Honda Sedans vs. Honda Hatchbacks: Which One Makes More Sense for You?

January 23rd, 2018 by

2018 Honda Civic

There’s a huge debate the automotive world over which is a superior vehicle: the sedan or the hatchback. While we might not be able to settle that here, follow along as we examine the pros and cons of both to help you decide which capable Honda vehicle makes more sense for you.

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

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.

Seeing out the back while driving a Honda Civic Hatchback or Honda Fit is more convenient as well. This is thanks to the upright rear window that offers greater visibility, which is helpful when merging onto busy Jacksonville streets.

The Perks of Choosing a Honda Sedan

Let’s say you’re going to Madison for a day of shopping and you don’t really want to carry your bags around. If you’re driving a Honda sedan, 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.

Fuel Efficiency

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.

  • Civic sedan $18,840 MSRP**
  • Civic hatchback $20,050 MSRP**

Find Your Perfect Match at Bob Boyte Honda

Contact us today or visit our showroom in Brandon, MS to learn more and see your favorite Honda trim and action.

*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.

**MSRP excluding tax, license, registration, $890.00 destination charge and options. Dealers set own prices.

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