AutoGuide.com News » Volkswagen http://www.autoguide.com/auto-news Mon, 29 Sep 2014 20:45:15 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.8.1 AutoGuide.com News » Volkswagen http://www.autoguide.com/auto-news/wp-content/themes/autoguide-proper/img/logo_autoguide_red.gif http://www.autoguide.com/auto-news Volkswagen Golf Alltrack Heads for Paris Debut http://www.autoguide.com/auto-news/2014/09/volkswagen-golf-alltrack-heads-paris-debut.html http://www.autoguide.com/auto-news/2014/09/volkswagen-golf-alltrack-heads-paris-debut.html#comments Wed, 24 Sep 2014 19:02:39 +0000 http://www.autoguide.com/auto-news/?p=257307 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack Heads for Paris Debut Volkswagen Golf Alltrack Heads for Paris Debut
Volkswagen has revealed a new Subaru fighter. The German automaker has revealed its Golf Alltrack ahead of the wagon’s debut at this year’s Paris Motor Show. The new Golf Alltrack will be a smaller sibling to the Passat Alltrack and will include the automaker’s 4MOTION all-wheel drive system. Sporting a rugged, off-road inspired look, the... more]]>
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Volkswagen has revealed a new Subaru fighter.

The German automaker has revealed its Golf Alltrack ahead of the wagon’s debut at this year’s Paris Motor Show. The new Golf Alltrack will be a smaller sibling to the Passat Alltrack and will include the automaker’s 4MOTION all-wheel drive system. Sporting a rugged, off-road inspired look, the Golf Alltrack features higher ground clearance, wheel arch moldings and flared side sills that offer body protection.

SEE ALSO: 2014 Paris Motor Show Preview

It’s currently unknown if the Golf Alltrack will make its way to the U.S., but Volkswagen in the past has expressed its desire to compete with the Subaru Outback, which is one of the Japanese automaker’s most popular models in the country. For its European launch, the Golf Alltrack will be offered with four powerplants: a 1.8-liter turbo gasoline engine with 178 hp, a 1.6-liter turbo diesel with 109 hp and a pair of 2.0-liter TDI diesel engines with either 148 hp or 182 hp.

For now, the German automaker has only announced that the Volkswagen Golf Alltrack will go on sale in the U.K. by summer 2015.

GALLERY: Volkswagen Golf Alltrack

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Volkswagen Beetle gets New Base Classic’ Trim http://www.autoguide.com/auto-news/2014/09/volkswagen-beetle-classic-pricing-21015.html http://www.autoguide.com/auto-news/2014/09/volkswagen-beetle-classic-pricing-21015.html#comments Tue, 23 Sep 2014 16:05:06 +0000 http://www.autoguide.com/auto-news/?p=257176 Volkswagen Beetle gets New Base ‘Classic’ Trim Volkswagen Beetle gets New Base ‘Classic’ Trim
Volkswagen is adding a trim level to the Beetle that offers unique style and value. The Beetle Classic, which is priced from $21,015 including destination is now the cheapest model in the lineup, starting about $1,500 less than the 1.8T automatic, but only about $100 less compared to a base 1.8T with a manual. Those looking... more]]>
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Volkswagen is adding a trim level to the Beetle that offers unique style and value.

The Beetle Classic, which is priced from $21,015 including destination is now the cheapest model in the lineup, starting about $1,500 less than the 1.8T automatic, but only about $100 less compared to a base 1.8T with a manual.

2015_beetle_classic_4190Those looking for a convertible version of the Beetle Classic will have to drop $26,815.

So what do you get for that base price? The Beetle Classic comes with 17-inch aluminum alloy wheels, leather-wrapped shift knob and handbrake, satellite radio, navigation, leatherette and cloth seats and a six-speed automatic transmission. Supplying power is a small 1.8-liter turbocharged four-cylinder that makes 170 hp and 177 lb-ft of torque.

Three colors are available—Pure White, Black Uni, and Reflex Silver—and VW calls the looks “retro” both inside and out.

