Subaru, Mazda, Honda, Great Choices For Just Over $25,000

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2016 Honda Civic Touring Sedan
2016 Honda Civic Touring Sedan /

Honda Civic

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.

2015 NACOTY winning 2016 Honda Civic Sedan
2015 NACOTY winning 2016 Honda Civic Sedan /

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.