Compared to the 2022 Subaru WRX that produces 271 horsepower, the 2022 Honda Civic Si is severely underpowered at 70 horses less but makes up for it with a much better MPG rating. The new Civic Si also benefits from an improved power band over the model it replaces, a Custom Drive Mode, faster acceleration, better handling and other tuning improvements that still make it a fun sport compact.

Both models are priced to start from $26-27k in the U.S. and you really can go wrong with either one.

Looking past those figures above, here are other reasons to consider the Si:
  • Si’s system now features an Individual Mode that allows the driver to individually select engine response, steering effort, and instrument panel display color parameters!!!
  • Also Updated Sport mode adds throttle response, decreases steering assist, Deactivates the idle stop system, allows drivers to select Rev Match on or off, and changes the instrument accent lighting from white to red.
  • Si’s Upgraded Engine is a 1.5L Turbo 200hp/ 192 lb-tq BUT The engine’s peak torque at 1800-5000 rpm now arrives 300 rpm Sooner (than the 10th gen) for a quicker punch off the line and out of tight corners. Peak power is 6000 RPM with a 6500 Redline.
  • New seats, red accents inside the interior.
  • New single-mass flywheel is 26 percent lighter than the dual-mass unit used in the previous Si. The flywheel’s 30 percent reduction in inertia gives the 1.5-liter turbocharged engine a faster throttle response with a standard helical limited-slip differential.
  • Only available with a manual transmission, Si’s 6-speed with Rev Match! Improved shift feel and 10 percent shorter throws. A new, more rigid shift lever mounting bracket and a new leather-wrapped aluminum shift knob similar to the Civic Type R!
  • the most rigid Civic Si ever, with an 8 percent increase in torsional rigidity and a 13 percent increase in bending rigidity compared to the outgoing Si. Like the 2022 Civic Sedan, the new Civic Si also benefits from a 0.5-inch wider rear track for additional stability, and a 1.4-inch longer wheelbase for a smoother ride, as well as greater high-speed stability. The Si’s 107.7-inch wheelbase is the longest in its class.
Oh and how can we forgot how much the WRX resembles a 9th Civic from the rear?