Boiling down to merely aesthetics, the 2017 Honda Civic Hatchback is quite a failure. Folks are finding it too ugly despite the fact that Honda had incorporated bolder elements and aggression to the overall design of the vehicle. It’s not surprising that the Civic Hatchback has been recording decreasing sales figure.

The Civic Type-R was used as a guide in designing the Civic Hatchback thus, it isn’t all that surprising that this vehicle turned out looking less than attractive, to say the least.

If you are one of those who had found the model ugly, there is another alternative for you. The Civic Si, although it is a level under the Type-R and based on the Civic Coupe, is the next best thing.

Of course, the Civic Si is not exactly an aggressive model. But, it does justify it with its sleek design featuring a blacked out grille and unbroken taillight designs that goes all the way to its rear. Its 230 horsepower isn’t too bad of an option, as well.

On top of that, the Civic Si is cheaper than the Type-R, although you’ll still be getting the six-speed manual transmission. The Type-R is priced at $8,000 higher than the Civic Si and it comes with front-wheel drive. We think the Civic Si is a good alternative, do you think so, too?


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1 Comment

JT · December 27, 2016 at 12:48 pm

I was excited that the hatch was coming back, and was ready to buy one until I saw it. Whoever designed this has no overall sense of car aesthetic. The details are fine by themselves, but when combined they are a disaster. My biggest beef is the horrible angle between the hood and windshield. There is no flow there.

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