2012 Honda Civic Si: Video Road Test and Review

The Honda Civic Si is a five passenger factory tuned hot rod that is available in both two and four door configurations, powered by a 2.4 Liter i-VTEC engine that pumps out 201 HP and 170 lb-ft of torque channeled through a close ratio six speed manual before being distributed evenly to each of the front wheels through a helical limited slip differential, a package that is good for an estimated 22 MPG in the city and as much as 31 MPG on the highway.

The Honda Civic Si starts out at $22,205 for the coupe and $200 more for the four door version.  Being the sport compacts that they are, all Si models ride around on a set of 17 inch rims, with available high performance summer rubber from Michelin, and get a set of deep bolstered buckets with red accent stitching designed to hold occupants in place during spirited driving and look just as good as they feel when not in motion.  Adding to the sporty nature of the Civic Si are a set of red backlit gauges and bespoke Si badging inside and out as well as a seven speaker AM/FM/CD stereo with USB inputs for mobile media devices to keep passengers entertained while the leather wrapped steering wheel as well as aluminum shifter and sport pedals should be more than enough to keep most drivers happy.

Popular option packages for the Civic Si include the Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System with voice recognition that comes complete with steering wheel mounted controls as well as XM Satellite Radio and FM Traffic that is aimed to keep drivers out of jams with a little help from above, bringing the asking price up to $23,705 for the Coupe ($23,905 Sedan), while adding the Michelin Pilot performance tires will top out the two door at $23,905.

A list of cars similar to the Civic Si include the 2012 Volkswagen GTI, 2012 Mazdaspeed3, 2012 Scion tC, 2012 Hyundi Genesis Coupe and 2012 Kia Forte Koup.

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