Redesigned 2022 Honda Civic Si Gains Civic Type R Bits, Keeps Manual

2022 Honda Civic Si
The 2022 Honda Civic Si is a budget-friendly sports car. American Honda Motor Co., Inc

The 2022 Honda Civic Si has been revealed showcasing improved performance courtesy of equipment and technology from the Civic Type R. The 2022 Civic Si's debut comes on the heels of redesigned 11th-generation Civic Sedan making its way to Honda dealers nationwide.

"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 at 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."

The Civic Si and the Civic Sedan share similar bodying stylings, except for a few details that set the two apart.

The new Honda Si's new upper front bumper design is more distinct than the Sedan's and its rear bumper has been reshaped to reveal two large oval exhaust tips.

A front spoiler is hidden under the vehicle and a gloss black rear spoiler mounted atop the trunk lid to add downforce. This updated design also features gloss black trim on the exterior mirrors and window surrounds along with LED headlights and taillights that come standard.

The standard 18-inch 10-spoke alloy wheels are finished in Si-specific matte black and a new, Si-exclusive Blazing Orange Pearl exterior paint color is available.

The 2022 Civic Si is powered by an updated turbocharged 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine. The engine's peak torque of 192 pound-feet of torque at 1800-5000 rpm now arrives 300 rpm sooner for a quicker acceleration from stop.

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The engine sound is improved by a new dual-coil silencer exhaust system that increases exhaust flow 27 percent compared to Civic Touring. The Civic Si uses an improved active sound control system that can produce high-quality sound over a wider range of engine rpm to complement the engine's natural exhaust note inside the cabin.

This model is equipped exclusively with a manual transmission, which is host to a more rigid shift lever mounting bracket and a new leather-wrapped aluminum shift knob similar to the Civic Type R's contribute to the improved feel for enthusiast drivers.
For the first time, Civic Si features a rev-matching system directly from the Civic Type R with the same response time as Civic Type R in Sport mode.

The new Civic Si carries over much of the same styling as the Civic sedan into its cabin. The driver-focused cockpit of the sports car features Si-exclusive body stabilizing sport seats with built-in head restraints and prominent shoulder and lower thigh side supports. The lower cushion has been raised by half an inch at the front to provide better thigh support and reduce fatigue on long drives.

Civic Si features sport pedals and red contrast stitching on the doors, steering wheel, center armrest, shift boot and shift knob. The Si-specific red trim covers the Civic's signature metal honeycomb dash panel.

There's a 7-inch color instrument display with a digital tachometer on the left side, a multi-information display in the center and a physical speedometer dial.

A 9-inch infotainment touch screen and wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration are also standard along with the new 12-speaker Bose premium sound system.

The 2022 Civic Si shares the same long list of new active and passive safety systems as the rest of the 11th-generation Civic lineup. It comes standard with the new Honda Sensing suite of active safety and driver-assistive technologies.

The 2022 Honda Civic Si is manufactured in Ontario, Canada using domestic and globally sourced parts. The Civic Si will arrive at dealerships nationwide at a later date.