The Honda Civic is back -- recapturing its position as a mature, substantial compact car with enough elegant touches that it makes you feel like you spent more money than you had to. The base 2.0-liter engine is smooth, with reasonable oomph, provided you're not in a real hurry.
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Overall Owner Satisfaction

Consumer Reports’ Annual Owner Satisfaction Survey can improve the chances of finding a compatible car match. How? Our survey data reveals whether, all things considered, owners would buy the same car again. The answer to that question is what determines our owner-satisfaction rating, which is a powerful piece of intel because it predicts how well a particular model will satisfy other owners.

Overall Owner Satisfaction

Owner Satisfaction with:

Driving Experience

Includes acceleration and handling

What Owners Say

"The Civic Si is a blast to drive. The manual transmission is very well done and easy to adjust to. There is a lot of road feel through the steering wheel even though it is electric. In city driving it is not too rough or loud."

Philip D., KS (2018 Honda Civic)

"It handles pretty good and the acceleration is peppy. But sometimes the power from the turbo does not kick in for about 1 or 2 seconds. When accelerating from the stopped position while making a right or left turn, the car has a tendency to keeping going in the direction of the turn. You need to start moving the wheel back sooner than normal to keep the car under control."

Howard G., CA (2018 Honda Civic)

"Acceleration is good and handling in tight spots is also good."

Thomas W., IL (2018 Honda Civic)

"Great acceleration, smooth handling, fun to drive"

Anonymous, DE (2018 Honda Civic)

"Excellent steering, control, suspension"

Anonymous, AR (2018 Honda Civic)

"Fast and secure handling"

Robert I., NY (2018 Honda Civic)

"It is fun car to drive. The turbo gives it a little extra kick when you need to move in traffic. The Lane Keeping is great."

Anonymous, CA (2018 Honda Civic)

"Handles great!"

Bill S., MD (2018 Honda Civic)

"Just barely touch the throttle, and it goes. No need to wait for high engine revs before somethin happens."

Anonymous, AZ (2018 Honda Civic)

"Good - fit and finish, style, ride, acceleration, accuracy of steering, value for the money, seat comfort, siolid feeling ride, great looking stock wheels Could be better - feel of braking,, trim level needs home link for garage door opener, audio system is unnecessarily complicated, LED headlights should be standard on this trim level,"

Anonymous, CA (2018 Honda Civic)

"The handling is almost at a sports car level and the turbo is quiet and lag free."

James R., PA (2018 Honda Civic)

"Acceleratgion is a bit laggy I don’t know if this is because of the turbo or because of the variable speed transmission; I’m not used to either having come from a Scion TC With a manual transmission. It’s better in sport mode but still not great."

Anonymous, MI (2018 Honda Civic)

"1/Great acceleration and handling. 2/Poor low beam headlights, only illuminating bottom 50% of field of view, with sharp cutoff."

Anonymous, PA (2018 Honda Civic)

"I purchase the car with a 6 speed manual transmission. The turbo gives it great acceleration with average 35 mpg. It is like driving a sports car without the expense."

Timothy N., CA (2018 Honda Civic)

"very fast"

Anonymous, NB (2018 Honda Civic)

"Good acceleration, excellent in quick turning starts and corners"

Rosen J., MD (2018 Honda Civic)

"The most enjoyable driving I've ever had"

Anonymous, ME (2018 Honda Civic)

"Most comfortable ride that I now make long trips every week. Previous car was a 2000 model Civic without safety systems and comfort as well as poor handling. I'm very pleased with the upgrade in this 2018 model."

Debra R., NC (2018 Honda Civic)

"I got the six-speed manual version of the sport model and it comes with 18-inch wheels and combined with the 6-speed manual shifter, I believe it offers the fastest acceleration and best handling in its class and price range. For a car that averages 40 mpg in mixed driving, I think it's pretty hard to beat for performance."

Dean W., GA (2018 Honda Civic)

"Acceleration is great and the ride is very smooth"

Ronald B., MI (2018 Honda Civic)

"Very peppy little car!"

