This is the second Civic that I've owned. The first was a 1980 (new) hatchback. These two cars have absolutely nothing in common. On my list was the new Elantra, corolla, Jetta, SX4 sedan and the Mazda 3.
I felt that after studing, selecting and judging value, the Civic came out on top.
This car drives exceptionally well for a car in it's class. I rented an Elantra for 24hrs and was not pleased with the comfort or the ride whatsoever. Not as powerful as the Mazda but again, you can't beat the road manners of the Civic., a real pleasure to drive, in my opinion.
Dashboard, bluetooth (standard on the Canadian LX), front seat comfort, especially on long trips, no fatigue here!
Easier entry/exit, seems somewhat to low, better quality speakers.
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