The Champion: 2013 Honda Civic
The Honda Civic has been Canada's highest selling passenger vehicle for the past 15 years. Clearly it's a popular vehicle, but what makes it so popular:
- Energetic, sleek aerodynamic appearance
- Comfortable interior with distinguished features and room to spare
- Upgradable 201 hp, 2.4 L engine
- Fuel efficiency ratings as low as 5.35 L/100km
The refreshed 2013 model of the Honda Civic is as comfortable and practical as it is sophisticated and refined. With only slight modifications to the previous year's model, Honda has equipped the 2013 Civic with suspension and steering upgrades that give the vehicle perkier and more sporty handling and stopping power.
You'd be hard pressed to find a Civic owner who doesn't absolutely love their car. Because of this, we've crowned the 2013 Honda Civic as our Champion... for now. There's still the matter of our Challenger.
The Challenger: 2013 Mazda 3
The Mazda 3 is a popular choice for many compact vehicle buyers because it drives with a lot more energy and offers more personality than you may expect from a vehicle of its size. Let's take a look at exactly makes the 2013 Mazda 3 such a popular vehicle:
- Small, but sporty, stature and appearance
- Cockpit-like interior with sporty and race-like features
- 167 HP, 2.0L engine
- Fuel efficiency rating as low as of 5L/100km
The 2013 Mazda 3 is quickly gaining in popularity and for good reason. It's sporty interior and responsive driving dynamics make it a fun and sporty ride. However, if it's comfort and reliability that you prefer, the 2013 Honda Civic may be the better choice. Which means that we declare our winner...
While the 2013 Hyundai Elantra does have some exciting features and makes a concerted effort to push the 2013 Honda Civic from its place at the top, the popularity and widespread consumer support of the Civic makes it the clear cut winner.
With over 40 years of engineering behind it, the 2013 Honda Civic sits at the top of the class as our Champion.