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Honda Civic Si (2010)

by John Ewing,reviewed February 2010

The Civic Si has striking body styling like the Civic Type R, which is also built at Honda’s Swindon plant in the UK.
But its style lacks the on-road substance to justify the premium price tag. The Si isn’t a dud but there are better drives for the money.

The 103 kW, 1.8-litre engine feels dull in the low and mid rev range, offering its best at higher revs. The auto is smooth but the lack of tiptronic shift seems odd in a sportier model, making the six-speed manual a better call.

Handling is competent rather than inspiring. The Si is well built, the ride and cabin layout respectable, while safety features and crash-worthiness rate well.
Honda Civic Si 2010

For

Safety, build, quality

Against

Lacks mid range, no tiptronic

Key features

Climate control, 17” alloys, heated front seats, rain sensing wipers, CD player with aux/USB inputs and iPod integration, rear parking sensors, alarm, leather covered steering wheel

Safety

Stability and traction control, anti-lock brakes, electronic brake distribution, emergency brake assist, dual front, front side and curtain airbags, front seatbelt pre-tensioners

Car Details

Vehicle make Honda
Vehicle model Civic Si
Vehicle type Small Over $35,000
Year 2010
Price when new $41,290 (5 spd auto) MLP
Current price range $ - $
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Engine 1.8-litre SOHC, i-VTEC, 4-cyl petrol
Emissions rating
3 out of 5 stars

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