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Among the different sedans that have impacted the Canadian car-buying market, none have possibly made a more significant impact than the Honda Accord and Civic models.


While some may argue that other models from competing brands bear a formidable challenge, most Canadian drivers have yet to see any sedans in the same price range that offer the same value for money. If you’ve been behind the wheel of either a Honda Accord or Civic (or both), then you’re familiar with the level of quality across all aspects that we’re talking about.

Although the sedan models mentioned have become subject to much praise and acclaim in recent years, the lineups for 2020 are exceptional, to say the least.


With refined comfort, improved technology, and better engines, the 2020 Honda Accord and Civic models promise next-level driving experiences that will win any driver over. In fact, those who got either one of the models mentioned above from Carter Honda claims that it was their best automotive purchase by far!


As a driver looking for a new ride with a bang-for-the-buck feel, it’s easy to see why a 2020 Accord and Civic will top your list. Unless you have the money to buy both models and store them in your garage, however, there’s one question you may ask: which of the two is best?


Telling the two apart


While both the 2020 Honda Accord and Civic sedans have packages and offerings that are too good to ignore, it all boils down to choosing the car that best suits your needs. Fortunately, understanding the key differences between them will help clear up the anxiety and help you best understand which option you should visit Carter Honda for.


If you need a clearer idea of which 2020 sedan you should go for, here’s a side-by-side comparison of the most critical aspects that will help you make an informed decision:


Factor #1: The starting price

When it comes to the price tag, the chances are that your decision will greatly rely on how much wiggle room you have to either pay full price or accommodate monthly payments.


In the case of the 2020 Honda Civic LX 2.0, prices start at $24,770 for the LX base model at Carter Honda, putting it on the lower end of the spectrum. On the other hand, the 2020 Honda Accord LX 1.5T comes at a $30,445 MSRP for the base model. However, if you aren’t looking at the price alone, then it’s best to take the difference with a grain of salt because both models have key differences between them!


Factor #2: The engine

For those keen on having more power and others who are particular about having more torque, then the Honda Accord is an optimal choice.


With a powerful yet efficient I-4 1.5L four-cylinder engine and a standard turbocharger set-up, the Accord puts out 192 horsepower and 192 lb-ft of torque, making it a formidable option for faster drivers. Regardless of what trim you’re getting, expect only unhampered fuel efficiency since the LX, EX, and EX-L trims can pump out as much as 38 mpg on the highway.


On the other hand, the Honda Civic sedan’s 2.0L I-4 engine puts out a respectable 158 horsepower and 138 lb-ft of torque but doesn’t come with a built-in turbocharger. If you’re looking for more fuel efficiency, however, then it’s an optimal choice since its EX and EX-L trims can get up to 42 mpg on an average highway drive!


Factor #3: The comfort

Although both the Honda Accord and Civic sedans are immensely comfortable, the former brings a slightly higher level of creature comforts and overall roominess worth noting.


While the Accord and Civic comfortably seat five occupants (including the driver), the former leaves more space thanks to its larger overall size. Additionally, the 2020 Honda Accord sedan is rated to fit more luggage pieces since its cargo space can accommodate up to 16.7 cubic feet of luggage without breaking a sweat compared to the Civics’ 15.1 cubic feet.




Thanks to Honda pulling out all the stops for their 2020 Accord and Civic models, it’s easy to see why it can be difficult to choose between them for your everyday driving needs. With this guide’s help, however, you can determine which option is best for your needs and pick out the right car to bring home in no time!


Are you looking for a Honda Civic or Honda Accord in the Richmond, Kingsway, or Westwood areas? Carter Honda can help you find the perfect ride for your needs with our 200-plus new and Honda-certified pre-owned vehicles in stock. Give us a call today to learn more about how we can help you get started on owning the vehicle of your dreams with our Honda Finance!