205HP 2014 Honda Civic Si Sedan Is FU-Cool from $23k + Visual Buyers Guide

Ever since the 2002 Subaru WRX and the Lancer Evolution arrived in the US – the Honda Civic has always taken a firm third place in the cool compact ranks.

Honda is serious about winning car guys back. The 2014 Honda Civic Si is packing a huge wing, turbo-style polished allous with gloss black accents, and a wing to make the WRX blush.

This is a car that is seriously cool. Curb appeal of the 2014 Civic Si now trumps the latest WRX and is up to WRX STI levels of aggression.

The powertrain of the Si is still optimized for Honda-style high revs versus hoon-farm torque, but little by little, the 2014 Civic Si shows how Honda is regaining its bad-ass street cred.

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2014 Honda Civic Si Sedan

Si Heritage

In 1986, the “S” evolved into the Civic Si, with added interior and exterior features along with suspension upgrades and fuel injection.
The 1988 to 1991 Civic Si Hatchback captured the attention of a growing number of sport compact-car enthusiasts, just as the market was beginning to emerge in the U.S.
Beginning in 1992, Civic Si Hatchback models incorporated Honda’s famed VTEC® engine technology.
After a brief hiatus, the Civic Si reappeared in 1999 with a twin-cam VTEC® 4-cylinder engine that made 160 horsepower from 1.6 liters, a rarity in vehicles of its price range.
The 2002 Civic Si featured fresh and innovative styling with its distinctive short nose and exclusive 3-door package.
In 2006, a completely redesigned Si brought a 197-horsepower engine, plus new levels of performance, handling and styling.
2007 added four doors to the speed and performance Si package with the all-new Civic Si Sedan. The same power and attitude, just with more practical comforts.

The 2012 Si brought more muscle with a 201-horsepower engine and greater torque. It also saw a weight reduction and improved aerodynamics, making the Si leaner and meaner than before.

2014 Honda Civic Si Sedan






2014 Honda Civic Si Sedan


Si Sedan $22,990*


Engine Type

In-Line 4-Cylinder

Engine Block/Cylinder Head


Displacement (cc)


Horsepower @ rpm (SAE net)

205 @ 7000

Torque (lb-ft @ rpm, SAE net)

174 @ 4400

Redline (rpm)


Bore and Stroke (mm)

87 x 99

Compression Ratio

11.0 : 1

Valve Train

16-Valve DOHC i-VTEC®

Stainless Steel Exhaust Manifold

Multi-Point Fuel Injection

Drive-by-Wire Throttle System

CARB Emissions Rating[1] 


Direct Ignition System with Immobilizer

100K +/- Miles No Scheduled Tune-Ups[2] 


Close-Ratio 6-Speed Manual Transmission

Gear Ratios: 1st: 3.267, 2nd: 2.040, 3rd: 1.429, 4th: 1.073, 5th: 0.830, 6th: 0.647, Reverse: 3.583, Final Drive: 4.76


Helical Limited-Slip Differential


Unit-Body Construction

MacPherson Strut Front Suspension

Multi-Link Rear Suspension

Stabilizer Bar (mm, front/rear)

21.0 / 20.0

Motion-Adaptive Electric Power-Assisted Rack-and-Pinion Steering (EPS)

Steering Wheel Turns, Lock-to-Lock


Steering Ratio


Turning Diameter, Curb-to-Curb (ft)


Power-Assisted Ventilated Front Disc/Solid Rear Disc Brakes (in, front/rear)

11.8 / 10.2


18″ Alloys

Continental® ContiProContact®

225/40R18 92H

Continental® ContiSportContact® 5 (available)

225/40R18 92Y

Compact Spare Tire

T135 / 80 R16 101M

Exterior Measurements  

Wheelbase (in)


Length (in)


Height (in)


Width (in)


Track (in, front/rear)

59.2 / 59.9

Curb Weight (lbs)


Weight Distribution (%, front/rear)

61 / 39

Interior Measurements  

Headroom (in, front/rear)

37.9 / 36.2

Legroom (in, front/rear)

42.0 / 36.2

Shoulder Room (in, front/rear)

56.6 / 53.3

Hiproom (in, front/rear)

50.5 / 51.4

Cargo Volume (cu ft)


Passenger Volume (cu ft)


Seating Capacity


EPA Mileage Ratings[3] / Fuel  

6-Speed Manual (City/Highway/Combined)

22 / 31 / 25

Fuel (gal)


Recommended Fuel

Premium Unleaded

Active Safety  

Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA®) with Traction Control[4] 

Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS)

Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD)

Brake Assist

Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)[5] 

Daytime Running Lights (DRL)

Passive Safety  

Advanced Compatibility EngineeringTM (ACETM) II Body Structure

Dual-Stage, Multiple-Threshold Front Airbags (SRS)

