The performance economy car segment slowed down after the early 2000s, but it is now back in full force. Just this year, we have seen Nissan jump back into this segment with the Sentra Nismo and Hyundai join it with the Elantra Sport. It seems like Honda has targeted these two cars as a comparison
, leaving the GTI and Focus ST in a class above. The Sentra Nismo is powered by the Juke's 1.6-liter turbo, which makes 188 hp and 177 lb-ft of torque. The Elantra Sport also has a 1.6-liter turbo
, but it has more power at 200 hp and 190 lb-ft of torque. When we compare the Civic Si to the Sentra Nismo and the Elantra Sport, it seemingly comes out on top.