also offers 16.7 cubic feet in the trunk, compared to the 15.1 cubic feet you’ll get with the Civic. 

Test Drive the Honda Civic or Accord at Fisher Honda

The best way to make your final decision between the Civic or Accord is to get behind the wheel of each model at Fisher Honda. Explore our Accord lease deals and Civic lease offers, and let our finance team show you how to lower your payments. Please feel free to reach out if you have any questions.

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*MSRP excluding tax, license, registration, $930.00 destination charge and options. Dealers set own prices.

**Based on 2020 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions and other factors.

***Based on 2020 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions, battery-pack age/condition (hybrid trims) and other factors.

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