2016 Honda Civic vs. 2016 Honda Accord

Time and again, Honda has proven itself to be a leader in quality, and drivers in the market for a new car have a choice between two impressive models when comparing the 2016 Honda Civic vs. the 2016 Honda Accord.

Being faced with choosing between excellent and excellent is a good problem to have. Let’s make it a little easier by comparing these two models side by side.

Price Points

Drivers for whom budget is a key factor when selecting a new car will likely want to choose the Civic, which is priced thousands below the Accord models.

The 2016 Civic models are priced as follows:

  • Civic Sedan DX: Pricing begins at $16,155 MSRP*
  • Civic Sedan LX: Pricing begins at $19,055 MSRP*
  • Civic Sedan LX-Honda Sensing: Pricing begins at $21,355 MSRP*
  • Civic Sedan EX: Pricing begins at $22,755 MSRP*
  • Civic Sedan EX-Honda Sensing: Pricing begins at $23,755 MSRP*
  • Civic Sedan EX-T: Pricing begins at $25,155 MSRP*
  • Civic Sedan Touring: Pricing begins at $27,155*

The 2016 Accord lineup includes the following trim levels and prices:

  • Accord Sedan LX: Pricing begins at $24,350 MSRP*
  • Accord Sedan LX-Honda Sensing: Pricing begins at $2,650 MSRP*
  • Accord Sedan Sport: Pricing begins at $26,890 MSRP*
  • Accord Sedan Sport-Honda Sensing: Pricing begins at $29,190 MSRP*
  • Accord Sedan EX-L: Pricing begins at $30,190 MSRP*
  • Accord Sedan EX-L V6: Pricing begins at $33,690 MSRP*
  • Accord Sedan Touring: Pricing begins at $31,290 MSRP*
  • Accord Touring V6: Pricing begins at $36,190 MSRP*


When it comes to power, you can expect a bit more if you opt for the Honda Accord. The Accord LX has a 2.4L engine that delivers 185 hp when mated to a six-speed manual transmission.

Those who prefer the Civic DX Sedan will enjoy a 2.0L engine that generates 158 hp, and that engine is paired with a six-speed manual transmission as well.

Amenity Offerings

Both the Civic and the Accord are replete with impressive amenities, with various features offered commonly between them.

Comfort-enabling features offered onboard both vehicles include amenities like heated front seats, which come standard in the Accord and are standard in all but the base Civic trim. There are also available heated rear seats, automatic climate control with air filtration, and rear seat heater ducts.

Other interior features found in both nameplates include an available auto-dimming rearview mirror, which dims when it is hit by high beams or other bright lights, so drivers can keep their focus on the road without fumbling to adjust the mirror or being blinded by the light. Each car also features a standard 60/40-split, fold-down rear seat back, which allows drivers to maximize the rear area of the car when they need to carry bulky or long cargo. With a split, folding seat, passengers can still sit on one side of the back seat with cargo protruding through the other, or drivers can lower the entire seat for maximum cargo space.

Exterior features offered onboard both the Accord and the Civic include an available power moonroof with tilt feature, available fog lights, and available rain-sensing windshield wipers.

Technology features are plentiful in these two vehicles, with cutting-edge tech amenities including an available Display Audio System with Honda Satellite-linked Navigation System and bilingual Voice Recognition, bilingual Bluetooth HandsFreeLink technology, a Maintenance Minder system, a multi-angle rearview camera with dynamic guidelines, available proximity key entry and pushbutton start, Bluetooth Streaming Audio, available HD Radio, Siri Eyes Free compatibility, and Wi-Fi tethering, which comes standard in all models except for the base model Civic trim.

Safety features are also abundant onboard the Civic and Accord models, with safety amenities found commonly in each including:

  • Brake Assist
  • Available Collision Mitigating Braking System
  • Available Forward Collision Warning System
  • Hill Start Assist
  • Available Lane Departure Warning system
  • Available Road Departure Mitigation system
  • HondaLink Assist Automatic Emergency Response System (standard in all models except the base Civic trim)

Driver-assist features offered in both the Civic and the Accord include available Adaptive Cruise Control, available Honda LaneWatch blind spot display, and an available Lane Keeping Assist System.

Time to Take a Ride

Drivers can further explore the outstanding 2016 Honda Accord and the exceptional 2016 Honda Civic at Harmony Honda.

Visit our showroom, or contact us today to learn more about these high-quality Honda models. A friendly, knowledgeable member of our team is available to explain the various features and options for each vehicle, answer any questions you may have, and then get you behind the wheel to test them out.

*Values do not include freight and PDI, license, insurance, registration, applicable taxes, levies, and fees.