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- Oct 27, 2015
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Sorry but I have to disagree with Honda's decision not to up the power. This is their "Sport Injected" model and sure, it's known for it's good handling. But there is competition out there and the competition has substantially higher power numbers (the WRX, GLI, GTI, Elantra N etc).Keeping costs down and reliability are probably the main factors. Possibly trying to find a middle ground refining the driving experience. I'm pretty sure they thought it out before going this route. I'm willing to bet that 10th gen stock and 11th gen stock from light to light they are going to be pretty even
Having run the tune reliability thread for years now, I have an idea of what the 1.5T is safely capable of. Honda could have easily released an Si outputting say, 215/215 with the needed reliability and good mpg numbers. 200/192 is far too pedestrian IMO. It winds ups being a fun car in the twisties with less than true sport sedan-ish acceleration.
And yes a tune fixes that but Honda should have done it out of the box.