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Compare the 2018 Honda Accord vs. 2017 Honda Civic

2018 Honda Accord vs 2017 Honda Civic

2018 Honda Accord


2017 Honda Civic

1.5L Turbo-Four


2.0L 4-cylinder
192 hp


158 hp
192 lb-ft


138 lb-ft

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The 2018 Accord, arriving soon in dealer showrooms, has undergone some exciting revisions and upgrades. If you're looking for a mid-size sedan, the Accord is a great starting place for your shopping journey. However, the smaller 2017 Civic may be just what you need if a larger cabin and some throw-in frills aren't the priority. Below is a more detailed description about these two outstanding models.

Trim Levels

The 2018 Honda Accord is available in a total of six trim levels, starting with the base LX and adding on features galore as the trim grades improve right on up to the Touring version. The interior has undergone some changes, mainly to the shape and height of the front cowl. The soft-touch instrument panel is standard across the board, and there's now a 12-way power driver's seat on the uplevel trims. The 2017 Honda Civic is also offered in a total of six trims, from the base LX on up to the Touring and Si versions. The vehicle is also available in three different hatchback trims. Standard features across the board include automatic headlights, daytime running lights, automatic climate control, and full power accessories.

Engine and Powertrain

The new 2018 Honda Accord will not feature the V6 as an optional engine. Instead, the automaker has decided to go with the choice of two different turbocharged four-cylinder engines. The smaller 1.5L engine is the standard power source, delivering 192 horsepower, and the larger 2.0L engine, also turbocharged, pumps out an impressive 252 horsepower. Power is sent to the front wheels by a CVT transmission on the 1.5L versions and the buyer's choice of a 10-speed automatic or six-speed manual on the 2.0L models. The 2017 Honda Civic is powered by a 2.0L four-cylinder engine rated at 158 horsepower, but acceleration is better than what is experienced by just about every rival in this segment. The 1.5L turbocharged engine is available on several trims, and on the Si version, this engine produces an impressive 205 horsepower. Six-speed manual transmission is standard on the base trim, but automatic is an option across the board.

High-Tech Features

Honda's new and advanced Honda Sensing safety system is now standard across the Accord trim lineup. Included is automated emergency braking, road-departure mitigation, adaptive cruise control, and traffic sign recognition. Wireless device charging, Bluetooth, and in-car WiFi is also standard. The Touring trim now comes with a 6-inch head-up display. The 2017 Honda Civic is no slouch in the high-tech department, with a central display screen, rearview camera, Bluetooth, and USB port standard even on the base trim.

If you're in the market for a well-designed, value-retaining sedan, these two models should be on your short list. Check out the Honda Civic in person at our dealership, and call ahead to inquire further information on the all-new 2018 Accord.