The guys over at Temple of VTEC have discovered Honda's pricing structure for the Civic Si, and much to the happiness of Si fans in the States the car will start at $19,990 for the base 6-speed manual model. The pricing has already been posted on Honda's website, where you can build your own Si. Adding summer tires to your pocket rocket will push the price up to $20,190. If you want a nice little nav system you'll be shelling out $21,740. If you want both the summer rubber and the navi then you'll top out at $21,940. Not bad for the car that was chosen best of the year by Motor Trend.
Of course, everyone?s wondering how far the Honda Civic Si will cannibalize sales of the Acura RSX. The RSX is similar in many respects and with 205 hp doesn?t have a significant power advantage over its lil? sib. The RSX starts at $20,325, while the more agressive looking and handling Type-S model goes for $23,845. In all honesty, if it were a toss up between the Si and the RSX, we?d probably splurge and choose the Acura as a dance partner. Though certainly longer in the tooth than the new Si, the RSX is so established as a world class handling machine and it?s level of luxury is certainly higher than the Si?s.