2019 Honda Civic Si Hits Dealership November 1
Honda has announced the updated 2019 Civic Si coupe and sedan will hit dealerships on the first day of November with a starting MSRP of $24,300 for both models, representing just a $200 increase over their 2018 variants.
The Civic Si is the performance-oriented version of the Civic that’s still more affordable than the track-focused Civic Type R hatchback. It comes with a 205-horsepower, 1.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder that uses the famous VTEC® technology to accelerate from zero to 60 mph in the ballpark of six and a half seconds.
You also get a helical limited-slip differential, adjustable two-mode adaptive damper system and of course a six-speed manual that really rewards you every time you change gears.
But all of that is old news. What does that extra $200 get you? As far as the exterior is concerned…not much. The sedan gets a new platinum white pearl color option and the coupe gets a new tonic yellow pearl color option, and that’s about it.
Inside, the changes are more substantial. The steering wheel controls have been rearranged to be more intuitive to use, there’s now a physical button to adjust fan speed, and the electronic parking brake switch was also improved. Furthermore, the cup holders are now larger and the infotainment system has a new, easier-to-use interface complete with a volume knob, supposedly a highly demanded feature.
All told, the 2019 Honda Civic Si carries over relatively unchanged. If you can’t live without physical knobs and buttons in your car, however, this is definitely the one you’ll want to get.