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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    • jay czyzyk
      jay czyzyk

      Hang rev heavy clutch wheel

      about 4 days ago
    • Steve B
      Steve B

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

      about 7 days ago
    • Mike Lego
      Mike Lego

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

      about 8 days ago
    • Jonathan Fernandez
      Jonathan Fernandez

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

      about 1 month 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 1 month 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 2 months ago
    • beatsfromchicago

      More like hello fuel in the oil. Lol

      about 2 months ago
    • gracien2008

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

      about 3 months ago
    • gracien2008

      Carlos is Back!

      about 3 months ago
    • J Parsons
      J Parsons

      2017 video where's 2019?

      about 3 months ago
    • God Emperor Meow
      God Emperor Meow


      about 3 months ago
    • ImaGiraffe

      RIP the good Hondas (v-tech)

      about 3 months ago
    • Krish Reddy
      Krish Reddy

      Do we need oil catch can for Si?

      about 3 months ago
    • gerloczyek

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

      about 3 months ago
    • M Sya2
      M Sya2

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

      about 4 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 4 months ago
    • tv

      Great review..

      about 5 months ago
    • Ryan Van Winkle
      Ryan Van Winkle

      Are you heading towards bako? From the lake

      about 5 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 5 months ago
    • Carlo Garcia
      Carlo Garcia


      about 6 months ago
    • Ζ † N
      Ζ † N

      a d15b boosted ef hatch would still smoke it easily and be a cheap daily. i mean this thing is huge.

      about 7 months ago
    • Zamorazone

      So what do you think of lowering springs on the adaptive struts/shocks? I want to do an eibach pro kit that is just a 1.5 drop.

      about 7 months ago
    • Yhur Hurt
      Yhur Hurt

      I'm not a car guy, so I don't understand the technicals of everything said in the video.

      Basically, from my understanding, I bought a 2016 Honda Civic, and I always wondered why every so often it would rev really high, or sometimes when I try to go up a hill with zero momentum at 0mph (my parking space is on a rather steep slope) it felt like it would stall out then rev really high and shoot to 20mph; almost like the gas pedal was having trouble communicating with the engine/transmission.

      And this problem is because of VTEC? And the 2016 models are the last year that they used it before replacing with the superior turbo? Damn I should've waited one more year. It feels like I missed out big time.

      about 7 months ago
    • 455Transam

      Nice car but lawsuits are springing up already over the problem of gas getting into the oil of this motor and causing engine problems raising the oil level and diluting the oil viscosity causing engine damage from improper lubrication.
      So far HONDA doesn't have a solution!

      about 7 months ago
    • Poj Dia Vaj
      Poj Dia Vaj

      Is it stud head bolt? It’s a turbo Honda Fit engine

      about 7 months ago
    • Itsfelipe

      So in short, the SI is not worth buying?

      about 8 months ago
    • drwho534

      Informative video but would've been nice if we could have at least seen the car!

      about 8 months ago
    • Itsthepurp Bu
      Itsthepurp Bu

      Everything with a turbo is a 1.5l..... someone needs to make a 2.5l.. turbo

      about 9 months ago
    • xTheNameisEthan

      I think it looks amazing but not a big fan of the smaller motor with a turbo, a 2.4 with VTec is just about right for me

      about 9 months ago
    • Jorge Garcia
      Jorge Garcia

      He looks like Ben Affleck

      about 10 months ago