2012 Honda Accord CrossTourStephen F - Kennesaw, GA11/25/2015
We were looking for a very functional car for my growing family, 4 kids 8 and under. This car has served us very well in that capacity. It is a mini-van missing the 3rd row. With the rear row laid down completely, there is quite a bit of room. My wife has already started to use it as her enclosed truck as far as transporting all of her things. We have the 4 cylinder engine and it is seems to be lacking in torque as it is slow off the line, but as a family vehicle and wagon, it is works fine. The biggest deterrent would be the blind spots on the car. Given the design of the hatch there are significant blind spots using the rear-view mirror. Honda compensated for this with larger side-view mirrors, but it takes some getting used to.
This car is excellent, however the inconveniences of the vehicle bring down its rating. There are plenty of good cars at this price range, however I would recommend the Chevy Sonic RS. With relatively similar economy and power the Sonics cargo space and 5 seats make it the clear choice.
2013 Honda CivicPaul Stoshak - Cherry Hill, NJ03/02/2016
Respectable MPG's for a four seat sport compact, I have averaged 27.5 mpg over the life of the car. The helical limited slip front diff on the Si puts the power down well in traction limited situations. Handling is excellent and predictable once you fit better summer only tires. By far the biggest perk though is the wonderful K24 engine and fantastic six speed manual in the Si. Probably one of the best shifting manual transmissions on the market. The K24 has been 100% reliable and loves to spend life near redline.
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