9. 2014 Honda Civic Si
Honda has a long tradition of building small, affordable performance cars. Past models like the S2000, CRX and Prelude are venerated by automotive enthusiasts. Regrettably in recent years the company has lost touch with this heritage.
But at least they still offer a performance-tuned version of the Civic. Available in either sedan or coupe formats, the Si offers a smooth-running 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine and an ultra-slick six-speed manual transmission. The powerplant delivers 205 ponies and 174 lb-ft of torque.
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This car also features sporty design, large wheels and a performance-tuned chassis. Additionally it’s got an outsized spoiler on its butt. The trunk lid-mounted wing isn’t grotesquely large, though it is pretty big when compared to the Civic Si’s petite tukus; also, its functionality seems dubious.