When it Comes to Specs, We Prefer the 2015 Civic Si to the VW GTI

October 20th, 2014 by

2015-Honda-Civic-Si-Coupe-2Now, we are West Michigan Honda Dealers, you so might expect us to say that we prefer the 2015 Civic Si Sedan to the 2015 VW GTI, especially when it comes to specs, but we want you to hear us out. You see, one of the reasons why the VW GTI is able to get the power ratings it does is through the use of a turbocharger, and while we respect their innovation, that almost feels like cheating to us. You see, the 2015 Honda Civic Si Sedan gets its horsepower the old fashioned way, through a beautiful i-VTEC four-cylinder engine.

Comparing the Specs

Now, we’re not going to lie to you. The VW GTI does kick out a few more horsepower than the Civic Si Sedan—210 hp to the 205 hp of the Civic Si—but at the end of the day, we’ve always felt like a turbocharged engine rings a little hollow. It doesn’t just sound off when you put the pedal to the floor, it feels it. That’s why Honda has only sparingly used turbocharged engines, like on the upcoming European Civic Type-R, and that’s why we’re glad that the Civic Si features a full-bodied 205 hp rather than a hollow 210 hp.

It’s not just the GTI, either. When you put the Civic Si Sedan up against other competing models like the 2015 Ford Focus ST and the 2015 Subaru WRX, the Civic is the only one that still sports a traditional, non-turbocharged engine. We know that some drivers do prefer the turbocharger, but, well, we already said that it rings a bit empty to us.

Add on the Civic’s incredible sense of style and the fact that it’s one of the most affordable vehicles in its class, and we’d say that it deserves quite a bit more attention than some drivers give it. Why don’t you check it out?

Test Drive a Civic Si Today

To learn more about the 2015 Honda Civic Si Sedan and what it has to offer you, we really recommend you see it firsthand, from behind the wheel. After all, a vehicle like this truly deserves to be experienced, and the only way you can really do that is with a test drive. Visit a West Michigan Honda Dealer near you and let us show you.

West Michigan Honda Dealers includes Battle Creek Honda, Betten Honda, Crown Honda, Fox Honda, River Town Honda, and Zeigler Honda.
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