It felt like Honda was falling off the path in the last few years of sportier models, but it's back on the right track with the 2020 Civic Si.
I wouldn't blame you for assuming manual-transmission vehicles are not capable of packing the latest and greatest safety tech, simply because most stick-shift cars don't have that stuff.
But Honda bestowed the Si with the full Honda Sensing suite of active and passive driver aids, one of just a few automakers to do this (VW's also on that list).
For $25,930 including destination ($930), the 2020 Honda Civic Si Coupe offers a solid blend of driving dynamics and affordability.
It also places it smack-dab in the middle of the competition.
The Si is more expensive than the Hyundai Elantra GT N-Line, but it feels much quicker and is more fun to toss around (even if the GT N-Line's clutch pedal is way better).
Honda's offering comes in several thousand dollars below the VW Golf GTI, but the ur-hot-hatch is worth the money, considering it remains the best car in the segment.
But for the money you shell out, it's a tough act to top the 2020 Honda Civic Si.
With proper driving dynamics, a decent complement of technology and some unique aesthetics, Honda's mass-market sports car is a right hoot.
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