2017 Honda Civic Si Priced: Starts at Less Than $25,000

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The Honda Civic Si returns for 2017, and trades its sky-high redline for low-end torque, as the model welcomes Honda’s 1.5-liter turbocharged inline-four engine under its hood. Although the 2017 Si’s forced-induction powertrain may mark a new era in Civic Si history, the model’s reasonable $ 24,775 starting price follows in the footsteps of its predecessors by offering relatively big performance (205 hp, 192 lb-ft) at a comparatively small price point.That starting price applies to both the coupe and sedan. Both body styles come with a long list of standard features, including a 7.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility, dual-zone automatic climate control, heated front seats, a push-button ignition, and 18-inch wheels wrapped in all-season tires. Add $ 200 for stickier summer rubber, a must-have in our eyes.

Even when equipped with pricier tires, the Civic Si’s $ 24,975 price tag undercuts the 188-hp Nissan Sentra NISMO by $ 880 and the 210-hp Volkswagen Jetta GLI by $ 3740. The pricier Nissan and Volkswagen, which can be optioned with automatic transmissions, might draw buyers who are averse to manuals, as the Civic Si comes only with a six-speed stick.

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While we’ve yet to get behind the wheel of the new 2017 Civic Si, we have logged plenty of miles in the driver’s seat of Civics equipped with less-powerful variants of the Si’s turbocharged four-cylinder engine. Although we miss the high-revving whine of Civic Si models of yore, the 1.5-liter four is a fantastic engine with usable power throughout the rev range. We’ll see whether the more powerful Si shares this same tractability. The model also offers a myriad of chassis improvements, including two-mode dampers, a limited-slip differential, stiffer springs, more rigid anti-roll bars, and control arms shared with the 306-hp Civic Type R.

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The Honda Civic Si’s turbocharged engine may alter the sporty compact car’s demeanor, but the six-speed manual transmission and chassis upgrades suggest its fun-loving character will be retained. And, considering the model’s modest pricing, so will its affordability.

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