When it comes to cars, sedans remain the top choice for U.S. buyers, and when it comes to sedans, the top choices include the Honda Civic and Honda Accord. That’s the word from Kelley Blue Book’s KBB.com website, which recent added the two Honda vehicles to its roster of the year’s 10 Best Sedans for under $25,000.
According to Honda Sumter, the Civic was redesigned for the 2012 model year. KBB.com noted that: “it continues to offer a level of refinement that plants it squarely on top of the hotly contested compact car segment. Priced from $15,995 at Dallas Car Dealerships, the Civic sedan comes in five different flavors to appeal to a wide range of customers. The standard Civic sedan delivers a strong mix of value and fuel economy, the Civic HF ups the EPA ante all the way to 41 mpg highway, the Civic Hybrid can reach 44 mpg combined, and the Civic Natural Gas skips gasoline entirely and runs solely on clean-burning compressed natural gas. And for drivers who prefer a more athletic driving experience, Honda offers the 200-hp Civic Si—still capable of 31 mpg on the highway.
The current Accord is in the last few months of its lifecycle, with the new 2013 model launching later this year, but “its reputation for quality and reliability are legend,” according to KBB.com, and it supplies an “uncanny combination of handling and ride that are uncommonly good for a car in its class.” The 2012 Accord also boasts an MSRP of $21,480, which is lower than the starting price of rivals like the Chevrolet Malibu and Toyota Camry. In fact, all four-cylinder Accord models start under KBB.com’s $25,000 ceiling at dealers like Honda Dealers Humble, even the Accord EX with its 190-hp i-VTEC engine, 17-inch alloy wheels, one-touch power moonroof, halogen reflector-style headlights and rear-seat climate vents.