2018 Honda Civic

One of America’s best-selling sedans is the Honda Civic, a compact sedan, coupe and hatchback with a starting MSRP of $18,840. A wide variety of models and available equipment lend the Civic a broad appeal. For basic transportation that doesn’t feel like a penalty box, the entry-level LX model has great style and efficient packaging. Higher-end models like the Touring and Si offer more luxury or sportiness respectively.  Kelley Blue Book (KBB) awarded the Honda Civic its Small Car Best Buy of 2018.

Pros: Strong Value Proposition, Fuel Efficient, Stylish, Available Manual Transmission

Cons: Small-ish Interior, Seat Comfort

Looks Best In:  Burgundy Night exterior/Ivory interior

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Competition: Toyota CorollaHyundai ElantraChevrolet CruzeVolkswagen JettaNissan Sentra, Kia Forte, Ford Focus

Safety Score:  All variants of the 2018 Honda Civic received good crash test ratings, however they were letdown by weak headlamps in an evaluation by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.

Summary: A very solid compact offering, the 2018 Honda Civic offer something for nearly every type of car shopper. Be sure to try out the interior for size, as the seats have a short range of adjustment and may not be comfortable for all. For more space and comfort, move one size up to the midsize 2018 Honda Accord.

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