2017 Honda Civic Si First Drive - 205 HP Turbocharged 1.5L I4
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Direct from the 2017 Honda Civic Press Kit:
"The 2017 Civic Si Sedan and Coupe are the eighth iteration of Si, Civic's legendary, enthusiast-oriented Civic variant, whose roots in America date to the 1985 debut of the Civic CRX Si. The new Civic Si is based on the 10th-generation Civic platform, the most comprehensive and performance-minded remake in the model's 44-year history, and substantially advanced the fun, fast and agile nature of Si.

The 2017 Si Sedan and Si Coupe are the first Si models to use turbocharged engines, utilizing an upgraded, high-boost version of the 1.5-liter direct-injected and turbocharged new powerplant that made its U.S. debut in the 2016 Civic Sedan. The new Honda AP2 engine offers drivers more power and torque down low, with a minimum of turbo lag along with a fatter power band, compared to previous, normally aspirated models. All Si models come equipped with a slick-shifting 6-speed manual transmission.

The new Civic Si also benefits from the extensive remake of the 10th-generation Civic platform – which was benchmarked against luxury C-class competitors for ride, handling, steering precision and high-speed stability – and are further enhanced by Si-exclusive chassis tuning and engineering and Si-exclusive performance bits, including a helical limited-slip differential and new Adaptive Damper System and variable-ratio electric power steering. The upgraded performance capabilities of Si are matched by extensive exterior and interior upgrades that strongly distinguish Si from its more mainstream Sedan and Coupe counterparts."

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    • Matt Fulford
      Matt Fulford

      I have a 17’ civic coupe lx. I want to sell it and upgrade to the 17’ civic coupe Si. Do you think the upgrade is worth the $6,000 it will cost me?

      about 1 month ago
    • totljag1

      Should I buy this car ?

      about 1 month ago
    • MugenK20
      MugenK20 In reply to totljag1

      totljag1 Definitely, now that the 2020 Civic Si just came out at Honda dealers

      about 1 month ago
    • Scott Aubel
      Scott Aubel

      I have an 18 four door Si and it’s fantastic. The handling is amazing. I’ve owned a lot of Honda’s and it’s the best one. I have an 2000 Si with a B16 and a 90 civic hatch with a b16, both rev to the moon but man this new turbo engine is great.

      about 3 months ago

      18 psi peak stock .. not sure where you got 20 from ..

      Great videos

      about 3 months ago
    • Isaiah Carlos Glenn
      Isaiah Carlos Glenn

      Is that motor trend guy?

      about 3 months ago
    • Phillip Rumans
      Phillip Rumans

      It's much better as a daily driver now with the torque lower down. I don't miss the VTech because I don't drive at 7000 RPM all the time. I've had a 2006 and the 2013 SI and I think this is the best one so far for 2017 and up. Now I have a 2019 Coupe in white and I love it.

      about 3 months ago
    • Sean O'Flaherty
      Sean O'Flaherty

      They need to make this in a Hatchback.

      about 4 months ago
    • John Hertzberg
      John Hertzberg

      ive gotten as good as 47 mpg in my 2017 si on 87 octane

      about 4 months ago
    • François Dillinger
      François Dillinger In reply to John Hertzberg

      Really? Wow. What is your driving style and habits?

      about 17 hours ago
    • Nicolas Morel
      Nicolas Morel

      fixing that steering and that shifting. how would you do that? just wondering. gonna get this car and want to make it as good as possible

      about 4 months ago
    • Taylor King
      Taylor King

      old video but the reason it doesent get to 20 psi is becuase its meeting its torque request and doesent need any more boost

      about 4 months ago
    • MLG cGeniuss
      MLG cGeniuss

      Is the typer R vtec and turbo or just turbo

      about 5 months ago
    • Fly2kill1
      Fly2kill1 In reply to MLG cGeniuss

      MLG cGeniuss vtec on the exhaust side and turbo. It’s really good

      about 5 months ago
    • jay czyzyk
      jay czyzyk

      Hang rev heavy clutch wheel

      about 5 months ago
    • Steve B
      Steve B

      put a turbo on the k24 and you will be unstopable honda meesed up with this 1.5

      about 6 months ago
    • Mike Lego
      Mike Lego

      They didn't even show the whole car. Such a useless review

      about 6 months ago
    • Jonathan Fernandez
      Jonathan Fernandez

      Mid range punch makes this a much more fun drive than a high revving vtec on the streets.

      about 7 months ago
    • NJ R
      NJ R

      Is there lag with VTEC? is that why Honda didn’t include it this time? I didn’t think going from small lobes to big lobes would be a big deal .. why didn’t they just do VTEC turbo?

      about 7 months ago
    • waggerstick

      I have a 2017 Touring Coupe. I am a Canadian and have recently had some tweaks done to my car through a recall.
      The fixes are in regard to oil dilution issues surrounding the 1.5L engine.
      I haven't had any of the symptoms they spoke of (rise in oil level, gas smell).
      I live in the countryside and tend to drive longer distances so this will apparently either alleviate or reduce oil dilution issues.
      Where I live it gets very, very cold come winter, like -20F. This does not help matters.
      Honda Canada has done the following:
      - Changed the oil.
      - Zapped the climate control module.
      - Zapped the CVT.
      - Adjusted the fuel injection parameters.
      - Added 3 years to certain engine components i.e. (cam bearings because of possible icing of bearings due to water accumulation in oil.)
      I have asked Honda what the exact changes are and how they affect the performance of the engine.
      So far I have not been given a detailed answer.
      Can you help with this?
      Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

      about 8 months ago
    • beatsfromchicago

      More like hello fuel in the oil. Lol

      about 8 months ago
    • gracien2008

      Quite ironic how technology changes how we enjoy performance. Vtec was suppose to replace turbos.

      about 9 months ago
    • gracien2008

      Carlos is Back!

      about 9 months ago
    • J Parsons
      J Parsons

      2017 video where's 2019?

      about 9 months ago
    • God Emperor Meow
      God Emperor Meow


      about 9 months ago
    • ImaGiraffe

      RIP the good Hondas (v-tech)

      about 9 months ago
    • Krish Reddy
      Krish Reddy

      Do we need oil catch can for Si?

      about 9 months ago
    • gerloczyek

      That rev blip is the same on my otherwise awesome 2014 v6 Accord Coupe. It is a bit annoying...

      about 9 months ago
    • M Sya2
      M Sya2

      No VteC and High Revving Anymore like the old days! Just Turbo more 🤦🏻‍♂️

      about 10 months ago
    • Karim Nasser
      Karim Nasser

      as an automotive engineer i can assure everyone that jason's videos the most accurate and informative accross youtube!
      i would like to know the sources for the damping force explanation, is it honda itself?
      usually the damping coefficient is regulated through the mentionned orifice to create a damping force proportional to the wheel's vertical velocity(F = - coeff . V_wheel).

      in comfort mode this coefficient could be between 0.2 and 0.4 to prevent high wheel acceleration.
      in sports mode however this coefficient could vary between 0.4 and 0.6 to reduce wheel load fluctuation and keep the tyres on the road (safe driving but uncomfortable).
      are you sure that the sports mode range lies within the normal mode ?

      about 10 months ago
    • tv

      Great review..

      about 11 months ago
    • Ryan Van Winkle
      Ryan Van Winkle

      Are you heading towards bako? From the lake

      about 11 months ago
    • Kaidude1234 Hasan Sarfaraz
      Kaidude1234 Hasan Sarfaraz

      I hope they just make a better version of the k20b for the si in 2020

      about 11 months ago