2008 Honda Civic vs. Its Competition

2008 Honda Civic Cpe Si
Martin Padgett Martin 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
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2009 Chevrolet Cobalt LS2009 Chevrolet Cobalt
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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
The 2008 Honda Civic Coupe brings back Honda's sporty reputation, with the Si version a particularly fun and engaging ride.
The price is right for the 2009 Chevrolet Cobalt, yet most of its competitors offer a better overall value.
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.
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.
The 2008 Mazda 3 is easily one of the best compact cars for sale in the United States.
MSRP From    
Gas Mileage    
21 MPG City / 45 MPG Hwy22 MPG City / 37 MPG Hwy24 MPG City / 35 MPG Hwy16 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy18 MPG City / 32 MPG Hwy
Gas I4Gas 4-CylGas I4Gas I4Gas I4
EPA Class    
Style Name    
2-Door Manual DX2-Door Coupe Base2-Door Coupe S2-Door Coupe Manual GS4-Door Sedan Manual i Sport *Ltd Avail*
Front Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity    
Passenger Doors    
Body Style    
2 Door Coupe2 Door Coupe2 Door Coupe2 Door Hatchback Coupe4 Door Sedan
ManualManualManual w/ODManual w/ODManual w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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