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2017 Honda Civic Si Review: First Impressions and Photo Gallery

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CARS.COM — The 2017 Honda Civic Si, back after taking model-year 2016 off, made its debut in its coupe version at the 2017 New York International Auto Show. It was a bit overshadowed on the stand, however, by the new hyper-Civic Type R as the new top-of-the-line performance Civic.

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The Civic Si remains the average buyers’ performance Civic, with a 205-horsepower, turbocharged 1.5-liter engine. It also has bigger brakes and an adaptive suspension, all for a price likely to be in the mid-20s. That’s well below the Type R’s expected price of around $35,000.

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The Si has sporty exterior cues that set it apart from the regular coupe and sedan, such as the spoiler, an interesting rectangular center exhaust in the rear and bigger (albeit decorative) vents. And the sportier seats both look good and are comfortable.

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Add it all up, and this still is the performance Civic for most Honda fans.

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