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2017 Honda Civic Si Review: Bolder, Lighter, Sleeker Than Before

By Angelie Jill , Jul 01, 2017 08:06 PM EDT
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The Honda Civic is arguably the best-selling car in the U.S with more than 500,000 units sold in just 18 months. With the introduction of 2017 Honda Civic Si, this number is expected to even grow significantly. The Civic Si shines with superb handling, outstanding steering, and a great shifter. It also comes with a lot of features and a low price that make it a great value.

The 2017 Honda Civic Si together with the Type R are believed to ride on Civic's outstanding platform with 25 percent torsional rigidity and 100 pounds weight advantage compared to the previous Si. The 18″ wheels (235/40) give it a more aggressive aporty look because these tires are slimmer, it does reduce the 2017 Honda Civic Si's roof height, making it 5mm lower than the normal Civic. Not only is it lower, which is overall beneficial to its overall performance, its interior does have a host of favorable features as well. It has a red gauge cluster with rev meter, lateral G-meter, and also a lap timer. Thee 2017 Civic Si comes with a 450-watt audio system with a 7-inch touchscreen interface that supports Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, sport pedals, red contrast stitching, a power moonroof, and a six-speed manual gearbox.

The 2017 Civic Si is powered by a 1.5-liter turbocharged engine which is similar to the Civic EX-T, according to Autoblog. The 2017 Civic Si can produce 205-horsepower and 192 pound-feet of torque. This translates to an additional 31-horsepower. The chassis tuning is also extremely revised with a focus on sporty driving.

The 2017 Honda Civic Si offers a lot to the table. It's exceptionally fuel efficient, brings exemplary road manners and is dressed up with tastefully aggressive styling, however, it also got more standard equipment than rival models and much a lower price tag.At a price for under $25,000 as per The Drive. This car represents great value for the casual enthusiast. The new Civic Si is fast, comfortable, practical, and capable of punching on top of its power rating.

              

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