The 2017 Honda Civic Si has just arrived, adding to the already extensive 10th generation Civic portfolio that now includes a sedan, coupe, and a hatchback to boot. But the Si won’t be the only model shaking things up in the Civic lineup. By the end of the year Honda also plans to release a brand-new Type R performance variant, so these are exciting times for Civic aficionados to say the least.
Exterior and Interior
The 2017 Honda Civic Si will be available in a coupe or sedan body styles, with the 2-door model of the former being the arguably more appealing. Some of the standout exterior features on both models include the aggressive front bumper with bigger intakes and a splitter, and the 18-inch wheels with 235/40 tires. The sedan model stands out with a new larger side vent features and a deck lid spoiler that incorporates the LED brake light, while the coupe features a flashy raised spoiler.
On the inside, the new Civic Si comes with sport seats with contrasting red stitching and distinctive Si logos. The red stitching can also be found throughout the cabin, on the doors, steering wheel, as well as the leather shift boot with an aluminum shift knob. Red accents are also featured on the instrument cluster and the pedals. From the high-tech field, push-button start, heated seats, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone integration all come as standard features. So does the 7.0-inch touchscreen display.
Engine and Powertrain
Under the hood, the 2017 Honda Civic Si will feature the same old turbocharged 1.5-liter inline-4 that is being used by the regular Civic models. This would make this new model of the Si the very first of its kind to feature a turbocharged engine. It also produces 205 horsepower and 192 pound-feet of torque, same amount of peak power as its predecessor, but this time that power arrives at 1,300 rpm lower. Also, the torque arrives at 2,300 rpm lower than, with an addition of 18 extra lb-ft. This should have a considerable impact on the performance. The engine will come mated to a 6-speed manual transmission and it sends all its power to the front wheels only. There is also a bevy of performance oriented goodies such as the dual-pinion adaptive electric power steering system, a sport-tuned suspension, limited-slip differential, as well as new 12.3-inch front brake rotors.
2017 Honda Civic Si Release Date and Price
Honda has just announced the pricing for the 2017 Honda Civic Si. It will start at $24,775, which accounts in the $875 destination fee. The price will be the same for both the coupe and sedan Civic Si body styles, while the price of highest trim of the new model only rises to $24,975, putting the 2017 Civic Si in a sweet spot as an affordable, modest performance vehicle that is actually fun to drive.