Honda Civic Si Sedan
The Honda Civic Si Sedan is one version of the top-selling Honda Civic. The Honda Civic Si Sedan is often classified as a compact sport car, instead of a compact car like the mainline Civic.
The original Honda Civic Coupe, a subcompact car, came out in 1972. The second generation of the Civic came out in 1979. The third generation of the car 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 Honda Civic Si Sedan changed into a compact car in the 2001 model year, with the seventh generation of the car. The eighth generation of the Civic 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 trim levels for the 2015 Honda Civic Sedan are the LX, SE (added in 2015), HF (high fuel efficiency), EX, and Si. The Honda Civic Si Sedan is therefore the highest trim line of the Honda Civic Sedan.
The Honda Civic base model comes with a 1.8 liter, 143 horsepower 4 cylinder engine. It can generate 6500 RPM and 129 foot-pounds of torque. The Honda Civic Si Sedan upgrades the car to a 2.4 liter inline motor with 205 horsepower and 174 lb-ft of torque at 4400 rpm.
The Si trim line has more features like Bluetooth, hands free entry, power windows, cruise control, power steering, a telescoping steering wheel, rearview camera, seven speakers, a subwoofer, USB, rear defogger, sunroof, all season tires, anti-theft system, child safety locks, fog lights, driving lights, stability control, traction control, tire pressure monitoring, but not heated seats or a built in navigation system.
The basic model Honda Civic Sedan gets around 29 miles per gallon in the city and 38 miles per gallon on the highway according to the EPA. The manufacturer says the Honda Civic Si gets as good as 31 mpg in the city and 41 mpg on the highway. With the more powerful Si model, fuel efficiency drops several miles per gallon to 22 miles per gallon in the city and 31 miles per gallon on the highway.
The IIHS rated the 2015 Honda Civic as a top safety pick; this includes the Civic Si Sedan.
More than a million Honda Civics were included in the Takata airbag recall in 2015.
There was a recall in 2015 for a number of 2012 Civics for an incorrectly installed steering column.
In 2011, there was a recall due to a potential fuel leak from the fuel feed line due to a misaligned fuel line O-ring. This was separate from a related recall due to the rollover valves in the fuel pump not preventing fuel leakage during a rollover crash, creating a greater fire hazard.
Honda Civic Sedan basic model cost $18,490 as of 2015. The EX configuration of the coupe started at $20,390 new in 2015; the comparable SE trim line of the Honda Civic sedan is $19,990. The EX-L trim line of the coupe cost $24,140 as its base price, while the sedan came in at $23,340. The Honda Civic Si Sedan configuration, the most expensive trim line, cost $24,590 new in 2015. In fact, the Honda Civic Si Coupe costs just as much, $24,590, in 2015.
Rivals to the Honda Civic Si Sedan include the Mazda 3, Kia Forte, Hyundai Elantra, Subaru WRX, Chevy Cruze, Volkswagen Golf R, Toyota Corolla, Ford Focus ST, Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution, and Volkswagen Jetta.
The Honda Civic Sedan costs less than the larger Honda Accord. However, if you are looking at the sedan due to space concerns, the Accord is a valid alternative to the Honda Civic Si Sedan.
The Honda Civic Si Sedan only comes with a six speed manual transmission.