Car and Driver’s “Editor’s Choice” Award. With an “amazing mix of performance and poise,” Car and Driver has named the Civic Type R an Editor’s Choice award recipient in the compact hatchback category, indicating that it is a vehicle they recommend to friends and family. Car and Driver.The Honda Civic Japanese , Honda Shibikku is a line of cars manufactured by Honda.Originally a subcompact, the Civic has gone through several generational changes, becoming both larger and more upmarket and moving into the compact car segment. EPA guidelines for vehicle size class stipulate a car having combined passenger and cargo room of . cubic feet .