It's not hard to understand why the Honda Civic has been one of the best-selling compact cars ever sold. Beginning back in the 70s when the compact first wowed car buyers with its performance and fuel economy, the Civic built its reputation by offering new and innovative designs. It has been this commitment to push the industry forward continually and create a higher standard to which all other compacts are compared that has allowed the Civic to remain a leader for the past 40 years. Few compact cars can compare to the Civic concerning room, fuel efficiency and reliability. Due to this reputation for excellence, this stylish little compact holds the title of being one of the best-selling vehicles on both the new and used car market.