Finding the Best Mid-Level Performance Car

September 6th, 2017 by

2017 Honda Civic Si Blue

There are a lot of different kinds of vehicles populating each of the segments, but what all Michigan drivers want to know is which of these vehicles can do it better. When the vehicles in a comparison have a lot of commonalities, figuring this out becomes especially difficult, as in the case of the 2017 Civic Si, the 2017 Volkswagen Golf GTI, and the 2017 Hyundai Elantra. However, when you look at the facts, it’s clear that the 2017 Honda Civic Si comes out on top—see how below.

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2017 Honda Civic Si RedThe three vehicles share quite a bit in a few specific areas such as pricing and power. With similar prices, these vehicles also share similar power outputs, which eliminates yet another common determining factor in the comparison process. However, even with two of the big points of interest out of the game, the 2017 Honda Civic Si Coupe and Sedan still manage to show more potential than their competitors. For starters, the Civic Si has earned a 5-star rating in all areas of the NHTSA crash testing,* while the Golf GTI and the Elantra have varying ratings among the categories. This means that Michigan drivers can count on the Civic Si to be more reliable, safer to drive, and more crash-ready than the other options. Another area where we can see the Civic Si exceeding expectations is in the fuel-economy department. Both the sedan and coupe versions of the Civic Si are able to provide up to an EPA-estimated 28 mpg city and 38 mpg highway,** completely blowing away the 24 mpg city and 34 mpg highway of the Golf GTI and the 22 mpg city and 30 mpg highway of the Elantra.

Opt for Greatness with the 2017 Honda Civic Si

Though they may seem like small differences, these subtle components play a big part in the overall driving experience, which is why it’s so important to consider them. See the difference for yourself by taking the 2017 Honda Civic Si for a test drive at a local West Michigan Honda Dealer. You can also feel free to contact us online for more information on financing and current offers.

*Government 5-Star Safety Ratings are part of the U.S. Department of Transportation’s New Car Assessment Program (www.safercar.gov). Model tested with standard side airbags (SAB).

**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.