2010 Honda Civic Si Coupe new car reviews

A GRM favorite, the Honda Civic Si.
The interior is dominated by gripped seats and a meaty wheel.

Better than: Sentra SE-R
But not as good as: Integra Type R
GRM Bang For The Buck Index: 92.80

The Honda Civic Si received only one cosmetic change for 2010: The engine cover has gone from silver to black. Everything else has remained pretty much the same since the 2006 model year, including the 197-horsepower engine, six-speed transmission and limited-slip differential.

As with past versions, the Civic Si gets sportier seats, a stiffer suspension and red gauge illumination. The car also sports a more serious wheel-and-tire package, as 17-inch alloys are standard.

One more thing to dig: a redline of 8000 rpm.

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David S. Wallens David S. Wallens
Editorial Director

Here's a secret: Lately I have been thinking about buying a new MINI. My wife's Civic Si is approaching 11 years old, and while it's been totally bullet-proof something a bit newer for the "family" car would be nice. I think she's also eager for a change in scenery.

Then I spent part of last week with the Civic Si. Well, we have a new front runner. It's fast, it's smooth, it's has just enough bark. The controls are easy to use and make sense. I don't mind the weird dash layout. The trunk is generous. I love the seats. Our Hondas have also been just so reliable that I'd be an idiot to jump ship.

So, are we ordering one? We'll see. (Personally, though, I'd go with the sedan.)

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DirtyBird222
DirtyBird222 UltraDork
8/27/10 8:40 p.m.

made a typo! "...trunk room and the amount of interior space and how...

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
12/10/13 12:00 a.m.

The Honda Civic Si received only one cosmetic change for 2010: The engine cover has gone from silver to black. Everything else has remained pretty much the same since the 2006 model year, including the 197-horsepower engine, six-speed transmission and limited-slip differential.

As with past versions, the Civic Si gets sportier seats, a stiffer suspension and red gauge illumination. The car also sports a more serious wheel-and-tire package, as 17-inch alloys are standard.

One more thing to dig: a redline of 8000 rpm.

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