The Montreal Canadiens failed to win their 25th Stanley Cup earlier this summer, but the Honda Civic will easily win the title of best-selling car in Canada for the 24th consecutive year.

Why do we say this? Because the new generation that was just introduced, the 11th, is the best in history, period. So much so that when compared to the Toyota Corolla, which was redesigned in 2020 and is also the best in the model's history, the Civic wins hands down in every aspect.

Yes, Honda's representative is that dominant. It's simple, we've done it all with this model. Let's take a look at some examples.


If the styling of the 10th-generation Civic was controversial, the 11th-generation Civic is not. The designers have harmonized the lines and the result is simply stunning. The car has a sleeker silhouette, but its dress will stand the test of time just fine. It's hard to come to the same conclusion with the Corolla, especially the sedan; the hatchback has more presence, admittedly.

The engines

Each car offers two 4-cylinder engines. For starters, we're talking about a 2.0-liter unit in the case of Honda and a 1.8-liter unit in the case of Toyota. Power: 158 horsepower and 138 lb-ft of torque for Honda, 139 horsepower and 126 lb-ft of torque for Toyota.

Then, for the more upscale versions, a 1.5-liter turbo engine with the Civic versus a 2-liter naturally aspirated unit with the Corolla. That gives us 180 horsepower and 177 lb-ft of torque for the Civic, 169 horsepower and 151 lb-ft of torque for the Corolla. In short, the Corolla's most powerful engine falls between Honda's two offerings.

Clearly, the advantage goes to the Civic. And that's not counting the fact that, in use, the Civic's engine is more flexible and doesn't have to work as hard to do its job.

The ride

Finally, where it counts with a subcompact, the Civic wins hands down by offering superior driving pleasure. But that's not all. The comfort level, the handling, the steering, the composure of the model in corners, everything is reassuring about this 11th generation. While the Corolla is far from bad, it's unfortunately no match for the new Civic. That gives you an idea of its qualities.

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