Don’t Buy a Used Honda Without Reading This!
The Honda Civic in recent years has undergone a complete design overhaul. The iconic car stands as one of the company's classic staples and sits as one of the best-selling cars on a budget. While many consumers look to the Honda Civic as a great choice for a cheap and efficient used car, many people forget how well the vehicle performs as one of the best used cars on the market, especially for its price.
As a general rule of thumb, Civics models from 09 to 11 fall under the price bracket of $10,000 - $12,000. 2012 to 2014 models generally fall into the price range of $12,000 - $14,000. Of course, when dealing with used cars, there is no set standard for prices as each car’s condition can vary, altering the final price of the vehicle.
When taking a closer look at the Honda Civic market, there are some interesting trends that can be observed. Prices for the best used Civics from the years 09 - 11, whether sold as a certified pre-owned model on a dealer lot or sold by a private party, are competitive with that of other compact cars of the era. Compact cars are usually offered at a lower price bracket than standard sedans but offer less space for storage and comfort. A used Civic offers a large amount of storage space without sacrificing comfort or passenger space, all for the same price as that of a compact competitor. Additionally, for a just a couple thousand more dollars, buyers can upgrade to a 2010 or 2011 Civic or Civic Hybrid.
Based on our reports, the 2011 Civic has the highest ranking in our used car rankings list, while the 2010 hybrid release has the lowest score. This being said, it is important to note that there is only a small discrepancy between the difference, however, these differences are worth mentioning. While the 2010 Hybrid offers excellent safety, where this model seems to fall short is its reliability. Critics hold the 2011 gas powered Civic in high regard, praising the model’s performance. On the other hand, critics claim the 2010 Hybrid release performs sluggishly, outweighing the excellent fuel economy the vehicle has to offer. All other models that fall in between our best and worst picks for the Honda Civic stand as safe options to buy.
While the Honda Civic continues to be an outstanding choice for a used car, it is always important to examine its competitors to find the best suited car for you. Be sure to check out our list of best used cars on the market as well as our guide on how you can get the best possible price on the used car of your dreams today.