Ruling: The 2011 Honda Civic offers a solid combination of practicality and style in a compact car format. Excelling as a daily driver, the Honda Civic is offered in five different models - coupe, sedan, Si Coupe, Si Sedan, and Hybrid - with numerous engine and transmission options. Overall, the Civic is a good pick for fuel economy, reliability, and practicality.
The Civic comes in two eco-friendly options: the Honda Civic Hybrid and the GX, a hybrid alternative that runs on Compressed Natural Gas. Unfortunately the GX is only sold in California (and other states that have accepted California's Zero-Emission Vehicle regulations). It costs about $10,000 more than a base Civic.
Complicated and difficult to read navigation system
Verdict: The Civic isn’t flawless. It offers strong reliability and practicality at an affordable price, but lags behind the competition when it comes to interior comfort, cargo capacity and fun exterior styling.