Honda is known for building reliable, dependable, and high-value vehicles. The word fun generally isn’t one that comes to the forefront when describing Honda vehicles.
The 2014 Honda Civic Si is on a mission to change all that.
“The 2014 Honda Civic Si is just plain fun to drive,” said Tony Carter, general manager at Northwest Honda dealership in Bellingham. “It’s quick, it’s nimble, and it’s the only model in it’s class available with a manual transmission. And that can mean some real fun for people who know what they’re doing. The 2014 model has more horsepower and more torque; it goes zero to 60 in just over six seconds.”
The 2014 Honda Civic Si comes in either coupe or sedan style. Like the writers of this article, we really like the sedan because it means more people (like small families) can enjoy the Civic Si, but certainly the coupe is just right for many people.
And the sedan style doesn’t sacrifice performance, at all. “Outfitted with one of the slickest shifting six-speed manuals in the business—the only transmission available on the Si—the new sedan proved a delight…”
Not only is it fun to drive, but unlike other “fun” vehicles, the 2014 Honda Civic Si get excellent gas mileage; 47 on the highway and 44 in the city. Saving money on gasoline is fun, right? In fact, the Civic Si is so fun, that the writers of the article picked it as their favorite Civic model. The bottom line for them: “While the Civic offers something for a wide range of buyers, our vote goes to the delightful Si that offers the combination of a fun-to-drive sports sedan and the practicality of a family hauler.”
Stop by Northwest Honda, Apple Valley Honda, or Sims Honda dealership today to take the 2014 Honda Civic Si for a fun test ride!
When you think of the Honda Civic, you don’t necessarily think of a sportier car with great performance. The 2014 Honda Civic Si is here to change some minds, and priced at just over $25,000 it’s a “huge bargain” according to this article at USA Today.
What makes the 2014 Honda Civic Si such a great performance vehicle?
- A high level engine (“2.4-liter four-cylinder rated 205 horsepower at 7,000, 174 pounds-feet of torque at 4,400.”)
- A high level chassis
- Manual gearbox
- “Soft engagement”
- “The engine revs freely to deliver rich power, but has sufficient oomph to avoid embarrassing you in slug-along traffic. Its real-world fuel consumption under our heavy foot is modest: 20.2 mpg in the suburbs, 35.1 mpg on the highway.”
“The Honda Civic Si is just a fun car to drive,” said Tod McLaughlin, general manager at Apple Valley Honda in Wenatchee. “If you’re looking for a smaller, sportier car that will really give you some bang for your buck, you can’t pass up a test drive in the 2014 Si.”
According to USA Today, the 2014 “A joyous reminder of how good a stick-shift can be, and how satisfying a budget go-buggy can be.”
Stop by Apple Valley Honda, Northwest Honda, or Sims Honda dealership to take the 2014 Honda Civic Si for a test drive!
We were intrigued by this short video that transforms your regular 2012 Honda Civic Si into a race car on the biggest stage. Because of the length of the video, I thought it would be a relatively easy process.
Well, it’s not exactly easy.
But it isvery interesting. And I’m not even a take-the-car-apart-and-put-it-back-together kind of gal.
If you want to see how a regular Honda Civic Si goes from normal commuter car to racing machine, check out this short documentary. It’s pretty cool.
The 2013 Honda Civic is a new and improved hit with critics and consumers. Here is an honest, short video review of the 2013 Honda Civic Si.
Some of the highlights include the fact that the 2013 Honda Civic Si is “closer to an Acura than Honda” because of its 6-speed manual transmission and the fact that it goes zero to 60 mph in about six seconds. This driver also notes that the interior of the 2013 Honda Civic is Si is very nice inside with comfortable design and seating.
If performance is important to you, than you’ll be interested to know that the 2013 Honda Civic Si has great maneuverability and braking. According to this reviewer, you will “feel like you’re a part of the car.”
True, it’s 201 horsepower engine may not be all that impressive, but on such a small car and with such great design, you don’t really need all those horses to get the performance you want.
“The 2013 Honda Civic Si is a great, contributing member to the Honda Civic family,” said Tod McLaughlin of Apple Valley Honda. “Each member of the Honda Civic family has something different for different drivers. The 2013 Honda Civic Si is a fantastic car for people who really care about performance and really want to be able to zip around. You really have to drive it to understand it, so if you’re interested, stop by and take one for a drive.”
Another aspect of becoming a Honda Civic Si owner was also noted by the reviewer: the fantastic reliability and dependability of Hondas! Honda owners know there is no need for Honda offer super-extended warranties because they build their products to last! Point in case, I’ve driven my 2009 Honda Accord into the ground (how about almost 120,000 miles in 4 years) and have only ever had to do regular maintenance on it.
Anyone who is interested in a compact car that has solid performance should stop by Apple Valley Honda, Northwest Honda, or Sims Honda dealership to take a 2013 Honda Civic Si for a ride today!