From Compact to Midsize: Finding the Perfect Affordable Car for Your Lifestyle

Brickell Honda

Finding the perfect car can be challenging. You have to consider your preferences–all of the styles, technology, performance, and safety features you want. Plus, all of these factors need to be considered within the context of what you can afford. Some features and capabilities may be expensive, so you'll have to consider what you want to prioritize in a new car. 

Fortunately, there are a lot of options available. Finding the perfect car to fit your budget and preferences isn't impossible. Honda offers a lineup of affordable cars that balance affordability with value and quality. 

If you're looking for the right car to fit your lifestyle, a high-quality, affordable sedan is one of the best options on the market. We'll go over some of the most affordable sedan options from Honda, including their prices and top features, so you can find the car that's right for you.

Why Choose a Honda Sedan?

Honda is well known for its quality. You'll find that many people buy a Honda vehicle due to their high-quality, reliability, and practicality. Plus, Honda offers affordable options, so even those on a tight budget can find a model that works for them. 

A couple of the most popular sedans Honda offers are the Accord and the Civic. As one of the leaders in the sedan class, you'll find that these models outperform the competition without costing an exorbitant amount of money. The Accord and the Civic provide a comfortable and capable driving experience. Additionally, like all Honda models, they have high standards of efficiency and safety.

Whether you're looking for a small car to drive around in the city or need a midsize sedan that can comfortably fit your family, Honda sedans are an excellent choice. Compact sedans, like the Civic, are generally quite small. But midsize sedans like the Accord offer enough space for backseat passengers to sit comfortably. If you plan on having backseat passengers often, you should consider a midsize sedan for the extra legroom and cargo space. However, if you probably won't need that extra space, the compact sedan might be the better fit for your lifestyle.

What Compact Sedans Are Available?

If you're looking for a car with great fuel efficiency, fits into tight parking spaces, and is easy to handle, then you'll likely want to consider a compact sedan. The Honda Civic is a compact sedan that has plenty of great features and is one of the most affordable sedan options on the market. With three trims to choose from, you can find the option that suits you best. 

The Civic trims available include the Sport, EX, and Touring. The starting price for the entry-level trim (Sport) is $25,050. The EX is available for $26,450. The most expensive option is the Touring trim at $30,050.

With a 33 combined city/highway mpg rating on its base trim, the Civic has great fuel efficiency. On the EX trim, this rating increases to 36 combined city/highway mpg. The Touring trim has an estimated 34 combined city/highway mpg rating. You'll also find a decently powerful engine on this model, with up to 158 horsepower on the Sport trim and 180 horsepower on the other two trims.

On the base trim, you'll find a lot of standard features to make the drive comfortable and easy. Some of the driver safety assistance features include a collision mitigation braking system, a traffic jam assist, and a traffic sign recognition system. You'll also find a host of multimedia technology features for your drive, such as a seven-inch color touchscreen, Bluetooth, and Apple CarPlay/Android Auto.

What Midsize Sedans Are Available?

Midsize sedans are perfect for those who need a little extra space on their daily commute. Whether you need the backseat space for your kids or you need to transport gear in the trunk, the Honda Accord has the room to fit your lifestyle. As one of the most affordable sedan options, you'll have a lot of standard technology features at your fingertips to make your drive more comfortable and convenient but at a low price. 

The Accord is available in a few different trims, including gas and hybrid options. The gas options include the base trim (LX), which starts at $27,295. The most affordable hybrid option is the Sport Hybrid, which has a starting price of $31,895. 

The Accord has a powerful engine capable of generating up to 192 horsepower on the LX trim. On the higher trims, the available engine can generate up to 204 horsepower. The Accord also gets decent fuel economy on its gas engine options at an estimated 32 combined city/highway mpg rating. On the hybrid trims that number jumps up to 44 combined city/highway mpg rating. 

There are a lot of safety features on the LX trim, including a forward collision warning, a lane departure warning, and a driver attention monitor. Additionally, you'll find a lot of other great features on the Accord. On the LX trim, there are cool features like wifi hotspot capability, a seven-inch touchscreen, and a USB charging port.

Which option should you choose? Honda's line-up has sedan options to fit a wide range of different budgets and lifestyles. Whether you need a sedan that can comfortably fit your passengers and cargo, or you would like a small car for driving around the city, the Accord and the Civic are two of the most affordable sedan options available. With many great technology and safety features on the lowest-priced trims, you can feel confident knowing you're getting a car with great value. If you're interested in test-driving these models, stop by our dealership or contact a member of our team.