The 2017 Honda Civic sedan didn’t launch with the best timing, yet it’s definitely one of the best choices for customers in the compact segment. Here’s the issue: Even though the 2016 Civic sedan was last year’s North American Car of the Year (and it kicked off 2017 as one of the segment’s top sellers), overall sales for the Civic slipped a bit due to increased customer demand for trucks and SUVs. Even despite Honda's efforts of adding new, enthusiast-oriented models to the lineup, like a turbo trim with a manual transmission, sales have dropped. However, the Civic sedan distinguishes itself with plenty of customer-satisfying technology, including smartphone-integration for advanced connectivity, plus the kind of driver-assistance measures needed for top safety ratings. And as for the EPA ratings, they’re top-notch as well.