The Focus may be on its way out and the Civic Si is brand new but I’m not sure which one I would buy if I had to choose. There are other hot compacts on the market but they have their little niches.

The GTI has a great Automatic and is almost sophisticated in its appearance compared to the others and the WRX is AWD with a CVT available, it is extremely unique in this class.

So this is the battle between the manual only sport compacts. If it were your money between the two, which one would you take home?