Best pound-for-pound cars of 2013

We set out to find the Sugar Ray Robinson of cars--the best in Canada, pound for pound. We're ready to crown a champion.





THE CHALLENGER:
Honda Civic Sedan LX

PRICE AS TESTED
: $18,940  OVERALL RATING: 63/100

POUND FOR POUND SCORE
: 3.3
 
HIGHS: Fuel economy, crash-test results

LOWS: Ride, road noise, steering feel, fit and finish, braking

TALE OF THE TAPE: Canada’s best-selling car of 2012 manages to post an above-average PfP score even with a lackluster rating from Consumer Reports. The redesigned Civic is selling off of its previous well-regarded record, but this version of Honda’s small car offers floaty steering, a jerky ride and a low-grade interior. Good fuel-mileage saves the Civic from being a complete letdown, but its new design and ho-hum performance make for a ‘blah’ driving experience. If you must own a Civic, go for the SI.



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