Very few cars in history can claim the same effect on the performance scene as the Honda Civic Si.

Now, the new 2022 Honda Civic Si seeks to continue that legacy with more sportiness. It’s also the most technologically advanced Civic Si over the course of its 35+ year history.

Honda has always provided a fun drive with its Civic Si but for 2022 it’s safer than ever before as well. Let’s take a deep dive into the most famous balance between economy and performance to ever hit the road.

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More Useable Power From The 2022 Honda Civic Si

It’s no secret that horsepower numbers make news these days. That’s why many might’ve been surprised that the new 2022 Honda Civic Si makes the same horsepower and actually 3 fewer horsepower than the last model.

How is it that it’s actually faster? Well that power is available through more of the RPM range.

The turbocharger uses a lighter flywheel so it spools faster. As a result, drivers have peak torque from 1,800 RPM all the way to 5,000 RPM. Horsepower won’t fall off the table as quickly either. Then there’s a seriously trick transmission too.

The first of its kind in a Honda Civic Si, the standard manual transmission will automatically match revs when drivers downshift. In fact, since the Si is a performance-focused trim, it will only be sold with a proper three-pedal manual transmission.

2022 Honda Civic Si cockpit

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More Interior Tech Than Ever Before

At the end of the day, modernizing the interior was just as important as the inside of the engine.

That’s why Honda added a 7-inch driver information display, a 9-inch HD touchscreen infotainment system, and Android Auto as well as Apple CarPlay connectivity. It also gets exclusive Body Stabilizing Sport seats with incorporated head restraints.

And that’s all quite special but it only seems to get better. The 2022 Honda Civic Si also gets a premium 12-speaker Bose audio system. It’s literally the best sound system to ever come in the Civic Si.

Safety Is Still A Major Factor

Every 2022 Honda Civic Si will come with Honda Sensing, a full suite of advanced driver safety aids.

It includes a driver attention monitor, road sign recognition, and lane departure warning among other technologies. The Civic also gets a rear seatbelt reminder, next-gen driver and passenger airbags, as well as standard rear-seat side-impact airbags.

So, it’s clear that while the new Civic Si offers more usable power and performance than ever before, Honda hasn’t skimped on safety at all.