The Honda Civic is like the Honda Accord's kid brother or sister. The compact Civic is Honda's best selling nameplate in America and internationally, it's sold more than 20 million vehicles.
What makes the Civic so popular, besides its stellar gas mileage, is its resale value. The Civic holds nearly 50% of its value after 60 months. Depending on the year, we're talking about a combined 29-31 MPG on the automatic 1.8 liter four cylinder engine. This makes the compact Civic is an alternative to more expensive hybrids.