Honda Makes Affordable Sedans for West Michigan Drivers

  • 2016 Honda Civic

    We know West Michigan drivers have more than a few options when looking for affordable sedans, but we also think one look at the Civic and the Accord make it clear where to find the best value. We’ve got a quick breakdown of both sedans and a comparison with a competing model to make your next new-car shopping experience an easy one.

2016 Honda Civic

The 2016 Honda Civic Sedan kicks off the 10th generation of this famously efficient, famously affordable sedan. With Honda’s state-of-the-art Honda Sensing safety features available across all five trims of the Civic Sedan, this car is not just one of the most affordable cars in West Michigan—it’s one of our safest sedans, too.

Learn More About the Honda Civic

Nothing compares to a test drive, but we think these highlights can give you a snapshot of the Civic until you can get behind the wheel:


Honda Civic

Standard Features: The Civic Sedan has one of the best standard features packages in its class, including Bluetooth HandsFreeLink for phone and audio, a multi-angle rearview camera system, a 5-inch color LCD screen, LED daytime running lights, and more.

Honda Civic

Engine Options: Honda’s latest Civic has two new engines—a 2.0L 4-cylinder with 158 hp and 138 lb-ft of torque and a 1.5L turbocharged 4-cylinder with 174 hp and 162 lb-ft of torque. Both engines are efficient as well, with the 2016 Civic LX CVT earning an EPA-estimated 41 highway and 31 city mpg and the turbocharged Civic EX-T rated at an EPA-estimated 42 highway and 31 city mpg.*

Honda Civic

Safety Features: The Civic gives drivers access to some of the best safety features in the auto world with the Honda Sensing upgrade, available at every trim level (and standard on the Touring trim), including features like Collision Mitigation Braking, Lane Departure Warning, Forward Collision Warning, and more.

Honda Civic

Available Upgrades: The Civic’s five trims provide plenty of options to upgrade the technology with a Display Audio touchscreen or navigation system. Class upgrades like heated front seating and leather upholstery give the Civic a certain elegance while remaining affordable.

You don’t need to think of the Civic in a vacuum. The 2016 Honda Civic LX Sedan CVT is priced at $19,440 (MSRP)** and bests one of its top competitors, the 2016 Ford Focus S, in a few key areas:

  • Fuel Economy: The 2016 Focus S earns just 40 highway and 27 city mpg; scroll up just a bit to see how that pales in comparison to the Civic.
  • Brakes: The Civic has front and rear disc brakes for plenty of stopping power while the Focus still has rear drum brakes as standard.
  • Safety Tests: While both vehicles have earned a 5-Star Overall Safety Rating from the NHTSA,*** the Civic outscored the Focus in Rollover Safety (5 stars to 4) and Front Passenger Crash Tests (5 stars to 4).
  • Interior Space: The Focus really owns its “small car” designation with just 90.7 cubic feet of passenger space to the Civic LX Sedan’s 97.8 cubic feet of space.
2016 Honda Civic

2017 Honda Accord

With seven trim levels, the 2017 Honda Accord Sedan has something for drivers on any budget, from the base LX trim to the top-of-the-line Touring. To see the Accord’s short- and long-term savings potential, read past these highlights to our side-by-side comparison with a top competitor.

Learn More About the Honda Accord

Honda Accord

Standard Features: Each Accord comes with a standard features package like the Civic above, including Bluetooth for phone and audio, Honda’s i-MID infotainment system, a multi-angle rearview camera, and more.

Honda Accord

Engine Options: The Accord has two engines available, a 185-hp 2.4L 4-cylinder with 181 lb-ft of torque and a 278-hp 3.5L V6 engine with 252 lb-ft of torque. Choose powerful and highly efficient or more powerful and remarkably efficient.

Honda Accord

Safety Features: We already mentioned the standard rearview camera, but the Accord has a wide range of available safety features, with Honda Sensing driver assistance and accident prevention features that include Adaptive Cruise Control, Forward Collision Warning, Lane Departure Warning, and more available at every trim.

Honda Accord

Available Upgrades: With seven trims, the Accord has a wide range of upgrade options, with highlights including a satellite-linked navigation system, heated seating for both front and rear passengers, leather upholstery, a 7-inch Display Audio touchscreen, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and more.

To give you an idea of how the Accord stacks up, here are a few facts about how it compares to a top competitor, the 2017 Toyota Camry:

  • Price: The 2017 Accord LX Sedan 6MT is priced at just $22,355 (MSRP)* to the Camry’s $23,070.
  • Fuel Economy: The Camry looks efficient at 33 highway and 24 city mpg, but the 2017 Accord LX Sedan with CVT is rated at an EPA-estimated 36 highway and 27 city mpg.****
  • Interior Space: The 2017 Honda Accord Sedan has up to 103.2 cubic feet of space for up to five passengers, giving everyone room to get comfortable. The Camry might seat five, but it offers less interior space.

Read our 2017 Toyota Camry review for a full breakdown of the differences between these two cars—and know that the Camry is just one competitor the Accord leaves in its rearview.

Test Drive a Honda Sedan

We’ve broken down the prices and features for you, but at the end of the day, they’re just words on a page. Visit a West Michigan Honda Dealer near you today to get behind the wheel of the 2017 Honda Accord or the 2016 Honda Civic—with seven Accord Sedan trims and five Civic Sedan trims, we’re confident there’s one here that fits your needs.

*MSRP excluding tax, license, registration, $835.00 destination charge, and options. Dealers set their own prices.
**Based on 2016 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions, and other factors.
***Government 5-Star Safety Ratings are part of the U.S. Department of Transportation’s New Car Assessment Program ( Model tested with standard side airbags (SAB).
****Based on 2017 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions, and other factors.

West Michigan Honda Dealers


Phone: 866-500-5093

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