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Honda Civic Si Still A Good Deal

Honda Civic Si Still A Good Deal

For 2017 the iconic Honda Civic Si returns and it’s bringing tradition along with it thanks to a low starting price. Honda is offering the new Civic Si in sedan or coupe form with a base price of $24,775 after destination charges. The starting price gives buyers 205 horsepower and a host of standard features.

Traditionally the Si has always been a bargain of a performance compact. Historically Si always meant VTEC as well, but that’s one tradition that’s been ditched on the 2017 model. Honda has swapped the high-revving engines for a 1.5-liter turbocharged inline-four. The forced induction route is generating 192 pound-feet of torque at significantly lower RPM’s, meaning this Si should be the most performance credible in history.

The power increase is also converging with with a Civic that is, on average, about 100 pounds lighter than the previous Civic Si and comes standard with a short-throw six-speed manual gearbox.

Of course, Civic Si traditionally appeals to younger buyers who are going to put high priority on technology content. Honda has that portion of this car well-covered as well, with features such as a 7-inch touchscreen display, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto functionality and a 450-watt sound system all part of the standard price tag. Civic Si even features dual-zone climate control and heated front seats as part of the base model.

The only option box to check with this car is stickier summer-only rubber, which cost $200 extra.

To recap, the Civic Si is a 205 horsepower compact with a manual gearbox and tons of features…for under $25,000. Those keeping score with the Civic’s competitors: this car is coming in nearly $1,000 less than the Nissan Sentra NISMO pack and significantly less than a comparable Volkswagen Jetta GLI.


About Nick Saporito

AutoVerdict Senior Editor Nick Saporito began writing about cars at age 13. Nick ran a couple of automotive enthusiast sites for several years, before taking some time off to focus on his career and education. By day he's a marketing executive in the telecom world and by night he hangs out here at AV. You'll find him focusing on tech, design and the industry's future.
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  1. Andrew_L
    A pocket rocket so to speak, and it ain't bad lookin' either.

    In Si trim it looks much better than the regular model.
    The value proposition with this car is quite remarkable.
    A pocket rocket so to speak, and it ain't bad lookin' either.
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