This is a tough call, but it comes down to which one you are really more comfortable driving. Have you had the chance to drive them both back to back? This would ultimately settle the argument for sure.I just can't make the decision between 2016 Civic Touring and 2016 Accord EX-L 2.4 w/NaviSensing. The features are very comparable but here are my particular pro's and cons of each:
Much better looking (IMO)
Much Cheaper ($4K less)
Better MPG (5MPG more over 8-10 years would save $ esp. if prices go up)
Easier to park (shorter and not quite as wide) - Turning diameter 35 vs 38
12.4 gallon gas tank (vs. 19 Gallons). I don't like filling up all the time
Turbo could be costly to repair if issues past warranty?
The center console seems to divide the interior and make it seem small.
First model year - this is pretty much a completely new car and it will have some issues.
I kinda like the 2 LCD display setup where you can leave GPS/info on all the time. (vs constantly switching the single LCD on Civic)
Analog gauges - I like the analog speedometer.
Interior feels more spacious
Exterior is boring and possibly too big. (large turning diameter)
Interior not quite as nice or modern as new Civic
Slightly slower 0-60 time
Suspension too soft
Anyone else debating these? Any ideas how to make a good decision here
The Accord is larger. Would that be a benefit to you? Is this a "me car" or a "family car"?
Looks are subjective, and yet studies show that 60% of what goes into buying a new car are its looks.
Can you afford both and still live comfortable?
Do you want something more comfortable or on the sporty side?
Are you planning to keep the car past three years? Then at that point you might want to consider getting a warranty for either car, which would take away your fears of the new turbo engine, plus cover all the tech that both cars have.
I know which one I would pick, but my wants and needs will undoubtedly be different than yours.