2020 Civic vs Accord

sweetieblazwesweetieblazwe Member Posts: 5
edited February 2020 in Honda
I'm planning to replace my 1997 Honda Accord LX this spring. I bought it used more than 10 years ago and I have nothing but good things to say about it. Really the only reason I'm replacing it is because the AC doesn't work and having already replaced it once, I don't want to make such an expensive repair a second time when something else could go after that and then it just starts to get really expensive to maintain it.

Anyway, my question is simple. I've been looking pretty much exclusively at the Accord LX's, which are listed at just above 23k. I would like to add heated seats and a moonroof but that will increase the cost a bit, although none of the cars listed online that I've seen have those options to give me an idea of what the cost will actually be. Today I saw a 4-door Civic EX Sedan with both moonroof and front heated seats for the exact price that the Accords are selling for. It made me start to think maybe I've eliminated the Civic as an option too hastily. I've seen some articles online comparing the Accord and Civic and concluding the Accord is the better choice. I'd like to get some real user opinions. There was a post from 2008 on this topic but I'm curious if there are some more up to date views on the question. Thanks.

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  • kyfdxkyfdx Moderator Posts: 191,535

    I'm planning to replace my 1997 Honda Accord LX this spring. I bought it used more than 10 years ago and I have nothing but good things to say about it. Really the only reason I'm replacing it is because the AC doesn't work and having already replaced it once, I don't want to make such an expensive repair a second time when something else could go after that and then it just starts to get really expensive to maintain it.

    Anyway, my question is simple. I've been looking pretty much exclusively at the Accord LX's, which are listed at just above 23k. I would like to add heated seats and a moonroof but that will increase the cost a bit, although none of the cars listed online that I've seen have those options to give me an idea of what the cost will actually be. Today I saw a 4-door Civic EX Sedan with both moonroof and front heated seats for the exact price that the Accords are selling for. It made me start to think maybe I've eliminated the Civic as an option too hastily. I've seen some articles online comparing the Accord and Civic and concluding the Accord is the better choice. I'd like to get some real user opinions. There was a post from 2008 on this topic but I'm curious if there are some more up to date views on the question. Thanks.

    The new Civic is much closer in size/equipment to your '97 Accord, than a new Accord would be.

    Accords are huge, compared to the older models.

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  • sweetieblazwesweetieblazwe Member Posts: 5
    Thanks. I do actually like the smaller size. What about how the two drive? (Of course I will do a test drive when I go to the dealer.) Most importantly, how do you think the Civic compares to the Accord long term with respect to safety and maintenance record.
  • MichaellMichaell ColoradoModerator Posts: 186,831

    Thanks. I do actually like the smaller size. What about how the two drive? (Of course I will do a test drive when I go to the dealer.) Most importantly, how do you think the Civic compares to the Accord long term with respect to safety and maintenance record.

    I'd say they are about equal in safety and maintenence costs.

    Our opinions on test drives won't matter much to you; everybody focuses on different things.

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  • sweetieblazwesweetieblazwe Member Posts: 5
    Thanks.
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