In today’s automotive marketplace, even affordable cars can boast tremendous levels of safety, technology, refinement, and smartphone connectivity. But beyond that trend of high-tech isolation chambers, you can also find a surprising number of affordable fun cars, including the 2018 Honda Civic Si and the 2018 Toyota 86.
The Civic Si is a higher-performance version of Honda’s standout economy car, featuring powertrain and suspension upgrades that boost the car’s driving enjoyment. The 86, formerly called the Scion FR-S, is a rear-wheel drive coupe that Toyota co-developed with Subaru. Each car has its own set of pros and cons, making them appealing to different types of buyers.