Discover Why These Honda Models Are Two of the Most Popular Sedans on the Road

  • 2017 Honda Accord

    If you’re looking for some of the most popular sedans in the automotive marketplace, you’ll find two highly rated vehicles in the 2017 Honda Accord and the 2016 Honda Civic.

    Both the Accord and Civic come in sedan, coupe, and hybrid models. Here, we’ll take an in-depth look at the sedan models, the many assets these vehicles bring to the road, and some of the qualities that have made them driver favorites for many years.

Standard Features

One thing drivers love about the Accord and the Civic is that these vehicles both come to the road fully loaded with prime amenities that hugely enhance the driving experience.

Various features that come standard in both the Accord and Civic models include:


Honda Accord Climate Control

Automatic climate control: Once a driver or passenger has activated the automatic climate control system and programmed the desired temperature setting, this feature automatically delivers the optimum blend of air-conditioned and/or heated air to bring the cabin to the desired comfort level as quickly as possible and then maintain it.

Honda Accord Rear Seat

Fold-down rear seatback: The Accord sedan features up to 15.8 cubic feet of trunk space, while the Civic offers up to 15.1 cubic feet in the trunk. When drivers need more cargo space than that, the rear seat can be folded down to make way for long or bulky items that won’t fit in the trunk. A fold-down rear seatback comes standard in the Accord and Civic base models, and 60/40-split folding rear seats come standard in the higher trim levels for both nameplates, enabling the backseat to accommodate both passengers and cargo when needed.

Honda Accord Technology

Bluetooth HandsFreeLink and Bluetooth Streaming Audio: Bluetooth connectivity comes standard in both the Accord and the Civic models, allowing drivers to pair their smartphones with their cars and make calls, listen to music, and much more—all while staying safely focused on the road.

Honda Accord Speed Senstive Volume

Speed-sensitive volume control: Yet another feature designed to help keep motorists focused on driving, speed-sensitive volume control automatically adjusts the car’s audio level, increasing the volume as the vehicle speed goes up and decreasing the volume as the car decelerates. This maintains the ratio of cabin noise versus sound system volume so the driver doesn’t have to adjust the volume manually while driving.

Safety Offerings

State-of-the-art safety and driver-assist features found in both the Accord and the Civic include:

  • Multi-angle rearview camera: This standard feature helps drivers back up with greater confidence, affording a clear view of what is behind the car and helping motorists avoid unfortunate accidents.
  • Collision mitigation braking system: Offered as an available feature in both the Accord and Civic models, this potentially lifesaving system automatically activates the car’s brakes if an impending collision is detected and the driver doesn’t react quickly enough to audible warnings.
  • Brake assist: When a driver has to hit the brakes in a hurry, this feature recognizes the emergency situation and applies added brake force to help the car stop more quickly.
  • SmartVent front side airbags: Another standard feature in the Accord and Civic models, this intelligent airbag system uses speed and seat sensors to adjust or completely shut off airbag deployment based on the size of the person sitting in the passenger seat, helping to properly protect passengers of all sizes.
  • In both the Accord and Civic lineups, Honda LaneWatch comes standard in the upper trim levels. This feature uses a small camera integrated into the passenger-side exterior mirror to display live video feed of the adjacent lane to help drivers more safely make right-hand turns and right-hand lane changes.
Honda Civic Rearview Camera

Fuel Economy

Fuel-sipping prowess is another asset that increases driver love for the Accord and Civic models, saving consumers money at the gas pump and helping the environment, too.

Accord models equipped with a CVT earn an EPA-estimated 27 mpg in the city and 36 mpg on the highway.*

Civic EX-L, EX-T, and Touring models with CVT achieve impressive fuel economy of an EPA-estimated 31 mpg in the city and up to 42 mpg on the highway.**

Impressive Affordability

Affordability is another great feather in the cap for Accord and Civic drivers, who receive everything these exceptional cars have to offer at outstanding price points.

The Accord is priced at $22,355 MSRP (for LX 6MT models),*** while the Civic is priced at $18,640 MSRP (for LX 6MT models).***

Competitor Comparison

Both the Accord and Civic models outdo various leading competitors when it comes to their offerings—yet another reason these vehicles continue to be so popular among consumers.

The Accord, for instance, offers a variety of amenities that rivals like the 2016 Ford Fusion, 2016 Nissan Altima, and 2016 Toyota Camry do not. The Fusion lineup does not include a collision mitigation braking system, and neither the Fusion nor the Altima offers standard automatic climate control.

The Accord features driver memory settings for the driver’s seat, which is a feature not found in the Camry or the Altima. Rain-sensing windshield wipers are also offered as a standard feature in the highest-level Accord trim, while the Altima and the Camry do not offer this feature. Auto on-off headlights are standard in the Accord models—another feature the Altima does not offer; and the upper Accord trim levels include a remote vehicle starting system, which isn’t found in the Camry.

In terms of the Civic’s offerings when compared to competitors, the Civic delivers various features that many of its top rivals don’t.

The 2016 Chevy Cruze, 2016 Ford Focus, and 2016 Toyota Corolla, for instance, do not offer rain-sensing windshield wipers, which come standard in the highest Civic trim level, or smart airbags. Additionally, none of these models feature a collision mitigation braking system or adaptive cruise control, which are available features in the Civic lineup.

Honda Civic

Collision warning systems and standard auto-on/off headlights are not found in the Corolla or the Focus, as they are in the Civic, and the Corolla lineup does not include lane departure warning, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, hill start assist, remote vehicle start, or an emergency response system—all of which are offered in the Civic lineup.

Get Behind the Wheel

Drivers can get acquainted with the 2017 Honda Accord and the 2016 Honda Civic in person at any Capital Region Honda Dealers location.

Stop in and see us or contact us today to take these outstanding sedans for a test drive!

*Based on 2017 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 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.
***MSRP excluding tax, license, registration, $835.00 destination charge, and options. Dealers set their own prices.
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Capital Region Honda Dealers
391 S State Rd Cheshire
Cheshire, MA, 01225 United States
(888) 794-9805
Capital Region Honda Dealers 42.551937, -73.163808.