Faster, More Furious 2017 Honda Civic Si Coupe and Sedan – ConsumerReports
by Jeff Plungis
Honda’s hoping the new Civic Si coupe and sedan will give fans of big horsepower in small packages something to savor.
The Si has a high-performance, high-torque 1.5-liter 4-cylinder engine, with direct injection and—for the first time—a turbocharger. This engine generates 205 horsepower, compared with the 180 hp of the current top-of-the-line Civic. The Si will come with a six-speed manual transmission.
The car “sets a new sporty compact benchmark in terms of agility and precise handling,” said Jeff Conrad, senior vice president of the automobile division at American Honda.
For the tuner crowd, the new Si adds a sportier design with a black “wing” front fascia and large side air intakes, along with 18-inch 10-spoke alloy wheels and low-profile tires. On the back, there’s a chrome polygonal exhaust pipe. This all leads up to the must-have race-car touch—a decklid spoiler.
To match up the drive to the flashy design touches, Honda shed weight and added body rigidity. The SI also gets a performance-weighted electric power-steering system, a sport-tuned suspension, and an adaptive damper system. With this technology in place, Honda was able to add a Sport mode for driving enthusiasts, enabling the car to adjust its suspension, damping, and steering and throttle response at the touch of a button.
2017 Honda Civic Si video preview – MotorAuthority
by Aaron Cole
It’s hard to believe that the Honda Civic Si has been with us now for more than 30 years. In the three decades it’s been on sale, the sporty Civic has stood for affordable performance. Now, the automaker turns the page for the Civic Si for this year in a big way. Whether it retains the same enthusiastic attitude for entry-performance buyers is yet…
2017 Honda Civic Si Goes on Sale, Priced from $24,775 – MotorTrend
Priced competitively against its rivals, the Si is available in a single configuration that builds off the value-oriented EX-T trim of the standard Civic. The Si coupe and sedan come loaded with heated front seats, push-button start, 60/40 split folding rear bench seat, and a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Special interior touches include sport seats with red stitching, carbon-look instrument panel trim, and Si badging. Summer tires are available for an extra $200.
If you recall, we came across a Honda sales training website last month that listed the Civic Si’s fuel economy at 28/38/32 mpg city/highway/combined. It turns out those numbers are correct, as Honda has confirmed the figures as the official EPA rating. The Civic Si receives a higher rating than its major rivals, including the 2017 Ford Focus ST (22/30/25 mpg), 2017 Volkswagen Golf GTI (24/34/28 mpg), and 2017 Subaru WRX (20/27/23 mpg).
All Civic Si models come equipped with a 1.5-liter turbocharged inline-four making 205 hp and 192 lb-ft of torque. A six-speed manual is the only available gearbox.
Now that Honda has released the Civic Si, we must now wait patiently for the Civic Type R that comes out in late spring. Pricing hasn’t yet been announced, but Honda says to expect an MSRP in the mid-$30k range. Source: Honda
2017 Honda Civic Si Arrives with New Turbocharged, VTEC-Less Engine – CarandDriver
-Honda’s Si badge—which initially stood for “sport injected,” referencing the novelty of fuel injection back in the day—has long been synonymous with high-revving VTEC engines. That all changes now: The Si versions of the 10th-generation Civic feature turbocharging for the first time in the history of the nameplate. Perhaps more blasphemously, the Si lacks the traditional two-stage VTEC variable valve timing and lift, instead using Honda’s variable timing control (VTC). READ MORE ››