2019 Honda Civic: First Drive

© Perry Stern, Automotive Content Experience© Perry Stern, Automotive Content Experience
Long Live the Sedan
As passenger cars continue their sales decline while crossovers garner more customers, it may seem foolish for a car company to continue investing in new coupes and sedans. In fact, some major manufacturers have already begun phasing out passenger car offerings. Honda, on the other hand, remains committed to the passenger car, and for good reason — the Japanese automaker sold more than 325,000 Civics in America last year. The carmaker also views its pledge to the passenger car as an investment in the company’s future — according to Honda’s research, the majority of first-time vehicle buyers purchase a car, not a crossover.

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