So ahead of their world debut at the New York Auto Show we get an online preview of the new 2017 Honda Civic Si Coupe and its Sedan brother. The slightly hotted-up Civics come packing a 1.5 liter turbocharged four-pot with only 205 horsepower which has already disappointed many a fan… even before they see what this tiny motor can do.
Although the new 2017 Honda Civic Si Coupe is underpowered for a car pitched as a street performance machine, you have to concur it does look the part though. And unless you are a race track addict chances are you will rarely notice the lack of oomph, since the tiny 1.5-liter, directed-injected and turbocharged DOHC in-line 4-cylinder engine with dual variable cam timing (dual VTC) is a busy little thing that revs high, and its 192 lb-ft of torque is available from 2,300 rpm.
Among the serious performance-mided upgrade made to the 2017 Honda Civic Si Coupe and Sedan we can mention the dual-pinion adaptive electric power steering system with variable ratios, sport-tuned suspension, an adaptive damper system, a helical limited-slip differential, larger 12.3-inch front brake rotors and wider 235/40 R18 tires with a performance tire option. Add to that the spoilers and wings, 18-inch 10-spoke alloy wheels, bolstered front sport seats with red stitching which carries through to the doors, steering wheel and leather shift boot with aluminum shift knob, aluminum sport pedals and Dry Metal Carbon instrument panel trim, and you have a youthful and fun-to-live-with sports car.
The new Civic Si Sedan and Coupe will go on-sale next month with an MSRP in the mid-$20,000 range.