|The 2014 Honda Civic EX-L|
Those two words used to be the gold standard in small sedans. They stood for simplicity, dependability, fuel economy, high quality and brilliant ergonomics.
The Civic is still a hit, despite wandering off course the past few years, cheapening materials to the point where even Consumer Reports (if the Amish had a version of Car and Driver...) noticed it and docked them points.
Honda got the message and re-contented the Civic. But is it all the way back?