The base price of our test car was $19,250. Freight brought the sticker price to $19,710. Warranty
Three years or 36,000 miles. Point: The Civic Si has sporty looks, peppy pe formance and an interior big enough to swallow lots of gear with the back seat folded. Shifting the transmission is a pleasure and the 160-horsepower engine is reasonably robust. Counterpoint: Rear visibility is compromised by the sloping roofline and tapered side windows, engine noise is noticeable when driven hard and the center section of the instrument panel reflects in the windshield. SPECIFICATIONS:
Engine: 2.0-liter, 160-hp 4-cyl.
Transmission: Five-speed Front-wheel drive
Wheelbase: 101.2 inches
Curb weight: 2,744 lbs.
Base price: $19,250
As driven: $19,710
Mpg rating: 26 city, 30 hwy.