Anonymous, CA (2018 Honda Civic)

"Everything is excellent, EXCEPT the rev hang when shifting in the 6speed manual transmission car. This emissions “fix‿ ruins spirited driving and makes smooth shifting quite difficult"

Anonymous, AB (2018 Honda Civic)

"Absolutely the best car I've ever driven or owned. There is a difference between quick and fast. This is a fast car. Not quick to baby speeds of 100Km/h. But once at speed, no issues whatsoever passing any muscle car or exotic type."

Lucien P., ON (2018 Honda Civic)

"Best engineered vehicle I have ever owned - quiet start, perfect handling, smooth transmission, excellent mileage and smooth ride."

Joseph S., MA (2018 Honda Civic)

"Very smooth acceleration and great control ease of driving"

Anonymous, OH (2018 Honda Civic)

"Drives extremely well (sporty) while having excellent fuel consumption in eco mode."

Anonymous, VA (2018 Honda Civic)

"It's got good acceleration and handles snow well."

Anonymous, MI (2018 Honda Civic)

"Sporty and secure handling. Decent, but not overwhelming acceleration. Fun to drive. A good compromise when considering price and performance and reliability vs other sporty cars such as the VW GTI, or Subaru WRX"

Anonymous, NJ (2018 Honda Civic)

"Somewhat sporty and fun to drive. Good handling. Modest but adaquet acceleration"

Anonymous, AL (2018 Honda Civic)

"Handling and acceleration are great with great mileage."

Michael W., OH (2018 Honda Civic)

"Acceleration is very good for a small block. Cornering is good in regular mode and Very good in "Sport" mode. Taut suspension and feeling, almost, one with the road."

Anonymous, NH (2018 Honda Civic)

"CVT is excellent. Road noise less evident than other brands in price range"

Anonymous, NY (2018 Honda Civic)

"For such a low-level trim (2nd from the bottom) this car has a strong engine and great handling. Very neutral will little push. It's a very light car and with the strong engine it's really fun to drive."

Jim R., NE (2018 Honda Civic)

"great mpg and good performance"

Anonymous, TX (2018 Honda Civic)

"The car handles great and very sporty. There is definitely a lag in power from take off for the turbo to kick in. It also produces a fowl smell. I noticed that when the air conditioning is in operation it really reduces the power (even in sport mode) Gets great gas mileage"

Anonymous, NC (2018 Honda Civic)

"I love the way the Civic handles and rides. It is fun to drive and still has excellent gas mileage."

Anonymous, IL (2018 Honda Civic)

"If you like to drive, you will love this car. It's a sports car for sure. Turns and accelerating are so much fun. It's a great car for the money."

Anonymous, CA (2018 Honda Civic)

"Car handles very well driving straight or enter/exit curves. Steering is solid. Acceleration, thanks to Turbo I'd crisp in its acceleration especially merging into highway traffic. Overall ride I'd smooth and comfortable."

Roger S., ON (2018 Honda Civic)

"Amazing. Excellent acceleration and handling as well as outstanding fuel economy."

Anonymous, MA (2018 Honda Civic)

"This is an SI and it handles and accelerates like a far more expensive car. It s a delight to drive."

Robert S., PA (2018 Honda Civic)

"Extremely fast and extremely good handling"

Peter S., NC (2018 Honda Civic)

"Acceleration, the turbocharger really makes a huge difference"

Gregory C., OH (2018 Honda Civic)

"good acceleration, nice handling. have not pushed it with the turbo yet. takes a little to get used to the adaptive cruise controls"

Steve S., VA (2018 Honda Civic)

"Great acceleration. Turbo charged Incredible handling"

Anonymous, ON (2018 Honda Civic)

"Excellent handling and very good acceleration and engine braking."

Terry F., GA (2018 Honda Civic)

Comfort

Includes seats, climate control, noise, and ride

What Owners Say

"They fit well"

Robert I., NY (2018 Honda Civic)

"Nice quiet ride, seats are comfortable over long distance, no over-response to road unevenness."

