The 2014 Honda Civic Si remains one of the best fun-per-dollar cars on the market. Honda’s latest Civic Si will get a handful of styling, technology, and performance improvements, while the price will rise just $275. For the 2014 Honda Civic Si coupe, pricing will begin at $23,580 including destination fees, while the sedan will cost $23,780.
That $275 bump is hardly anything as far as price hikes go, especially considering the new Civic Si receives retuned exhaust and suspension systems, more dramatic exterior styling, standard keyless entry with push-button start, a standard 7-inch touchscreen display, and Honda’s LaneWatch blind spot visibility system. The retuned exhaust yields 4 hp and 4 lb-ft greater power and torque, respectively, while the upgraded higher-rate springs, dampers, and rear stabilizer bar help stiffen the suspension for sportier handling.
With the performance upgrades, power from the 2014 Honda Civic Si totals 205 hp and 174 lb-ft of torque, courtesy of a high-revving 2.4-liter engine and a slick six-speed manual gearbox. Styling changes include a new hood, sharper front fenders and headlight housings, and redesigned taillights and side mirrors. The rear diffuser is reshaped with more rigid lines, and the rear wing takes on a slightly more angular shape.
When we drove last year’s Honda Civic Si sedan, associate editor David Zenlea was underwhelmed by the interior but smitten with the car’s driving dynamics. “[The] Civic Si is still a singular joy to drive,” said Zenlea. “The interplay between the high-revving four-cylinder and six-speed manual is simply perfect. The only company that does it as well is Porsche.”