Honda Civics have received “good” marks or higher on all crash test ratings by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The "superlative small car does everything well,” says Robert Sinclair Jr. of AAA. Civics get low insurance rates, good mileage and are reliable. There’s even a hybrid option at a slightly higher price. Need more room? The Honda Accord has many of these options, but with a bigger cabin. Starting at $15,755.