Models: Six trim levels make up the 2016 Civic Sedan lineup, with the base-model LX 6MT priced at just $18,640 MSRP.* Such a healthy variety means there’s a Civic to fit any driver’s needs. If you want a family car, the roomy, feature-loaded Civic is perfect for that. If you want a professional-looking car to drive in the office carpool and for your daily business travels, the sleek Civic is a head-turner any businessperson would be proud to drive. If you want a reliable car with excellent safety ratings for your teen driver, the Civic provides youthful style to please the teen—and a huge array of cutting-edge safety features to please Mom and Dad.
Amenities: Critics have noted how luxurious the 2016 Civic’s features are. Aren’t you glad you don’t have to pay a luxury price to enjoy them? Among standard amenities found in the Civic models, drivers will enjoy automatic climate control, Bluetooth connectivity, projector-beam halogen headlights with auto-on/off, speed-sensitive volume control, rear-seat heating ducts, and hill start assist. Available features that rival the Civic’s high-end counterparts include a one-touch power moonroof with tilt feature (standard in all but the base model), an auto-dimming rearview mirror, heated front seats, SiriusXM radio and HD radio, a 10-speaker Premium Audio system, and a satellite-linked navigation system.
Safety: When it comes to protecting its passengers, the Honda Civic takes matters seriously. The Civic is fully geared with state-of-the-art safety and driver-assist features, such as a standard advanced airbag system that includes SmartVent front side airbags; a standard multi-angle rearview camera; Honda LaneWatch (standard in all but the base model); standard brake assist; and a variety of high-tech available features such as a collision mitigation braking system, adaptive cruise control with low-speed follow, and forward collision warning.
Performance: The engines offered in the Civic lineup deliver exceptional efficiency, with engine production that ranges from 158 to 157 hp and between 138 and 162 lb-ft of torque. Turbocharging comes standard in the three highest trim levels, and EPA-estimated fuel economy is up to an impressive 42 mpg on the highway (in EX-T, EX-L, and Touring CVT models).**
Awards: It’s easy to see why the Civic is such a highly acclaimed vehicle. Among its 2016 award wins, the Civic has been named the 2016 North American Car of the Year by automotive journalists in the United States and Canada,*** AutoGuide’s Car of the Year,**** and a Kelley Blue Book 2016 Best Buy Award winner.*****
Models: Seven high-caliber models make up the 2017 Accord lineup, with LX 6MT models priced at $22,355 MSRP.* This broad range of model options means virtually any driver can find a price and an amenity assortment that fits the budget as well as needs and wants.
Amenities: The Accord offers a robust array of features that rivals the offerings of many luxury models, with a huge assortment of prime features that come standard, including active noise cancellation, dual-zone automatic climate control, projector-beam halogen headlights with auto-on/off, Bluetooth connectivity, an SMS text message function, and lots more. State-of-the-art available amenities include Smart Entry, a one-touch power moonroof with tilt, LED headlights with auto-on/off, heated side mirrors, a HomeLink remote system, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, leather-trimmed seats with driver memory, a satellite-linked navigation system, SiriusXM radio, and many others.
Safety: The Honda Accord boasts some of the highest safety ratings a car can earn, including a NHTSA 5-Star Safety Rating for the 2017 model year****** and an IIHS Top Safety Pick+ designation for 2016.******* The IIHS has not yet released its 2017 rating for the Honda Accord, but with five consecutive years of Top Safety Pick ratings under its fan belt, the Accord is in good shape to receive another top IIHS rating for 2017. Abundant cutting-edge safety features in the Accord include vehicle stability assist with traction control, brake assist, a multi-angle rearview camera with guidelines, SmartVent front side airbags, side curtain airbags with a rollover sensor, an available lane keeping assist system, available adaptive cruise control, an available collision mitigation braking system, and lots more.
Performance: Engine offerings found in the 2017 Accord range from a 2.4L i-VTEC 4-cylinder engine that generates up to 189 hp and up to 182 lb-ft of torque to a 3.5L V6 that produces 278 hp and 252 lb-ft of torque. EPA-estimated fuel economy delivered in Accord Sedan LX CVT models is up to an impressive 36 mpg on the highway.********
Awards: The Honda Accord has a rich legacy of garnering top accolades within the automotive industry. While it’s still early for award wins for the 2017 model year, some of the honors the Accord brought home in 2016 included being named a Car and Driver 10Best winner for the 30th time.*********