The Si version of the Honda Civic was born in 1985 with the Honda Civic CRX Si and 1986 Honda Civic Si hatchback, both powered by a direct injection 1.5L SOHC four-cylinder engine that was good for 91 hp.
The CRX Si arrived for 1988 with a new exhaust system, 5-speed manual transmission, sport front seats, a new four-corner A-arm suspension and front and rear stabilizer bars. A 1.6L SOHC inline 4 cylinder engine capable of producing 108 hp by the time the Civic Si hatchback hit the market for 1989.
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Car Review: 2019 Honda Civic Si Coupe
Honda should put the guy who designed the Civic shifter in charge of the entire car. Well located, perfectly notchy, and deliciously mechanical, it’s easily one of the top five shifters at any price in 2019. Your hand rests on a (literally) cool aluminum knob with a sharply embossed shift pattern shown to you in devilish red paint. Slot it into any gear you choose and it slides home easily as you command. Clearly, the old Honda ways are not entirely lost in 2019, but the Civic Si has one major flaw.
The 2019 Civic is available in three body styles, all of which wear the unsightly “anime super mutant” styling. One has to wonder if the stylist was being paid per-vent when Honda drew up the Civic; the coupe is arguably less ugly than the four-door sedan, and a four-door hatchback is available. Compared to its siblings, the coupe is a neat 13.5 centimetres shorter, with most of that length coming out of the rear overhang; the wheelbase is absolutely identical across all three body styles. The basic Civic coupe starts at $21,290, and then you’ll pay an additional $8,200 for the Si bits. That is a steep premium for a Civic, but the Si comes with many goodies — some of which you see, and others are under the skin.
Exterior modifications are actually fairly subtle. You get a blacked-out front grille, handsome 18-inch wheels, an exhaust tip shaped like an HDMI port, and a somewhat questionable rear spoiler. Under the skin is where your $8,200 has really been spent — up front, you’ll find a no-joke helical limited-slip differential and adaptive dampers. Engaging Sport mode stiffens said dampers and also adds weight (but not feel) to the electronic power steering. Neither of these changes are drastic when felt from the driver’s seat, but you can feel the difference around corners.
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Honda should put the guy who designed the Civic shifter in charge of the entire car. Well located, perfectly notchy, and deliciously mechanical, it’s easily one of the top five shifters at any price in 2019. Your hand rests on a (literally) cool aluminum knob with a sharply embossed shift pattern shown to you in devilish red paint.
From track to turnpike, the Honda Civic Si Sedan is ready for adventure. Features like Sport Mode, a fierce grille and performance tires make a statement.
Corners are yours for the taking. The Civic Si is equipped with a helical limited-slip differential, helping to ensure power is transferred equally to both front wheels if one slips. This helps deliver exceptional control through every turn.
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Civic Si Review, Pricing, and Specs