9 Alternatives to the 2017 Honda Civic

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The Civic Is Popular, but Is It Really the Perfect Car for You?

The Honda Civic has enjoyed a long reign as one of the best compact cars available. The Civic was first exported from Japan in the mid-1970s, which makes it one of the icons of the segment. Its updates and refinements have helped shape American consumers’ expectations for this highly competitive class.

A lot of Civic owners stay loyal to the nameplate when it comes time to buy a new car, but a savvy shopper owes it to him or herself to check out the competition. The current Civic is a solid car, and the lineup includes some tempting new options, such as an available hatchback and the performance-oriented Si and Type R models. That said, even the almighty Civic is not without flaws. Before you head straight to the Honda dealership, take a look at these alternatives.

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