Getting everything you desire in a mid-level sports car isn’t always easy, but this year, drivers in the Capital Region will have quite a few decent options! In recent months, the 2017 Golf GTI, the 2018 Hyundai Elantra Sport, and the 2017 Honda Civic Si have all enjoyed a degree of popularity, but despite all appearances, these three models aren’t as similar as they first appear! Even though all three of these affordable sports cars offer standard manual transmissions, 4-cylinder engines, front-wheel drive, and direct fuel injection, a detailed comparison of their capabilities will reveal that neither the Golf GTI nor the Elantra Sport can measure up to the Civic Si.
Fuel Economy and Standard Features Put the Civic Si on Top
You don’t have to take our word for it! Reviewers have had plenty of good things to say about the Civic Si’s performance on the track, and once you’ve seen its specifications, you’ll have a fair idea of how much fun it is to drive. The folks at Car and Driver “found the Si’s grip—particularly front-end grip—to be absolutely spectacular for a front-drive car,” and they also felt that it “proved surprisingly road-trip friendly” for a smaller performance car. By the numbers, the Civic Si easily wins out in terms of fuel economy. The Elantra Sport gets just 22 mpg city and 30 mpg highway, while the Golf GTI only manages about 24 mpg city and 34 mpg highway. When we compare these estimates to the Civic Si’s EPA-estimated 28 mpg city and 38 mpg highway,* it’s easy to see why more and more drivers are choosing Honda. What’s more, since the Civic Si is available in both Sedan and Coupe designs, drivers who choose this option will find it easier to find a model that reflects their personality!
Take the Civic Si for a Test Drive!
Drivers on the hunt for a satisfying mid-level performance car are sure to find plenty that excites them behind the wheel of the 2017 Honda Civic Si. Test drive this affordable, energetic sports car by reaching out to one of our representatives or visiting your local Capital Region Honda Dealer today! Be sure to explore our current offers and financing option to make the most of your scheduled visit.