I'd highly recommend the Honda civic !!The Bluetooth hands-free cellphone system, satellite navigation, voice recognition functions are exceptionally clear and uncomplicated to use. As a 6ft 2in male the front & back seats are surprisingly spacious & well shaped for long road trips. Most of all, with driving teenagers the safety features were the biggest sell points.
Great mileage. Nice exterior design. Good stock sound system with aux for my phone. Rides smooth but slow acceleration but its an economy car so that's to be expected. Great Commuter car. The tachometer is large and unnecessary for an automatic but its a small issue. Great reliability history with Hondas.
EX-L model; I enjoy the amenities and love the sunroof. A little more than I wanted to pay but worth it. Can't believe with everything it does have that it does not have a compass! I miss that from my old car. And with everything electronic now, the radio doesn't show the name of the song playing on the radio? This is odd to me. The gas mileage highway is around 28 instead of the 39 it is rated. Bummer since that was the reason for me purchasing this car.