Enjoyed Driven Web Serieshot-hatch special last week? If you haven’t, do find out why the VW Golf GTI Mk7 still towers over the Merc A 250, BMW 125i and Volvo V40 T5 here. It may not be the result you want to see – the breathtakingly pretty A-Class coming in last surprised us too – but that’s the ugly truth.

The same goes with our first episode’s shock verdict, where the Toyota Vios beat the Proton Suprima S and Honda Jazz Hybrid to the RM90,000 crown. Sometimes, models topping the sales charts really are the best cars in their classes. But that’s not always the case.

This week, we’re looking at the C-segment contenders. Does the Honda Civic’s market-leading, best-selling status automatically make it the class-leader? Driven Web Series finds out, as we compare it to the Kia Cerato and Ford Focus in a 2.0 litre sedan shootout.

It’s here in this segment that the Japanese brands’ recent market domination has somewhat translated to complacency. The current Civic, itself barely a year old, has very little in its utility belt to go against its newer rivals’ arsenal of toys and bevy of modern touches. Can it still come out on top? Watch the video above to find out.

In classic Driven Web Series-style, there’s not one, but two surprises in store within this episode. Be sure to watch it till the end and tell us what you think of it in the comments below. Enjoy.

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