2020 Honda Accord vs 2020 Honda Civic Review

2020 Honda Accord vs Honda Civic

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Starting at $20,800**, the 2020 Honda Civic rolls on a compact platform. Priced at $24,270*, the 2020 Accord is built on a midsize platform. Both sedans have the Honda Sensing® safety suite, HondaLink® mobile technology and other premium amenities. Let’s take a deeper dive to explore their overall specs, similarities, and differences.

Specs 2020 Honda Accord LX 2020 Honda Civic LX
Starting MSRP* $24,270* $20,800**
Fuel Economy (City/Hwy)** 30 city / 38 hwy mpg*** 30 city / 38 hwy mpg****
Standard Engine 1.5L VTEC® Turbocharged 4-Cylinder Engine 2.0L VTEC® DOHC i-VTEC® 4-Cylinder Engine
Horsepower 192 hp 158 hp
Touchscreen 7-inch Color LCD Screen 5-Inch Color LCD Screen
Honda Sensing® Standard Standard
Multi-Angle Rearview Camera Standard Standard


The 2020 Civic gets 158 horsepower from a 2.0L powerhouse engine with the i-VTEC stamp of performance while the 2020 Accord LX standard turbocharged powertrain generates a net 192 horsepower from a 1.5L engine. This engine also cranks out just over 190 pound-feet of peak torque. Additionally, the Accord offers a 2.0T variant with a turbo engine that yields more than 250 hp and 270 lb-ft at low RPMs.

Both Honda sedans offer great gas mileage with some assistance from the Eco Assist® function. Generating six different gear speeds, a manual transmission system is standard on the Civic Sport and Accord Sport editions. All other trims are driven by a continuously variable transmission. Additionally, a 10-speed auto gearbox is optional for the athletic Accord 2.0T engine on higher trims. With support from the all-new Active Damper System, this midsize sedan smoothly drives over bumps, potholes and other obstacles on the road.

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You may add the Rallye Red or Molten Lava Pearl finishes to the 2020 Civic exterior. Some other stunning paint options that are available for this compact Honda sedan include Aegean Blue Metallic and Cosmic Blue. The Accord comes in Obsidian Blue, Radiant Red, Still Night Pearl and other incredible rich colors. C-shaped taillights with integrated LED bars add distinct styling to the Civic aerodynamic profile. A body-colored decklid spoiler and a roof-mounted antenna with a fin-style design are also installed on this nimble Honda car. Chrome exhaust finishers and the active grille shutters are some sporty accessories that are installed on the 2020 Accord. Body-colored parking sensors and courtesy lights are also available for this midsize sedan.

Both Honda vehicles work with the Smart Entry technology, which provides extra sense of security when you forget to lock the doors and walk away. Additionally, LED headlights with an on-off functionality are optional on both models. The 2020 Accord boasts lots of deluxe interior amenities at affordable prices, like the 12-way power front seats with climate control and perforated leather trimming. Ambient lights illuminate the car’s door pulls for enhanced visibility at night. You’ll also love the electronic shifting console that controls the gearbox of this midsize sedan. Additionally, the Active Noise Cancellation technology prevents disruptive acoustics from entering the cabin.

2020 Honda Accord vs Honda Civic Interior


The Collision Mitigation Braking brings the 2020 Civic and Accord has the capability of assisting drivers to a quick stop in critical situations on the highway. Both Honda sedans are equipped with the Road Departure Mitigation that applies corrective steering when the wheels run off course. These premium five-seat vehicles also have the Adaptive Cruise Control for enhanced safety and ease during a commute. With supplemental support from the Low-Speed Follow, you can navigate urban traffic with less stress. Standard on the Accord, the Traffic Sign Recognition encourages you to comply with local speed limits. Additionally, this updated midsize sedan offers the Blind Spot Information System that scans your blind zones for any sudden invasions by other vehicles. Designed to mitigate distractions on the road, a head-up display is standard on the top-tier Touring edition. You’ll also enjoy the Acoustic Vehicle Alerting System on the hybrid trims.

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Call or visit our Honda dealership to test drive the 2020 Civic and Accord models. We offer both sedans in a multitude of trims and colors and would love to help any driver find their perfect match.

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*MSRP excluding tax, license, registration, $955.00 destination charge and options.

**MSRP excluding tax, license, registration, $955.00 destination charge and options. Dealers set own prices.

***30 city/38 highway/33 combined mpg rating for LX, EX and EX-L 1.5T trims. 29 city/35 highway/31 combined mpg rating for Sport 1.5T CVT trim. 26 city/35 highway/30 combined mpg rating for Sport 1.5T 6MT trim. 22 city/32 highway/26 combined mpg rating for Sport and Touring 2.0T trims. 23 city/34 highway/27 combined mpg rating for EX-L 2.0T trim. 48 city/47 highway/48 combined mpg rating for hybrid trims. 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.

****25 city/36 highway/29 combined mpg rating for Sport 6MT trim. 30 city/38 highway/33 combined mpg rating for LX CVT and Touring trims. 29 city/37 highway/32 combined mpg rating for Sport CVT trim. 32 city/42 highway/36 combined mpg rating for EX & EX-L trims. 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.