2022 Honda Civic Si Review & Test Drive

The rev-match function of the manual transmission can be found in convenient for those times you wish to merely downshift without committing to expensive footwork to heel toe, though I did find myself doing my regular heel toe dance forgetting the Civic Si does the work for you. If you so desire, you can disable the feature through the infotainment system.
The three drive modes, Individual, Normal, and Sport generally arent required as they only modify the throttle position a bit, steering effort, and adds what seems an artificial noise to match the engine, mostly making you discover additional coarseness in the noise and buzz of the turbocharged 4-cylinder revving to its 6,500 rpm redline. The Individual drive mode allows you to tailor just the two variables of the Engine and Steering, which again, just changes the throttle mapping, steering effort, and engine noise pumped into the cabin.

Interior and Tech
The lots of updates and changes of the revamped 11th generation Civic are a testimony to the long lineage and lessons learned by Honda over the many years. For beginners, the control panel layout is perfect where theres a physical volume knob (take note Volkswagen for your brand-new Golf/GTI/R– Honda has actually learned their lesson and they do it best) and an easy-to-reach 9-inch infotainment touchscreen with wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto combination.

The new Honda Civic Si embarks on an inviting journey to offer a brand-new take on the custom of having a bit more power over the rest of the Civic lineup but having its powertrain exclusively surrounding a 6-speed handbook transmission, which stays to be a happiness to row with reasonably short throws to draw out enjoyable educing performance. Power is sent out to the front wheels but with the help of a basic Helical limited-slip differential that influences confidence in pressing the Civic Si through turns and keeps both wheels powering through straight-line pulls.

The seating area up front has plentiful space while the fabric seats are well strengthened however have manual modifications just with no heating for the Civic Si available. In general, theres a new understanding of a premium interior in the revamped Civic, and the Si includes a bit of flair to that brand-new style with its red-colored accents throughout.

The Honda Civic has actually long been a standard for the mainstream compact vehicle segment, and for the 2022 model year, it gets a full redesign marking its 11th generation. For the redesign, the new Honda Civic builds on an undeniably great credibility and raises its presence with a slightly sportier appeal using just a sedan, hatchback, and a return of the dynamic manual-transmission-only Si sedan variation that I had a possibility to have a look at today.
Efficiency and Driving Character
The brand-new Honda Civic Si embarks on a welcoming journey to provide a new take on the custom of having a bit more power over the rest of the Civic lineup however having its powertrain specifically surrounding a 6-speed handbook transmission, which stays to be a joy to row with relatively brief tosses to draw out fun educing efficiency. Part of that enjoyable formula is a 1.5-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder engine with 200 horsepower and 192 pound-feet of torque. Power is sent to the front wheels however with the assistance of a basic Helical limited-slip differential that inspires confidence in pushing the Civic Si through turns and keeps both wheels powering through straight-line pulls.

The brand-new 2022 Honda Civic Si stays at a decent price point, about $2,000 more than the outgoing design, which keeps it quite competitive at the as-tested rate of $28,910 (consisting of a $1,015 location charge) with the noteworthy choices being the summer high-performance tires and the attractive Blazing Orange Pearl paint. Once again, kudos to Honda for keeping enthusiasts delighted in a time when there are just a few vehicles left that can be had with a manual transmission however only a couple are as enjoyable as the Civic Si for such a cost. The brand-new Civic is well deserving of receiving the 2022 North American Car Of The Year award.

In general, theres a brand-new understanding of a premium interior in the redesigned Civic, and the Si adds a bit of flair to that new design with its red-colored accents throughout. The new 2022 Honda Civic Si remains at a reputable price point, about $2,000 more than the outgoing model, which keeps it rather competitive at the as-tested price of $28,910 (including a $1,015 destination charge) with the notable choices being the summer season high-performance tires and the eye-catching Blazing Orange Pearl paint. Again, congratulations to Honda for keeping enthusiasts happy in a time when there are only a couple of cars left that can be had with a manual transmission however just a couple are as fun as the Civic Si for such a price.

Fundamentally, the Civic Sis suspension is somewhat forgiving however initially stiff to provide a certified and acceptable quality when you hit highway speeds. The stylish nature and tightness of the springs and dampers are necessary for the impressive handling characteristics of the Civic Si.
Fuel Economy
Fuel mileage remains to be excellent however somewhat down compared to the regular civic trims, which is expected due to the bigger wheels, included power, and the cheerful 6-speed manual transmission, which lovers will happily pay additional at the pump for having– Thanks for keeping the manual transmission alive, Honda! The 2022 Civic Si quickly matches the EPA approximates in the real world of 27 mpg city, 37 mpg highway, and 31 mpg combined.

While the facility content is rather cut short on the Civic Si, there are still enough functions to avoid complaints and a distinct design that begins with my Blazing Orange Pearl painted test lorry, the 18-inch matte black wheels covered with Goodyear Eagle F1 summer high-performance tires, power sunroof, automated high-beam LED headlights, and dual chrome exhaust pointers. For the interior, the Civic Si gets the expected suite of basic active safety features, part of the most recent Honda Sensing Safety tech, including adaptive cruise control, forward-collision warning, automated emergency situation braking, lane departure warning, lane keep assist, traffic sign acknowledgment, rear seat pointer, and blind-spot monitors/warning.

Theres barely any visible torque guide under full throttle, and the Civic Si feels more well balanced than ever previously. Theres a neat little bump in power that you can feel as the rpm gauge sweeps previous 5,500 rpm where you wish there was just a bit more rev range above its 6,500 rpm redline.

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