The Honda Civic has been a go-to vehicle for consumers for decades. Add the letter Si, meaning sports injected, and you add more power, a 6-speed manual transmission, and a lot more fun. While the Civic Si has been around since the 1980s, you’ll notice a lot of upgrades in the 2020 Honda Civic Si while still maintaining affordability and owner enthusiasm.
What’s new for the 2020 Honda Civic Si?
The Civic Si received some significant changes in 2020. Its exterior received a refreshed LED headlights, wheels, and front & rear fascias, wheels. The interior has new trim, seat material, and Honda’s signature safety sensing standard. The 6-speed only manual transmission is fun to drive and will not disappoint the Honda enthusiasts.
The exterior LED headlights and fog lamps and refreshed front give the Civic Si a new look. You’ll still see the red Si badge located on the front. Similar body lines on the hood provide a distinctive styling. The blacked-out wheels are sleek and add to the look.
You’ll have two options to choose from; sedan or coupe. In the rear, you’ll again see the Si badging and an exhaust that delivers more sound within the cabin to enhance the driving experience for both driver and passenger.
On the interior, you will find the refreshes for 2020 thoughtfully add to the Si aesthetic. Starting with the dash, you’ll see carbon fiber trim as well as a familiar red accent, seen in the Type R, above the front vents. New seat material and red stitching on the starting wheel are details that genuinely bring everything together.
A 7-in display gives access to navigation, Android Auto, Apple Carplay, and Bluetooth options making connectivity simple and easy. Other comforts like the leather-wrapped shift knob, plenty of secure cupholders, and easily accessible USBs give both drivers and passengers what they need for a comfortable ride..
Honda Sensing technology is standard for the 2020 model year, keeping you safe. Honda Sensing includes adaptive cruise control, collision warning, lane-keeping assist system, and road departure that also includes lane departure warning. All Honda Civic models have automatic high beams as part of the Honda Sensing package..
The Civic family has achieved a 5-Star Overall Vehicle Score from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and is a Top Safety Pick+ rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). The 2020 Civic Si features a multi-angle rearview camera and has Honda LaneWatch standard.
Enthusiasts and industry insiders love the sport-tuned Civic Si model for 2020. It has received high praise thanks to the exceptionally responsive high-torque turbo engine, sophisticated and sporty chassis tuning, and outstanding overall value. Since introduction, the Si Sedan and Coupe have collected multiple awards, including 2018 and 2019 Car and Driver “10Best” and Editor’s Choice awards.
Take a look under the hood and you’ll find a 1.5L turbocharged inline-4 that produces 205HP and a 6-speed only manual transmission, a helical limited-slip differential, and adjustable two-mode adaptive damper system. New for 2020 is a 6-percent shorter final-drive ratio, giving the Civic Si improved feeling of acceleration.
The price point is one more area where you can see the 2020 Civic Si truly shine. While the 2020 model is more expensive than a 2019 or previous model, it still comes in under $30K. The refreshed 2020 Honda Civic Si may be the best performance compact car for the money.