Even though many parents and children are divided over a teenager's first car, the Honda Civic is the happy compromise, according to a survey by Kelley Blue Book.Here in Canada, the Civic again heads the list of the most popular passenger car for all Canadians.
While the top choice for drivers ages 16 to 25 is a Ford Mustang, 34 per cent would be happy to roll onto campus in a Honda Civic, the top selection among parents at 43 per cent.
On year-to-date sales to the end of June, the top ten in order were the Honda Civic, Toyota Corolla, Mazda3, Toyota Yaris, Chevrolet Cobalt, Ford Focus, Pontiac Pursuit, Toyota Camry, Toyota Matrix and Chevrolet Impala.
Notably, these cars, with the exception of the Camry (8th) and the Impala (10th), are all sub-compacts and compacts.
By contrast, the most popular passenger car in the United States is the mid-sized Toyota Camry.