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2020 Honda Civic vs. 2020 Honda Accord

2020 Honda Civic vs. Accord: Which is Best?

2020 Honda Civic LX CVT


2020 Honda Accord LX CVT
$20,800* MSRP

Starting Pricing

$24,270* 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


If you’re shopping for a new Honda sedan, then you’re probably wondering whether the 2020 Honda Civic or 2020 Honda Accord is the best choice for you. While each offers a comfortable interior and a wide variety of convenient tech features, there are some key differences that Culver City drivers should be aware of before making a decision. Learn more in this Civic vs. Accord comparison from Airport Marina Honda.



2020 Honda Civic vs. Accord: Price

Which sedan has the more affordable price tag, the Honda Civic or Accord? The starting MSRP of the entry-level Civic LX comes in at $3,470 lower than the Accord LX, which could be a game-changer for some Torrance drivers.

  • 2020 Honda Accord LX CVT – Starting MSRP of $24,270*
  • 2020 Honda Civic Sedan LX CVT – Starting MSRP of $20,800*

Whether you wish to buy or take advantage of our current Accord or Civic lease specials, you’ll get the bargain-friendly price you want when you shop at Airport Marina Honda.

2020 Honda Civic vs. Accord: Technology Features

With either the Honda Civic or Accord, you’ll get standard features like Bluetooth® HandsFreeLink® and Streaming Audio and the Honda Sensing® suite of advanced safety technologies. Honda Sensing® includes driver-assist features such as Collision Mitigation Braking System, Lane Departure Warning, and Adaptive Cruise Control, all designed to enhance your safety on Los Angeles streets. Both of these Honda sedans come with a long list of standard features, but the Accord LX includes some features that are not offered with 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

The fuel economy ratings of the Civic and Accord are the same, but the Accord has the more powerful engine. Check out the engine specs and mpg rating of each to see which will meet your requirements.

  • Engine: The Honda Civic comes with a 158-hp 2.0L four-cylinder engine, and the Honda Accord has a standard 192-hp 1.5L turbo four-cylinder engine.
  • Transmission: The Accord is available with a six-speed manual, a Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT), or a 10-speed automatic with Shift-By-Wire. The Civic can be equipped with a six-speed manual or two different CVT options.
  • MPG Ratings: The 2020 Civic LX with CVT and the 2020 Accord LX with CVT have earned the same EPA-estimated 30 mpg city/38 mpg highway** rating.

2020 Honda Civic vs. Accord: Cargo & Passenger Space

One of the primary differences between these sedans is size. The Civic is a compact sedan, while the Accord is a midsize sedan. Both offer seating for up to five people, but the Accord interior guarantees more room with 105.6 cubic feet of passenger space. The Civic can provide a maximum passenger volume of 97.8 cubic feet. The Accord also offers more space in the truck with 16.7 cubic feet, while the Civic has 15.1 cubic feet of trunk space.

Test Drive the Honda Civic and Accord at Airport Marina Honda

Explore our new Civic and new Accord inventory online to find the trim and configuration that will best suit your Westchester driving needs. Once you’ve settled on the model that’s best for you, schedule a test drive with Airport Marina Honda. If you have any questions or if you would like to learn how the Accord matches up against competitors like the Acura TLX, please contact us.

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*MSRP excluding tax, license, registration, $955.00 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.

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