2013 Honda Civic Si Coupe: A Brief Review

Honda has finally revealed some of the important features of the 2013 version of the Honda Civic Si Coupe.

First off, the Japanese carmaker shared that the 2013 Honda Civic Si Coupe still looks like the previous year’s version of the vehicle. Meaning, the current model remains as a wedgy Civic Coupe which is also very attractive to the eyes particularly of those who are familiar with the look of this vehicle’s predecessors.

But despite of its similarity with the much-maligned 2012 model, the 2013 version of the Civic Si Coupe possesses a number of differences with the former. Among the most significant of these are the 17-inch alloy wheels (upsized as expected) and the more friendly-looking VTEC stickers that are found on both sides of the car.

Aside from the few add-ons that were placed on the 2013 Honda Civic Si Coupe, the vehicle’s interior has also obtained a few tweaks and all of these were most probably due to the criticism that were thrown on the 2012 model which speculates that Honda might have used recycled milk bottles in building the interior of the 2012 Honda Civic Si Coupe.

Although the interior design of the 2013 version of the Civic Si Coupe remained the same, it is quite notable that Honda’s interior designers upgraded the materials used on the vehicle’s cabin and even on most areas of the switchgear.

Many car experts have also noted that the cabin of the 2013 model is dominated by materials that are normally found in a car with the price which is similar to that of the Si Coupe. In addition to that, the 2013 version model now boasts of its fake carbon fiber applique found on its dashboard which is highly convincing, a tiny 3-spoke steering wheel and a sportier gear lever.

Under the hood, the 2013 Honda Civic Si Coupe is still powered by the same high-revving 2.4-liter 4-cylinder engine which is good for 201 horsepower at 7,000 rpm and a maximum of 170 lb.-ft. of torque at 4,400 rpm. In addition to this, the impressive performance of the 2013 Honda Civic Si Coupe’s engine was also brought by its use of the company’s iconic i-VTEC variable valve timing system.

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