Published February 16 2016

2016 Honda Civic named Canadian car of the year by the AJAC

By Lallier Honda Hull

2016 Honda Civic named Canadian car of the year by the AJAC

Since its introduction to the market at the end of last year, the model has been a popular choice with consumers and has been consistently coming out as a top pick for different automobile associations.

Honda has introduced the 10th generation of the Civic in 2015 with an entirely new design, and numerous upgrades have been done to improve its handling. Since its introduction to the market at the end of last year, the model has been a popular choice with consumers and has been consistently coming out as a top pick for different automobile associations.

The 2016 Honda Civic has it all  

The Toronto Auto Show is the occasion for the AJAC members to unveil the winners to the coveted titles of Canadian car and utility vehicle of the year. Once more, Honda has received the undeniable proof that their work on the most recent generation of Canada’s best selling car surpassed every expectation. Going up against the Volkswagen Golf R and Golf Sportwagon, the Ontario-built Civic not only received the title of best new small car, it also managed to stand out from all its competitors to be named Canadian car of the year with 799 points. The title comes in barely a month after having been named North American car of the year, proving that even our neighbors south of the border have acknowledged the quality of the model.

 An appreciated new look for the 2016 Honda Civic

The Honda Civic has received an entirely new design and personality, a change welcomed and praised by the industry. The redesign also meant adding some dynamism to the car’s handling thanks to the Agile Handling Assist brake torque vectoring. The new platform of the sedan also allowed it to gain some 91L in passenger volume, making for one of the most spacious options in the segment. Besides the sportier and more dynamic look and on-road behavior, this tenth generation of the Civic also receives two new powertrains: a 2.0L i-VTEC rated at 158hp which is a 15hp improvement over the former 1.8L engine, and, for the first time ever in a Civic, a 1.5L turbo engine producing 174hp. Priced as low as $15,990, the new Honda Civic remains Canada’s best selling sedan for almost 20 years.

This year’s contenders and winners were decided by a jury of 70 automotive journalists, members of the AJAC after every available model on the market was tested at equal conditions during the AJAC’s test fest. Voting was based on the model’s safety, comfort, performance, but also market significance, establishing the Civic as one of Canada’s favorites, once more.


The new 2016 Honda Civic available in both sedan and coupe versions and winner of the title of AJAC’s car of the year title is available a Lallier Honda Hull. A test drive will convince you of the quality of the 10th generation Civic.




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