Donald K., CA (2018 Honda Civic)

"The seat belt locking is awkward to unlock due to the strap wrap block at the base making it hard to get your fingers around to push the button to unlock. I always seem to snack my fingertip nails when in a hurry reaching down. The noise level is so quiet. The ride is not as smooth as the wider tires use to allow in older cars by removing some air."

Sara B., OH (2018 Honda Civic)

"1/Front seat very low & has little or no lower back support. 2/Accessing front seats is somewhat difficult"

Anonymous, PA (2018 Honda Civic)

"Good - overall it is a very comfortable car."

Anonymous, NY (2018 Honda Civic)

"Could have a more quiet ride on the road"

Anonymous, GA (2018 Honda Civic)

"Seat bottom too hard. A lot of tire/road noise!"

Anonymous, MS (2018 Honda Civic)

"driver seat is too low and it's hard to get in and out of car"

Anonymous, FL (2018 Honda Civic)

"the ONLY negative is that the seating is LOW so it is back and knee strain for older folks to get out"

Anonymous, CA (2018 Honda Civic)

"Quiet, comfortable and rides like a much more expensive car."

James R., PA (2018 Honda Civic)

"Although the driver’s seat is adjustable, I have to sit on a thick pillow to reach a comfortable driving position. I’d like it to be more adjustable, and I think the front passenger seat should also be adjustable. Passengers are frequently startled by how low the seat is."

Mary E., AR (2018 Honda Civic)

"great ride, little road noise."

Bill S., MD (2018 Honda Civic)

"It's not as comfortable as I think it should be. The ride can be a little hard - doesn't seem to have much cushion and I still get more road noise than I would like."

Anonymous, GA (2018 Honda Civic)

"Drivers seat needs more adjustments (back further)."

Anonymous, CT (2018 Honda Civic)

"The seats are fair to poor for longer distance. Not comfortable"

Jeff D., WI (2018 Honda Civic)

"I bought and own this vehicle but do not operate it. Unable to go back in survey to drop this vehicle once I’d indicated that I had bought it. All answers for this vehicle should be ignored."

Bill H., ON (2018 Honda Civic)

"It is much quieter than my former 2007 Civic, the seat comfort is about the same, and the ride is a bit smoother but both are/were good"

Anonymous, ON (2018 Honda Civic)

"All good: Quiet cabin; firm, supportive seats; and smooth ride."

Anonymous, OR (2018 Honda Civic)

"Seats feel very good and support well although lumbar is not adjustable. Noise level is much reduced from prior years and the ride feels solid as if a full size car.. The air conditioning needed a recharge under warranty at 300 miles - it is now OK and very comfortable"

Anonymous, CA (2018 Honda Civic)

"The 2018 Honda Civic is very comfortable. It has a nice ride and does well in turns and wet weather."

Thomas W., IL (2018 Honda Civic)

"Great leg room in back seats"

Anonymous, DE (2018 Honda Civic)

"Engine noise (Turbo) from 0 to 35 miles per hour. After reaching a speed of 35 the car is very quite."

Anonymous, NC (2018 Honda Civic)

"The vehicle is a little bit larger and roomier than my 2009 Civic and the seats are more comfortable. The ride is smoother and less noisy."

Anonymous, FL (2018 Honda Civic)

"comfortable to sit in."

Anonymous, CA (2018 Honda Civic)

"we like the seats, noise, and ride much better than the Honda Fit we traded in at the dealership"

Anonymous, NV (2018 Honda Civic)

"very comfortable"

Anonymous, NB (2018 Honda Civic)

"Somewhat comfortable seats. Wish it had power seats with memory. Ride is pretty good, but noise is louder than I would like."

Howard G., CA (2018 Honda Civic)

"No lumbar support in seats. Not super quiet. However, better in both than my last Honda Civic, and OK for its price, etc."

Anonymous, MA (2018 Honda Civic)

Value

Did you get what you wanted relative to the price you paid?

What Owners Say

"buy the Si for its performance featres"

Anonymous, TX (2018 Honda Civic)

"The vehicle matches the quality expected of a Honda compared to competitors."

