The Civic knocked the Ford Focus off the list this year. With it's total redesign, and sharp styling, you can't knock Honda, they tried and won. But how could Consumer Reports overlook the new Focus?
I mean it's a world class car, that's been totally redesigned and recognized for styling and quality. How could Consumers Reports overlook this sterling example ???
OH THAT'S RIGHT, WE DON'T GET THAT FOCUS!! WE GET THIS STEAMING PILE OF CRAP! Why can you buy the new Focus everywhere but Canada, The United States and Mexico? Ford says it's because of cost. BULLSHIT!!!!!!!
Ford builds and sells the new C1 Focus in China, Russia and everywhere else. It's a better car than we get, and the underpinnings of the new Mazda3, that you can buy here, for the same price as a Focus.
Now they picked the Accord and it's a good car, but I'm hoping that maybe next year we'll see the Fusion/Milan in that slot. I've driven the Fusion and the Mazda6 that it's based on, and they're find cars, both have good handling and power (I drove the 4 cyl) for their class. I've driven Accords, both old and new, and they're dull. But obviously they are better than the Fusion in Consumer Reports' tests.
I know I'm biased, but the Focus (C1 Euro version) could really have beaten the pants off the Civic, really.