Time for another awesome test drive with me, Honda Laura! Now as you may know, I’m a gal who loves her some Civics (remember when I freaked out over the 2016 Civic LX-P Coupe?) so I was super excited when the tenth generation Si model was finally released! I was even more excited to get to take a brand new 2017 Honda Civic Si coupe out for a test drive, compliments of my friends at Herb Chambers Honda of Seekonk. Check out all the action in my YouTube video:
A feature-packed little performance machine in bright and bold Energy Green? Heck yes! Here’s a rundown of some of my favorite features:
Again, that color! Energy Green is a crazy cool color that makes this small but mighty Civic really stand out
Projector beam halogen headlights
18” glossy black alloy wheels
Heated side mirrors in body color
Chrome accents along windows
Smart entry system (My fav!)
Rear spoiler (The first to appear in tenth generation Civics!)
Stylish arced LED taillight bar
Amazing huge center chrome exhaust (LOVE THIS!!!)
Under the Hood
1.5 L, 4 cylinder, turbocharged engine with direct fuel injection
6-speed manual transmission
205 HP, 192 torque
38 MPG highway, 28 MPG city, 32 MPG combined
Super stylish interior- carbon fiber accents, red stitching, red halo lighting and backlighting
High-res gauge cluster (Another fav of mine!)
Aluminum pedals (My fav Si feature! So sporty!)
Huge center console
Electronic parking brake (It takes some getting used to, but I like it.)
Backseat is comfy but small (But hey, it’s a coupe, what do you expect?)
Moonroof, backup camera, and Bluetooth are all standard features!
The test drive itself was a blast. I absolutely love the Sport Mode option, which stiffens up the steering, increases the damping force, and sharpens the throttle response. I’m also a big fan of the short-throw gearbox setup and smooth handling.
Basically, the tenth generation 2017 Honda Civic Si coupe is a powerful, responsive, and super fun drive, it’s got the classic sporty exterior we’ve come to expect from an Si, and is packed with all the latest features and technology. Sure, we had to wait a bit for the tenth generation Civic Si model to finally come out, but let me tell you–it was well worth the wait! Oh, and I’m thinking of dyeing my hair Energy Green, what do you think?
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