2018 Honda Civic vs. 2018 Honda Accord: Worth the Upgrade?

2018 Honda Accord, 2018 Honda Civic
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Which Honda Car Is Best for You?

Sometimes, the obvious choice isn’t quite so clear cut. That’s especially true when you’re shopping for an economical, safe, and fun-to-drive sedan with a Honda badge on the front grille. The Honda Accord and Honda Civic have been at the top of their respective classes for many years, thanks to a combination of value, practicality, reliability and – let’s not forget – Honda’s penchant for engineering great dynamics into mainstream cars.

So which Honda sedan is the best choice for you? The answer is more complicated than looking at hard numbers. Sure, the Accord is larger and offers more cabin room for front and rear occupants. The bigger Honda also offers the most power, courtesy of an optional 252-horsepower turbocharged four-cylinder engine. But don’t discount the Civic simply because of its smaller size. This Honda compact sedan (also available as a hatchback and coupe) packs plenty of features, along with great handling and punchy turbo engines, into its smaller dimensions.

We’ve broken down this intra-Honda rivalry into 11 key categories to help you choose the best Honda car for all your driving needs.

Keep in mind that our scores are updated constantly as new expert reviews and data become available. Therefore, the scores mentioned on the following pages may not exactly match the scores in our new car rankings.

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