Civic Sport Touring 6MT vs Si

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    I guess I've been out of the loop, but I just realized today that the Sport Touring will be available as a 6MT for 2020. Weighing the pros/cons between that model & the Si. Obviously the Si has more power, adaptive dampers, plus its own unique interior treatment. Touring has leather...and what else?

    Generally I prefer the hatch body style, but wondering what else I'd be missing if I went with the 2020 Si.
     
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    Honestly if I was in your shoes the only thing I'd go on would be the body style I wanted. Clearly there's no Si hb so if I wanted a hatch, the touring would be the one for me. Other than that, I see the Si as the clear winner, imo. Cheaper and more performance oriented. Pretty sure the new Si comes with most of the touring stuff now even at a lower cost.
     
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    you want performance, get the si. you want the boring, conservative looking hatch, then get the hatch. your choice.
     
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    12 speaker system? More space? Already comes with front lip and side skirts?
     
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    LSD is a huge difference between the hatch and the si. To me, that is reason enough to get the si. The adaptive suspension, more power, and the seats are bonuses.
     
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    I really wanted stick and hatch, so I went with Sport hatch trim. I know the Touring is offered now 6MT as you mentioned, but I would go cheaper for Si before considering ST. I don’t care much for the interior creature comforts or technology.

    I personally love my sport hatch for what it is. I took body style over the LSD, adaptive dampers and overall better performing car.

    Good luck deciding between the two.
     
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    I'd prefer a hatch by a small margin, but I'd be fine with a sedan. So I'm having trouble making a decision on that basis alone.

    So, based on the responses in this thread and the info I already have, it sounds like the advantages of each model are:

    Sport Touring 6MT - leather, more speakers, body style (ymmv, depends on personal preference), front lip/side skirts
    Si - adaptive suspension, LSD, more power, Si-exclusive interior treatment

    ...and the Si is like $2k less expensive? I feel like I must be missing something here, because the Si seems like a no-brainer. Do both cars have the same suite of Honda Sensing features?
     
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    For 2020, the Si will have the sending suite, but it doesn't currently.
     
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    I went from the 6MT Hatch to the Si

    Only thing you'll miss is the trunk space lol
     
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    #10 gtman, Sep 6, 2019
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    The Si is obviously the better performer but the ST hatch is hardly boring and conservative looking.

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    IMO the hatch is fuggin ugly. Would never buy the R for that one reason. I'm a coupe guy.
     
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    For 2020, the Si is missing leather and powered seats, navigation, better (?) sound system, and some trunk space vs a 2020 ST. You'll pay $3k more for the ST mainly due to the hatchback form and less power of course.
     
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    Sport hatch is more sporty and aggressive looking in my opinion. I've owned both (hatch first, Si now).

    The 6MT Sport Touring will be very nice but it's going to cost a fair bit more than an Si and not have a lot of the sporty features... LSD, better suspension, more room to add power. I'd say you can't go wrong with either put if you plan on trying to do any sort of competitive driving the Si is going to really shine.
     
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    It's not boring nor conservative looking lol chill
     
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    It's going to be a lot harder to find the Sport Touring with the MT. I don't suspect there will be too many of them hitting dealer lots. A few. You might find one. The nice thing about the Si is every one that hits the lot is an MT. You'll have to do more searching for the Sport Touring and maybe won't be able to negotiate as good of a price. That would be my thought anyway. And sticker to sticker it is like $4k difference. The Sport Touring is just too expensive IMO for a Civic without a Type R badge.
     
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