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VW Phaeton to Get Turbo Diesel, Plug-in Hybrid Variants http://www.autoguide.com/auto-news/2014/09/volkswagen-phaeton-get-turbo-diesel-plug-hybrid-variants.html http://www.autoguide.com/auto-news/2014/09/volkswagen-phaeton-get-turbo-diesel-plug-hybrid-variants.html#comments Tue, 23 Sep 2014 11:35:53 +0000 http://www.autoguide.com/auto-news/?p=257081 VW Phaeton to Get Turbo Diesel, Plug-in Hybrid Variants VW Phaeton to Get Turbo Diesel, Plug-in Hybrid Variants
Volkswagen’s premium sedan will make a return to the U.S. in style. According to a recent report, the Phaeton will be offered with a variety of powertrains including a turbo-diesel engine and a plug-in hybrid variant. Expected to arrive in the U.S. as a 2018 or 2019 model year, the second-generation Volkswagen Phaeton will be... more]]>
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Volkswagen’s premium sedan will make a return to the U.S. in style.

According to a recent report, the Phaeton will be offered with a variety of powertrains including a turbo-diesel engine and a plug-in hybrid variant. Expected to arrive in the U.S. as a 2018 or 2019 model year, the second-generation Volkswagen Phaeton will be powered by a V8 TDI with around 450 hp as well as a V6 gasoline plug-in hybrid powertrain with over 400 hp. The company will also offer a top-of-the-line W12 option but that is unlikely to make its way to America.

SEE ALSO: Volkswagen Phaeton to Return in 2018-2019, No Pickups for US

Expect the Volkswagen Phaeton to be priced at around $70,000 when it returns in a few years. The German automaker is enjoying success with the current Phaeton in China, which is a reason why Volkswagen is taking its time to replace the aging sedan. The model was available in the U.S. but cancelled in 2006 following poor sales.

[Source: Automotive News]

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VW Beetle GRC Jumps, Drifts, Does Donuts in Video http://www.autoguide.com/auto-news/2014/09/volkswagen-beetle-grc-detailed-new-video.html http://www.autoguide.com/auto-news/2014/09/volkswagen-beetle-grc-detailed-new-video.html#comments Fri, 19 Sep 2014 17:59:59 +0000 http://www.autoguide.com/auto-news/?p=256865 VW Beetle GRC Jumps, Drifts, Does Donuts in Video VW Beetle GRC Jumps, Drifts, Does Donuts in Video
Volkswagen is getting Rallycross enthusiasts excited for this weekend’s debut of its Beetle GRC. The Beetle race car will compete at the Port of Los Angeles Global Rallycross event this weekend and the German automaker has released a new video of it in action. Last week, Volkswagen released a teaser video to whet our appetites... more]]>
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Volkswagen is getting Rallycross enthusiasts excited for this weekend’s debut of its Beetle GRC.

The Beetle race car will compete at the Port of Los Angeles Global Rallycross event this weekend and the German automaker has released a new video of it in action. Last week, Volkswagen released a teaser video to whet our appetites and now we get the full look of what it has in store.

SEE ALSO: Volkswagen Beetle GRC Race Car Revealed With 544 HP

Piloting the Beetle GRC for the remainder of the Global Rallycross season will be Tanner Foust and Scott Speed, with both of them enjoying 544 hp from the compact’s 1.6-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine.

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GALLERY: Volkswagen Beetle GRC

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2015 Jetta Earns Top Safety Pick+ Rating from IIHS http://www.autoguide.com/auto-news/2014/09/2015-volkswagen-jetta-earns-top-safety-pick-from-iihs.html http://www.autoguide.com/auto-news/2014/09/2015-volkswagen-jetta-earns-top-safety-pick-from-iihs.html#comments Thu, 18 Sep 2014 18:23:04 +0000 http://www.autoguide.com/auto-news/?p=256743 2015 Jetta Earns Top Safety Pick+ Rating from IIHS 2015 Jetta Earns Top Safety Pick+ Rating from IIHS
Volkswagen’s popular Jetta sedan just earned Top Safety Pick+ honors from the Insurance Institute for Highway safety. Thanks to a recent structural upgrade that included strengthened A-pillars and reinforced door sills, plus the addition of new crash-prevention technology, the car earned a good rating in the demanding small-overlap test, up from marginal before. This is... more]]>
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Volkswagen’s popular Jetta sedan just earned Top Safety Pick+ honors from the Insurance Institute for Highway safety.

