Interior Comparison: Civic Si vs. Veloster N
The Civic and the Veloster have their fair share of economical plastic, but both have a few special interior details that highlight their sporty natures, such as Si badging on the Civic sport seats and red accents on the dash and stitching. Red makes it faster.
The Civic Si coupe has comfortable seats front and rear, although rear-seat air vents would be a welcome addition. (The Veloster doesn’t have them either, so at least they’re evenly matched there.) The controls in the Si are easy to use and will be familiar to any Civic owner. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone integration comes standard and displays on a 7-inch touchscreen. The touchscreen, though, looks a little small and has dated graphics.
The Veloster’s interior is smart and well packaged but not particularly exciting. It’s a bit dark and plain for a car with a roof-mounted wing. The Veloster does get a leather-wrapped steering wheel and an LED shift light in the gauge cluster. The controls are all well placed for ease of use at least, and Hyundai’s infotainment system includes Apple CarPlay and Android Auto on a larger 8-inch touchscreen.
Planning on hauling stuff? The Civic Si coupe’s trunk doesn’t offer quite the voluminous space of a Civic hatchback’s trunk, but the 11.9 cubic feet is very usable. Like all Hondas, the Civic has small-item storage down to a science with movable cupholders, cubby dividers and giant door pockets.
The Veloster’s cargo area is generously sized for a small car. There’s 19.9 cubic feet available behind the rear seats. But you’ll have to lift items to clear the high trunk opening.