I've been looking at a compact sedan to replace my Mazda 3 hatchback.
My list is down to Hyundai Elantra and Honda Civic Sedan EX.
I test drove a Civic today and the engine is very dull, no fun at all particularly for someone used to the peppy Mazda3 160 hp.
Confortable ride and iMID
Better engine, 6-speed automatic with manual switch, auto dimming mirror with homelink
You could be very very sorry if you decide on the Hyundai Elantra - I purchased the 2010 Elantra Limited new in Sept 2011 - I just traded it in after taking it back to Hyundai 3 times to check the fuel efficiency.
The sole reason I bought THIS car was for their promise of between 37 - 47 mpg highway and 24 - 29 city - I got EXACTLY 17 mpg city and 22 highway!
I did my calculations the old fashioned way, fill it up, drive, divide miles by gallons used.
I felt taken and trapped with this car so yesterday I made a very good deal with Honda = only lost $5,000 (which isn't too bad).
I am sure I will be so much happier as Civics have always been my preference.
When I got the Hyundai I believed them and got stung.