Thanks to a recent structural upgrade that included strengthened A-pillars and reinforced door sills, plus the addition of new crash-prevention technology, the car earned a good rating in the demanding small-overlap test, up from marginal before. This is the best score possible.

SEE ALSO: Small SUVs Fare Poorly in IIHS Small-Overlap Test

After this test, which rams a vehicle head-on into a small, steel barrier the Jetta’s structure deflected the blow nicely. The driver’s space was well maintained indicating a low risk of significant injury.

Aside from the small-overlap test the 2015 Jetta also earned good ratings in all of the other IIHS evaluations, which netted it a Top Safety Pick+ rating, the best available.

GALLERY: 2015 Volkswagen Jetta Live Photos

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GALLERY: 2015 Volkswagen Jetta

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10 German Vehicles NOT Built in Germany http://www.autoguide.com/auto-news/2014/09/10-german-vehicles-built-germany.html http://www.autoguide.com/auto-news/2014/09/10-german-vehicles-built-germany.html#comments Wed, 17 Sep 2014 13:02:58 +0000 http://www.autoguide.com/auto-news/?p=256079 10 German Vehicles NOT Built in Germany 10 German Vehicles NOT Built in Germany
Cultural stereotypes aside, Germany is known for its advanced technology, engineering prowess and top-quality manufacturing. The land of beer, bratwurst and BMW is especially famed for its automobiles, which are renowned the world over for their driving dynamics and Autobahn-proven performance. But many of the cars and crossover manufactured by Teutonic firms aren’t actually built... more]]>

10 German Cars Not Made In Germany

Cultural stereotypes aside, Germany is known for its advanced technology, engineering prowess and top-quality manufacturing. The land of beer, bratwurst and BMW is especially famed for its automobiles, which are renowned the world over for their driving dynamics and Autobahn-proven performance.

But many of the cars and crossover manufactured by Teutonic firms aren’t actually built in the Fatherland. German companies have factories all around the world, from emerging markets like China and India to Eastern Europe, South Africa and even the good old U.S. of A.

Here’s a list of German vehicles that aren’t necessarily built in Germany.

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Volkswagen Beetle GRC Car Shreds Tires in New Video http://www.autoguide.com/auto-news/2014/09/volkswagen-beetle-grc-car-shreds-tires-new-video.html http://www.autoguide.com/auto-news/2014/09/volkswagen-beetle-grc-car-shreds-tires-new-video.html#comments Thu, 11 Sep 2014 15:01:16 +0000 http://www.autoguide.com/auto-news/?p=255994 Volkswagen Beetle GRC Car Shreds Tires in New Video Volkswagen Beetle GRC Car Shreds Tires in New Video
540 horsepower is a lot for even a large grand touring car, but stick that much get up and go in a Volkswagen Beetle and things are bound to get interesting. In this year’s Global RallyCross championship, Tanner Foust will be piloting the new GRC Beetle, which gets its power from a little turbocharged 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine. To preview... more]]>
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540 horsepower is a lot for even a large grand touring car, but stick that much get up and go in a Volkswagen Beetle and things are bound to get interesting.

In this year’s Global RallyCross championship, Tanner Foust will be piloting the new GRC Beetle, which gets its power from a little turbocharged 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine. To preview the car, VW has released a video showing the new Beetle tearing up some tires with Foust at the wheel.