C S., MI (2018 Honda Civic)

"Value is outstanding, human electronics lacking."

Steve K., IL (2018 Honda Civic)

"Better quality than the competition."

Anonymous, NY (2018 Honda Civic)

"I did research on every compact hatchback-style front wheel drive vehicle available, comparing mpg, performance, comfort and handling, etc. and the Honda Civic Sport really stood out against all competitors in its price range, especially in performance and gas mileage. For what I wanted, it was the only car that met all my criteria at an acceptable price point."

Dean W., GA (2018 Honda Civic)

"Good - I feel i got a lot for cost. It is very well equipped."

Anonymous, NY (2018 Honda Civic)

"While Hondas are good reliable vehicles I feel they are over priced when compared to other similarly classed vehicles."

Tim P., OH (2018 Honda Civic)

"When researching purchase of a new car I was looking for a Manual transmission with some fun-to-drive factor and this was the one that made the most sense financially because of the performance you get for the money."

Philip D., KS (2018 Honda Civic)

"Amazing value for a well-equipped, versatile, economic vehicle. The handling is great and the gas mileage phenomenal. Performance is surprisingly good for a small engine and CVT."

D M., RI (2018 Honda Civic)

"Excellent value. Good compromise between performance, price and comfort. No options but the included feature set was very good.."

Anonymous, NJ (2018 Honda Civic)

"A very good value"

Anonymous, ME (2018 Honda Civic)

"great performance bargain"

Anonymous, TX (2018 Honda Civic)

"Honda legendary reliability and longevity equal true quality regardless if price. A Honda horsepower is unlike any other... Performance through lightweight and efficiency. Pure Applied Sciences state-of-the-art engineering."

Lucien P., ON (2018 Honda Civic)

"A gift fo4 my son so he got great value."

Bill H., ON (2018 Honda Civic)

"Great car at great price loaded with features that work as advertised."

Michael W., OH (2018 Honda Civic)

"Lots of "toys" on this EX model for a low price."

Raymond Y., MD (2018 Honda Civic)

"For a <25k$ car, modern platform and engine + a ton of technology. Love the driver assist features."

Anonymous, QC (2018 Honda Civic)

"I'm guessing I got an okay price but I'll never go through a dealer again. They used every trick in the book trying to get me to buy a car with stuff I didn't want like leather seats, extra security (which was not a Honda OEM system), another color."

Anonymous, CA (2018 Honda Civic)

"So far great car all around"

Vincent P., CA (2018 Honda Civic)

"Unbelievable value for the cost."

Timothy N., CA (2018 Honda Civic)

"Like the looks. Lots of features like adaptive cruise control that works well. Moderately sporty to drive"

Anonymous, AL (2018 Honda Civic)

"I bought the high-end Traveler which added good value in seats, nav system, engine performance. Price was $20K very reasonable. The radar and lane change warning features are worth the safety."

Donald K., CA (2018 Honda Civic)

"Excellent suite of options--much more than I would have expected from a car in this price range."

Charles M., TX (2018 Honda Civic)

"Good quality build & reliability, excellent fuel efficiency, fun to drive and it holds its resale value in the Canadian used vehicle market."

Martin W., AB (2018 Honda Civic)

"have the latest safety features that really work well."

Anonymous, PA (2018 Honda Civic)

"A lot of car for the money. Seats and the arrangement of beverage holders and storage for stuff is well thought out."

Ronald B., MI (2018 Honda Civic)

"Lots of features come standard (including remote start)."

Anonymous, VA (2018 Honda Civic)

Would you buy this car again?

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Percentage of owners who would definitely purchase that same vehicle again. Owner-satisfaction Ratings are determined by the percentage of those who answered "definitely yes" to the question asked by the Consumer Reports Annual Auto Survey "Considering all factors (price, performance, reliability, comfort, enjoyment, etc.), would you get this car if you had to do it all over again?". If we don’t have sufficient data, a similar model might be used to form the owner-satisfaction score.
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