The Civic Si has less power than its two major competitors. However, the models are less expensive and weigh less.
The 2017 Honda Civic Si Coupe and Sedan officially goes on sale in the United States on May 13, 2017, and buyers will need to spend at least $24,775 (including $875 destination) to drive away from the showroom in the base version of either model. Customers can also get either body style with summer performance tires for $24,975.
Regardless of whether buyers get a coupe or sedan, the Civic Si is mechanically the same. Power comes from a 1.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder that produces 205 horsepower (153 kilowatts) and 192 pound-feet (260 Newton-meters) of torque. A six-speed manual gearbox sends the power to the front wheels, and a limited-slip differential maximizes traction.
Honda packs the coupe and sedan full of standard features. For example, all models feature, dual-zone climate control and heated front seats. The seven-inch driver information display also has settings for showing turbo boost, shift lights, and a G-meter.
The prices compare well to other hot hatches. For example, a base 2017 Volkswagen GTI retails for $26,415 (after $820 destination), and a Ford Focus ST is $25,650 (including $875 destination). The Civic Si is less powerful than either member of these models, but we are holding back judgment until after driving one.
The Civic Si also lighter than its competitors. Honda estimates the coupe at 2,889 pounds and sedan at 2,906 pounds. In comparison, a four-door GTI weighs 3082 pounds (1398 kg), and a Focus ST tips the scales at 3,223 pounds.
If the Si doesn’t offer enough performance, the Civic Type R arrives in the U.S. in late spring. Full pricing details aren’t available yet, but Honda promises the figure is “in the mid-$30k range.” The even hotter hatchback uses a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder with 306 hp (228 kW) and 295 lb-ft (400 Nm), and a six-speed manual drives the front wheels.
Gallery: 2017 Honda Civic Si
Stylish, Sporty and Turbocharged 2017 Honda Civic Si Coupe and Sedan On-Sale Tomorrow at Dealerships Across U.S.
May 12, 2017 - TORRANCE, Calif.
- Honda's first ever turbocharged Civic Si packs more torque and broader power band than any previous Si model
- Wider track, stiffer and lighter body make Civic Si most agile, best-handling ever
- Standard features include Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™
The all-new 2017 Honda Civic Si Coupe and Civic Si Sedan will go on sale at Honda dealerships beginning tomorrow with a Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP)1 starting at $23,900 for either the Si Coupe or Si Sedan. The exciting and dynamic Civic Si duo, revealed just last month, are the latest and sportiest additions to the 10th-generation Civic lineup, the most ambitious remake of Civic in the model's 44-year history.
Powering the Civic Si is a high-performance, high-torque 1.5-liter, direct-injected and turbocharged DOHC in-line 4-cylinder engine with dual variable cam timing (dual VTC). Mated to a short-throw, 6-speed manual transmission, the powertrain provides a dynamic driving experience with a much broader power band and significantly increased torque output compared to the previous Si. Peak output of 205 horsepower2 arrives 1,300 rpm lower in the rev range (5,700 vs. 7,000 rpm) and peak torque of 192 lb-ft3 (+18 lb-ft) is produced 2,300 rpm earlier (2,100 vs. 4,400 rpm) and sustained over 70 percent of the engine's rev range.
The 2017 Civic Si Coupe and Sedan are significantly lighter than the previous generation models: Civic Si Sedan curb weight, at 2,906 pounds, is down 96 pounds from the previous model, while the Si Coupe, at 2,889 pounds, is 113 pounds lighter than before. Both models feature a more rigid body and upgraded chassis components, including a dual-pinion adaptive electric power steering system with variable ratios, sport-tuned suspension featuring a two-mode adaptive damper system, a helical limited-slip differential, larger 12.3-inch front brake rotors (+0.5 inches) and wider 235/40 R18 tires with an available summer tire option. In addition to adaptive dampers, suspension upgrades include stiffer spring rates, more rigid stabilizer bars (+30 percent front, +60 percent rear), solid front and rear compliance bushings, and ultra-rigid front upper control arms shared with the track-ready Civic Type R. Wheel track for the new Si Sedan and Coupe has increased 1.2 inches at the front and 0.3 inches at the rear, offering improved stability, a lower center of gravity and improved cornering performance.
The Civic Si Coupe and Sedan offer two dynamic driving modes: Normal and Sport. The default Normal Mode offers more comfort-oriented dynamics while the Sport Mode adjusts the suspension damping characteristics plus steering and throttle response for a more taut and direct driving experience.
2017 Civic Si Pricing and EPA Fuel Economy Ratings
|Trim||MSRP1||EPA MPG Rating4 (city/highway/combined)|
|Civic Si Coupe (6MT)||$23,900||28/38/32|
|Civic Si Coupe (6MT) w/ summer tires||$24,100||28/38/32|
|Civic Si Sedan (6MT)||$23,900||28/38/32|
|Civic Si Sedan (6MT) w/ summer tires||$24,100||28/38/32|
The Civic Si features an aggressive front fascia with gloss black Honda "wing" and large lower air intakes, along with 18-inch split 5-spoke alloy wheels featuring a model-exclusive machined finish, low-profile tires and a chrome center-mounted polygonal exhaust finisher. At the rear, the Si Coupe continues the Civic Coupe's distinctive full-width light bar and adds a prominent raised wing spoiler, while the Si Sedan includes an exclusive rear fascia and decklid wing spoiler incorporating a LED brake light.
