2022 Honda Civic Si Sets Benchmark for Sport Compact Sedans
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Are you searching for a sedan that offers excellent handling and is fun to drive? The new 2022 Honda Civic Si is a perfect match, and will be available to purchase later this year. Here is what we know so far about the 11th generation Civic:
The 2022 Civic Si targets a new generation of young driving enthusiasts with an exciting new design and a richer, more engaging driving character. Updated turbocharged engine, standard manual transmission, limited-slip differential and a sport tuned suspension with summer tires all make the new sedan stand out. According to Car and Driver, the Civic Si differentiates itself with a more aggressive front bumper, exposed exhaust tips, and a gloss-black trunk-mounted spoiler.
On the inside, the Civic Si has new Si-specific sport seats with embroidered Si logos and red contrast stitching. This is also the first Civic Si with a large 9-inch HD color touchscreen, wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration and a Bose Centerpoint 2 premium sound system.
“Civic Si is a performance icon that has offered affordable high-performance for four decades and the new Honda Civic Si continues that legacy”, said Dave Gardner, executive vice president of National Operations, American Honda Motor Co., Inc. “It isn’t just a blast to drive, it’s hands down the best Civic Si we’ve ever offered to our customers.”
A long list of new and improved safety features are included with the Civic Si. Those include the latest generation of Honda’s Advanced Compatibility Engineering (ACE) body structure, groundbreaking new driver and front passenger airbags designed to reduce the risk of neck injuries, rear seat side airbags, and an updated Honda Sensing suite of active driver and driver-assistive technologies.
Other new features on the Civic Si:
Updated 1.5-liter turbocharged engine with broader power curves and a lighter flywheel to quicker response and improved drivability.
Improved short-throw 6-speed manual transmission with standard rev-matching system from the Civic Type R.
Retuned suspension improves ride quality and takes Si handling to the next level.
Sporty Si-specific design cues add attitude and improve aerodynamic performance.
An available new and vibrant Blazing Orange Pearl exterior is also exclusive to the Civic Si.