Which Mid-Level Performance Car Is Right for You?

September 5th, 2017 by

2017 Honda Civic Type R Exterior Side Profile Red

When Detroit area drivers begin their search for a mid-level performance car, they’ll be confronted by a vast array of compelling options. However, not every affordable sports car has been endowed with equivalent capabilities! Some, like the 2017 Honda Civic Si, the 2017 Volkswagen Golf GTI, and the 2018 Hyundai Elantra Sport, clearly stand apart from the other vehicles in their segment. After all, these three models each come equipped with a 4-cylinder turbocharged engine, a responsive manual transmission, and plenty of passenger space. At $23,900 MSRP,* $24,995 MSRP, and $21,800 MSRP, respectively, the Civic Si, the Golf GTI S, and Elantra Sport are all similarly affordable, but as it happens, one of these models has a lot more to offer than the others!

The Honda Civic Si Reigns Supreme

Drivers who choose the Honda Civic Si will enjoy superior fuel economy and more standard features relative to those who opt for the Golf or the Elantra. Volkswagen’s offering gets 24 mpg city and 34 mpg highway, while the Elantra only manages about 22 mpg city and 30 mpg highway. The Civic Si puts both to shame with an EPA-estimated 28 mpg city and a full 38 mpg on the highway!** Additionally, the Honda Civic Si has been produced in both Sedan and Coupe designs, and since both are available for the same price, you’ll be able to choose the model that best reflects your lifestyle!
2017 Honda Civic Si Sedan Interior Side Profile

Car and Driver has praised the Si’s “sharp handling, torque-rich engine, and slick shifter,” and when you get the chance to test drive this one-of-a-kind sports car, you’re sure to fall in love with its performance.

On top of all this, it’s worth noting that every Honda Civic Si comes standard with dual-zone automatic climate control, floor mats, a power moonroof, fog lights, and automatic headlights. Neither the Golf GTI S nor the Elantra Sport comes standard with the Civic Si’s climate control features. What’s more,  the GTI S lacks the Honda’s power moonroof and automatic headlights, and the Elantra Sport misses the Civic Si’s fog lights and floor mats!

Take the Civic Si for a Test Drive!

Detroit area drivers should choose a mid-level performance car that has it all, and there’s no affordable sports car quite like this Honda! Schedule a test drive in the 2017 Honda Civic Si by reaching out to your local Detroit Area Honda Dealer today. Check out our current offers and financing options to make the most of your visit.

 

*MSRP excluding tax, license, registration, $875.00 destination charge, and options. Dealers set own prices.

**Based on 2017 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions, and other factors.