The Honda Civic is one of the most popular cars purchased because of the reliability associated with a Honda and it's affordability. A new Honda Civic sells for approximately $15,605. A variety of engine types are available and the Civic is also available as a hybrid. The standard Civic averages about 26-34 miles per gallon. A common complaint of older Civic models was road noise. Many customers feel the new Civics are quieter than older models.
The Toyota Camry is also known for its reliability and affordability. A new Camry is approximately $20,195. There is the option to upgrade to a V6 engine, while basic models come standard with 4 cylinders. The Camry averages about 22-33 miles per gallon. Customers are happy with the car's gas mileage, roomy interior, and performance. There are some complaints about the Camry's handling and many customers note that while they are happy with the car, it not a good purchase for someone looking for something sporty.
The Sonata is also an affordable option, starting at just $19,395. New models are only available in 4 cylinders, so some previous owners may miss the availability of a V6 engine. The Sonata averages between 24 and 35 miles per gallon. Most customer reviews of this car are positive, with owners satisfied with the car's gas mileage, handling, and pick up. There are several complaints about a rattling noise. Some of these complaints are related to a sunroof rattling, while others about a different rattling noise when driving at high speeds.
The Equinox is considered a cross-over vehicle, a small SUV, with prices starting at $22,995. The Equinox has a 4 cylinder engine and averages 22 to 32 miles per gallon. Positive reviews of the vehicle note that customers are happy with the handling and comfortabiliyt of the Equinox. There are several complaints about the gas mileage. Many owners report they have not experienced the gas mileage advertised by the manufacturer and are disappointed by the car's results in that area. Some owners report problems with the vehicle's transmission and that the vehicle stalls.
The Honda CR-V is also a cross-over vehicle. It averages 21 to 28 miles per gallon and starts at $21,895. The CR-V has a 4 cylinder engine and all-wheel drive. Most owners rate the CR-V very highly. They are satisfied with the gas mileage and comment of the amount of passenger and cargo room. The main complaint is that Honda does not offer a V6 option for CR-V. There are also some complaints about the quality of the leather seats in the CR-V.
The Ford Focus is known for it's affordability, fuel economy, and comfortability. Prices start at $16,640 and the car averages 25-35 miles per gallon. Positive reviews comment on the car's incredible price and gas mileage. Happy owners also feel the car handles well and like the large trunk. Most negative reviews comment on the passenger seating in the backseat, citing that there is not enough room. Others comment on the wind/road noise when driving.
If looking for a pick-up truck, you may wish to consider the Ford F-150. Prices start at $22,790, the truck averages 17 to 23 miles per gallon, and is available with a V6 or V8 engine. There are many positive reviews about the trucks, performance, power, and ride quality. There is an option for an ecoboost package which owners rate very highly, citing increased performance and fuel economy.
The Odyssey is one of the most popular minivans purchased. Prices start at $28,075 and the van averages 18 to 27 miles per gallon. The Odyssey has a V6 engine and seats 8. The second row of seating is big enough to fit three child safety seats. Most reviews are positive, with owners enjoying the amount of seating and cargo room. Owners also feel the interior is comfortable. There are some complaints of noise when driving, brake issues, and electronic issues.