The Civic delivers superior reliability combined with a better ride than you might expect from a compact. While the Civic continues to set the benchmark for quality in the compact car class. The Civic is appreciated for its seamless performance and sporty interior and exterior. The new Civic is more powerful than before and more fuel efficient. Most find it more fun to drive as well. U.S. News reviewer Rick Newman sums up the Civic well: "It's not a sports car, but the Civic is perky and holds curves nicely ... there's no single thing that blows you away about the Civic. Except the total package."