I recently purchased a 2012 Civic LX after doing a lot of research on fuel efficient compact cars. Fuel economy was a top priority as my old gas burner was robbing me every other week. After comparing real world users reports it was clear the Civic would get good fuel economy. Many other cars seem to be highway rated at 40 mpg (Hyundai Elantra), but people in the real world are not actually getting that. After about 1k miles I've already got over 45 mpg on a 200 mile trip.
iMid Display and MP3 Player
Would like an option for a start-stop feature
CVT transmission option is another thing I want (this would help fuel economy and acceleration, why is it only optioned in hybrids?)
Ride is a little bumpy on some roads