Is the 2022 Civic Si too boring or the best one yet? | New car review | Video

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On paper, the 2022 Honda Civic Si is down on power compared to the outgoing model. But does that mean it’s a slouch on track?

We take the 11th-gen Si to the Florida International Rally & Motorsport Park to find out.

Definitely gone now
Definitely gone now SuperDork
5/27/22 11:20 a.m.

Barf. Let's see: looks like A Toyota Camry and a new age Jetta had port-a-John sex at a high school jazz concert.

Hideous. Boring. Fat. Don't sell me a fat civic. Sub 2,700lbs or nothing. There's plenty of fat fwd cars out there. 

Noddaz
Noddaz GRM+ Memberand UberDork
5/27/22 11:31 a.m.

Ummm, Honda Civics are supposed to be boring.  At least boring to look at.

 

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
5/27/22 11:51 a.m.

My reaction, having owned or lived with every Civic Si back to 1986: We want it. 

BDG
BDG GRM+ Memberand New Reader
5/27/22 11:54 a.m.

In reply to Definitely gone now :

Yes, there's a multitude of new sub 2,700lb sedans for people to choose from out there

Civic Si and its competitors haven't been sub 2,700lbs for almost a quarter of a century now (and those cars would be leagues slower on track than this one). Time to get over it.

madmrak351
madmrak351 Reader
5/27/22 12:33 p.m.

 Part of the weight gain problem with “small” fwd sedans is that about every 8 to 10 years the have swollen to nearly the size of the model above them in the lineup. Yes we can blame gov regs for some of it but apparently the average consumer is just fine with it. Remember when not just Civics we’re small but also Sentras and Corollas. The 97 Accord I had is certainly smaller and lighter than the current Civic.

calteg
calteg SuperDork
5/27/22 12:43 p.m.

I like it, especially in orange, and especially the interior. I suspect if we wait for the Type R to drop, the overall market will cool sufficiently that you might be able to snag an Si at MSRP

ProDarwin
ProDarwin MegaDork
5/27/22 1:07 p.m.
madmrak351 said:

 Yes we can blame gov regs for some of it 

I don't think you can.  For better or worse, its a response to the market.  Honda makes a Fit which is like an old Civic but really tall.  Nissan makes a Versa that is similar in relation to the older Sentra.  Mazda makes a Miata that is the same size it was 30 years ago.

And for all the people who constantly whine about size, a Veloster is very nearly the same size as an EG hatch.

jkstill
jkstill New Reader
5/27/22 1:32 p.m.

I like it.  Didn't expect to.

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
5/27/22 1:47 p.m.

In reply to calteg :

I'm all about the orange as well. 

My wife has daily driven a '14 Civic Si since new and really likes it, but she also really, really liked our orange test car. (She still misses her 2000 Civic So, too.)

She's away this week and has a previous Civic as her rental. She's liking that, too. 

So, guess I'm saying that Honda has managed to keep at least these two long-term customers happy. 

Definitely gone now
Definitely gone now SuperDork
5/27/22 1:51 p.m.

In reply to BDG :

Nope. I don't have to. And you can't make me. 

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