2018 Honda Civic Buyer's Guide
Starting Price: $19,730 | Price yours
Above Average: Fuel economy, resale value, overall driving manners
Below Average: No volume knob, no tuning knob, no worse than that
Consensus: The spacious, reliable, fun-to-drive segment benchmark
For the fourth year in a row, the Civic is our Small Car Best Buy
Just how good is the Honda Civic? So good that 2018 marks the fourth year in a row that Honda's compact car handily claimed the Kelley Blue Book Small Car Best Buy award. The powertrains are smooth, powerful and efficient, the interior offers class-above levels of design, materials and technologies, and the forward-looking exterior styling is downright desirable. And that's saying nothing about the world-famous reliability upon which the Civic's success has been built.
From our full review of the Civic: "...a big part of the Civic's winning formula is the way it combines practicality, efficiency and everyday comfort with modest to maximum dashes of sportiness. The Civic is highly satisfying to drive, even a base model with the naturally aspirated 2.0-liter 4-cylinder and 6-speed manual transmission." Read More
Pick Your Favorite Flavor
In addition to a four-door sedan, two-door coupe and five-door hatchback, the new Civic lineup is also offered as the sporty Si and even sportier Type R iterations. Hybrid and natural gas-powered models are no longer in the picture.
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Build and Price
The Honda Civic has the highest starting price in the segment, but it also includes the most standard equipment (and outstanding resale value). A 2018 Honda Civic sedan has a starting sticker price of over $19,700 including destination, with a fully loaded Civic Touring model coming in at above $27,000. Build and price your own 2018 Honda Civic to unlock this week's Fair Purchase Price, 5-Year Cost to Own and more.
KBB.com visitor and Honda Civic owner regular joe had this to say about the Civic: "It's as roomy as my 2007 Accord, but far more plush and efficient. It's my commuter (mix of bumper to bumper and highway), and gets 35 mpg. Plenty of pep. nice tight steering and well appointed. Some will whine about the CVT -- the same folks who complained about front wheel drive back in the day. Only reason is it's not 10/10 is the entertainment system. Slow and glitchy..." Read More
The Honda Civic was one of four compact hatchbacks in which we traversed 350 miles of highways, mountain roads and city streets from Irvine to Santa Barbara, California, as part of our most recent Compact Hatchback Comparison.
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The revered Honda Civic is one of the best-selling cars in the country and a perpetual award winner, but that doesn't mean it's the best choice for every small-car shopper. Check out our Compact Car Buyer's Guide to become an instant expert on the category and find your way to the right compact car for you.
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Just how good is the new Honda Civic? So good that after handily claiming the Kelley Blue Book Small Car Best Buy Award for 2016, it went on to take the title of Overall Best Buy, topping every other car, truck and SUV on the market. The new powertrains are smooth, powerful and efficient, the interior offers class-above levels of design, materials and technologies, and the forward-looking exterior styling is downright desirable. And that's saying nothing about the world-famous reliability upon which the Civic's success has been built.
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