What Drives 2017 Honda Civic Si to Excel?

If you're like the sport-drive aficionados here at our Santa Monica, CA Honda dealership, then you've probably been long-awaiting the arrival of the 2017 Honda Civic Si. You've seen its lean, aggressive curves from the virtual afar, noted standout aesthetics like a front fascia giving way to large lower air intakes, 18-inch split five-spoke alloy wheels, and even a full-width light bar and spoiler raised wing-like to the prospects of taking to the southern California highway. Now it's here, and you can see for yourself what's really going on under the hood.

Prepare to be dazzled. You'll find eagerly revving an advanced turbocharged engine, the first, according to our automaker, in Honda Civic Si history, and it's a variant of the energetic 1.5-liter 16-valve DOHC direct-injected turbocharged build powering Honda Civic EX-T, EX-L, and Touring. 2017 Civic. It's rated at 205 proverbial horses, a 31-horsepower gain on the previous iteration, and at 192 pound-feet of a torque-driven ride, making for an additional 25 on its predecessor.

A displacement reduction means the 2017 Civic Si powerhouse is lighter, more compact and, given its host of friction-reducing tech, a model of efficiency. When you factor in its electronically controlled, intercooled system, you can count on peeling out a lower rpm and with a broader rpm range. That means the kind of dynamics that enthusiasts crave, making for quite the fun drive.

A few mainstays remain, too, and we at Honda of Santa Monica can say we're glad they did. Honda still offers its sportster with a six-speed manual transmission to keep the drive-time thrills sufficiently adrenalized, and a helical limited-slip front differential ought to keep Honda Civic Si a commander of traction, but an all-new gearbox presents with ratios revised for optimal power delivery, and that means possibilities for the ride abound. Take a ride you won't forget here at our 1720 Santa Monica Blvd. showroom today, and you'll see what we mean. We're a quick drive in the Los Angeles area, conveniently within reach of Hollywood, Culver City, and nearby.

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