2011 Honda
Accord LX
vs. 2012 Honda
Civic LX

2011 Honda Accord LX

10.0

starting from

$22,150
"Excellent resale value."
edmunds.com | talking about the Accord's value

Reasons to buy the Honda Accord LX

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OK brakes
Disc
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Very spacious front seats
59.3 ft3
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Spacious back seats
46.7 ft3
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Fantastic range on the highway
611 miles
2012 Honda Civic LX

9.7

Runner-up

Honda Civic LX

starting from

$18,425
"The 2011 Honda Civic is a perfectly enjoyable way to travel."
kbb.com | talking about the Civic's ride quality
"The Civic's two-tier execution seems to make all the sense in the world."
kbb.com | talking about the Civic's controls

Reasons to buy the Honda Civic LX

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Good city fuel efficiency
28 mpg
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Good highway fuel efficiency
36 mpg
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Has rear spoiler
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Comparable turning radius
35.5 ft
Safety Features 10.0 vs 8.8
2011 Honda Accord LX Winner: Accord LX
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  • Disc brakes on the Accord LX can provide better stopping action
  • Keep kids safe in the rear seat with standard child door locks on the Accord LX; optional upgrade on the Civic LX
Practicality 10.0 vs 9.4
2011 Honda Accord LX Winner: Accord LX
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  • Passengers in front seats enjoy around 20% more room, 59.3 ft3 vs 51.3 ft3
  • A single tank lasts around 30% longer, 611 miles vs 475 miles
  • The Accord LX has 2 more cupholders, 4 vs 2
Cost 9.8 vs 10.0
2012 Honda Civic LX Winner: Civic LX
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  • Gets more than 20% more miles per gallon in the city, 28 mpg vs 23 mpg
  • The best price we've seen is $3,725 cheaper (around 20% less), $18,425 vs $22,150
Performance 10.0 vs 10.0
Too close to call
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  • Neither has an air compressor to maximize power output
  • Underpowered
  • Neither has a good drivetrain for off-road or bad weather driving
Entertainment System 10.0 vs 10.0
Too close to call
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  • Both have speed-sensitive volume
  • Neither offers an entertainment system
  • Neither has a subwoofer; audio won't have that deep thumping bass sound
Luxury Features 10.0 vs 10.0
Too close to call
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  • Neither offers a sun roof
  • Neither has a power seat option
  • Neither offers a leather interior
Road Tests - vs -
Missing information
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  • Both have sluggish 0-60 times
  • Both have subpar cornering abilities
Crash Test Ratings 10.0 vs -
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Overall 10.0 vs 9.7

Safety Features

Honda
Accord LX
2011 Honda Accord LX
2012 Honda Civic LX Honda
Civic LX
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antilock brakes Standard vs Standard Both come standard with ABS brakes
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Stability control system Yes vs Yes Both have electronic stability control
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Airbags 5 vs 5 OK number of airbags
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Rear brakes Disc vs Drum The Accord LX has good brakes for high-performance driving
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child door locks Standard vs Not Available Keep kids safe in the rear seat with standard child door locks on the Accord LX; optional upgrade on the Civic LX
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Roadside assistance system None vs None

Practicality

Honda
Accord LX
2011 Honda Accord LX
2012 Honda Civic LX Honda
Civic LX
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Passengers 5 vs 5 Average number of seats
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Highway driving range 611 miles vs 475 miles The Accord LX gets fantastic distance on a single tank, and the Civic LX gets OK distance
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Cargo space 14.7 ft3 vs 11.7 ft3 Both have OK cargo room
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front seats 59.3 ft3 vs 51.3 ft3 The Accord LX has very spacious front seats, but the Civic LX is very cramped
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folding rear seats Standard vs Standard Both have a rear seat that folds down for extra storage space
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power outlets Standard vs Standard Both have power outlets
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roof rails Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers roof rails
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navigation system Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers a navigation system
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Cupholders 4 vs 2 The Accord LX has an OK number of cupholders while the Civic LX has very few
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front air conditioning Standard vs Standard A/C for hot summer days comes standard

Cost

Honda
Accord LX
2011 Honda Accord LX
2012 Honda Civic LX Honda
Civic LX
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MSRP $22,150 vs $18,425 Inexpensive
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In-city gas mileage 23 mpg vs 28 mpg The Civic LX has great city mileage and the Accord LX is pretty reasonable
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basic warranty miles 36,000 mile vs 36,000 mile Shorter basic warranty
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basic warranty years 3 year vs 3 year Shorter-lasting basic warranty

Performance

Honda
Accord LX
2011 Honda Accord LX
2012 Honda Civic LX Honda
Civic LX
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Horsepower 177 HP @ 6,500 RPM vs 140 HP @ 6,500 RPM Underpowered
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Number of gears 5 vs 5 Average number of gears
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Transmission Manual transmission vs Manual transmission Both offer a manual transmission, unlike most in this class
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paddle shifters Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers paddle shifters
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Air compressor None vs None Neither has an air compressor to maximize power output
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Power-to-weight ratio 18.1 lb/hp vs 18.7 lb/hp The Accord LX has OK performance while the Civic LX gives sluggish performance
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Drivetrain type front-wheel drive vs front-wheel drive Neither has a good drivetrain for off-road or bad weather driving
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Curb-to-curb turning radius 37.7 ft vs 35.5 ft The Civic LX is comparable to most other vehicles for turning, but the Accord LX is quite bad

Entertainment System

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Accord LX
2011 Honda Accord LX
2012 Honda Civic LX Honda
Civic LX
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Number of speakers 6 vs 6 Fewer speakers
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Has speed sensitive volume Yes vs Yes Both have speed-sensitive volume
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CD player Standard vs Standard CD player comes standard
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premium radio Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers satellite radio
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Has auxiliary audio input Yes vs Yes Both have an audio-in jack so you can plug in your own MP3 player to the stereo
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Has subwoofer No vs No Neither has a subwoofer; audio won't have that deep thumping bass sound
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entertainment system Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers an entertainment system

Luxury Features

Honda
Accord LX
2011 Honda Accord LX
2012 Honda Civic LX Honda
Civic LX
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moon roof Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers a sun roof
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power seats Not Available vs Not Available Neither has a power seat option
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keyless entry Standard vs Standard Both have keyless entry
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leather Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers a leather interior

Road Tests

Honda
Accord LX
2011 Honda Accord LX
2012 Honda Civic LX Honda
Civic LX
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0-60 mph 8.9 seconds vs 8.9 seconds Both have sluggish 0-60 times
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Braking distance at 60mph 125 ft vs 126 ft Both have average braking ability for this class of vehicle
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1/4 mile 16.6 s @ 86 mph vs 16.8 s @ 82 mph The Accord LX's 1/4 mile time is average, but the Civic LX's is quite bad
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Lateral acceleration 0.79 g vs 0.81 g Both have subpar cornering abilities
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Top speed Unknown vs Unknown

Crash Test Ratings

Honda
Accord LX
2011 Honda Accord LX
2012 Honda Civic LX Honda
Civic LX
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Rollover resistance 5 stars vs Unknown
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Front driver crash test 5 stars vs Unknown
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Driver side crash test 4 stars vs Unknown

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