Why Buy a 2018 Honda Civic?
Why should you buy a Civic? How about outstanding fuel economy, a luxurious cabin, abundant cargo space, a perfect safety rating, a comfortable ride, and nimble handling? The 2018 Honda Civic is the compact car to beat. And there's one for everyone, coming in two-door coupe, four-door sedan, or five-door hatchback. The Civic nabs a 30/39 gas mileage rating, putting it up there at the top in fuel economy. The Civic's cabin has quality materials and premium-grade plastics. Need more? The Civic netted a perfect five-star government crash test rating, has the most interior space of any car in its class, and has some of the best cornering dynamics among compact cars.
Which Honda Civic Should I Buy?
The Honda goes all the way from its base LX to its luxurious Touring trim. We can't possibly highlight all of the trim options, but we'll hit the highlights. First of all, the LX trim is the most affordable and comes with standard equipment like automatic climate control, rearview camera, folding rear seat, and a 4-speaker audio system with USB port, Bluetooth and 5.0-inch screen. Most buyers will probably want to go up a step to the EX trim, which offers remote start, 60/40-split folding rear seat, moonroof, and upgraded infotainment with a 7.0-inch touch screen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility.
For those who must own the sportiest Civic, there's the Civic Type R. With rear spoiler and fierce styling, this award-winning model can go 0 to 60 in 4.9 seconds and grips the road like a cat with claws. Buyers should also weigh the coupe, sedan, or hatchback decision. Coupes are generally sportier, sedans are good for passengers, and hatchbacks have the most cargo room.
Are Honda Civics Good Cars?
Unequivocally, yes. U.S. News rated the 2018 Honda Civic as one of its best compact cars. Car and Driver also gave it a five-star rating and an Editor's Choice award. Motor Trend featured it as one of the best vehicles they drove in 2017, a list that mostly included expensive sports cars. Critics and consumers agree that the Honda Civic is something special. It's not just a good car--it's a great one.
Are Honda Civics AWD?
No, the Civic offers only fast and nimble front-wheel drive. But other members of the Honda family might suit those looking for a little more traction. The Honda HR-V subcompact sport utility vehicle might be a good fit. The HR-V has the compact feel of a Civic but the sportiness and AWD of an SUV.
*Any MPG listed is 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, driving conditions, battery pack age/condition (hybrid only) and other factors. For additional information about EPA ratings, visit http://www.fueleconomy.gov/feg/label/learn-more-PHEV-label.shtml.
** Government 5-Star Safety Ratings are part of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's (NHTSA's) New Car Assessment Program. Model tested with standard side airbags (SABs). For additional information on the 5-Star Safety Ratings program, please visit www.safercar.gov.