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Honda Civic Loses Consumer Reports Recommendation

Consumer Reports is not recommending the 2012 Honda Civic LX due to its low test scores. Consumer Reports says, “The new Civic feels insubstantial with a cheap interior. You don’t get much feature content for the $19,405 that our Civic LX automatic costs, either.” The new Civic received low scores in Consumer Reports’ road tests, despite the magazine saying the Civic is a reliable car. Only the Volkswagen Jetta scored worse than the Civic in the magazine’s ... continue reading»

Tags: Honda Civic, Model News

Is Going Green Worth It? Hybrids vs. Conventional Models

It’s a question we get a lot here at U.S. News Cars. Given that hybrids and other green cars often cost more than their gas-only counterparts, does it make financial sense to buy one? The answer depends on which cars you’re comparing. Car Price EPA-Estimated Annual Fuel Costs Better Deal? 2012 Honda Civic Sedan EX $20,505 $1,917 Civic saves $3,545 at dealership; would take over six years to match that in gas savings 2012 ... continue reading»

Tags: Tips and Advice, Gas Prices, Honda Civic, Honda Civic Hybrid, Hyundai Sonata, Chevrolet Cruze, Hyundai Sonata Hybrid, Hybrids, Saving Money

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