a silver 2020 Honda Civic next to a red 2020 Honda Accord

When deciding between the 2020 Honda Civic and 2020 Accord, you have plenty of factors to consider. In this article, we will look at the differences between the 2020 Honda Civic vs. Accord. Once we look at the engine options, interior styling, and features, you will know whether the Honda compact or midsize car is right for you.

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Release Dates | 2020 Honda Civic vs. Accord

Both the 2020 Honda Civic and 2020 Honda Accord are available to purchase right now. You can find both of these Honda cars at our dealership for sale right now.

Price | 2020 Honda Civic vs. Accord

The 2020 Honda Civic features a base price of $20,650. This is a few thousand dollars less than the 2020 Honda Accord starting price of $23,870.

the interior backup technology of a 2020 Honda Civic compared to an Accord 

MPG | 2020 Honda Civic vs. Accord

The 2020 Honda Civic gets an EPA-estimated 26/36 to 29/37 mpg with the manual transmission. The hatchback model with a CVT achieves 31/40 mpg. In comparison, the 2020 Honda Accord with a CVT achieves 30/38 mpg or 22/32 mpg with a more potent engine and a manual transmission.

Trims & Configurations | 2020 Honda Civic vs. Accord

The 2020 Honda Civic is available in several trim levels. A hatchback model is available in five trims: LX, Sport, EX, EX-L, and Sport Touring, while the Civic sedan has five similar models: LX, Sport, EX, EX-L, and Touring. The 2020 Honda Accord is also available in five trims: LX, Sport, EX, EX-L, and Touring.


profile views of a 2020 Honda Civic side-by-side a 2020 Honda Accord

LX | 2020 Honda Civic vs. Accord

The LX model is the base version of all Honda cars.

Make

Starting Price

MPG

Engine

Transmission

Seats

Drive

Civic

 

$20,650 (sedan), $21,050 (coupe) and $21,750 (hatchback)

26/36, 29/37 or 31/40

158-horsepower four-cylinder engine (sedan and coupe), 174-horsepower turbo-four (hatchback)

Six-speed manual or CVT

5

FWD

Accord

$23,870

30/38

192-horsepower 1.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder

Six-speed manual or CVT

5

FWD

 

Sport | 2020 Honda Civic vs. Accord

The next model up on both Honda cars is the Sport trim.

Make

Starting Price

MPG

Engine

Transmission

Seats

Drive

Civic

 

$21,550 (sedan), $21,850 (coupe), $22,850 (hatchback)

26/36, 29/37 or 31/40

158-horsepower four-cylinder engine (sedan and coupe), 174-horsepower turbo-four (hatchback)

Six-speed manual or CVT

5

FWD

Accord

$26,530

30/38

192-horsepower 1.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder

Six-speed manual or CVT

5

FWD

 

EX | 2020 Honda Civic vs. Accord

Looking at the EX model, you can see the differences between the 2020 Honda Civic vs. Accord.

Make

Starting Price

MPG

Engine

Transmission

Seats

Drive

Civic

 

$23,600 (coupe), $23,800 (sedan), and $24,250 (hatchback)

26/36, 29/37 or 31/40

174-horsepower turbo-four engine (sedan and coupe), 180-horsepower turbo-four (hatchback)

CVT

5

FWD

Accord

$27,770

30/38 or 22/32

192-horsepower 1.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder or 252-horsepower 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder

Six-speed manual or CVT

5

FWD

 

EX-L | 2020 Honda Civic vs. Accord

There is also an EX-L model to choose from between the two Honda cars.

Make

Starting Price

MPG

Engine

Transmission

Seats

Drive

Civic

 

sedan ($25,000) and hatchback ($25,450)

26/36, 29/37 or 31/40

174-horsepower turbo-four engine

CVT

5

FWD

Accord

$30,270

30/38 or 22/32

192-horsepower 1.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder or 252-horsepower 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder

Six-speed manual or CVT

5

FWD

 

Touring/Sport Touring | 2020 Honda Civic vs. Accord

At the top of the lineup, you can choose from a Touring or Sport Touring model.

Make

Starting Price

MPG

Engine

Transmission

Seats

Drive

Civic

 

$27,250 (coupe),  $27,700 (sedan) and $28,150 (hatchback)

26/36, 29/37 or 31/40

174-horsepower turbo-four engine (sedan and coupe), 180-horsepower turbo-four (hatchback)

CVT or six-speed manual

5

FWD

Accord

$36,100

22/32

252-horsepower 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder

Six-speed manual, CVT or ten-speed automatic

5

FWD

 

Hybrid| 2020 Honda Civic vs. Accord

The Honda Accord is also available with a hybrid powertrain.

Make

Starting Price

MPG

Engine

Transmission

Seats

Drive

Civic

 

Not available

-

-

-

-

-

Accord

$25,470

48/47

212-horsepower 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine and a pair of electric motors

CVT

5

FWD

Performance & Reliability | 2020 Honda Civic vs. Accord

The 2020 Honda Civic has a variety of engine options and even offers the high-performance Si variant or Type R model for more power. On the other hand, the 2020 Honda Accord only offers two engine options: a 192-horsepower 1.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder or 252-horsepower 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder. Both of these pairs to a six-speed manual, CVT, or ten-speed automatic transmission.

the interior seating comparison of a 2020 Honda Civic vs. Accord 

Interior | 2020 Honda Civic vs. Accord

The 2020 Honda Civic coupe features an 11.9- or 12.1-inch cubic-foot trunk. The sedan has more space at 15.1 cubic feet, while the hatchback offers 22.6 or 25.7 cubic-feet plus up to 46.2 cubic feet with the seat folded down. Standard features on the 2020 Honda Civic include a five-inch display, Bluetooth, USB port, and four-speaker sound system. The 2020 Honda Accord has a 16.7 cubic-foot trunk and comes standard with a seven-inch infotainment display, a USB port, Bluetooth, and a four-speaker sound system.

Exterior | 2020 Honda Civic vs. Accord

The 2020 Honda Civic measures 177-183″ L x 71″ W x 55-57″ H and comes with either 16-, 17- or 18-inch tires. On the other hand, the 2020 Honda Accord dimensions measure 192″ L x 73″ W x 57″ H with either 17- or 19-inch tires.


a silver Honda Civic near a red Honda Accord parked on the street

Reviews | 2020 Honda Civic vs. Accord

U.S. News and World Report named the 2020 Honda Civic as #2 in the Compact Cars segment, while the 2020 Honda Accord received the third spot in the Midsize Cars segment.

Lease A Honda Civic Or Accord

To save more money, consider leasing a new Honda Civic or Accord. At Phil Long Honda, we have both models available with some money-saving lease deals. Talk to our finance team today.

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