I have a reservation for an Integra, but I am still looking at other options. Unfortunately due to the market, many are hard to get. Here's what I've been looking at. I will be coming from a 2016 WRX Limited. In my next vehicle I need to have auto/DCT, and strike a balance between practicality and fun-to-drive. In other words, a hatchback or a truck.
- VW GTI: Very fun, great DSG, but may be a bit smaller on the interior? New infotainment is a mess, no physical buttons.
- Civic hatch: practical, sensible, obviously similar, but less power than Integra. Already concerned the Integra's 200 will feel insufficient. Civic SI is manual only and no hatchback.
- Ford Maverick Love the idea of a small truck. Hybrid efficiency, or a spunky turbo option. Obviously availability and markups are major issues here.
- Hyundai Santa Cruz similar to the maverick. Less value for dollar especially with the more powerful engine. I like the looks. Also hard to acquire.
- Toyota Tacoma: Solid, proven, larger (mid-size) truck. Holds value like crazy. Cons - less creature comforts and more costly. Rumors of a hybrid tacoma coming soon though.
- Mazda CX-50: Looks good, powerful engine. Happy with our '19 CX-9 with the same power plant. Cons: not a huge fan of small crossovers. no truck bed. Turbo pricing gets spendy. Adventure/outdoorsy "Meridian trim" pricing not yet revealed.
- Mazda 3 Turbo Hatch: Spunky engine, again, same as our CX-9. But, a bit small, a bit pricey, a bit boring.
- Hyundai Ioniq 5 (EV) Hard to find lower trim to keep it in my price range. Federal tax credit is available. Ready to make the EV shift?