Everything costs a little more nowadays, and the Honda dealerships, which was the 2020 model year.is not an outlier. In fact, we’re a little surprised at the price hike attached to the latest sports car. Honda announced pricing for the Si-only sedan on Tuesday, and it starts at $ 28,315 after a destination fee of $ 1,015. Long story short, the car costs $ 2,385 more than the last time a new Si sat at
Part of the increase comes from slightly higher destination fees, but take the fees out of the equation and the car still costs $ 2,300 more. We’ve always loved the Civic Si’s affordability, and with the price hike, that’s going to make the new model a $ 30,000 car easily after taxes and other fees. And that’s before other options, too. Times, they change.
What you get with the price hike is a very solid package on paper. Our editors have nothing but good things to say about theso the last Si has at least a good starting point. We’ll have to drive it to see how it all comes together. The latest car gets an updated 1.5-liter turbo-four with 200 horsepower and 192 lb-ft of torque. Horsepower is actually down slightly this time around, but Honda promises a much better torque curve between 1,800 rpm and 5,000 rpm. The ponies also arrive a little higher in the high end at 6,000 rpm.
A lighter flywheel could be this car’s ace up its sleeve to provide more throttle response on demand. The last car, well,. A six-speed manual is the only transmission available, and Honda added the Civic Type R’s rev-matching system to supplement shorter runs than before. Finally, the engineers looked at the suspension to provide a better feel. The new car benefits from a total readjustment with stiffer springs, shocks, bushings and anti-roll bars.
As for all of the other amenities that come standard with the Si, Honda has baked in plenty of red accents, pedals and sport seats, and giant 18-inch wheels come standard in a matte black finish. When it comes to technology, buyers will find a 9-inch infotainment screen and a 7-inch digital gauge cluster, wirelessly.and and a standard 12-speaker Bose sound system. At least there’s a lot of good stuff here cooked in that few thousand dollar price hike. If you’re looking for optional packages, there is one: a performance summer tire package for $ 200.
We’ll see the first cars hit dealerships by the end of this year, unless the chip shortage has something to say about that. Now all eyes are on the next two hot Hondas to come: theand a new one .