2020 Honda Civic Si Debuts WIth Fresh Face, Quicker Acceleration
23 August 2019 - Motor1
The Honda Sensing driver assistance technology suite also comes standard now.
The 2020 Honda Civic Si looks subtly more stylish thanks to small but meaningful changes at the front and rear. It goes on sale September 6, and prices start at $25,930 (after the mandatory $930 destination charge) for both the coupe and sedan body styles.
A 1.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder making 205 horsepower (153 kilowatts) and six-speed manual still power the Civic Si. However, Honda makes the final-drive ratio six-percent shorter to improve acceleration. The company doesn't provide a specific time, though. "As a rule, Honda doesn't provide 0-60 figures because parameters can vary so greatly," company spokesperson Jessica Pawl told Motor1.com. "Unfortunately, at this point, we're only able to provide that acceleration is more responsive on the new model."
The 2020 Civic Si wears a revised front fascia that now brings bits of the body color into the top of the corner inlets. New LED headlights have a sharper shape than the previous lamps. At the back, the massive faux outlets are gone, and a narrow strip of fake mesh now stretches across the bumper.
The tweaks to the inside are a bit smaller. Red trim now adorns the seats and instrument panel.
The Honda Sensing suite of driver assistance technology now comes standard on the Si. The features include adaptive cruise control, collision mitigation braking, lane-keep assist, road departure warning, and automatic high beams. The company also adds an Active Sound Control system that emits a fake engine sound from the stereo during aggressive driving.