For years, Honda Civics have enjoyed high ratings from Consumer Reports. However, that is no longer the case for the 2012 Honda Civic.
Compared with its predecessor, the 2012 Civic is less agile and has lower interior quality. It also suffers from a choppy ride, long stopping distances, and pronounced road noise. On the positive side the Civic provides decent rear-seat room, and it achieved 30 mpg overall, which gives it the second-best fuel economy in its class—behind only the Toyota Corolla’s 32 mpg. We are also testing the Civic Hybrid and will report on it next month.
Scoring high points with Consumer Reports is the Hyundai Elantra.