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Danielle Muoio

Aug. 2, 2017, 8:50 AM

Source: http://www.businessinsider.com/honda-civic-ex-sensing-most-affordable-high-tech-car-2017-8/#first-a-quick-primer-on-the-car-itself-the-honda-civic-sedan-comes-in-five-different-trims-but-kelley-blue-book-recommends-getting-the-ex-to-get-the-best-bang-for-your-buck-1

If news of Tesla’s Model 3 release has you hankering for a high-tech car, there are other options that won’t break the bank.

The Honda Civic EX with the automaker’s Sensing package won Kelley Blue Book’s 2017 Best Auto Tech Value Award. The car comes with a suite of semiautonomous features for less than $25,000.

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First, a quick primer on the car. The Honda Civic sedan comes in five different trims, but Kelley Blue Book recommends the EX as providing the best bang for your buck.

First, a quick primer on the car. The Honda Civic sedan comes in five different trims, but Kelley Blue Book recommends the EX as providing the best bang for your buck.

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The Honda Civic EX comes with a 2.0-liter, four-cylinder engine that gets a respectable 158 horsepower and 138 pound-feet of torque. It also has pretty standard mileage for a sedan, at 31 miles a gallon in the city and 40 miles a gallon on a highway.

The Honda Civic EX comes with a 2.0-liter, four-cylinder engine that gets a respectable 158 horsepower and 138 pound-feet of torque. It also has pretty standard mileage for a sedan, at 31 miles a gallon in the city and 40 miles a gallon on a highway.

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The Honda Civic EX starts at $21,140, but the Sensing package will tack on an extra $1,000. That’s a great deal: For just under $23,000, owners get a suite of driver-assistance features.

The Honda Civic EX starts at $21,140, but the Sensing package will tack on an extra $1,000. That's a great deal: For just under $23,000, owners get a suite of driver-assistance features.

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The Sensing package offers lane-departure warning, lane-keep assist, adaptive cruise control, forward-collision warning, and pre-collision braking that will bring your car to a halt if you move too close to an obstacle in front of you.

The Sensing package offers lane-departure warning, lane-keep assist, adaptive cruise control, forward-collision warning, and pre-collision braking that will bring your car to a halt if you move too close to an obstacle in front of you.

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The sedan also comes with a multiangle backup camera that will show what’s behind you when you’re reversing. The Sensing package’s lane-watch feature will also display the view down the car’s right side on the 7-inch touchscreen.

The sedan also comes with a multiangle backup camera that will show what's behind you when you're reversing. The Sensing package's lane-watch feature will also display the view down the car's right side on the 7-inch touchscreen.

The infotainment center supports Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.Honda

Like most cars today, the Civic comes with a key fob that you can keep in your pocket to unlock and start the car.

Like most cars today, the Civic comes with a key fob that you can keep in your pocket to unlock and start the car.

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Another fun tech addition is the electronic parking brake’s hold feature that will press the brakes for you at stoplights.

Another fun tech addition is the electronic parking brake's hold feature that will press the brakes for you at stoplights.

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“It’s hard to imagine that one of the most recommendable cars in the industry also happens to offer the latest infotainment, convenience, and safety technology at a remarkably affordable price,” Kelley Blue Book wrote about the Honda. “But Honda made it so with the 2017 Civic, thus earning it a Best Auto Tech award in the area of value.”

"It’s hard to imagine that one of the most recommendable cars in the industry also happens to offer the latest infotainment, convenience, and safety technology at a remarkably affordable price," Kelley Blue Book wrote about the Honda. "But Honda made it so with the 2017 Civic, thus earning it a Best Auto Tech award in the area of value."

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