If you're in the market for a Civic, you're in the right place—the options in this class are some of the best we've seen in a lifetime.
First among those is the Mazda 3, which is a very fun car to drive, if not wholly fast.
We like the Mazda's more organic shape, but admit that some may find the Civic more attractive.
The Focus has very good value in lower trims, although it may not be as fun to drive.
The Elantra excels at a value proposition, although that may be suffering mission creep lately.
The Chevy Cruze has a baffling new powertrain, and one that we're not wholly sold on, but it's interior layout is a little more straightforward than the Civic's edgier designs.
The Volkswagen Golf is excellent on all fronts—provided you're OK with a hatchback.
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|2017 Honda CivicBrowse Used Listings||2017 Chevrolet CruzeBrowse Used Listings||2017 Ford FocusBrowse Used Listings||2017 Hyundai ElantraBrowse Used Listings||2017 Mazda MAZDA3Browse Used Listings||2017 Volkswagen GolfBrowse Used Listings|
|28 MPG City / 42 MPG Hwy||28 MPG City / 52 MPG Hwy||19 MPG City / 40 MPG Hwy||22 MPG City / 40 MPG Hwy||22 MPG City / 36 MPG Hwy|
|Regular Unleaded I-4||Turbocharged Gas I4||Regular Unleaded I-4||Regular Unleaded I-4||N/A||Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4|
|Compact Cars||Midsize Cars||Compact Cars||Mid-Size Cars||N/A||Compact Cars|
|LX Manual||4-Door Sedan 1.4L L w/1SM||S Sedan||SE 2.0L Manual (Ulsan)||N/A||1.8T 4-Door S Manual|
|Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||N/A||Front Wheel Drive|
|Manual w/OD||Manual||Manual w/OD||Manual w/OD||N/A||Manual w/OD|
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|2017 Honda Civic vs. 2017 Chevrolet Cruze||2017 Honda Civic vs. 2017 Ford Focus||2017 Honda Civic vs. 2017 Hyundai Elantra||2017 Honda Civic vs. 2017 Mazda MAZDA3||2017 Honda Civic vs. 2017 Volkswagen Golf|