2012 Honda Civic Si Gets “Recommended” Rating by Consumer Reports

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2012 Honda Civic Si Gets “Recommended” Rating by Consumer Reports
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Just as Honda announced it’ll be refreshing the Civic for next year, hoping everyone will quickly forget about the 2012 model, Consumer Reports goes and gives the 2012 Honda Civic Si a “Recommended” rating in its latest report.

Now let’s keep in mind that Consumer Reports were one of the first outlets to give the 2012 Civic such low ratings. In fact, they reiterated their thoughts on the base model Civic by saying “while other models like the Hyundai Elantra have gotten better after being redesigned, the Honda Civic has dropped so much that now it ranks near the bottom of its category.”

But the base model Civic isn’t the one that sports the 2.4L, 201-hp powerplant. In fact, our review of the Si was favorable – read the review here – and Consumer Reports agrees that the Si offers “terrific acceleration” more low-end torque and a slick-shifting six-speed manual gearbox. As a result, the Si model scored much better than the base model awarding it the Recommended title from Consumer Reports.

Funny enough, the publication still believes that while “the Civic Si has a great powertrain, it needs a better car wrapped around it.”

GALLERY: 2012 Honda Civic Si

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Click here to read AutoGuide’s 2012 Civic Si vs. MazdaSpeed3 Shootout

  • Danny Tse

    I believe CR tested the LX model and not the base model. On top of that, according to CR’s own consumer survey, looks like everyone is quite satisfied with the 2012 Civic. Again, as I said before, maybe it’s CR’s reviewers that are having judgement issues.

  • Jeff

    Honda for ever.I have a 2008 and a 2005.My last before that was 1991 had 316,000 kms when I sold it.There was actually a line up that wanted to buy it .I have never heard tell of that from Hyundai owners or Mazda owner’s.I already have friends asking if I ever sell my Honda’s they want first opportunity to buy it.I think you should spend more time behind the wheel of a Honda and the bias my wear off.By the way have your door handle fallen off your Elantra yet ????

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    I think Honda needs to get back to the basics that made it so successful. I am in the market for a new car, and I think the Hondas are overpriced compared to their competitors. And they don’t offer any features that I find compelling. This is from someone who has been a very happy Honda owner for 5+ years. I am looking at Hyundais and Fords now.