Renewed, Revitalized, and Reinvigorated: 2017 Honda Civic Si, in Depth

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The Civic is a well-liked and respected member of the compact-car class, but its tuned-up sibling, the Civic Si, has inspired a completely different level of fandom over the years. (Except for the last generation, which was a dud.) But in this newest Si, Honda has reprised the magic that once made the model a favorite among car enthusiasts—ourselves included. The exterior differences between the base Civic and Si are seemingly minimal (if you can ignore the Si’s ghastly rear-deck spoiler), but the Si turns heads, as if it’s something far more extraordinary than its sub-$25,000 price would suggest. And, in fact, it is. By taking the body and soul (a.k.a. the engine) of a normal, turbocharged Civic and adding adaptive dampers, a stiffer suspension, and 31 extra horsepower, Honda has created something new and almost entirely excellent. Sure, we have a few issues here and there, but we’re thrilled that the Si is back—and once again a great driver’s car. READ MORE ››

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Renewed, Revitalized, and Reinvigorated: 2017 Honda Civic Si, in Depth

Renewed, Revitalized, and Reinvigorated: 2017 Honda Civic Si, in Depth

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The Civic is a well-liked and respected member of the compact-car class, but its tuned-up sibling, the Civic Si, has inspired a completely different level of fandom over the years. (Except for the last generation, which was a dud.) But in this newest Si, Honda has reprised the magic that once made the model a favorite among car enthusiasts—ourselves included. The exterior differences between the base Civic and Si are seemingly minimal (if you can ignore the Si’s ghastly rear-deck spoiler), but the Si turns heads, as if it’s something far more extraordinary than its sub-$25,000 price would suggest. And, in fact, it is. By taking the body and soul (a.k.a. the engine) of a normal, turbocharged Civic and adding adaptive dampers, a stiffer suspension, and 31 extra horsepower, Honda has created something new and almost entirely excellent. Sure, we have a few issues here and there, but we’re thrilled that the Si is back—and once again a great driver’s car. READ MORE ››

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Renewed, Revitalized, and Reinvigorated: 2017 Honda Civic Si, in Depth

Renewed, Revitalized, and Reinvigorated: 2017 Honda Civic Si, in Depth

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The Civic is a well-liked and respected member of the compact-car class, but its tuned-up sibling, the Civic Si, has inspired a completely different level of fandom over the years. (Except for the last generation, which was a dud.) But in this newest Si, Honda has reprised the magic that once made the model a favorite among car enthusiasts—ourselves included. The exterior differences between the base Civic and Si are seemingly minimal (if you can ignore the Si’s ghastly rear-deck spoiler), but the Si turns heads, as if it’s something far more extraordinary than its sub-$25,000 price would suggest. And, in fact, it is. By taking the body and soul (a.k.a. the engine) of a normal, turbocharged Civic and adding adaptive dampers, a stiffer suspension, and 31 extra horsepower, Honda has created something new and almost entirely excellent. Sure, we have a few issues here and there, but we’re thrilled that the Si is back—and once again a great driver’s car. READ MORE ››

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Renewed, Revitalized, and Reinvigorated: 2017 Honda Civic Si, in Depth

Renewed, Revitalized, and Reinvigorated: 2017 Honda Civic Si, in Depth

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The Civic is a well-liked and respected member of the compact-car class, but its tuned-up sibling, the Civic Si, has inspired a completely different level of fandom over the years. (Except for the last generation, which was a dud.) But in this newest Si, Honda has reprised the magic that once made the model a favorite among car enthusiasts—ourselves included. The exterior differences between the base Civic and Si are seemingly minimal (if you can ignore the Si’s ghastly rear-deck spoiler), but the Si turns heads, as if it’s something far more extraordinary than its sub-$25,000 price would suggest. And, in fact, it is. By taking the body and soul (a.k.a. the engine) of a normal, turbocharged Civic and adding adaptive dampers, a stiffer suspension, and 31 extra horsepower, Honda has created something new and almost entirely excellent. Sure, we have a few issues here and there, but we’re thrilled that the Si is back—and once again a great driver’s car. READ MORE ››

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Renewed, Revitalized, and Reinvigorated: 2017 Honda Civic Si, in Depth

Renewed, Revitalized, and Reinvigorated: 2017 Honda Civic Si, in Depth

2017-Honda-Civic-Si-01-PLACEMENT

The Civic is a well-liked and respected member of the compact-car class, but its tuned-up sibling, the Civic Si, has inspired a completely different level of fandom over the years. (Except for the last generation, which was a dud.) But in this newest Si, Honda has reprised the magic that once made the model a favorite among car enthusiasts—ourselves included. The exterior differences between the base Civic and Si are seemingly minimal (if you can ignore the Si’s ghastly rear-deck spoiler), but the Si turns heads, as if it’s something far more extraordinary than its sub-$25,000 price would suggest. And, in fact, it is. By taking the body and soul (a.k.a. the engine) of a normal, turbocharged Civic and adding adaptive dampers, a stiffer suspension, and 31 extra horsepower, Honda has created something new and almost entirely excellent. Sure, we have a few issues here and there, but we’re thrilled that the Si is back—and once again a great driver’s car. READ MORE ››

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Renewed, Revitalized, and Reinvigorated: 2017 Honda Civic Si, in Depth

King of Hybrids: 2017 Toyota Prius, In Depth!

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The Toyota Prius has been the gold standard of hybrids since the iconic hatchback version debuted in 2004. The Prius has always focused on efficiency first, a formula that has made it king of the hybrids, by far the most popular electrified car in America. It also didn’t have much competition for that title—until recently. Rivals are now shooting at it from every direction, and the slings and arrows range from diesel-powered compact cars such as the Cruze to dedicated hybrids such as the Hyundai Ioniq. The new Prius is the most efficient yet, but polarizing styling and a cost-conscious interior dull its charm. Against this onslaught of pretenders, the Prius’ grip on the throne has become tenuous. READ MORE ››

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King of Hybrids: 2017 Toyota Prius, In Depth!

King of Hybrids: 2017 Toyota Prius, In Depth!

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The Toyota Prius has been the gold standard of hybrids since the iconic hatchback version debuted in 2004. The Prius has always focused on efficiency first, a formula that has made it king of the hybrids, by far the most popular electrified car in America. It also didn’t have much competition for that title—until recently. Rivals are now shooting at it from every direction, and the slings and arrows range from diesel-powered compact cars such as the Cruze to dedicated hybrids such as the Hyundai Ioniq. The new Prius is the most efficient yet, but polarizing styling and a cost-conscious interior dull its charm. Against this onslaught of pretenders, the Prius’ grip on the throne has become tenuous. READ MORE ››

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King of Hybrids: 2017 Toyota Prius, In Depth!