2017 Honda Civic Si Price Tag Announced: Sights Set Squarely on Focus ST
2017 Honda Civic Si pricing announced, and sales begin tomorrow!
Honda has been a bit coy about the new Civic Si. In the massive wake that is the Civic Type R, Civic Si news has been pretty well overshadowed. However, when push comes to shove, the Si will be the volume seller for Honda in the sport compact segment. So, in keeping with the trend, Honda made a small, quiet digital announcement that the Si is finally here.
Sales begin tomorrow, May 13th, so call your local Honda dealer and come in for a test drive. The price point picks up exactly where the ninth-gen Si left off: $23,900 starting, with a destination fee of $875. So, $24,775. Say hello to the Focus ST and Golf GTI, because both of those cars, the Si’s direct competitors, also start at the $24,000 mark. Funnily enough, $24,775 is the exact starting price of the ST. Honda isn’t hiding it’s intentions at all.
However, it would seem, at least initially, that the Si is coming into the fight a bit under-prepared against the fast Ford. The Si uses a 1.5L DFI inline-four, doling out 205 horsepower and 192 lb-ft of torque. The Focus ST produces 252 horsepower and 270 lb-ft of torque from it’s 2.0L turbo-four. However, the Civic Si comes back swinging: it offers 30 MPG city and 38 MPG freeway, as compared to the Focus’ 22MPG city and 30 MPG freeway. Additionally, the Si weighs some 300lbs less than the Focus. For reasons unknown, the Focus ST’s acceleration belies it’s quoted power figures, it simply isn’t as fast in a straight line as you think. Your truly thinks the new Si would go toe-to-toe with the Focus ST, if not pull on it.
Speculation is one thing, but Honda did offer up some juicy technical details.
Press releases are always a mixed bag in terms of what insider info the manufacturers want to tell you. Honda came out swinging: [Click the images for full-size resolution]
There it is. You now have all the technical data about the new 2017 Civic Si. What do you think? Are you going to head to your local dealer and take a test drive?