Honda 2022 Civic Si - The Hallmark of the Civic Lineup
Honda 2022 Civic Si - The Hallmark of the Civic Lineup
Posted on November 30, 2021
Very soon many Midland Honda customers will have visions of sugar plums dancing in their heads. Some will nod off dreaming of the exhaust note clatter of a Civic R parked near their beds. How marvelous the expectation and glorious it would be to rev-match their downshifts in a new Civic Si, surely you can’t disagree!
Driving and enjoying the Civic R is out of reach for many fans; however, affordable performance that will provide limitless fun is easily attainable in the new 2022 Civic Si. The 2022 Si is designed for people who want great driving engagement coupled with the value that is the hallmark of the Civic model lineup. It isn’t just a blast to drive, it’s hands down the best Civic Si that Honda has ever offered to their customers.
- Updated 1.5-liter turbocharged engine with broader power curves and a lighter flywheel for quicker response and improved drivability
- Improved short-throw 6-speed manual transmission with standard rev-matching system from the Civic Type R
- Retuned suspension improves ride quality and takes Si handling to the next level
- 60-percent stiffer steering system torsion bar improves feel and response
- Drive Mode system features a new Individual mode for a customized driving experience
- Sporty Si-specific design cues add attitude and improve aerodynamic performance
- An available new and vibrant Blazing Orange Pearl exterior color is also exclusive to Civic Si
- The driver-focused interior features Si-specific body stabilizing sport seats with dynamic red accents and red contrast stitching
More Responsive Powertrain
The 2022 Civic Si is powered by an updated high-output VTEC® 1.5-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder engine with usefully broader power curves than before. The engine’s peak torque of 192 lb.-ft. of torque at 1800-5000 rpm (SAE net) now arrives 300 rpm sooner for a quicker punch off the line and out of tight corners. Performance is also improved at the top of the tach where the engine maintains more output between its 200-horsepower power peak at 6000 rpm (SAE net) and its 6500 rpm redline.
A new single-mass flywheel is 26 percent lighter than the dual-mass unit used in the previous Si. The flywheel’s 30 percent reduction in inertia gives the 1.5-liter turbocharged engine a snappier throttle response for an even sportier driving experience, while also improving drivability. To maximize available traction when accelerating, power is routed to the front wheels through a standard helical limited-slip differential.
Equipped exclusively with a manual transmission, Si’s 6-speed has been updated for enthusiast drivers with improved shift feel and 10 percent shorter throws. A new, more rigid shift lever mounting bracket and a new leather-wrapped aluminum shift knob similar to the Civic Type R’s contribute to the improved feel.
For the first time, Civic Si features a rev-matching system directly from the Civic Type R. With the same 430 m/s response time as Civic Type R in Sport mode, the new rev-matching system will “blip” the throttle when it detects a downshift, quickly and perfectly matching revs.
The net result of these changes is a notably richer and more engaging driving experience, made even more so with substantial dynamics improvements.
In terms of body stiffness, this is the most rigid Civic Si ever, with an 8 percent increase in torsional rigidity and a 13 percent increase in bending rigidity compared to the outgoing Si. Like the 2022 Civic Sedan, the new Civic Si also benefits from a 0.5-inch wider rear track for additional stability, and a 1.4-inch longer wheelbase for a smoother ride, as well as greater high-speed stability. The Si’s 107.7-inch wheelbase is the longest in its class.
To maximize handling and driver enjoyment, spring rates are 8-percent stiffer in front and 54-percent stiffer in the rear compared to Civic Sedan. New dampers also have been tuned specifically for the Si. The front MacPherson struts feature reinforced upper mounts to handle the increased cornering loads, and thicker front (27 mm hollow) and rear (18 mm solid) stabilizer bars compared to Civic Sedan to minimize body roll.
To improve stability, the front compliance bushings, sourced from the Civic Type R, are 79-percent stiffer than the Civic EX Sedan. Stiffer rear compliance bushings, upper arms and lower B-arms are also sourced from Type R. Steering feel is improved using a 60-percent stiffer torsion bar connecting the steering shaft to the steering rack pinion gear.
Civic Si features larger brakes than the standard Civic Sedan. Oversized 12.3-inch front rotors (+1.2-inches vs. Sedan), and 11.1-inch rear rotors (+0.9-inch vs. Sedan) are standard along with 235/40R18 all-season performance tires. For drivers looking for maximum performance, summer tires will be available as a factory option.
In addition to Normal and Sport driving modes, Si’s updated Drive Mode system now features an Individual mode that allows the driver to individually select engine response, steering effort, and instrument panel display color parameters for a customized driving experience. Sport mode adds throttle response, decreases steering assist, deactivates the idle stop system, allows drivers to select rev match on or off, and changes the instrument accent lighting from white to red.
The 2022 Civic Si sedan has the most versatile character. It can be a sedate everyday family hauler in normal mode. A vehicle that has trunk space for the groceries and the golf clubs. A gas efficient head turner that has a comfortable, composed driving poise. The sport modes inject the Civic with a serious bark that elevates the driving experience towards the track days that you once thought only Civic R drivers could enjoy. Value and performance and the means to shift seamlessly through the persona of the Civic Si. Let the staff at Midland Honda show you how attainable your Si dream can be.