Comfort & utility The 2023 Honda Civic The 2023 Honda Accord takes its models interior design and execution to the next level, reflecting the desires of vehicle buyers to have better designs and more luxurious materials.
The 2023 Honda Accord comes with a new, highly appealing hatchback body style, while the 2023 Honda Accord offers its own hybrid powertrain as well as the regular transmission. Toyota equipped its long-running Camry with a naturally aspirated 2.5-liter I-4, while Honda equipped its brand-new 11th-generation Accord with a turbocharged 1.5-liter I-4.
As part of its 2023 refresh, Honda is no longer offering an all-new 11th-generation Accord with its visceral 2.0-liter turbo I-4; the 1.5T is the only option you have if you want the gas-burning engine. The EPA rates the 2023 Honda Accord as a more efficient car than the 2023 Honda Civic, which has the basic 2.0-liter 4-cylinder, with a combined estimated fuel economy of 33 MPGe.
For what it is worth, however, the venerable Camry scored Poor on an updated side test from IIHS, which will be joining the requirements for 2023s Top Safety Pick, while Honda says that an all-new, 11th-generation Accord would have passed that.
The advantages of a midsize Accord include the basic engines power, its hybrid-like fuel economy, passenger room, cargo room, and more luxurious cabin. The cabin in the Accord is more premium than in the Civic sedan, thanks to higher-quality materials and more premium features – particularly on higher trim levels.
For cargo storage space in sedan models, the midsize Accord has a max cargo space of 16.7 cubic feet, compared with the 14.8 cubic feet offered by the Civic Sedan. In addition, the Civic Hatchback offers a max cargo storage of 24.5 cubic feet.
While both models are respectable for passenger volume, the Honda Accord offers almost 2 cu-ft more storage than the Honda Civic. The midsize Accord has 105.7 cubic feet total passenger volume, while the compact Civic Sedan and Civic Hatchback each measure 99.0 cubic feet.
In addition to its larger cabin, cargo space is also very good for a vehicle in Hondas 2023 Civic class, with a 14.8-cu-ft trunk space for the sedan and a 24.5-cu-ft cargo area in the hatchback.
Not only does the 17 cubic feet of cargo space on the Accord outpace the next best vehicle in its class, the hybrid does not lose any cargo room due to the components in the electric drivetrain.
The interior cargo space in the Accord is average in the class, and its interior cargo configuration is not nearly as helpful or well-designed as that in, say, the Honda Civic or the Hyundai Ioniq. Hondas trim structures are consistent through most of its models, and the 2023 Accord follows a similar style.