2008 Honda Civic Coupe vs. Its Competition

2008 Honda Civic Cpe Si
Marty Padgett Marty Padgett Editorial Director

The Ford Focus offers a two-door body style; though there's no high-output engine and styling is questionable, it has Ford's SYNC entertainment and cell phone controller on the options list.

The Mazda 3 two-door hatchback can be ordered with turbo power in the Mazdaspeed3.

The Chevrolet Cobalt comes with a 260-horsepower turbocharged SS version, as well as a little easier entry and exit for backseat passengers.

Hyundai's Tiburon coupe has a V-6 option and fun styling, but lower fuel economy.

2008 Honda Civic Cpe Si2008 Honda Civic Coupe
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2009 Chevrolet Cobalt LS2009 Chevrolet Cobalt
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2008 Ford Focus 4-door Sedan SE Angular Rear Exterior View2008 Ford Focus
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2008 Hyundai Tiburon2008 Hyundai Tiburon
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2008 Mazda MAZDA3 s Sport *Ltd Avail*2008 Mazda MAZDA3
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Quick Specs
8.6
The 2008 Honda Civic Coupe brings back Honda's sporty reputation, with the Si version a particularly fun and engaging ride.
6.6
The price is right for the 2009 Chevrolet Cobalt, yet most of its competitors offer a better overall value.
7.2
The 2008 Ford Focus isn’t all new, but it is an improvement, and a solid choice if you’re looking for a roomy car that handles well with a base price that starts around $15,000.
7.2
As good as 2008 Hyundai Tiburon is, its resale value is hurt by the poor quality of earlier models. It's important that you anticipate steep depreciation before committing.
7.8
The 2008 Mazda 3 is easily one of the best compact cars for sale in the United States.
MSRP From    
$14,810$14,990$14,395$17,270$13,895
Gas Mileage    
21 MPG City / 36 MPG Hwy22 MPG City / 37 MPG Hwy24 MPG City / 35 MPG Hwy16 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy18 MPG City / 32 MPG Hwy
Engine    
Gas I4Gas 4-CylGas I4Gas I4Gas I4
EPA Class    
CompactSubcompactCompactSubcompactCompact
Style Name    
Coupe 2-Door Manual DX4-Door Sedan Base2-Door Coupe S2-Door Coupe Manual GS4-Door Sedan Manual i Sport *Ltd Avail*
Drivetrain    
Front Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity    
55545
Passenger Doors    
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style    
2 Door Coupe4 Door Sedan2 Door Coupe2 Door Hatchback Coupe4 Door Sedan
Transmission    
ManualManualManual w/ODManual w/ODManual w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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