To say that most people have been thoroughly impressed with the 10th gen Civic would be an understatement. Not only will it return 40 miles per gallon, it will also best the 2015 Si in the quarter mile.
JeffX over at Temple of VTEC strapped a VBox to his 1.5T equipped Civic and came away with illuminating results.
0-60: 6.5 sec
1/4 mile: 14.9 @ 97mph
To put that in context the 60 time is about the same as the '15 Si, but the quarter mile time is nearly a half second quicker.
Jeff claims the 60 time would of been quicker but the car doesn't launch hard enough equipped with the CVT.
Which makes things doubly surprising, the Si comes with more power, more torque and a 6MT. The difference likely lays in the Si's 3,000 lb curb weight vs the 10th's 2,900.
It's not just the 2015 Si that falls prey to the new Turbo motor. The Focus ST is .2 seconds quicker to 60, the BMW 320i will match it to 60 and it beats the ILX with 2.4 and 8DCT by a tenth of a second. In fact the Civic embarrasses just about everything in class, the Mazda and VW are over half a second off the pace.
Looking forward to some proper Head 2 Heads.