2014 brought yet another update to Honda's popular small car, keeping the Civic competitive. A responsive continuously variable transmission helps boost fuel economy slightly to 30 mpg overall and 40 on the highway, while an up-level touch-screen infotainment system provides more connectivity features, although it could be more user-friendly. Despite the upgrades, the Civic only scored midpack in our Ratings.
Still, the Civic has a very comfortable ride and a spacious interior, with a roomy rear seat. Further, the CVT works very well with the spirited 1.8-liter, four-cylinder engine.
Even the base LX version has plenty of standard features, including a backup camera. EX and higher trims have a push-button start, automatic climate control, and Honda's LaneWatch blind-zone camera, which displays the area to the car's right in the dash screen.