Inside, the Civic Si features exclusive bolstered front sport seats with red stitching, including stitched Si logos, which carries through to the doors, leather wrapped steering wheel, shift boot and sporty leather and aluminum shift knob. The red color scheme carries through to the driver's TFT meter as well as audio system illumination. Finally, aluminum sport pedals and carbon-look instrument panel trim finish off the Civic Si's unique interior appearance.
Comfort and Convenience Features
The new Civic Si Coupe and Sedan offer premium comfort and convenience features building on the EX-T Civic Coupe and Sedan.
|Feature||Civic Si Coupe||Civic Si Sedan|
|Dual-Zone Automatic Climate Control w/ Air Filtration||•||•|
|Heated Front Seats||•||•|
|Push Button Start||•||•|
|Hill Start Assist||•||•|
|Electric Parking Brake with Automatic Brake Hold||•||•|
|Power Windows with Auto-Up/Down Driver's and Front Passenger's Window||•||•|
|Power Door and Trunk Locks||•||•|
|Walk Away Auto Lock®||•||•|
|Tilt and Telescopic Steering Column||•||•|
|Multi-Functional Center Console Storage||•||•|
|12-Volt Power Outlets (front center console)||•||•|
|Rear-Seat Heater Ducts||•|
|Rear Window Defroster with Timer||•||•|
|Capless Fuel Filler||•||•|
|Illuminated Steering Wheel-Mounted Controls (Cruise Control, Audio, Phone, DII)||•||•|
|Beverage Holders (Front Row/Rear Row)||•||•|
|Driver's and Front Passenger's Vanity Mirrors||•||•|
|Leather-Wrapped Steering Wheel||•||•|
|White Ambient LED Lighting||•||•|
|60/40 Split-Folding Rear Bench Seat||•||•|
|Adjustable Seat-Belt Anchors (Front Row)||•||•|
|Head Restraints at all Seating Positions||•||•|
Technology and Connectivity
New for the 2017 Civic Si is a Driver Information Interface (DII) that adds a range of selectable real-time information designed to support performance driving. The 7-inch color TFT can display throttle and brake application in a graphic percentage format, turbocharger boost in pounds per square inch (psi), lap time (intended for use on closed circuits), race inspired shift lights and a graphical G-meter that provides a representation of acceleration, braking and cornering forces.
Accommodating modern connectivity needs, the new Civic Si includes a 7-inch Display Audio touchscreen that serves as the nerve center for control of audio, HVAC and other functions. The Display Audio features Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ platforms, providing seamless integration of smartphone features and functions, including app-based navigation, streaming audio, voice-controlled search capabilities, and access to a host of Apple- or Google-approved smartphone apps. All Si models feature a 450-watt, 10-speaker premium sound system with AM/FM, SiriusXM® Radio, HD Radio™ and Pandora® capability.
The 2017 Civic Si Coupe and Sedan are designed to provide a high level of collision safety performance in a wide variety of collision scenarios, including offset and oblique-angle frontal collisions as well as side and rear impacts. The Civic's safety performance starts with its class-leading forward visibility and precise, stable and predictable steering, handling and braking performance. Standard four-channel anti-lock brakes (ABS) with Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD), Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA) with traction control and Agile Handling Assist further enhance dynamic stability and emergency maneuvering and braking performance. Both the Civic Si Coupe and Si Sedan have received a 5-Star Overall Vehicle Score from the NHTSA.
The 2017 Civic Si Coupe and Sedan for the U.S. market will be produced at Honda's plant in Ontario, Canada. Its engine is produced in Anna, Ohio, Honda's largest automobile engine plant in in the world, using domestic and globally sourced parts.
For More Information
Consumer information is available at automobiles.honda.com/civic-si. To join the Civic Si community on Facebook, visit facebook.com/hondacivic. Additional media information including high-resolution photography of the Honda Civic Si Coupe and Sedan is available at hondanews.com/honda-automobiles/channels/civic-si.
Honda offers a full line of reliable, fuel-efficient and fun-to-drive vehicles with advanced safety technologies sold through over 1,000 independent U.S. Honda dealers. The Honda lineup includes the Fit, Civic, Accord and Clarity series passenger cars, along with the HR-V, CR-V and Pilot sport/utility vehicles, the Ridgeline pickup and the Odyssey minivan.
Honda has been producing automobiles in America for 34 years and currently operates 19 major manufacturing facilities in North America. In 2016, more than 95% of all Honda and Acura vehicles sold in the U.S. were made in North America, using domestic and globally sourced parts.
1 MSRP (Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price) excluding tax, license, registration, $875 destination charge and options. Dealer prices may vary.
2 205 horsepower @ 5700 rpm (SAE net)
3 192 lb-ft of torque @ 2100-5000 rpm (SAE net)
4 2017 EPA fuel-economy ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions and other factors.
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