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Honda Civic vs. Ford Focus: Which Should You Buy?

The Honda Civic is a consistently top-ranked affordable small car that has strong reliability and safety ratings, as well as an interior that reviewers say is roomy, quiet and even a little upscale. Coming close behind the Civic in the small car rankings is the Ford Focus. Reviewers like how the Focus performs and its available high-end features, but is it a viable alternative to the Civic? Let’s take a closer look. [See full affordable small car rankings] 2014 ... continue reading»

Tags: Tips and Advice, Ford Focus, Honda Civic

Honda Civic vs. Hyundai Elantra: Which Should You Buy?

The Honda Civic and Toyota Corolla are two of the most popular small cars on the market. However, other models are starting to make waves in the small car class. Cars like the Hyundai Elantra compete directly with perennial class leaders on price and features and small car buyers are starting to take notice. According to Automotive News, Honda sold 336,180 Civics in 2013, which is an increase of 6 percent over 2012. Hyundai sold 247,912 Elantras -- an ... continue reading»

Tags: Analysis, Honda Civic, Hyundai Elantra, Small Cars, Car Comparisons

Honda Accord Tops List of Most Stolen Vehicles

Shutterstock The National Insurance Crime Bureau released its list of the most stolen vehicles in 2011 last week. The 1994 Honda Accord, 1998 Honda Civic and 2006 Ford F-Series pickup truck were stolen more often than any other vehicle on the road.  According to the report, older cars and trucks like these are stolen more often than newer vehicles. “Newer cars typically are harder to steal because of higher-tech anti-theft devices,” writes the Detroit Free Press. For instance, many newer car ... continue reading»

Tags: News, Safety, Dodge Caravan, Ford F 150, Honda Accord, Honda Civic, Toyota Camry, Ford Super Duty, Vehicle Theft, National Insurance Crime Bureau

Small Cars Earn Top Safety Ratings

The 2012 Honda Civic and Hyundai Elantra earned the highest overall safety rating of five stars from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. In addition, the 2012 Nissan Versa was recently named a Top Safety Pick by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. The IIHS categorizes the Versa sedan as a minicar. Only four other minicars are 2012 Top Safety Picks, including the Fiat 500, Ford Fiesta, Honda Fit and four-door Toyota Yaris. IIHS Top Safety Picks are vehicles that ... continue reading»

Tags: IIHS, NHTSA, Honda Civic, Hyundai Elantra, Nissan Versa, Model News, Safety scores

Honda Civic Natural Gas Named 2012 Green Car of the Year

Green Car Journal awarded its Green Car of the Year Award to the 2012 Honda Civic Natural Gas at the Los Angeles Auto Show this week. The natural gas-powered Civic is the only factory-built car in the United States to run on the alternative fuel, Honda says in a press release. The recipient of the award must be a significant entry in the market and have “newness” and “quantifiable environmental achievement,” Green Car Journal says in a statement. Other contenders ... continue reading»

Tags: Alternative Fuels, Honda Civic, Chevrolet Volt, Ford Focus Electric, Honda, Model News, Honda Civic Natural Gas, Mitsubishi i, Toyota Prius v, Volkswagen Passat TDI, LA Auto Show

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