While everyone is excited about the all-new 306-horsepower Honda Civic Type R, we needn’t forget about the new 2017 Honda Civic Si. Available as a sedan and coupe for the 2017 model year, the Honda Civic Si is the perfect balance of convenience and sports in today’s ever-growing market of performance hatchbacks.
The Honda Civic Si has always been the perfect sports car for those that don’t want to spend a lot of many and want the practicality of a compact vehicle. It has enough power to let you zip in and out of traffic coupled with tight handling dynamics that will let you show off a little on the track. Of course, the Honda Civic Type R will beat the Civic Si in a race any day, but if you’re looking for something that gets you to point A to point B while offering a little fun along the way, the Honda Civic Si is the one you should be looking at. Let’s take a closer look at the 2017 Honda Civic Si Sedan.
Honda Civic Si Sedan Exterior
Since the new Honda Civic is already one of the best looking versions of the model that ever existed, it’s a little difficult to tell the Honda Civic Si Sedan apart from its slower siblings. Take a closer look and you’ll see a threatening front end that’s highlighted by a new sports bumper, a stylish gloss black grille, a new lip spoiler, and of course, the ‘Si’ badge that sits in the grille. The rear end of the new 2017 Honda Civic Si Sedan features a larger rear wing, center outlet for the sports exhaust system, and an ‘Si’ badge near the right rear taillight.
Like all the other Civic models, the 2017 Honda Civic Si Sedan sits on a wheelbase that measures 106.3 inches with an overall length of 182.8 inches. The width comes in at 70.8-inches and the height comes in at 55.5 inches.
If you thought the new Honda Civic Sedan couldn’t get any better looking you were wrong. The 2017 Honda Civic Si Sedan takes the already aggressive looks of the Civic Sedan to the next level with little enhancements that give it the extra beefiness.
Honda Civic Si Sedan Interior
Take a seat inside the 2017 Honda Civic Si Sedan and you’ll notice that the interior is pretty much like the regular Civic Sedan with some stylish enhancements. Those enhancements include bolstered front seats with red ‘Si’ embroidery that will hug you when you throw this thing into the corners. Further enhancements include a leather-wrapped steering wheel with red stitching, a leather-wrapped manual gearbox with red stitching, and a new driver-focused display layout that provides performance readouts (rev-limit indicator, G-force meter, and a boost gauge.
The 2017 Honda Civic Si Sedan comes standard with a long list of tech features including a ten-speaker 450-watt audio system, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, Bluetooth, USB Audio interface, heated seats and Honda’s LaneWatch system.
There’s not really much else you need to add in the 2017 Honda Civic Si tech wise but Honda will include a wireless phone charging cradle for an additional $305.
Overall, the interior of the 2017 Honda Civic Si Sedan is an excellent place to be and is a perfect balance of the Civic Sedan we’ve come to know and love and the extra toughness it needs to show off what’s under the hood.
Honda Civic Si Sedan Performance
So what exactly is under the hood of the 2017 Honda Civic Si Sedan? Power comes from a 1.5-liter four-cylinder turbocharged engine that will pump out a total of 205 horsepower with a maximum torque of 192 lb-ft. If you’re interested in purchasing a Civic Si, you better learn to drive a manual transmission, as a six-speed is the only option that is available.
Zero to 60 mph is clocked in at 6.7 seconds, and top speed is 137 mph. Now, those might not be some notable figures, but keep in mind that this is not the Civic Type R, simply a daily sports car that will allow you to have some fun on your daily commute. Just keep in mind that won’t be taking this to the track to run a quarter-mile anytime soon. Fuel economy for the 2017 Honda Civic Si Sedan comes in at an EPA-rated 28/38 mpg* (city/highway), which is impressive within itself.
Honda Civic Si Sedan Safety
Safety wise, the 2017 Honda Civic Si Sedan comes standard with a rearview camera and the brand’s Honda LaneWatch system that gives you more visibility when switching lanes. You can add on other driver assist technologies like lane keep assist, lane departure warning, blind spot monitoring, and much more.
Honda Civic Si Sedan Overall
Overall, the 2017 Honda Civic Si Sedan is the perfect combination of sports and practicality. You can fit in four passengers with ease or step on the gas a little harder if you’re running a little late. Yes, the 2017 Honda Civic Type-R is much more impressive when it comes to the numbers game, but it also carries a price tag that starts at an additional $10,000. The 2017 Honda Civic Si Sedan starts at just $24,100**. Visit your local AutoNation-affiliated Honda dealer for a test drive today.
*Based on EPA mileage ratings. Your mileage will vary depending specific vehicle trim, how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions, and other factors.
**MSRP excluding tax, license, registration, destination charge and options. Dealer prices may vary.