SEE ALSO: Volkswagen Beetle GRC Race Car Revealed

The 0 to 60 mph time is listed at under two seconds for the insanely powerful little race car, which is likely to begin racing during the September 19–21 weekend at the Red Bull GRC event in Los Angeles.

Also, be sure to stick around to the end of the video for a message from Volkswagen about what to call the new GRC Beetle.

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AutoGuide Now For The Week Of September 8 http://www.autoguide.com/auto-news/2014/09/autoguide-now-week-sept-8.html http://www.autoguide.com/auto-news/2014/09/autoguide-now-week-sept-8.html#comments Mon, 08 Sep 2014 12:02:22 +0000 http://www.autoguide.com/auto-news/?p=255447 AutoGuide Now For The Week Of September 8 AutoGuide Now For The Week Of September 8
  Two very interesting comparisons are due this week, don’t miss our super-sedan shoot-out and hatchback showdown.  2015 Porsche Macan S: Mike Schlee, Road Test Editor - “This week I’ll be driving the Porsche Macan S. During the evaluation period, I’ll be taking the Macan on a weekend road trip with four adults aboard. How... more]]>
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Two very interesting comparisons are due this week, don’t miss our super-sedan shoot-out and hatchback showdown.

2015-Porsche-Macan 2015 Porsche Macan S: Mike Schlee, Road Test Editor -

“This week I’ll be driving the Porsche Macan S. During the evaluation period, I’ll be taking the Macan on a weekend road trip with four adults aboard. How will Porsche’s newest, smaller crossover handle these duties?” Check in with Mike on Twitter to see how the Porsche handles his road trip.

RS7130158_large__mid2014 Audi RS7: Sami Haj-Assaad, Features Editor - 

“There’s a super-sedan throw down happening at the track this week, with the new (and INSANE) Jaguar XFR-S taking on the sleek Audi RS7. With a 560-hp, twin-turbo V8 lurking under the hood, there’s no way the RS7 will be a slouch on the track. Will quattro beat out the cat? Be sure to follow along on Twitter to find out!”

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“Then turn the excitement down a notch to check out how the latest entries in the world of hatchbacks fare. The new VW Golf has always been known as a standout in this segment, but the Mazda3 (our former AutoGuide.com Car of the Year) may have this shootout in the bag. Which would you pick?” Tweet your thoughts of these two hatchbacks to Sami.

jaguar-xfr-s 2014 Jaguar XFR-S: Luke Vandezande, Managing Editor -

Back when I first saw the Jaguar XFR-S debut in LA, I remember thinking to myself “God, I hope I get to drive this one.” Wouldn’t you know it, that day is finally here. But what fun would that be without a little not-so-friendly competition? In this case, we’re pitting it against the Audi RS7.”

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“Then later in the week we’ll be putting one of the world’s favorites – the Volkswagen Golf – up against one of our own: the Mazda3. Which affordable compact car will come out on top? We’ll find out later in the week.”

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Volkswagen to Redesign Models Every Five Years http://www.autoguide.com/auto-news/2014/09/volkswagen-redesign-models-every-five-years.html http://www.autoguide.com/auto-news/2014/09/volkswagen-redesign-models-every-five-years.html#comments Mon, 08 Sep 2014 11:32:00 +0000 http://www.autoguide.com/auto-news/?p=255559 Volkswagen to Redesign Models Every Five Years Volkswagen to Redesign Models Every Five Years
Volkswagen plans on updating its models more frequently in the U.S. According to a report from Edmunds, the German automaker will update its core vehicles that are being sold in the U.S. more frequently, starting with the Jetta and Passat. The company wants to keep its models “fresh and attractive,” according to Marc Trahan, group vice... more]]>
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Volkswagen plans on updating its models more frequently in the U.S.

According to a report from Edmunds, the German automaker will update its core vehicles that are being sold in the U.S. more frequently, starting with the Jetta and Passat. The company wants to keep its models “fresh and attractive,” according to Marc Trahan, group vice president for quality and service at Volkswagen Group of America. According to Trahan, Volkswagen dealerships in the U.S. believe the cars aren’t being freshened enough like some of the automaker’s competitors.

