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2012 Honda Civic vs. Its Competition

 
2012 Honda Civic Sedan 4-door Auto LX Angular Front Exterior View
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Our expert editors build comparisons like this one to make it easy for you to understand the small handful of cars you should compare to whatever car you are already looking at. You get general thoughts on each car you should consider plus an easy way to compare basic information for yourself.

The Civic and Corolla used to be the segment leaders among inexpensive compact sedans, but just over the past two to three model years everything's changed with the entrance of several excellent models.

The Kia Forte is one of the oldest in this segment now, yet it's still a good choice with a strong feature list and perky driving feel.

Then there's the Chevrolet Cruze, which feels more refined and sophisticated than its low price tag might suggest.

The Hyundai Elantra is also one of the best-equipped vehicles in this class, and all versions get an EPA 40 mpg highway.

Meanwhile the Ford Focus might be the best-driving vehicle in this class, with excellent handling and a firm but comfortable ride—plus a bold, nicely styled interior.

Also in the mix is the 2012 Volkswagen Jetta, though the Jetta suffers from the same somewhat de-styled, de-contented syndrome as the Civic.

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The 2012 Honda Civic is a little more spacious, comfortable, and economical, but it's now one of the blandest of the bunch.
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The 2012 Chevrolet Cruze is a practical, comfortable, fuel-efficient, and a strong value, but it does lack the nimble, tossable feel that some small-car fans appreciate.
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With the 2012 Focus, Ford shows that small cars don't have to feel so banal, with charismatic compacts that are more satisfying to drive, more luxurious, and better-equipped.
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The 2012 Hyundai Elantra has officially left the Civic and Corolla in the dust, thanks to a 38-mpg gas mileage rating, a sleek look, and tremendous value for the money.
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The 2012 Kia Forte family of vehicles manages to feel more eager, comfortable, and sophisticated than its sticker price might suggest.
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Crisply restyled, with higher gas mileage, more space inside, a nicer interior, and all-wheel drive standard, the 2012 Subaru Impreza is a newly compelling compact alternative.
MSRP From     
$15,955$16,800$16,500$15,345$15,200$17,495
Gas Mileage     
22 MPG City / 41 MPG Hwy25 MPG City / 42 MPG Hwy26 MPG City / 38 MPG Hwy28 MPG City / 38 MPG Hwy22 MPG City / 36 MPG Hwy25 MPG City / 36 MPG Hwy
Engine     
Gas I4Gas I4Gas I4Gas I4Gas I4Gas Flat 4
EPA Class     
Compact CarsMidsize CarCompactMidsize carsCompact CarsCompact Cars
Style Name     
4-Door Manual DX4-Door Sedan LS4-Door Sedan S4-Door Sedan Manual GLS (Alabama Plant)4-Door Sedan Manual LX4-Door Manual 2.0i
Drivetrain     
Front Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveAll Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
555555
Passenger Doors     
N/A4N/A4N/AN/A
Body Style     
SedanSedan4 Door Sedan4 Door Sedan4 Door SedanSedan
Transmission     
ManualManualManualManualManualManual
 
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