Passengers in the back seat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Honda Accord than the Honda Civic, due to its greater head- and legroom. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the Honda Civic and the Honda Accord in the front seats.
With the Honda Accord you will definitely be making less frequent stops at the gas station than with the Honda Civic, due to its tank size and fuel economy.
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). Based on MSRP, the Honda Civic is clearly a better financial choice over the Honda Accord. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Honda Civic and the Honda Accord have similar Destination Charges.
Since the Honda Civic is much slimmer than the Honda Accord, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. If you go with the Honda Civic, you'll have a much easier time finding a large enough space to park than you will with the Honda Accord.
The Honda Civic has much less torque than the Honda Accord, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.
The Honda Civic has a smaller turning radius than the Honda Accord, allowing you to more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.
When it comes to horsepower, the Honda Civic is significantly less powerful than the Honda Accord. The good news is that, reportedly, cars with lower horsepower engines often have lower insurance premiums.
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Honda Civic and the Honda Accord. The Honda Civic has significantly less cargo room than the Honda Accord, which may be a concern if you do a lot of warehouse shopping.
The Honda Civic comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Honda Accord.
Compare the 2014 Honda Civic and the 2014 Honda Accord.
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MSRP*: $18,390 - $26,640
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MSRP*: $21,955 - $33,480
|Cash Back Rebate:||Visit Rebate Center||Visit Rebate Center|
|Low APR Loan:||As low as 0.90%||As low as 0.90%|
|Lease Incentive:||As low as 0.72%||As low as 0.84%|
|City MPG:||22 - 31||21 - 27|
|Highway MPG:||31 - 41||34 - 36|
|Seating Capacity:||5 - 5||5 - 5|
|Basic Warranty:||3 years/36,000 miles||3 years/36,000 miles|
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|Invoice*:||$17,100 - $25,261||$20,100 - $30,612|
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