The Honda Civic Si Coupe is the highest trim line of the Honda Civic car in its coupe version. The Honda Civic Si Coupe is a function-filled compact car smaller than the Honda Accord.
The original Honda Civic coupe came out in 1972. That version was a subcompact car. The second generation of the Civic came out in 1979. The third rolled out in 1983. The fourth generation came out in 1988. The fifth generation of the Civic came out in 1992. The sixth generation was released in 1996. The car changed into a compact car in the 2001 model year, with the seventh generation of the car. The eighth generation came out in 2006. The ninth generation started production in 2011. The tenth generation of the car came out in the 2016 model year.
The basic trim level for the Honda Civic is the LX. The second trim level for the Civic is the EX. The next configuration is the EX-L. The Honda Civic Si Coupe is the highest trim line of the Honda Civic, with the 2-door coupe design. In contrast, the sedan version of the Honda Civic is 4-door. The coupe also has a sleeker roof line and upswept stance.
The Honda Civic basic configuration sports a 1.8 liter, 143 horsepower 4 cylinder engine. It can generate 6500 RPM and 129 foot-pounds of torque. The Honda Civic Si Coupe comes with a more powerful 2.4 liter 4 cylinder 205 horsepower engine capable of generating 174 lb-ft at 4,400 RPM. It has an 11:1 compression ratio and redlines at 7000 rpm. The Si trim line upgrades the suspension to MacPherson strut front suspension and uses a helical limited switch differential. You get larger alloy wheels, more aggressive front and rear fascias, and a deck lid spoiler. To complete the “sport” look, the Honda Civic Si Coupe also has leather upholstery on the shift knob and aluminum accents on the pedals.
The Honda Civic 2015 model year was rated a top safety pick by the IIHS. Over a million Honda Civics were recalled due to the Takata air bag recalls in 2014 and 2015.
The Honda Civic Si Coupe gets 22 miles per gallon in the city and 31 miles per gallon on the highway. This is less than the lower trim line Honda Civic coupes getting around 29 miles per gallon in the city and 38 miles per gallon on the highway, because the more powerful engine is less fuel efficient.
The base configuration of the Honda Civic Coupe 2015 model year cost $18,290 new. The EX configuration started at $20,390 new in 2015. The EX-L trim line cost $24,140 as its base price. The Honda Civic Si Coupe configuration cost $24,590 new in 2015. The 2016 model year of the Honda Civic Si Coupe was $22,890 new.
Installing a CVT transmission increased the price of all configurations by around a thousand dollars.
Rivals to the Honda Civic Si Coupe include the larger Honda Accord, much larger Honda CR-V compact crossover SUV, Hyundai Elantra, Ford Focus, Chevrolet Cruze, Kia Forte, and Volkswagen Jetta.
The Honda Civic was the basis of the Honda CR-X, the original design of the Honda Prelude and Honda CR-V. This car is mechanically related to the Acura EL and Rover 200 / 25.
The Si trim line’s engine is used in the Acura TSX.