This is the 2017 Honda Civic Si: All the Details You Need to Know
This is the turbocharged 2017 Honda Civic Si, all 205 horsepower of it.
Let’s talk powertrain:
The embargo has been lifted and we can now tell you all of the details of the 10th generation, 2017 Honda Civic Si. As previously discussed, the car has a 1.5L direct-fuel injected, inline-four with a turbocharger (L15B7). It produces 205 horsepower at 5,700RPM and 192 lb-ft of torque (2,100-5,000RPM). That torquey little engine is paired to a 6-speed manual transmission with a helical limited-slip differential.
What about the chassis setup?
Allowing full utilization of the powertrain, the 2017 Civic Si is significantly lighter than the previous generation model and features a more rigid body including highly upgraded chassis and drive components. Honda isn’t releasing specifics, but based on the Civic Sport, we are guessing the latest Si is about 50lbs lighter than the ninth gen. Upgrades include a dual-pinion adaptive electric power steering system with variable ratios, sport-tuned suspension, and an adaptive damper system. Yes, this Si features “normal” and “sport” modes that can tweak the dampers and EPAS. Additionally, the throttle calibration is changed. The Gen 10 has larger 12.3-inch front brake rotors, a 0.5-inch increase over the 8th and 9th gen cars. It sits on 18×8″ wheels with wider 235/40 R18 tires with a performance tire option. In addition to adaptive dampers, suspension upgrades include stiffer spring rates, more rigid stabilizer bars (+30 percent front, +60 percent rear), solid front and rear compliance bushings, and ultra-rigid front upper control arms shared with the Civic Type R. All of this should give the front end a lot of bite, and ability to handle the turbocharged torque delivery.
Honda states that the starting price is in the “Mid-$20,000” range. We expect the 2017 Si to pick up where the old car left off, right around $24,500. Of course, the Si gets plenty of toys for the driver to play with, and some slick details. Exterior-wise, the Si receives new fascias, skirts, wings and the neat center-exit exhaust. The interior also receives some aesthetic upgrades. Chief among which are the heavily-bolstered Si seats, and the red pipping and trim that flourish the interior. A 10-speaker, 450 watt stereo is standard equipment for the Si. Apple Carplay and Android Auto are also standard. Millennials rejoice.
The official photo gallery can be found below: