The 2014 Honda Civic Si is out to impress once again, especially that it has received more power and a number of refinements. The vehicle features a retuned exhaust system that hikes the output of the 2.4-liter i-VTEC DOHC 16-valve engine of both the Si Coupe and Si Sedan by 4 hp to 205hp and by 4 lb-ft of torque to 1742 lb-ft.
The engine is paired to a close-ratio, six-speed manual gearbox. Its suspension was improved with higher rate springs, new dampers and a stiffer rear stabilizer bar. The restyled 2014 Civic Si Coupe rides on performance-styled 18-inch alloy wheels, giving it a sporty presence. It also features more aggressive hood, front fenders and headlight designs, as well as new taillight lenses and side mirrors – of which can be found in other Civic models.
The model boasts of an Si-exclusive grille and lower front-bumper garnish as well as rear air diffuser and a large wing spoiler. The interior of the model features Si-exclusive seat fabric and trim as complemented by black and red color scheme. Its audio panel also sports race-inspired carbon fiber-style design.
For Si Coupe and Si Sedan features 7-inch Display Audio touchscreen – providing access to audio, phonebook, media, vehicle information and available navigation features -- as standard equipment. The display is also the interface for the HondaLink, which links customers to smartphone-provided online content both inside and outside the car.
Also coming as standard on the 2014 Si is the Smart Entry with Push Button start, expanded view driver's mirror as well as Honda LaneWatch display. The 2014 Civic Si boasts of a Best Resale Value Award from Kelley Blue Book, and is only $275 pricier than the previous model.
The 2014 Honda Civic Si Coupe is now sale with a manufacturer's suggested retail price (MSRP) that starts at $22,790. The 2014 Civic Si Sedan will be available on March 26 with an MSRP starting at $22,990.