SmartVent® Front Side Airbags

Side Curtain Airbags with Rollover Sensor

3-Point Seat Belts at all Seating Positions

Front 3-Point Seat Belts with Automatic Tensioning System

Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren (LATCH): Lower Anchors (2nd-Row Outboard), Tether Anchors (2nd-Row All)

Driver’s and Front Passenger’s Seat-Belt Reminder

Child-Proof Rear Door Locks

Exterior Features  

One-Touch Power Moonroof with Tilt Feature

Integrated Rear-Window Antenna

Security System with Remote Entry and Trunk Release

Smart Entry System

Body-Colored Power Side Mirrors including Expanded View Driver’s Mirror

Variable Intermittent Windshield Wipers

Body-Colored Wing Spoiler

Multi-Reflector Halogen Headlights with Auto-On/Off

Fog Lights

Chrome Exhaust Finisher

Body-Colored Door Handles

Impact-Absorbing Body-Colored Bumpers

Comfort & Convenience  

Air Conditioning with Air-Filtration System

i-MID with 5-Inch LCD Screen and Customizable Feature Settings

Honda LaneWatch[6] 

Bluetooth® HandsFreeLink®[7] 

SMS Text Message Function[8] 

Push Button Start

Power Windows with Auto-Up/Down Driver’s Window

Power Door Locks with Auto-Lock Feature

Illuminated Driver’s Window and Door Lock Controls

Cruise Control

Leather-Wrapped Steering Wheel

Aluminum Shift Knob with Leather

Textured Aluminum Pedals

Illuminated Steering Wheel-Mounted Controls

Cruise / Audio / Phone / i-MID / Navi (available)

Tilt and Telescopic Steering Column

Beverage Holders

Front and Rear

Center Console with Sliding Armrest and Storage Compartment

Door-Pocket Storage Bins

Front and Rear

Passenger-Side Seatback Pocket

Coin Tray

Remote Fuel Filler Door Release

Remote Trunk Release with Lock

Headlights-On Reminder

Driver’s and Front Passenger’s Vanity Mirrors

Map Lights

Rear-Seat Armrest

Rear-Seat Heater Ducts

Floor Mats

Driver’s Footrest

12-Volt Power Outlet (front)

Rear Window Defroster with Timer

Cargo Area Light


Driver’s Seat with Manual Height Adjustment

Adjustable Front Seat-Belt Anchors

Adjustable Head Restraints

Fold-Down Rear Seatback

60/40 Split

Audio System  

360-Watt AM/FM/CD Premium Audio System with 7 Speakers, including Subwoofer

7″ Display Audio with High-Resolution WVGA (800×480) Electrostatic Touch-Screen, Rearview Camera with Dynamic Guidelines and Customizable Feature Settings

7″ Display Audio with Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System and Voice Recognition, Honda HD Digital Traffic, High-Resolution WVGA (800×480) Electrostatic Touch-Screen, Multi-Angle Rearview Camera with Dynamic Guidelines and Customizable Feature Settings[9] 


HondaLink Next Generation[10] 

HD Radio[11] 

with Navigation

XM® Radio[12] 

with Navigation

Pandora® Compatibility[13] 

Bluetooth® Streaming Audio

Display Audio Interface[14] 

USB Audio Interface[15] 

Front and Center Console

MP3/Windows Media® Audio (WMA) Playback Capability[16] 

Radio Data System (RDS)

Speed-Sensitive Volume Control (SVC)

intelligent Multi – Information Display  

Average Fuel Economy Indicator

Average Speed Indicator

Bluetooth® HandsFreeLink®


Customizable Feature Settings

Digital Fuel-Mileage Indicators

Digital Odometer and Digital Trip Meters (2)

Elapsed Time Indicator

Exterior Temperature Indicator

Maintenance Minder System

Miles-to-Empty Indicator

Power Monitor Screen

Pandora® Compatibility

Turn-By-Turn Directions

with Navigation

Welcome Screen


12-Volt Battery Charging System Indicator

ABS Indicator

Airbag System Indicator

Brake System Indicator

Coolant Temperature Indicators

Cruise Control Indicators

Digital Speedometer

Door and Trunk-Open Indicators

Electric Power Steering (EPS) Indicator

Fog Lights Indicator

Fuel Level Indicator

Headlights-On Indicator

High-Beam Indicator

Immobilizer System Indicator

Low Tire-Pressure Indicator

Low-Fuel Indicator

Low-Oil Pressure Indicator

Malfunction Indicator

Red Backlit Gauges

Seat Belt Reminder Indicator

Tachometer with Sequential Rev-Limit Indicator

Turn Signal/Hazard Indicators

Two-Tier Instrument Panel

VSA System and VSA-Off Indicators

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