SEE ALSO: ‘New’ 2015 Volkswagen Jetta Bows in NYC

Currently Volkswagen redesigns its models every seven years, but plans on moving to a five-year cycle, which is more in line with Japanese automakers. The Jetta is slated for a redesign in 2017 with the Passat following a year later.

GALLERY: 2015 Volkswagen Jetta

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Nine Cars Not Even Thieves Want http://www.autoguide.com/auto-news/2014/08/eight-cars-even-thieves-want.html http://www.autoguide.com/auto-news/2014/08/eight-cars-even-thieves-want.html#comments Fri, 29 Aug 2014 12:01:09 +0000 http://www.autoguide.com/auto-news/?p=254876 Nine Cars Not Even Thieves Want Nine Cars Not Even Thieves Want
The Tesla Model S might be a popular car among some enthusiasts, but apparently it’s not all that “hot.” While the Honda Accord remains the most stolen vehicle in the U.S., there was actually an eight-way tie for the least stolen vehicle in the country for 2013. Consisting mostly of crossovers and SUVs, the study... more]]>
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The Tesla Model S might be a popular car among some enthusiasts, but apparently it’s not all that “hot.”

While the Honda Accord remains the most stolen vehicle in the U.S., there was actually an eight-way tie for the least stolen vehicle in the country for 2013.

Consisting mostly of crossovers and SUVs, the study used a claim frequency, which is the number of vehicles reported stolen per 1,000 units produced. With a claim frequency of 0.4, the least stolen vehicles last year were the Dodge Journey, Volkswagen Tiguan, Audi A4, Acura RDX, Toyota Matrix, Lexus HS 250h, Honda CR-V and Hyundai Tucson. For comparison purposes, the average vehicle’s claim frequency is 3.51.

SEE ALSO: 2013 Tesla Model S Review – Video

As for the least stolen car this year? The Tesla Model S with a claim frequency of just 0.15. And while some could argue that there’s less Model S on the roads than other vehicles, the claim frequency is a fair metric compare and given that all Model S vehicles on the road today are still under warranty, there is likely a low demand for its parts.

GALLERY: 2013 Tesla Model S

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Mercedes, Subaru Top Customer Satisfaction Survey http://www.autoguide.com/auto-news/2014/08/mercedes-subaru-top-customer-satisfaction-survey.html http://www.autoguide.com/auto-news/2014/08/mercedes-subaru-top-customer-satisfaction-survey.html#comments Wed, 27 Aug 2014 12:31:57 +0000 http://www.autoguide.com/auto-news/?p=254687 Mercedes, Subaru Top Customer Satisfaction Survey Mercedes, Subaru Top Customer Satisfaction Survey
Imports and European automakers still reign supreme in customer satisfaction. In the 2014 American Consumer Satisfaction Index (ACSI) survey, Mercedes-Benz topped the list with a score of 86 while Subaru followed with 85. Lexus and Volkswagen were tied at 84 while Toyota, Honda and Buick all scored 83. Rounding out the top 10 with a score of 82 were three automakers: GMC, Kia and Chevrolet. Overall satisfaction with the industry dropped... more]]>
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Imports and European automakers still reign supreme in customer satisfaction.

In the 2014 American Consumer Satisfaction Index (ACSI) survey, Mercedes-Benz topped the list with a score of 86 while Subaru followed with 85.

Lexus and Volkswagen were tied at 84 while ToyotaHonda and Buick all scored 83. Rounding out the top 10 with a score of 82 were three automakers: GMCKia and Chevrolet.

Overall satisfaction with the industry dropped for the second year in a row, albeit by one point to 82 on a 100-point scale. Of the top 10 brands in the latest study, seven were imports though American brands are narrowing the gap.

SEE ALSO: 2014 Mercedes-Benz E350 4MATIC Coupe Review

The study is based on phone and email interviews with 4,360 customers that purchased light vehicles in the past three years and was conducting from April 22 to May 29. Ranking at the bottom of the survey were Dodge (78) and Acura (77).

