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2014 Best Resale Value Awards: Sporty Compact Car

2014 Honda Civic Si
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Best Sporty Compact Car:

2014 Honda Civic Si

Add a healthy dose of athleticism to a nameplate renowned for long-term reliability, and there's little doubt as to why the Honda Civic Si bests the competition when it comes to resale value. Just one model year removed from a significant refresh, the 2014 Civic Si reaffirms its place in the segment not only as a value proposition, but also as a class leader in refinement, technology and performance.

The defining characteristic of the Civic Si coupe and sedan is their high-revving 2.4-liter 4-cylinder that produces 201 horsepower at a lofty 7,000-rpm. Despite the fact that all power is directed to the front wheels, the Si is considered by many to be a bona fide driver's car. For instance, both body styles offer a limited-slip differential as standard fare, and the sole transmission option is a close-ratio 6-speed manual. In simple terms, the Civic Si takes the oxymoron out of 'front-wheel-drive sports car.'

Dynamics notwithstanding, at the end of the day, the Si is still a Civic. That means a long-standing record of dependability, fuel economy, quality, and the versatility to seat up to five people in both two-and-four-door configurations.

Starting in the low-$20,000 range, the 2014 Civic Si offers one of the best performance-per-dollar ratios in the business. What's more, the Si exudes its sporting demeanor without sacrificing everyday drivability, comfort, and practicality.

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Resale Value
  • at 36 months: 64.0%
  • at 60 months: 50.0%
Ratings & Reviews
Consumer Rating 8.1 Out of 10

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Specifications
Best MPG: 44/47
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2014 Subaru Impreza WRX

With 265 horsepower under the hood, the Subaru Impreza WRX qualifies as the most affordable all-wheel-drive performance sedan on the market.

Resale Value
  • at 36 months: 63.7%
  • at 60 months: 48.3%

2014 Hyundai Veloster Turbo

A bold interpretation of modern hatchbacks, the 3-door Hyundai Veloster Turbo looks like nothing that's roamed our roads before.

Resale Value
  • at 36 months: 61.0%
  • at 60 months: 45.0%

Other Category Winners
See the previous Winners of these Awards: 2013 | 2012 | 2011
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