Honda Introduces All-New 2022 Civic Si
Based on the all-new 11th-generation Civic Sedan, the turbocharged 2022 Civic Si sets a new benchmark for sport compact sedans, with improved dynamic performance and an updated short-throw 6-speed manual transmission now featuring the rev-matching system from the Civic Type R. Under the hood is an updated 1.5-liter turbocharged engine with broader power curves and a lighter flywheel for quicker response and improved drivability. The engine’s peak torque of 192 lb.-ft. of torque at 1800-5000 rpm now arrives 300 rpm sooner for a quicker punch off the line and out of tight corners. Performance is also improved at the top of the tach where the engine maintains more output between its 200-horsepower power peak at 6000 rpm and its 6500 rpm redline. A 60-percent stiffer steering system torsion bar improves feel and response, while the Drive Mode system features a new Individual mode for a customized driving experience.
Inside, new Si-specific sport seats with embroidered logos and red contrast stitching are standard. This also is 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 features the same long list of new active and passive safety systems as the rest of the 11th-generation Civic lineup. This includes the latest generation of Honda's proprietary Advanced Compatibility Engineering (ACE) body structure, new driver and front passenger airbags designed to reduce the risk of traumatic brain and neck injuries, rear seat side airbags, and an updated Honda Sensing suite of active safety and driver-assistive technologies.
“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."