All-New Honda Civic Si Gets Set to Defend Affordable Performance Crown

November 2nd, 2021 by

2022 Honda Civic Si Rear Side View

Since its introduction 35 years ago, Civic Si has offered young driving enthusiasts an affordable, high-performance sport compact.

Building on the class-leading 11th-generation Civic Sedan, the 2022 Civic Si continues that tradition with an updated turbocharged high-output VTEC® 1.5-liter 4-cylinder engine, a standard rev-matching 6-speed manual transmission, limited-slip differential, sport tuned suspension, and available high-performance summer tires. Its Drive Mode system features Normal, Sport and a new Individual mode that allows drivers to customize the driving experience.

Retuned with significantly broader power curves, the engine now delivers its 192 lb.-ft. of peak torque (SAE net) from 1,800-5,000 rpm, 300 rpm sooner than the previous generation. Performance is also extended at the top of the tach, with more output maintained between its power peak of 200 horsepower (SAE net) at 6,000 rpm and its 6500-rpm redline. A new, lighter, single-mass flywheel gives the turbocharged engine a snappier throttle response for an even sportier experience.

Si’s standard 6-speed manual transmission has been reengineered with greater shift feel and 10 percent shorter throws and, for the first time, Civic Si features a rev-matching system from the Civic Type R. As a true enthusiast vehicle, the Si exclusively is offered with three pedals and a stick shift.

To maximize the Si’s handling, ride quality and overall driver enjoyment, its suspension has been completely retuned with stiffer springs, firmer dampers, strategically stiffer bushings and thicker anti-roll bars. Updates to the steering system greatly improve steering feel.

New Sporty Design

2022 Honda Civic Si Dash Design

Sporty design cues add a unique bit of attitude to the Civic Si while functional aerodynamics aid and improve performance. The honeycomb mesh grille shows the intricate honeycomb trim inside the cabin. The new upper front bumper design is more aggressive, and the rear bumper has been reshaped to reveal two large oval exhaust outlets.

A gloss black rear spoiler mounted atop the trunk lid adds downforce to improve high speed stability. Civic Si also features gloss black exterior trim on the mirrors and window surrounds. An Si-exclusive Blazing Orange Pearl paint color is available, and large 18-inch 10-spoke alloy wheels finished in Si-specific matte black are standard.

Inside, the Civic Si features:

  • Si-exclusive Body Stabilizing sport seats with built-in head restraints
  • Racy Red accents on the dash, steering wheel, doors, console, shift boot and knob
  • 7-inch color LCD instrument display
  • 9-inch HD color touchscreen
  • Wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
  • 12-speaker Bose premium sound system
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