2020 Si Coupe vs. 2018 Si Coupe Comparison Thread (will update as things are found)

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Just took possession of my 2020 last night and so far have about 40 miles on it. There is another comparo thread that mentions how much more buttoned down the overall feel of the car is and I have to strongly agree.

>Honda has seemingly made a lot of silent changes (for example the sunroof assembly is much tighter including the sunshade). The a-pillar covers are tight to the a-pillar compared to my 18 (no rattling later on hopefully). Also in place and fitted much better (no strange gaps at the end).

>Driver sun visor has a vanity light now instead of the panel filler piece my 18 had (indicating some planning on Honda's end to add some of this stuff)

>20's come with a little wire extension thing for the usb access to android auto (alleviating the awkward plugging in down to the port in front of the shifter beneath the head unit)

There does seem to be just a touch more road noise with the new wheels (maybe they are lighter?). Although the overall car seems much quieter and more refined for whatever reason.

>LED lighting up front (now also the factory fog lights are led...something i didn't know)

>The parking brake switch now has a red indicator light in the switch which helps.

>Glove box light is added.

>Cup holder has spring loaded fingers now (nice).

>Shortened final drive: I love the gearing change...the car is much easier to drive.

>Honda Sensing pack: lovely stuff I didn't know I wanted. Definitely helps during my 40 minute drive to and from work.

>Red trim on the dash is a nice touch along with the red carbon weave pattern in the seats.

>Platinum white pearl has a lot more metal flake in it compared to the white orchid pearl from what I can tell.

>Exhaust noise supplement: very subtle and like magic. I have no idea where/how its working but its a Goldilocks amount of sound for me. Havent ripped on it yet (still only 200 miles on her) so I cant give a full eval but so far so good. Only seems to work in sport mode.



 
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20's come with a little wire extension thing for the usb access to android auto (alleviating the awkward plugging in down to the port in front of the shifter beneath the head unit)
Congrats on the new car! It also has a glove box light.
19 sedan came with the usb extension and a light in the glove box.
Damn but I really want that vanity light... anyone want to trade sun visors? :wave:
 

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19 sedan came with the usb extension and a light in the glove box.
Damn but I really want that vanity light... anyone want to trade sun visors? :wave:
I have a 19 that is right in the middle. Only has 5,000 miles on it. Has a few of the updates such as the new radio and climate control stuff. The little USB extension and what not. Otherwise I'd be hell bent on getting a 2020.

I kinda like the 17-19 rims and front vents too. Can't say for sure until I see the car in person though. I keep going back and fourth looking at pics online. I love the LEDs and sound enhancement for sure though.

I'd like to see some actual track tests to see if the car is any faster with the shorter gears.
 
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The a-pillar covers are tight to the a-pillar compared to my 18
FML. I just got a roll of felt last week to fix a few things and this was one. Nice that they tightened up the interior on the refresh. It’s developed more rattles than the ‘15 it replaced.

I kind of always felt like the CivicX interior was a little rushed. The pieces didn’t fit together as well as they should have. The fact they have the same little tray as gen 9 and all that then got covered up by the shifter/center console area to turn it into a ‘hiding spot’ had me scratching my head when I saw it my first time crawling around one at the dealer.

I like the new rims a lot more as well. Enough that I’d swap for a set if they were proven to be substantially lighter than the ‘17-‘19... though I assume they’re pretty similar in weight.
 

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FML. I just got a roll of felt last week to fix a few things and this was one. Nice that they tightened up the interior on the refresh. It’s developed more rattles than the ‘15 it replaced.

I kind of always felt like the CivicX interior was a little rushed. The pieces didn’t fit together as well as they should have. The fact they have the same little tray as gen 9 and all that then got covered up by the shifter/center console area to turn it into a ‘hiding spot’ had me scratching my head when I saw it my first time crawling around one at the dealer.

I like the new rims a lot more as well. Enough that I’d swap for a set if they were proven to be substantially lighter than the ‘17-‘19... though I assume they’re pretty similar in weight.
Still haven't seen the 2020 in person yet. Its a tuff call on the rims and vents though

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Still haven't seen the 2020 in person yet. Its a tuff call on the rims and vents though

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I didn’t care much for gen 9s rims. Too much flat surface, IMO.

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Ours are much better but I still like 10.5s better. I kind of feel like ours are ‘tweener rims between 9 and 10.5 now that I’ve seen them.
 

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I didn’t care much for gen 9s rims. Too much flat surface, IMO.

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Ours are much better but I still like 10.5s better. I kind of feel like ours are ‘tweener rims between 9 and 10.5 now that I’ve seen them.
10.5s? I had a 9th too. I didn't mind the rims too much. It just seems like the rims on both the 9th & 10th are magnets for curbs though. I knew going in with this one and have been extra careful. All in all I like the HFPs the most. They're beautiful in my opinion.

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I like my 2018 looks pretty much same as 2020
 

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I was anti-matte black wheels up until the day I picked my car up (this past Saturday). I, too, hadn't seen a 2020 in person until my car arrived. The front, especially with the LED headlights and fog lights, is a marked improvement over the '17-19 and I actually like the body color trim added across the black plastic piece. The rear body color piece is kinda meh to me, no better but no worse than the huge fake vents in the '17-'19s. I was set up to trade my 2020 wheels for the '17-'19 wheels with another forum member until I saw them in person. They really do add to the sporty but not fake ricer sporty look that this car is going for. Simply put, I really liked the 2017-'19 Si and was set to buy one a couple of times over the last couple of years, but I'm glad I waited to get a 2020.

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I was anti-matte black wheels up until the day I picked my car up (this past Saturday). I, too, hadn't seen a 2020 in person until my car arrived. The front, especially with the LED headlights and fog lights, is a marked improvement over the '17-19 and I actually like the body color trim added across the black plastic piece. The rear body color piece is kinda meh to me, no better but no worse than the huge fake vents in the '17-'19s. I was set up to trade my 2020 wheels for the '17-'19 wheels with another forum member until I saw them in person. They really do add to the sporty but not fake ricer sporty look that this car is going for. Simply put, I really liked the 2017-'19 Si and was set to buy one a couple of times over the last couple of years, but I'm glad I waited to get a 2020.

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Same boat as you. Ive fallen in love with the new 2020 wheels. And how easy they are to keep clean!
 
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Yes the wheels were a cringy thing that I was worried about changing. I can say for sure look awesome in person. It is a good looking car, as they all are.... good on Honda so far.

The gearing change is so much better! It no longer has the absolute dead spot in the throttle after take off....

Feels like the engine/ trans mounts may be improved.... too early to tell but this thing is no where near as jerky on off throttle for some reason.
 
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