7. Honda Civic
The Honda Civic has been one of the best sedans for the money for more than a few decades and counting now. The highly popular sedan is powered by a 2.0 liter V-4 engine rated at 158 horsepower. When buying the car new, drivers can choose to upgrade to a 1.5 liter turbo-diesel engine rated at 174 horsepower coupled to a CVT. The stock engine of the auto comes with a six-speed manual transmission (CVT upgrade available). The overall fuel efficiency rating of the vehicle is above average with a 31 MPG (city) and a 42 MPG (highway) overall rating. The maximum speed of the Civic is 126 MPH, and the vehicle can go from zero to 60 MPH in only 6.8 seconds.