The Honda Civic is usually considered a direct competitor to the Prius. But the CIvic is significantly smaller inside. It also has a different type of hybrid system that makes it a better choice for those who do more highway driving.
The Civic is still a popular and reliable hybrid choice that offers outstanding resale value. After five years, IntelliChoice.com expects it to be worth about 66% of its original cost.
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