Redesigned 2022 Honda Civic Si Starts Under $30,000, Undercuts Competition

honda-civic-si-2022-01-exterior-orange-rear-angle-sedan 2022 Honda Civic Si | Manufacturer image

The Honda Civic Si is an enthusiast-oriented model that treads the line between the standard Civic and the high-performance Type R. After a model year off, the Civic Si has been redesigned for 2022 and sees updates to its engine, manual transmission and suspension that culminate in substantial improvements to its performance, says Honda.

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The new Civic Si is expected to arrive before the end of 2021 and starts at $28,315 (all prices include a $1,015 destination fee). Available high-performance summer tires add $200. The 2022 Si will be available only as a sedan; the coupe is a goner.

What’s New?

Many changes accompany the Civic Si’s higher price tag for 2022: a redesigned exterior, a model-exclusive interior with red accents and sport seats, an updated 1.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder and a six-speed manual transmission that gains a rev-matching system found in the Civic Type R.

Technology upgrades include a larger 9-inch touchscreen that replaces the 7-inch screen in the previous model, a premium 12-speaker Bose audio system and wireless connectivity for Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. Traffic sign recognition and a driver attention monitor are added to the standard Honda Sensing driver-assist suite, which also offers forward collision warning, lane departure warning, lane keep assist and adaptive cruise control.

Versus the Competition

The Civic Si competes with a small batch of performance-oriented rivals that includes the Hyundai Veloster N, Subaru WRX, and Volkswagen Golf GTI and Jetta GLI. Keeping young, budget-conscious drivers in mind, the 2022 Civic Si is the only car among its direct competitors currently priced under $30,000: The 2022 Veloster N starts at $33,525, the 2022 Golf GTI at $30,540 and the 2022 Jetta GLI is priced from $31,990. Like the Civic Si, the Subaru WRX is all-new for 2022, but pricing has not yet been announced.

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