We all know the story of the Honda Civic: Reliable, affordable, sensible, fuel-efficient, its luster marred by a half-hearted ’12 model-year redesign that was fixed three years later with a masterful roof-to-rubber do-over. Until November, it was America’s best-selling passenger car.

Now in its 10th generation, the Civic adds a completely new (and long overdue) dimension to its legacy – one that will catch off-guard even the Civic Si loyalists who craved more power, more track-ability. If Subaru could have the STI and Mitsubishi the (dearly departed) EVO, then why shouldn’t Honda customers have something equally lust-worthy, the thinking went.

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