The Vehicle: The comfortable 2014 Honda Civic, the final hurrah of everyday Honda design before this classic car underwent a makeover that made it look like you were squinting at a Prius. This car seems very utilitarian and very evolved from older models. Yes, the way old versions have a special place in my heart as the ultimate early aughts high school kid car along with the Ford Aspire™ and Geo Metro™—but it was only a matter of time before they were phased out. The Civic always comes from a place of everyman nostalgia, which the 2014 (and 2015) cling to. But after that? It underwent a transformation to say that, no, this is a more adult car and—Maybe.—it killed the magic (“magic”) of the Civic in the process.
Environmental Impact: While this car isn’t on the list, the 2014 Natural Gas and Hybrid versions of the Civic were ranked as two of the top greenest cars of the year. Great! But not great for this car. We need some green shit up in this Honda biz, fam.
How Happy Does This Honda Make Me? It’s fine. I’m not even going to dig into the EPA calculator on this car because I know it’s not good. The quest begins for a Honda hybrid or, like, a Honda fucking bike. Nothing will please my planet loving heart!