Honda revises Civic Si for 2014Tue, 11 Mar 2014 00:00:00 -0700
When the 2014 Honda Civic Si goes on sale March 12, it'll carry a base price of $23,580, including destination. That gets you a bit more power over previous editions of the Si, plus some styling upgrades and extra tech.
The new Civic rides on 18-inch alloy wheels -- one inch bigger than last year. It also gets new taillights and side mirrors. Like last year, the new Si gets a unique grille, which sets it apart from the regular Civics. It also boasts a lower front bumper, a rear air diffuser and a large wing spoiler. Prices go up $75 overall.
The Si's 2.4-liter i-VTEC four is rated at 205 hp and 174 lb-ft of torque. Last year's car had 201 and 170, respectively. Honda says the slight boost is due to a retuned exhaust system. A six-speed manual is the only transmission option.
The suspension was revised with higher spring rates, new dampers and a stiffer rear-stabilizer bar.
Inside, the Si offers a 7-inch touchscreen featuring a smartphone-like user interface. It uses HondaLink, the app-based system that connects customers to smartphone-provided content. The Si also comes standard with keyless entry and start, expanded rearview mirror and LaneWatch, which monitors blind spots.
The 2014 Civic Si Coupe is offered in standard and Navi trims, both equipped with summer tires. The Si sedan only gets the summer tires with the standard trim.
By Jake Lingeman