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2012 Honda Civic Si Sedan

The all-new 2012 Civic Si Sedan prioritizes the performance potential of the Civic platform with a 201-horsepower i-VTEC 4-cylinder engine, a sport-tuned suspension and exclusive features for the enthusiast driver. (continued below)

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2012 Honda Civic Si Sedan

All-New 2012 Honda Civic Si Adds Power and Features

Source: Honda | Published: Tue Oct 18, 2011

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"The Civic Si represents the sporty flagship of the Civic series," said John Mendel, executive vice president of American Honda Motor Co., Inc. "The broadened torque band of the 2012 model increases its appeal as a daily driver while adding a new dimension of mid-range performance."

More powerful than the 2.0-liter engine in the previous generation Civic Si, the new 2.4-liter engine produces 201 horsepower at 7000 rpm and 170 lb-ft torque at 4400 rpm, an improvement of 4 horsepower and 31 lb-ft of torque compared to the previous model. A sport-oriented six-speed manual transmission sends power to a helical-type limited-slip differential (LSD). The LSD helps the Civic Si accelerate powerfully and confidently when exiting corners as both wheels can deliver more equal torque distribution to the road compared to a conventional open-type differential.

Exclusive Civic Si exterior features include 17-inch alloy wheels with 215/45 R17 tires, a body-color deck lid spoiler with an LED center brake light, fog lights and a chrome exhaust finisher. Inside is an exclusive aluminum shift knob with leather, textured aluminum pedals and firmly bolstered perforated cloth sport seats with suede-like trim and red stitching. The steering wheel is leather-trimmed with red stitching. The new "intelligent" Multi-Information Display (i-MID) on the Civic Si includes an exclusive Power Monitor (as one of its screens) that can indicate the percentage of total horsepower generated by the engine. In addition, a Sequential Rev-limit Indicator located on the upper instrument panel can show when the i-VTEC high-lift camshaft profile is engaged and incrementally when the engine redline is approached and reached.

Civic Si Sedan's Exterior Design

Designed with a sleek windshield rake, a sweeping roofline and a new interpretation of the previous model's "one-motion" profile, the lines of the 2012 Civic Sedan suggest a sophisticated and athletic appearance. The vehicle features a low and wide stance that contributes to a distinctive visual presence, while thinner A-pillars stretch further toward the front of the vehicle than before to improve visibility and the perception of interior space. The C-pillars also stretch further toward the rear of the vehicle compared to the previous generation to better complete the flowing one-motion appearance. Adding to the extensive 2012 Civic color palette, the Civic Si Sedan adds the availability of a new Sunburst Orange Pearl paint color that change in appearance depending on sunlight conditions, further amplifying the dramatic bodylines.

The 2012 Civic embraces Honda's tradition of making its vehicles fun to drive by continuing to use a fully independent suspension design, a premium and exceptional feature in the entry compact segment. The front MacPherson strut and rear multi-link suspensions are tuned for sporty driving fun, yet provide refined ride comfort. Ride and handling improvements are made possible by a 10-percent more rigid unit-body structure resulting from enhanced structural designs and increased use of high-strength steel (55 percent on the sedan compared to 50 percent on the previous model).

The Civic Si receives exclusive suspension tuning compared to the regular Civic Sedan. Front and rear spring rates are increased, sport-tuned damper settings are used front and rear, and Civic Si models have a 0.4-inch lower ride height. Front and rear stabilizer bars are larger, measuring 18 mm in the front and 15 mm in the rear. The Civic Si Sedan has a 17.7:1 steering ratio, identical to the other 2012 Civic models. The Civic Si has 4-wheel disc brakes with11.8-inch vented front rotors (up from 10.3 inches on all other Civic models) and 10.2-inch solid rear rotors.

Honda Civic Si Sedan: Review (2/2)

Key: AT - automatic transmission, MT - manual transmission, F/R/AWD - front/rear/all wheel drive
Type I4
Displacement 144 cu in (2354 cc)
Power 201 hp @ 7000 rpm
Torque 170 lb-ft @ 4400 rpm
Redline 7000 rpm
Driveline Front Wheel Drive
Transmission 6 Speed Manual
Brakes & Tires
Brakes Front - Rear Ventilated Discs - Solid Discs
Tire Size Front - Rear 215/45 R17
Exterior Dimensions & Weight
Length 177.3 in
Width 69 in
Height 56.5 in
Curb Weight 2895 lbs
0-60 mph n/a
1/4 Mile n/a
60-0 Braking n/a
Top Speed n/a
Fuel Economy
EPA Fuel Mileage - City/Highway 22/31 mpg
Origin & Price
Manufacturer's Origin Japan
Where Built Alliston, Ontario, Canada
Base Retail Price (MSRP) $23,175

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