The tech in all-new Honda Civic Si Coupe and Civic Si Sedan enhances the experience of this fast sporty car. The only problems with these particular Civic models is that the lack Advanced Driver Assistance System features such as automatic emergency braking, lane departure warning/assist and adaptive cruise control.
For connectivity, the new Civic Si has a 7-inch Display Audio touchscreen that serves acts as a control center for HVAC and other functions. The Display Audio is integrated with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto platforms for smartphone features and functions, including app-based navigation, streaming audio, voice-controlled search capabilities, and access to a host of Apple- or Google-approved smartphone apps.
The system works with HondaLink, Pandora, has a text message function with available Sirius XM Radio. Speed-Sensitive Volume Control (SVC) adjusts the volume according to the speed.
The speed-sensitive volume control system will take over volume controls automatically as the Civic goes faster, increasing the volume to combat the rise in unwanted outside noise. It’ll then turn the volume back down when the speed decreases as well. The feature can be turned on or off.
The instrument cluster has a lap time, g-force gauge, elapsed time indicator and customizable feature settings.
All Si models feature a 450-watt, 10-speaker AM/FM/CD sound system with SiriusXM Radio, HD Radio and Pandora capability.
The new Civic Si variants offers premium comfort and convenience features building off of the EX-T Civic Sedan and EX-T Civic Coupe, including:
- Electronic parking brake
- Walk away door locking
- Dual-zone automatic climate control
- Heated front seats
- Rain-sensing wipers
Honda Sensing is not available on these models. They appear to be designed more for speed and excitement. The only feature that is really helpful for safety is Honda LaneWatch that shows what is near the right hand side of the car.
The 2017 Civic Si Coupe and Sedan are designed to provide a high level of collision safety performance in a wide variety of collision scenarios, including offset and oblique-angle frontal collisions as well as side and rear impacts. The Civic’s safety performance starts with its class-leading forward visibility and precise, stable and predictable steering, handling and braking performance. Standard four-channel anti-lock brakes (ABS) with Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD), Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA)4 with traction control and Agile Handling Assist further enhance dynamic stability and emergency maneuvering and braking performance. The Civic Si targets the highest NCAP 5-star Overall Vehicle Score.
Because there is no automatic emergency braking availble, the Honda Civic “Si” models will not be elligible for IIHS Top Safety Pick+.
Two Driving Modes
Allowing the driver to choose vehicle power and chassis dynamic characteristics according to their tastes and the driving environment, the 2017 Civic Si now features two driving mode options: Normal and Sport. From the more comfort-oriented yet well controlled default Normal Mode, the Sport Mode adjusts the suspension damping characteristics plus steering and throttle response for a more taut and direct driving experience.
The 2017 Civic Si Coupe and Sedan for the U.S. market will be produced at Honda’s plant in Ontario, Canada, using domestic and globally sourced parts. Its engine is produced in Anna, Ohio using domestic and globally sourced parts, at the largest automobile engine plant in Honda’s global production network.