The 2014 Honda Accord vs. the 2014 Honda Civic

Both the 2014 Honda Accord and the 2014 Honda Civic are two of our most popular vehicles at our Mechanicstown-area Honda dealership. Each is a great choice for personal use and for transporting an average-sized family. They’re also both available in sedan and coupe body styles, and they come with a reputation for reliability and all-around quality.

You may be wondering exactly what the differences are between each vehicle. You can see them for yourself at Middletown Honda, but in the meantime, this page will certainly help.

Both Vehicles at a Glance

2014 Honda Civic LX
2014 Honda Accord

The 2014 Honda Civic:

  • Higher fuel economy (2014 Civic HF models get up to 41 mpg highway*)
  • Performance Si models are available

The 2014 Honda Accord:

  • More room for passengers (103.2 cubic feet)
  • Larger cargo space (15.8 cubic feet of trunk space)

How Much Space Do You Need?

2014 Honda Accord TrunkPerhaps one of the easiest ways to determine which vehicle suits your needs is by considering space. The Civic is considered a compact car while the Accord is a midsize model. That translates to a difference in length of close to a foot and approximately 10 cubic feet of cargo space. Both vehicles can fit five passengers, but you’ll have more head, shoulder, hip, and legroom in the Accord. There’s also about three more cubic feet of trunk space.

How Do You Drive?

If you’re a commuter or live in the city, the Civic’s smaller size is going to be a great benefit. It’s more efficient than the Honda Accord, too, so you can cut down on driving expenses. 2014 Honda Civic HF models are rated at 31 mpg city and 41 mpg highway.*
Then again, families around Mechanicstown are going to appreciate the extra space in the 2014 Honda Accord. An Accord will also be better-suited to people who like more power from their vehicles. The standard 2.4L four-cylinder produces 185 hp and 181 lb-ft of torque — compared to the Civic’s 143 hp and 129 lb-ft of torque from the smaller 1.8L four-cylinder — and you have the option of getting a 3.5L V6 that can produce 278 hp and 252 lb-ft of torque.

Vehicle Price and Features

Besides size, the major factor in deciding between the two may be price. The 2014 Honda Accord LX sedan starts at $22,755 while the 2014 Honda Civic LX begins with an MSRP of $19,190. Some Middletown drivers may find their tastes are more in line with the Accord’s luxury, professional looks while others will prefer the Civic’s lower price.

Either way, both vehicles come with an impressive amount of standard features. A display screen, Bluetooth, rearview camera, and Pandora compatibility come with each base model. Each vehicle can also be equipped with more advanced features like navigation, too.

Which Car is Right for You?

While both the Civic and Accord are great vehicles, the bottom line is: which is going to be best for you?

  • The 2014 Honda Accord will be better-suited for Middletown families with one or two children who need more space, professionals looking for a stylish vehicle, and drivers who value higher performance.
  • The 2014 Honda Civic will be the better choice for younger drivers in Mechanicstown and beyond who are looking for a reliable vehicle, commuters looking to save on gas, and people who live in urban environments with tighter streets and parking.
2014 Honda Civic
2014 Honda Accord

Test Drive the 2014 Civic and Accord at Middletown Honda

We understand you may still not have made up your mind just yet. The way to make the final decision is to come to Middletown Honda and take a test drive. We’re located at 520 Route 211 E. in Middletown, NY, less than a ten-minute drive away from Mechanicstown.

* Based on 2014 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.