Vehicle Profile: 2019 Honda Civic Si Sedan
The Si badge comes with a lot of perks
If you’re looking for a sharp-handling car with all of the bells and whistles of a modern midsize sedan, the build quality of a Honda and a price tag under $30,000, the Civic Si Sedan is doubtless one of the top choices available to you. It combines practical interior and cargo space with fun-to-drive performance and hard-to-beat bang for your buck.
As a more performance-oriented model than the regular Civic, the Civic Si Sedan is offered with only one available powertrain. It uses a 205-horsepower, 1.5-liter, turbocharged four-cylinder engine with direct injection paired with a close-ratio, six-speed manual transmission — there is no automatic. Staying in control through the twists and turns is easy thanks to the helical limited-slip differential and adaptive damper system, and if you put the car in Sport Mode, it’ll give you even more engine response for every application of the throttle. As sharp as the handling may be, the Civic Si Sedan is still quite comfortable while cruising, thanks to the MacPherson strut front suspension. And if you want even more pep in your Civic Si’s step, you have a bevy of racing-inspired Honda Factory Performance accessories at your disposal.
Connectivity and technology
The 2019 Honda Civic Si Sedan comes with all of the latest tech and toys. Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ integration are standard, allowing you to tap into your iOS or Android-powered device to bring up directions, your music library, contacts and text messages on the built-in 7-inch Display Audio touch-screen. The radio, your greatest hits playlist and your favorite talk podcast all sound great in the 450-watt, 10-speaker premium audio system. Other advanced technologies includes a multi-angle rearview camera with guidelines that show exactly where you are going, and Honda LaneWatch™, which shows a live video feed of the passenger side blind spot area on the dashboard display when you activate the right turn signal.
Comfort and design
Functionality and comfort go hand in hand inside the 2019 Honda Civic Si. The heated front seats, featuring exclusive red stitching and Si embroidery, are as comfortable as they are supportive during spirited driving, and the smooth, leather-wrapped steering wheel comes with numerous convenient buttons to control a variety of cabin functions, including cruise control and volume control. The Si-exclusive Driver Information Interface is especially nice, as you can customize it to show just about anything you want, whether that be fuel economy and the current song or a boost meter and g force gauge.
For the money, you will be hard-pressed to find a car that offers quite as much as the 2019 Honda Civic Si Sedan. Between the many advanced technologies, the well-designed interior and the enthusiast-oriented performance, the Si is a winner.
This article is presented by Walnut Creek Honda.