2013 ILX 2.4 vs 2013 Civic SI Sedan

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    2013 ILX 2.4 vs 2013 Civic SI Sedan

    I've been waiting about a year now for the 2013 si sedan to be released since I test drove the 2012 model and learned it was quickly being refreshed. I made a visit to my local Honda dealership yesterday as they just received a CBP si sedan and in my opinion the changes to the 2013 was worth the wait over the 2012model, but now I can't decide the new si and the slightly more expensive ILX 2.4. Why did everyone go with the ILX instead of the si? Has anyone else been stuck between the si and ILX 2.4? If so, what features swayed you one way or the other?

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    The sheet metal & the interior quality were enough to justify it for me.

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    I think some have considered the Si and ILX.

    The ILX is just a more premium car. Go sit in one in a dealership and compare the interior to the Si.

    If you don't care for the interior, exterior, projector headlights, acura badge, get the Si

    The Si is more performance oriented. The ILX is more comfort oriented.

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    The ILX was an upgrade from my 2006 Civic. I was considering the SI for a time, but in the end got the ILX because I was looking for something more luxurious. I think they are both great choices. I agree with cfrp that the SI is more performance oriented than the ILX.

    Though it looks like Honda has made more strives of making the 2013 Civic more luxurious than before. The interior looks much nicer and the rear looks more premium and mature. This is judging from video reviews I have seen online.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ILXfan View Post
    The ILX was an upgrade from my 2006 Civic. I was considering the SI for a time, but in the end got the ILX because I was looking for something more luxurious. I think they are both great choices. I agree with cfrp that the SI is more performance oriented than the ILX.

    Though it looks like Honda has made more strives of making the 2013 Civic more luxurious than before. The interior looks much nicer and the rear looks more premium and mature. This is judging from video reviews I have seen online.
    One big reason why I would get the ILX over a 2013 Civic Si is the dashboard on the Civic. I always disliked the double stack dash or whatever they call it. It might be driver focused but it's just not doing it for me.

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    To be honest the only advantage to me apart from price that the Si has over the ILX is that it has a LSD.

    If they put an LSD in the ILX there would be no advantage apart from price.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Domani View Post
    One big reason why I would get the ILX over a 2013 Civic Si is the dashboard on the Civic. I always disliked the double stack dash or whatever they call it. It might be driver focused but it's just not doing it for me.

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    I actually like the dash on the SI, but only in the SI. I think the tilt to the driver side gives it a cockpit feel, which makes sense for a performance vehicle but not so much on the ILX.

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    Is there any word what, if any, the changes will be to the 2014 ILX 2.4?

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    Quote Originally Posted by RPM View Post
    I actually like the dash on the SI, but only in the SI. I think the tilt to the driver side gives it a cockpit feel, which makes sense for a performance vehicle but not so much on the ILX.
    Good point. The Si being a performance focused trim Civic does need more performance focused things going on like the driver focused center console. But many generations of the Si haven't been like this and people were totally fine with it, they had your traditional center console setup.

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    I cannot understand why the GPS is not available for the ILX 2.4

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