2016 Honda Accord LX vs 2016 Honda Civic LX

Drivers looking for a new vehicle may find it difficult to determine exactly what type of car is best for them. There are many choices from compact hatchbacks and sedans to SUVs and trucks. Once you’ve decided what type of vehicle you’re interested in purchasing, then you have to decide exactly which one is right for you. Honda offers two sedans - the Accord and the Civic - and our team here at Garden State Honda is going to take some time to show drivers exactly how the two compare and what they each have to offer.

We’re going to compare these vehicles at their base models to make sure that this is a fair and even process. The 2016 Honda Accord LX and the 2016 Honda Civic LX do have a lot of things in common, but they’re quite different as well. Overall the Accord is larger than the Civic when it comes to passenger and cargo volume. However, both vehicles offer seating for five. The Accord is equipped with a larger, more powerful engine, whereas the Civic has a smaller, more efficient engine.

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2016 Honda Accord LX 2016 Honda Civic LX
27 city/37 hwy* MPG 31 city/41 hwy**
2.4-liter I-4 Engine 2.0-liter I-4
15.8 cu. ft. Cargo volume 15.1 cu. ft.
103.2 cu. ft. Passenger volume 97.8 cu. ft.

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When it comes to safety, these are two of the best sedans available on the market. Both vehicles are set with plenty of airbags throughout the cabin including side curtain airbags and multiple threshold front airbags for both driver and passenger. They’re both set with standard traction control systems as well as brake assist and a tire pressure monitor to assure proper inflation.

For comfort and convenience, both the Accord and the Civic share a lot of the same standard features including cruise control, steering wheel mounted controls, a rearview camera and an exterior temperature gauge. The 2016 Honda Accord LX does come out on top with a few more standard features including illuminated vanity mirrors and dual zone climate control, which is not available on the Civic LX.

Those interested in learning more about the Honda Accord or the Honda Civic are encouraged to contact our team here at Garden State Honda for more information. Drivers looking to get behind the wheel of either sedan can do so by scheduling a test drive online today.

*23 city/34 highway/27 combined mpg rating for 6MT models. 27 city/37 highway/31 combined mpg rating for CVT models. 26 city/35 highway/30 combined mpg rating for Sport CVT models. 21 city/34 highway/26 combined mpg rating for V-6 models. Based on 2016 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.

**27 city/40 highway/31 combined mpg rating for 6MT model. 31 city/41 highway/35 combined mpg rating for LX & EX CVT models. 31 city/42 highway/35 combined mpg rating for EX-T, EX-L and Touring CVT models. Based on 2016 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.

2016 Honda Accord
2016 Honda Accord front grille
2016 Honda Civic front grille
2016 Honda Civic headlight design

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