On the outside, it just looks like a gray 2014 Honda Civic Si with a crooked front license plate and some stickers on the trunk lid. But under the hood sits a heavily-built 500-horsepower beast that makes Matt Farah, the host of The Smoking Tire, laugh uncontrollably. Watch the video of this “super sleeper,” and…
I drive a lot of cars for work. So much so, that my personal car, a 2004 Honda Civic SiR—or just the Civic Si, if you’re American—is rotting away in press office parking lots covered in bird turds, fuel tank dried up, brakes all seized up. The poor thing just never gets driven. I’m an asshole for neglecting my Civic.
We all know some Honda dealers are taking full advantage of the Civic Type R mania and charging insane markups for the hot hatch. Now it seems some stores are under the impression that Honda fans are willing to pay over sticker for the 205 hp Civic Si.
The Honda Civic Si got a turbocharged engine for the 2017 model year, which a lot of us expected to have a horsepower number slightly closer to that of the ridiculous Type R. But it disappointingly had the same HP as the car it replaced, and Honda engineers said there’s a reason why the number is what it is.
If you were disappointed that the all-new Civic Si makes the same power as the previous generation car, your best bet might be to get the cheaper Civic Turbo and slap on a Hondata tune. Here comes the 214 horsepower and 220 lb-ft of torque you deserve.
Honda’s all new Civic lineup is a refreshing return to form of the Hondas that many of us knew and loved before the brand shifted focus to boring crossovers. For those that find the Type R to be a bit much, the next Civic Si should be just right.
The more I look at this thing, the more I like it.
There was a time—years ago, you may not even remember it—when people looked to the Honda brand for fun. For performance. For screaming VTEC revving and razor-sharp handling and, through it all, affordability. Then the boringness and the earthquakes came. But now Honda wants speed-people to know it’s back with stuff…
I don’t think I’m being unfair when I say that the Honda Civic Si isn’t especially relevant in the performance car game anymore. What used to be the ideal platform for tuners and autocrossers (or both) has turned into merely a sporty Civic with a great gearbox. But does that make it a bad car? Absolutely not.
I've had the 2014 Honda Civic Si for a few days, and I'm giving it back on Monday. In case you can't tell from this photo, it's the red one. It's the red Honda Civic. No, not the one in the back, the one in the front. I know, it's sometimes hard to tell.
Unsurprisingly, the 2012 Honda Civic looks exactly as uninspiring as the Honda Civic Concept that debuted in Detroit. The look's an update on the slab-sided current generation, but not so radical an upgrade as to disquiet their easily perturbed buyers.
Honda owner Roger Grenon wasn't pleased with being turned away from snobby parking lot car shows. Determined, he transformed his lowly econobox Civic SI into a "rare Ford concept" and bluffed his way in. Here's how he did it.
This guy likes painter's tape. He has a nice Civic. He's trying to tell us something. Oh, if only we could read backwards English. [@Autoobserver]
If you're a Brit and want your Honda hatch back injected with a sportier look, then rejoice. Honda's announced the Civic Si five door appearance package will be available across the entire range.
It may not be the spiritual successor to the CRX HF, but the Honda Civic HFP Concept is the result of Honda Access America — the in-house accessory division — taking a Civic Si and adding lightness. Both exhaust and wheels have been replaced with high-performance ultra-lightweight versions, while an aero body kit…