First, there’s the Honda Civic. In base trim, it’s available with a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine capable of 158 horsepower, connected to a 6-speed manual transmission. That combination starts at a listed $18,640. But, you aim higher. You want the Touring model.
The Touring model comes with a base price of $26,500 with the CVT transmission as a sedan. A manual transmission may be available down the line. What do you get with the Touring model? You get the turbocharged four-cylinder, capable of 174 (underrated) horsepower. The Touring model also includes a Navigation system with voice recognition, a 450-Watt premium stereo with 10 speakers, a moonroof, and a rear-view camera. It comes with all the basic safety features and then some, with optional features coming as standard.The only option I would take of course, is a manual transmission when it comes available.
But, you may think that the $26,500 price point may be too much for a Civic, even if the EPA rating is 30 city/42 highway with the CVT transmission.