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10 Biggest News Stories of the Month: 2022 Honda Civic Can’t Compete With Best Used Cars

honda-civic-2022-01-angle--dynamic--exterior--front--silver.jpg 2022 Honda Civic | Cars.com photo by Steven Pham

Declaring yet again that Americans have largely eschewed conventional “cars” for high-riding SUVs is kinda like Lloyd Christmas learning that “We landed on the moon!” Conversely, it feels positively fashion forward to treat the endearing, updated 2022 Honda Civic as a cutting-edge new discovery that car shoppers have just gotta check out if they wanna stay up on all the new stuff. And when they do — by checking out one of Cars.com’s most popular news articles of the past month — they’ll find that there’s significantly more by which to be enjoyed than annoyed.

Related: 2022 Honda Civic First Drive Review: Honda’s Boy Racer Grows Up

In our rapid-fire roundup of the things we like and don’t like about the 2022 Civic, we laud the compact sedan for its mature, toned-down exterior styling reminiscent of its upsized sibling, the Accord. We’re also fans of its comfortable, cohesively designed cabin with a rather retro flair; its airy, unobstructed view out the windshield in all directions; its punchy optional turbocharged 1.5-liter four-cylinder worthy of a luxury model; generous safety tech; and the all-around argument it makes for the continued viability of civilian sedans.

What didn’t we like? Not much, really — but you can read about our couple of complaints by following the link below to the No. 6 story on Cars.com’s countdown of the most read articles in July. 

Despite all the Civic’s attractive attributes, this new model couldn’t quite compete with those of model years past. The month’s top five is dominated by our trio of articles recommending used vehicles at different price tiers, broken down by body style. As pandemic-precipitated supply shortages have driven up prices, car shoppers naturally are seeking advice on what you can and should buy at a given price. 

Via the links below, you can find our recos for the best used cars for $15,000, at No. 1; for the best used cars at the $10,000 level, at No. 2; and in the $20,000 range, at No. 4.

Beyond that, we’ve got headlines on the Ford Maverick and Ranger, Jeep Wrangler, Toyota RAV4 and much more, so be sure to turn it up to 10 before you rock out. Here are the top 10 news stories Cars.com readers couldn’t get enough of in the past month:

1. What Are the Best Used Cars for $15,000?

2. What Are the Best Used Cars for $10,000?

3. Which 3-Row SUVs Offer Captain’s Chairs?

4. What Are the Best Used Cars for $20,000?

5. 2022 Ford Maverick Vs. 2021 Ford Ranger: How Do Their Interiors Compare?

6. Is the 2022 Honda Civic a Good Car? 6 Pros and 2 Cons

7. Up Close With the 2022 Ford Maverick: Just Being a Compact Pickup Is Enough

8. Which Cars Have Autopilot?

9. 2021 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited 4xe Review: Not Bad, Just Confusing

10. Life with the Toyota RAV4: What Do Owners Really Think?

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