2017 Honda Civic Si Coupe and Sedan Are Available Now and Start at $23,900
Want a fast Honda Civic, but don’t have Type R money? Here’s the next best thing.
Are you a fan of small, fast Hondas, but think $40,000 is a little rich for a front-wheel-drive compact car? Honda has a vehicle for you. The Japanese automaker announced pricing and release information yesterday on the more reasonably priced Civic Si.
Honda's Focus ST rival will set you back at least $23,900 for either the coupe or sedan model and should be available to order right freakin' now at Honda dealerships across the nation. For comparison's sake, the aforementioned Focus ST costs at least $24,775 and a base version of Volkswagen's GTI will run you $25,595.
For your nearly 24 large, you get the first Civic Si to come turbocharged from the factory producing 205 horses and 192 lb-ft of twist, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, a short-throw 6-speed manual transmission, more aggressive front bodywork with glossy black trim, bolstered seats, red stitching throughout the interior, 18-inch wheels, low-profile tires, and a center-mounted polygonal exhaust that looks rad as hell, man.
Honda is also touting the Civic Si's "much broader power band and significantly increased torque output compared to the previous Si." The company also claims better handling over the outgoing Si via weight reduction (43 kg for the sedan, 51 kg for the coupe), a wider track, a stiffer chassis, dual-pinion adaptive steering of the variable ratio variety, a helical LSD, and beefier tires and brakes. Still not impressed? The Si apparently comes with the "ultra-rigid front upper control arms" lifted from the maniacal Type R.
The Honda Civic Si also comes with the ability to select between two driving modes, because of course it does. Predictably, taking the car out of its sedate 'Normal' mode and into 'Sport' mode alters the damping, steering, and throttle response to deliver more 'Sport' into the morning commute.
In terms of fuel economy, the EPA has rated the Civic Si 28/38/32 mpg city/highway/combined, appropriately more economical than its racier big brother who only gets 22/28/25 taking the same exam.