2023 Honda Civic Si Model Review with Prices, Photos, & Specs

Honda Civic Si Model Overview - Honda East Cincinnati

2023 Honda Civic Si

Key Features

  • Starting at $29,195 MSRP*
  • 1.5-liter 4-cylinder turbocharged engine producing 200 horsepower and 192 lb-ft of torque
  • Helical limited-slip differential
  • Three driving modes: Normal, Sport, and a customizable Individual mode
  • 6-speed manual transmission
  • 9-inch color touchscreen and Bose Premium Sound System with Wireless Apple CarPlay® Integration and Wireless Android Auto™ Integration
  • 18-inch Matte Black Alloy Wheels
  • Signature Si Seats with contrasting red stitching
Honda Civic Si

About the Honda Civic Si

The Honda Civic Si is the car for those who want more performance out of their Civic, but don’t want to sacrifice practicality. The Si is based on the Civic Sedan, but the chassis has been tuned for sportier handling, and the engine is tuned to produce more power. You get bigger brakes, and a short-throw six-speed manual transmission. The Civic Si has been a staple of the sport compact segment since it first debuted, and this fresh redesign once again delivers excellent performance value for your dollar.

What the Critics Say

This Civic, like many Si vehicles before it, is sublime to drive. The engine isn't loud, but it sounds smooth and there doesn't seem to be any hesitation while the turbocharger gets up to speed. It loves being shifted near the redline, and that physical shifter is one of the best in the business.” —Newsweek

The Civic Si bridges the gap between standard commuter sedans and high-strung performance cars like the Civic Type R. It's more powerful than the standard Civic, but not as aggressive or unyielding as something like the Type R. Essentially, the Civic Si could do track-day duty on the weekends if you wanted it to, but it could be a comfortable daily driver too.” —Edmunds

Honda Civic Si Features

Honda Civic Si Shifter

A Practical Driver’s Car

Since the Si is based on the Civic Sedan, you get all of the practicality that you would expect from any Civic. This means maximized cargo space that doesn’t negatively affect passenger space or comfort. It means a 200-horsepower engine and six-speed manual transmission that still delivers 37 MPG on the highway**. The Civic Si switches effortlessly from Sport to Normal mode, depending on how you’re planning to use it. Or you can program your own settings with Individual mode.

Honda Civic Si Rear

Athletic Styling

The Civic Sedan was already an attractive car, but the Si takes the idea even further, with a number of touches that set the Si apart from other Civics. From the back, you’ll immediately notice the chrome exhaust finishers, and the gloss black decklid spoiler. The 18-inch matte black alloy wheels, which are only available on the Si, also let you know that you’re not looking at an ordinary Civic. Lastly, the Si badges on the front and back make absolutely certain that the message gets across.

Honda Civic Si Interior

Interior Comfort

While it might be normal for other performance versions of cars to sacrifice comfort for the sake of some extra speed, that isn’t necessary with the Civic Si. You get all of the passenger space of the Civic Sedan, and even the Si-exclusive racing-inspired sport seats offer up comfort alongside the extra support you want for high-speed cornering at a track day. You can let in just the right amount of fresh air or light with the One-Touch Power Moonroof. And to round it off, the Civic Si comes with a new 12-speaker Bose Premium Sound System, featuring Centerpoint surround sound technology, a real delight for the ears.

Honda Civic Si Mirror

Active Safety Technology

With the new generation of the Si, Honda has introduced a whole host of new technologies not previously offered on the Si. This is part of the Honda Sensing suite, and it includes the Collision Mitigation Braking System™, Road Departure Mitigation System, Blind Spot Information with Cross Traffic Monitor, Adaptive Cruise Control, and the Lane Keeping Assist System. There is also a Multi-Angle Rearview Camera, which gives you the option of normal, top-down, or wide angle for the absolute best view when in reverse.

Trims & Specs

Honda Civic Si


  • Starting at $29,195 MSRP*
  • 1.5-liter Turbocharged 4-cylinder engine producing 200 horsepower
  • 6-speed manual transmission
  • Bose Premium Sound System
  • 18-inch Alloy Wheels
  • Red and Black cloth interior

*MSRP includes $1,095 destination charge, but excludes tax, license, registration and accessories. Dealer prices may vary. MSRP does not include $395 charge for premium colors.

**27 city/37 highway/31 combined mpg rating. Based on 2023 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions and other factors.