The Honda Civic Si has been around for quite some time now, and has always carried a great perception. They’re highly praised for their responsiveness, easily-tunable VTEC engines, and value. Taking a spot on Car and Driver‘s “10Best” and Editor’s Choice lists earlier this year, the platform is well on its way to be crowned America’s #1 selling retail passenger car for the 3rd year straight.
In my one personal experience, I was quite surprised by the Si’s performance – I guess there’s a good reason they’re coming up on their 10th generation, and 35th anniversary, here in 2019.
Next year, it will be sporting a number of aesthetic improvements over their predecessors, but will house the standard 205-horsepower, 1.5-liter, turbocharged in-line 4-cylinder engine with a VTEC valvetrain.
The upcoming Si will feature a helical limited-slip differential and an adjustable adaptive dampening system, and will remain one of very few vehicles still selling today with a 6-speed manual transmission.
Interior improvements include an updated audio and display, more user-friendly Bluetooth capabilities, larger cupholders, an electronic parking brake, and more intuitive steering wheel controls. Additionally, the list of exterior color options has grown to include an awesome Platinum White Pearl and a striking Tonic Yellow Pearl.
Both the coupe and sedan will begin arriving at dealerships in the states at the tail end of next week, around November 1st – coming in at just over 25 grand after dealership delivery fees.