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Review: 2013 Honda Si

Posted by: D.Colman

By David

Hypes: Scalpel Sharp Sedan

Gripes: Confusing Dash

The Si is a remarkably adept sedan beset by a few niggling problems. Its good points, far outweigh its shortcomings. The Si, first to the Civic model lineup in has long been Honda s fighter, relying on peaky and splendid handling to embarrass costing more than the Si s $28,000 sticker price.

that abbreviated hood, you ll a ferociously competent 2.4 liter 4, with variable valve (i-VTEC) contributing exceptional top end At a screaming 7,500rpm, the Si makes and 170lb.-ft. of torque. When you the engine to redline, a warning indicates i-VTEC actuation, by a quartet of yellow and red bulbs illuminate sequentially as redline is This is the kind of light NHRA Pro Stock drivers use to win mile drag races.

The effect is mesmerizing, informative, and of the Si s serious driving orientation.

are 6 well-spaced cogs in the manual to keep this mini on full boil. If you enjoy manually, you ll have a blast the Si s crackerjack unit. Adding to the joy is the alloy golf ball tops the stubby stick. It you feel like a surgeon in an room.

Throws from gate to are so precise, and clutch actuation so and predictable, that the Si will make a better driver out of

Chucking it around turns is delicious pleasure. Fist, you from the well padded backed sports seats keep your butt to the chassis. Next, you ll appreciate s taken the trouble to supply the Si s 6.5 x 17 rims with the latest performance rubber from 215/45R18 Pilot Sport 3 at each corner.

The suspension system of the Si is decidedly with chunky swaybars and springs affording track ride firmness and mid corner Few cars at any price provide the feedback and unalloyed joy of pushing the Si to the

With such a great on offer, it s disappointing to encounter a of faults Honda should corrected long ago. For access to the rear seats on 2 door is decidedly poor. problem would be tolerable if you easily slide the front forward, then restore to their prior backrest setting.

But no, every time you the seatback forward to toss in the back, you must readjust backrest manually to your setting. This procedure was 26 years ago, when I my first Civic Si, and Honda t done a thing to ameliorate the in a quarter century. Also on the list is the absence of an exterior release, which inconveniently you to use either the key fob remote button or the dash release switch to access.

The final problem concerns the navigation/entertainment screen which is illegible in daylight because it superimposes red letters on a gray The navigation s bit-mapped video looks more like Pac Man HDTV.

But are these minor snafus enough to deter you from this Honda? Not in the least. the possible exception of the Mazda there is nothing remotely in sports motoring to the Civic Si for kind of money.

And the Mazda barely carry two and their while the Civic is a spacious, everyday conveyance. If you cherish the art of you owe it to yourself to take this for a ripping test drive.

Honda Civic Si

Engine: 2.4 inline 4, DOHC and VTEC

Horsepower: 201hp


Fuel Consumption: 22 MPG City/31 MPG

Price as Tested: $27,805

Rating: 9.5 out of 10 Stars


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