2013 Honda Civic vs. Its Competition

2013 Honda Civic EX-L
Bengt Halvorson Bengt Halvorson Deputy Editor

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.

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Quick Specs
8.0
The 2013 Honda Civic takes a step back in the right direction with an impressive feature set, a sophisticated new look, and much-improved refinement.
7.8
The 2013 Chevrolet Cruze is one of the smartest picks for anyone wanting practicality, comfort, and safety in a compact sedan—although it's missing the fun-to-drive edge of some other models.
8.8
Whether or not you consider the exciting new ST performance model, the 2013 Ford Focus lineup is evidence that small cars don't have to feel so appliance-like.
8.4
Civic who? Corolla what? The Hyundai Elantra's one of the new standard bearers in the compact class, with 38-mpg fuel economy, better safety, and class-leading standard features.
7.4
It's a family affair: the Kia Forte lineup is more comfortable, more eager, and better finished than ever, and a step up from what its sticker price might suggest.
7.8
The 2013 Impreza retains the Subaru hallmarks of standard all-wheel drive, practicality, and durability, while packing in more features for the money—and it looks good doing it.
MSRP From     
$18,165$17,130$16,200$16,695$15,400$17,895
Gas Mileage     
22 MPG City / 41 MPG Hwy22 MPG City / 42 MPG Hwy23 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 CarsCompactMidsize carsCompact CarsCompact Cars
Style Name     
4-Door Manual LX4-Door Sedan Manual LS4-Door Sedan S4-Door Sedan Manual GLS (Alabama Plant) *Ltd Avail*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     
SedanSedanSedanSedan4 Door SedanSedan
Transmission     
ManualManualManualManualManualManual