Visual enhancements include a more aggressive front fascia and model-specific 18-inch wheels.

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The Coupe model gets a much more assertive rear wing than the comparatively modest lip spoiler on the four-door Sedan Si.

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The Civic Si will be tasked with taking on cars like Volkswagen's GTI, Ford's Focus ST and even Hyundai's Elantra Sport.

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The Si Coupe retains the same racy, teardrop shape as standard Civics.

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It'll be interesting to see if the Coupe's big wing negatively affects rearward visibility.

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Honda hasn't disclosed pricing yet, except to say that the new Si will start in the mid-$20,000 range.

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Like the standard Civic Sedan, the Si four-door gives up little of the Coupe's rakish looks in exchange for the added practicality of four doors.

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The new Civic Si features adaptive dampers, a two-setting drive mode switch and variable-ratio electric power steering.

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Standard equipment levels include a 7-inch touchscreen audio system featuring 450 watts of power, along with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay compatibility.

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Civic Si seats are known as much for their grippy bolsters as their red stitching, and this new generation appears to keep the tradition intact.

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A six-speed manual transmission is standard equipment.

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