2010 Volkswagen GTI or 2012 Honda Civic Si
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2010 Volkswagen GTI Long-Term Road Test

2010 Volkswagen GTI or 2012 Honda Civic Si

May 04, 2011

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Today we ran a Track Tested piece on the 2012 Honda Civic Si. And the discussion there, and in our office, quickly turned to that of 2.0-liter 200 horsepower / 207 torque GTI or 2.4-liter 201 horsepower / 170 torque Civic Si?

It's a question that rears up every few years and 2011 is no different. There's a new Si on the block as the GTI is knocking on two. There is a $1,490 price difference in favor of the Civic. There is an incalculable appearance difference in favor of the VW.

I've made a quick list of performance specs after the jump. But we all know that cars are more than just track numbers.

Which would you buy, and why?

VW GTI

200 horsepower @ 5,100
207 pound-feet at 1,800

225/40R18 Dunlop SP Sport 01 AS

3,097 pounds

0-60: 7.0
0-60 Rollout: 6.6
Quarter mile: 15.0 @ 95.2

30-0: 34
60-0: 130

Slalom: 65.5
Skidpad: 0.87

Price: $23,695

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2012 Honda Civic SI

201 horsepower @ 7,000
170 pound-feet @ 4,300

215/45ZR17 Michelin Pilot Exalto PE2

2,845 lbs.

0-60: 6.9
0-60 w/rollout: 6.6
Quarter mile: 15.1 @ 93.1

30-0: 20
60-0: 120

Slalom: 67.3
Skidpad: 0.86


Price $22,205


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