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2018 Subaru WRX 2018 Honda Civic Si Versus

2018 Subaru WRX

vs.

2018 Honda Civic Si

2.0-liter DOHC Turbocharged

Engine

1.5-liter Turbo 4-Cylinder
268 hp

Horsepower

205 hp
258 lb-ft

Torque

192 lb-ft

Serving Duluth, Atlanta, and Johns Creek, GA

The sporty sedan vehicle class has its loyal following. Besides offering the same standard and optional features one would expect in a more conventional, conservative model, the sport-styled sedans add on better suspension, upgraded brakes, peppy turbocharged power, and some exterior styling enhancements. The 2018 Subaru WRX is an outstanding model loaded with features, and it's built to perform on the same level as those well-known foreign models.

One of the versions of the 2018 Honda Civic is the Si trim, and it's a bit different from the other Civic versions in that it, like the WRX, is designed to be a sporty transport sedan. However, the Si is just that, the Si. There's only one style available, and it isn't eligible for any major stand-alone options or packages.

Performance

The 2018 Subaru WRX can be purchased with either a 2.0L turbocharged engine or a more powerful 2.5L engine that really increases the horsepower. The base engine puts out 268 horsepower and features a six-speed manual transmission. The STI models come with the larger engine rated at 305 horsepower and 290 lb-ft of torque. These models also feature Brembo brakes and front and rear limited-slip differentials. Performance tires are standard across the trim lineup. Even with the smaller engine, drivers will appreciate the midrange power that results in rapid acceleration. The 2018 WRX equipped with the 2.0L engine goes from a full stop to 60 mph in just 5.4 seconds. All-wheel drive is standard. The 2018 Honda Civic Si is equipped with a turbocharged 1.5L engine rated at 205 horsepower, and it's fitted with special sport-tuned suspension. The larger engine on the Type R trim isn't available on the Si version.

Interior

The 2018 Subaru WRX comes in a total of five trims, each of which has a long list of standard convenience features. The base model has heated side mirrors, a rearview camera, Bluetooth phone and audio, and 6.2-inch screen display. Satellite and HD radio are also included. The uplevel trims add on larger wheels, leather trim or full leather upholstery, a power-adjustable driver's seat, paddle shifters, a sunroof, and a Harman Kardon stereo. The EyeSight safety system is included as standard on the Limited models if the continuously variable transmission is chosen. It's also available as an add-on for the lower trims. The 2018 Honda Civic Si is just a single trim of the Civic lineup, so buyers don't get a lot of choices when it comes to standard equipment. It does have dual-zone automatic climate control and heated front seats, a limited-slip front differential, and a rear spoiler, but otherwise it is similar to the EX-T trim, and it lacks a few of the styling enhancements found on the Subaru WRX.

Optional Equipment

The 2018 Subaru WRX is eligible for a number of package add-ons and dealer-installed options. These options include a performance exhaust, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, a short-throw shifter, and carbon-fiber trim. The Performance package adds on Recaro front seats and upgraded brake pads. The 2018 Honda Civic Si doesn't offer any add-on packages except for the Honda Sensing safety system package.


The 2018 Subaru WRX is eligible for a number of package add-ons and dealer-installed options. These options include a performance exhaust, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, a short-throw shifter, and carbon-fiber trim. The Performance package adds on Recaro front seats and upgraded brake pads. The 2018 Honda Civic Si doesn't offer any add-on packages except for the Honda Sensing safety system package.