"You must keep the engine at a higher rev count than usual to keep it from bogging down when you need to achieve even the slightest amount of acceleration. This creates more cabin noise (the racecar thing gets old on the way to work), but it also means you’ll be shifting more. That certainly has some appeal thanks to the Civic’s buttery-smooth six-speed shifter and perfectly modulated clutch, but it’s more work nevertheless. Despite this high-end power delivery, though, the Honda Civic Si is easier to drive than previous peaky Honda engines. When driven conservatively, there’s a refined nature to its gearing and throttle tip-in that allows for smooth acceleration. Indeed, unlike some other souped-up versions of humble compact cars, the Si is just as easy to drive as the regular Civic." (Edmunds)
"Regardless of power-train configuration, the Civic handles like a mountain goat. Blasting down off-ramps, the Civic feels surefooted and inspires confidence in the vehicle’s abilities. Winding through twisty mountain roads, the steering is precise, with just a hint of understeer to let you know when the limits are being approached. On congested city streets, the Civic’s precise handling and low steering effort makes short work of weaving through traffic, dodging potholes, and parallel parking." (Cnet)
The Mitsubishi Lancer will be offered four different trim levels for 2010, with output ranging from 152 HP and going all the way up to 237 HP with prices ranging from $14,790 to $27,190. The Lancer DE and SE versions are powered by a 2.0 Liter DOHC MIVEC (Mitsubishi Innovative Valve timing Electronic Control system) four cylinder engine pumping out 143 HP at 6,000 RPM and 143 lb-ft of torque at 4,250 RPM. The GTS version will get a 2.4 Liter DOHC MIVEC four cylinder making 168 HP and 167 lb-ft of torque, finally the top of the line Ralliart model gets a turbocharged and intercooled 2.0 Liter four cylinder boosted to 237 HP and 253 lb-ft of torque.
The 2010 Forte is being offered in three different trims: EX, LX and SX. Forte LX and EX are powered by a 2.0 Liter DOHC four cylinder engine, producing 156 HP and 144 lb-ft of torque, that features Continuously Variable Valve Timing (CVVT) and multi-port electronic fuel injection. The SX features an upgraded 2.4 Liter inline four cylinder engine, also with CVVT, which delivers 173 HP. Prices range from $13,695 to $18,495.
The Forte Coupe will be offered in EX and SX versions, with prices starting at $16,595 and $17,695, respectively. The Koup will be available with either a 2.0 Liter four cylinder making 156 HP and a larger 2.4 Liter four banger putting out 173 HP. In either case, both engines are mated to either a six speed manual or a five speed automatic transmission.
And how not everyone can drive 500 hp sports car, we have the Honda Civic, a car that is perfect for both you and your family. And with the SI version you can even drive a sporty car. The Civic offers spacious interiors, a perfect driving position, it has quick reflex and slick shifter. And of course it offers a great fuel economy.
With the SI version you will be able to sprint from 0 to 60 mph in under 7 seconds, so here you have a rather fast car. And compared to most of is competitors the Civic is about $2,000 cheaper. But in the same time it lacks the the premium feel of most of them. But a short test drive will tell you if this is the car for you.