The Honda Civic Vs. The Honda AccordWhat's Right For You?

Deciding Between the Honda Civic and the Honda Accord in Joliet

When you come to the Honda brand, you come for the long-term reliability, satisfying performance, and state-of-the-art technology. Because of Honda's relentless commitment to the quality of each and every one of their vehicles, there's no wrong choice no matter which direction you go in. Honda chooses instead to leave it up to their customers, as each vehicle is designed with a specific purpose in mind.

Take the Honda Civic and the Honda Accord for example. Both of these cars are satisfying to handle, incredibly fuel-efficient, feature comfortably spacious interiors, and are well-equipped with both technology and safety features. However, they are far from the same car, which means it's up to our Crest Hill and Naperville customers to decide for themselves which one is best for them.

The Case for the Honda Civic

The Honda Civic is a two-row compact car that sits either four or five passengers depending on which configuration you choose. It can be had as either a coupe, sedan, or hatchback and is an incredibly versatile vehicle that no other rival comes close to matching. Its overall quality and value stand out among its competitors in its segment thanks to an upscale interior that never fails to impress.

new honda civic hatchback


Under the hood, you have more than your fair share of options to customize your Honda Civic into everything from a fuel-efficient daily driver to a sporty performance-oriented racer. It comes standard with a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that is mated to a six-speed manual transmission. You'll get a power output of 158 horsepower alongside a driver-friendly fuel economy of 30 mpg in the city and 38 mpg on the highway. A continuously variable transmission is available.

The rest of your engine options are as follows:

  • 1.5-liter Turbo-Four: 174 Horsepower
  • 1.5-liter Turbo-Four: 180 Horsepower (Available on Honda Civic Hatchback Sport and Honda Civic Sport Touring models)
  • 1.5-liter Turbo-Four: 205 Horsepower (Available on the Honda Civic Si model)
  • 2.0-liter Turbo-Four: 306 Horsepower (Available on the Honda Civic Type R model)

Interior and Technology

Most of the Honda Civic models seat five people; it's the performance-oriented Honda Civic Type R that sits four. Aurora IL and Plainfield IL will no doubt be impressed with the Honda Civic's interior quality as upscale materials line every square inch of its comfortable cabin.

A five-inch touchscreen controls the Honda Civic's infotainment system, which comes standard with Bluetooth, a fast-charging USB port, and a quartet of speakers. Higher trim levels feature a larger seven-inch touchscreen and smartphone compatibility via Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

The Case for the Honda Accord

The Honda Accord is a two-row midsize car that offers more passenger and cargo space and is a very practical vehicle. It handles well, features a solid range of engine options, is incredibly efficient, and comes loaded with safety features.

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The Honda Accord comes standard with a 1.5-liter turbo-four engine that is mated to a continuously variable transmission. Its more than capable of providing a stellar daily driving experience as the Honda Accord feels authentically smooth and is very efficient thanks to its fuel economy of 30 mpg in the city and 38 mpg on the highway.

You have the option of upgrading to an available 2.0-liter turbo-four, which improves the Honda Accord's performance output to 252 horsepower alongside a fuel economy of 23 mpg in the city and 34 mpg on the highway. This upgraded engine also swaps out the transmission for a ten-speed automatic.


The Honda Accord comes loaded with standard safety features, making it an ideal option for Shorewood IL families looking for a sedan that gives them superior peace of mind. A rearview camera and driver drowsiness monitor are standard, but the core of the Honda Accord's safety features comes from the Honda Sensing suite.

Honda Sensing comes with features including:

  • Collision Mitigation Braking
  • Road Departure Mitigation Braking
  • Lane Keeping Assist
  • Adaptive Cruise Control
  • Traffic Sign Recognition

Take a Test Drive Today

No matter which direction you choose to go in, Honda cars are built not only to last but to impress. Our finance center can connect you with a loan or lease rate that fits comfortably into your budget, and they are happy to answer any questions you might have. We look forward to serving you.

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**Based on 2014 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on driving conditions, how you drive and maintain your vehicle, battery-pack age/condition and other factors.

For 2014 Honda Accord Plug-In Hybrid, 115 combined miles per gallon of gasoline-equivalent (MPGe) electric rating; 47 city/46 highway/46 combined MPG gasoline only rating. 13 mile maximum EV mode driving range rating. 570 mile combined gas-electric driving range rating. Based on 2014 EPA mileage and driving range ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your MPGe/MPG and driving range will vary depending on driving conditions, how you drive and maintain your vehicle, lithium-ion battery age/condition, and other factors. For additional information about EPA ratings, visit


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3225 Plainfield Road
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  1. Honda Superstore of Joliet

    3225 Plainfield Road
    Joliet, IL 60431

    • Sales: (815) 293-8076
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