Honda Sedans vs. Honda Hatchbacks: Which One Makes More Sense for You?
While Honda of Kirkland might not be able to settle the heated debate over whether a sedan or hatchback is the superior body style, we’ll examine the pros and cons of both to help you decide which capable Honda vehicle makes more sense for your Seattle commute.
The Benefits of Choosing a Honda Hatchback
There are plenty of reasons drivers opt for a Honda hatchback – most have to do with interior space. The Civic hatchback, for example, delivers an available 46.2 cubic feet with the rear seat folded down, which is more than triple that of the sedan.
|Civic Hatchback Pros||Civic Sedan Pros|
|Greater Cargo Capacity||Secure Locking Cargo Area|
|More Rear Passenger Head Room||Lower Base Price|
|More Versatile Design||Greater Highway Fuel Efficiency|
Seeing out the back while driving a hatchback is more convenient as well. This is thanks to the upright rear window that offers greater visibility, which is helpful when merging onto busy Redmond streets.
The Perks of Choosing a Honda Sedan
Let’s say you’re going to Seattle for a day of shopping and you don’t really want to carry your bags around. If you’re driving a Honda sedan (such as the Accord), you simply toss your parcels into the trunk, lock it up, and head on your merry way. Without the window built into the trunk door, you’re provided with a better safety options for your cargo.
While both the Honda Civic Sedan and the Honda Civic Hatchback are lightweight, efficient vehicles, the extra utility you get in a hatchback does cost a bit more at the pump.
The Civic Hatchback delivers:
- 29 mpg/city*
- 38 mpg/highway*
The Honda Civic Sedan gives drivers access:
- 28 mpg/city*
- 40 mpg/highway*
Another important factor is price. Both vehicles offer access to sleek styling at affordable prices.
- 2018 Honda Civic Sedan 6-Speed Manual with 2.0L 4-Cyl. Engine – $18,840 Starting MSRP**
- 2018 Honda Civic Hatchback 6-Speed Manual with 1.5L 4-Cyl. Engine – $20,050 Starting MSRP**
Find Your Perfect Match at Honda of Kirkland
Contact us today or visit our showroom in Kirkland, WA to learn more and see your favorite Honda trim and action.
* Based on model year EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your actual mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.
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