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Honda Civic vs. Honda Accord

Compare repair costs, reliability, and owner reviews

Honda Civic

$365
Average Annual
Repair Cost

Honda Accord

$375
Average Annual
Repair Cost

Overall Reliability Rating

5
Group 4
Group 4
Excellent
The Honda Civic Reliability Rating is 5.0 out of 5.0, which ranks it 1st out of 36 for compact cars. The average annual repair cost is $365 which means it has excellent ownership costs. The severity and frequency of repairs are both much lower than other vehicles, so the Civic is one of the more reliable vehicles on the road.
4
1
2
Group 4
Group 4
Excellent
The Honda Accord Reliability Rating is 4.5 out of 5.0, which ranks it 3rd out of 24 for midsize cars. The average annual repair cost is $375 which means it has excellent ownership costs. The severity of repairs is low, and these issues are less frequent than average, so the Accord is one of the more reliable vehicles on the road.
Cost
Average annual repairs total
$365
inexpensive
expensive
$375
inexpensive
expensive
Frequency
Average annual repair shop visits
0.27
not often
very often
0.35
not often
very often
Severity
Percentage of annual repairs that are urgent
8%
not urgent
urgent
8%
not urgent
urgent

Overall Car Ratings & Details

5
(21)
4
(74)
3
(15)
2
(8)
1
(0)
The Honda Civic ranks highest in engine and ranks lowest in brakes.
“I am the owner of a Honda Civic EX Special Edition Coupe. Although it's been fun to drive, this car has bad engine design. My car blew a head gasket at around 60k miles and again around 180k mile...”
“I am the owner of a Honda Civic EX Special Edition Coupe. Although it's been fun to drive, this ...”
5
(29)
4
(95)
3
(62)
2
(29)
1
(8)
The Honda Accord ranks highest in exhaust and ranks lowest in brakes.
“Car is as reliable as it gets, but not perfect. The power steering pump, resurfacing the front rotors, and front wheel bearing, 1 o2 sensor, and air intake hose in 14 years of ownership. excellent ...”
“Car is as reliable as it gets, but not perfect. The power steering pump, resurfacing the front ro...”

Vehicle Comparison Rundown

Let’s take a look at two of Honda’s top passenger cars: the compact Civic and the midsize Accord. While size is the main difference here, there are a few other factors to consider.

The midsize Honda Accord has been totally redesigned for 2018. It comes in one body style only, a four-door sedan. The Accord is spacious and has added a turbocharged engine. It has always offered excellent standard equipment, even on its entry-level trims. If you need a larger, more comfortable vehicle for longer commutes or trips, the Accord makes for a good choice.

The smaller, more fuel-efficient Honda Civic gives you a variety of body styles to choose from: a two-door coupe, a four-door sedan and a five-door hatchback. You can also select from several trim levels, from basic to sporty to luxurious. And while the Civic is smaller than the Accord, it has grown significantly in its latest version. It may be large enough for your needs. If not, the Accord is sure to satisfy.

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