When Honda introduced the new generation Civic, we expect miracles from the more potent Si model. Well, perhaps “miracles” isn’t the right word, but we can say that we expect more than 205 horsepower, which is an output of the all-new 2018 Honda Civic Si Sedan. To be clear, this is more than enough power for decent performance, yet not good enough to beat the biggest rivals.
2018 Honda Civic Si Sedan: Engine and Suspension Upgrades
The reason why the “high-performance” sedan gets just 205 horsepower is actually pretty simple. The Japanese car manufacturer decided not to use a 2.0-liter turbo because that won’t be a cost-effective move. Instead, the 2018 Honda Civic Si Sedan will squeeze off the maximum from a 1.5-liter turbocharged mill, which is exactly 205 horsepower and 192 pound-feet of twist. The engine comes in a pair with a six-speed manual sending all power to the front wheels.
Aside it delivers more power than the regular, the upgraded the turbocharged engine is also using a dual-pinion adaptive electric power steering system, as well as a sport-tuned suspension system. Bigger wheels with wider tires are featuring larger 12.3-inch front brake rotor too. The 2018 Honda Civic Si Sedan is equipped with two driving modes: Normal and Sport. The Normal reportedly provides a far better comfort, while the Sport mode shows what the Si badge actually means.
Exterior and Interior
We can’t really say that the 2018 Honda Civic Si Sedan looks too different from the regular model because the exterior seems to be pretty much the same. Though there are some new styling details, such as a gloss black piece between the headlights with a striking “Si” badge. In addition, the high-performance sedan sports a redesigned bumper with restyled center vents and larger air intakes. There are also completely new 18-inch wheels with 10-spoke alloys, while the rear end gets LED brake lights and more aggressive bumper along with chrome exhaust pipe.
Inside of the new cabin, you can see a completely new design with different bolstered seats with red stitching. There is a sporty steering wheel along with red driver’s TFT meter and audio system illumination. The dash sports a Dry Metal Carbon trim, while a seven-inch touchscreen on the center stack controls audio and HVAC. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are standard here and so are 450-watt, a 10-speaker sound system with SiriusXM Radio, HD Radio, and Pandora.
The outstanding 2018 Honda Civic Si Sedan is already available in dealerships across North America. The high-end car is priced at $23,900, but you might reconsider to pay $2,400 extra for the premium EX-T trim.