2016 Honda Civic vs. 2016 Honda Accord

Honda is a trusted name with reliable models and affordable prices. To help you make the decision for the right car, we examined two popular Honda models: the 2016 Honda Civic vs. the 2016 Honda Accord. Each model has its own unique attributes, and we highly recommend both at Tamaroff Honda. However, we can show you how they differ to help you make the decision between these two great models. Learn more about each car and then drop by for a test drive!

Price Points

Though each vehicle’s price depends on a number of factors, both are affordable options.

  • Civic sedan models start at a Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of $18,640* and the Civic Coupe begins at $19,050*.
  • Meanwhile, the 2016 Honda Accord sedan has a starting MSRP of $22,205*. In the coupe body style, the price starts at an MSRP of $23,875*.

Even for the topmost Civic model, you still receive a lower price point than the Touring Accord model. Keep in mind these prices do not include optional features that you may want to add.

Fuel Economy

Fuel economy is typically a top concern when buying any vehicle. Consider your daily driving use to help you decide which model suits you. We will look at the Accord’s features first. These fuel economy numbers are all EPA-estimated.

The Accord, equipped with standard 6-speed manual transmission, generates 23 mpg in the city and 34 mpg on the highway. With a 6-speed automatic transmission, it produces 21 mpg in the city and 34 mpg on the highway. Upgrade to the available Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) with Sport Mode to boost the efficiency to 27 mpg in the city and 37 mpg on the highway. Add paddle shifters to the CVT and enjoy 26 mpg in the city and 35 mpg on the highway. **

The Civic, equipped with a 6-speed manual transmission, delivers 26 mpg in the city and 38 mpg on the highway. Upgrade to a Continuously Variable Transmission and receive 30 mpg in the city and 41 mpg on the highway. The Continuously Variable Transmission (LL-CVT) configuration receives the best fuel economy of 31 mpg in the city and 41 mpg on the highway.** Overall, the Civic boasts higher efficiency.


Are you looking for power and speed from your upcoming vehicle? While both Honda models offer a smooth and reliable ride, the Accord produces more horsepower.

  • The Accord comes with a 2.4L engine with 185 hp and 181 lb-ft of torque and has Front-Wheel Drive.
  • The Civic comes with a 2.0L engine with 158 hp and 138 lb-ft of torque and also comes in Front-Wheel Drive.

Standard Features and Tech

Honda equips all of the models in the lineup with excellent standard and optional features, so no matter which car you choose, you’ll enjoy a high-tech ride. Features like automatic climate control with air filtration, cruise control, and steering wheel controls come standard in both models.  Both have power outlets, so it’s easy to keep your electronic devices charged and ready to go.

Optional HondaLink lets you add features like navigation. When you are driving and need to make a call or send a text message, use the Bluetooth system. Higher trims also come with Apple CarPlay or Android Auto to integrate your compatible smartphone with the vehicle.

As far as individual differences, the Accord has a few extra amenities. The Accord has the option for dual zone climate control to customize passenger comfort. The Accord also comes standard with a MP3 player jack and auxiliary cord input. Overall, the Accord offers more amenities than the Civic.


The Accord and the Civic are very similar as far as exterior features, so you’re bound to be impressed with either. Both have power windows, tinted glass, automatic headlights, and theft deterrent systems. Both also are available to upgrade to a power moonroof with a tilt feature and have available rain-sensing windshield wipers. Choose either model in a sleek sedan or sporty coupe style.


Safety features are prominent in both the Accord and the Civic. Both come with a rear view camera for reversing and parking. You can also add expect features like stability and traction control, hill start assistance, anti-lock brakes, and more. High-tech driver’s assistance features are available for both models. Add features like Honda LaneWatch to stay sharp while navigating the roads.

Explore the 2016 Honda Civic and the 2016 Honda Accord

The best way to decide on your next Honda vehicle is to come to Tamaroff Honda.  With the help of our experts, you can choose between the 2016 Honda Accord vs. the 2016 Honda Civic. Contact us online if you still need more information before dropping in. We would be happy to answer your questions and schedule a time for your test drives.

*MSRP excluding tax, license, registration, $835.00 destination charge and options. Dealer prices may vary.

**Based on 2016 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions and other factors.