GALLERY: 2015 Mercedes-Benz S65 AMG Coupe

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[Source: Automotive News]

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AutoGuide Under $30,000 Performance Car Shootout Part Two: Track Test Elimination Round http://www.autoguide.com/auto-news/2014/08/autoguide-30000-performance-car-shootout-part-two.html http://www.autoguide.com/auto-news/2014/08/autoguide-30000-performance-car-shootout-part-two.html#comments Tue, 26 Aug 2014 12:55:02 +0000 http://www.autoguide.com/auto-news/?p=254481 AutoGuide Under $30,000 Performance Car Shootout – Part Two: Track Test Elimination Round AutoGuide Under $30,000 Performance Car Shootout – Part Two: Track Test Elimination Round
Yesterday we took eight fun-to-drive performance vehicles under $30,000 and put them through their paces on the street. After much deliberation, we chose the 2014 Ford Fiesta ST as the king of the street. Despite a somewhat harsh ride, nothing else matches the raw, hilariously fun driving experience behind the wheel. But now it’s time... more]]>
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Yesterday we took eight fun-to-drive performance vehicles under $30,000 and put them through their paces on the street.

After much deliberation, we chose the 2014 Ford Fiesta ST as the king of the street. Despite a somewhat harsh ride, nothing else matches the raw, hilariously fun driving experience behind the wheel.

But now it’s time to get serious. We have come to the AutoGuide.com test track to complete the second half of our under $30,000 shootout. Every car will be taken around the track and scored on two criteria only; how fast it completes a lap and how fun it is when driven at the limit. That score, combined with yesterday’s street score is used to determine the final finishing order.

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To keep things interesting, this is an elimination round, as we compile the data the track and the street to determine which cars are headed home, and which will move on to the top three.

Tomorrow we’ll unveil the overall winner of the AutoGuide.com Under $30,000 Performance Car Shootout.

Eighth Place – 2014 Honda Civic Si Coupe

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Having track tested a different 2014 Civic Si Coupe just a few weeks prior, I knew within half a lap that something wasn’t right with this car. It just wasn’t accelerating with the same urgency once revs climbed past 5,000 RPM, and that’s normally the sweet spot in the powerband for these 2.4L iVTEC engines.

I was told this car had been used a few days prior at a Honda event where IndyCar driver James Hinchcliffe, and some other folks, were thrashing about in it. Did Hinchcliffe damage our car?

It’s hard to say for sure, but whatever the reason, this Civic Si was almost 3-seconds off my best lap time in the healthy one I had a few weeks earlier. 2014-Honda-Civic-Si-Coupe-interior.jpgTo be fair, all the cars were 1 to 2 seconds slower than previous test results thanks to an unusually greasy track surface (someone oiled it down with a blown engine prior to our arrival). But with the lowest top speed of any car in this competition, clearly something wasn’t right.

SEE ALSO: 2014 Honda Civic Si Coupe Review

Still, it wasn’t just the immediate issues holding back the Civic Si compared to the other seven cars in this shootout. Despite the changes Honda has made to it for 2014, it still has more body roll and more understeer than the other cars here, and ultimately that is reflected in in the fact that it had the second lowest cornering g-forces and lowest ‘fun to drive on the track’ score in the group.

Fast Facts

Lap time: 1:31.232 (8th)
Top Speed: 93.3 MPH (8th)
Max Cornering G-Force: 1.05 (7th)
Max Braking G-Force: 0.69 (8th)
Fun To Drive On The Track (out of 25): 16 (8th)
Engine: 2.4-liter four-cylinder, 205 HP, 174 lb-ft
Transmission: Six-speed manual
Drivetrain: Front-wheel drive, Helical LSD
Fuel Economy Ratings: 22 MPG City, 31 MPG Highway
Fuel Economy Observed: 26.4 MPG
Price: $23,580 after destination charges

GALLERY: 2014 Honda Civic Si Coupe

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