Starving, I park the 2018 Honda Civic outside Costco and climb in line for my $1.50 hot dog and Coke combo. I had the Chicken Bake yesterday. It’s lunch alfresco, as I gaze out over the parking lot and dream of the 62-ounce jug of mayonnaise I’ve always wanted.
I’m not the only one that has driven a Honda Civic to the Manor of the Markdown. The parking lot is full of them. This is not a revelation. The Civic has been one of America’s best-selling cars for decades, and the sporty, roomy and reliable compact remains one of Honda’s most popular models. Now in its 10th generation, it’s also one of our favorites in the extremely competitive compact segment. Assembled in Indiana, the 2018 Civic competes successfully against a long list of high-quality, high-value sedans, coupes, and hatchbacks including the Toyota Corolla, Mazda3, Volkswagen Jetta, Kia Forte, Hyundai Elantra, Ford Focus, and Chevrolet Cruze.