The adaptive cruise is good at following a car. If there is a car up ahead at a stop do NOT rely on it to detect it. Brake yourself.
Also beware of stop lights because it will continue to follow the car in front. And if they are crossing a yellow you may be crossing a red. It’s better not to...
That panel has the radar unit behind it. It’s used for the adaptive cruise control.
You’ll also see it on 2016-2018 Civics with Honda Sensing. It’s now standard on all Civics as of the 2019 model year.
The 1.5 touring isn’t in production anymore so I guess you mean a 2018 version
The accord has a few things the civic doesn’t have like a head up display, ventilated seats, and a smoother and faster infotainment system.
But for me it’s about the driving and I’d pick the civic. Especially since...
I like SiriusXM and I pay the 5/mo or so for it.
Nothing is truly free. When you listen to free radio they play tons of commercials.
I like my music channels to be commercial free. And plus it has a variety of content besides music.