2022 Honda Civic Si : What's It Like To Live With?
Under heavy fire from Hyundai and others, the Civic Si tries to hold its ground
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Latest Highlights (updated 05/18/22)
- The long-term 2022 Civic Si just joined our fleet
- The Civic Si launches a new generation for 2022 against stiffer competition than ever before
- Stay tuned for ongoing real-world comments from our staffers
2022 Honda Civic Si: Real-World Fuel Economy
We're still getting to know our Civic Si, which came to us from Honda with about 3,000 miles already on the odometer. But thanks to Editor Romans, our man in Fresno, the Civic Si now has some highway miles under its belt. Have we hit the EPA's 37 mpg highway estimate yet? Not even close, but the current record wasn't a pure highway run by any means. Stay tuned as we probe the real-world limits and see if 37 mpg is legitimately achievable on a long trip.
Average lifetime mpg: 26.1
EPA mpg rating: 31 combined ( 27 city / 37 highway )
Best fill mpg: 31.0
Best range (miles): 215.7
Current odometer: 3,906
2022 Honda Civic Si: Comfort
Comfort used to be an afterthought in hopped-up compacts like the Civic Si, but these days a sport compact sedan has to do everything pretty well. Has Honda hit the mark in this area? We're not saying "no," but we've found a couple of concrete instances where the new Civic Si is actually less comfortable than its predecessor.
Does the Civic Si have the comfort features you'd expect?
"Well, this is odd, but the new Civic Si is missing what I'd consider two significant features: heated front seats and dual-zone automatic climate control. It's like Honda made a taco but forgot to put on the cheese and lettuce. Now, personally, dual-zone climate is a 'meh' feature. But no heated seats? How am I supposed to keep my buns toasty on those chilly 40-degree California mornings?
"The Civic Si isn't exactly a stripped-down base model, either; it's a $28,000 car. Furthermore: 1) The previous-generation 2020 Civic Si had heated seats and dual-zone auto climate standard, so clearly something went wrong for 2022; and 2) You can get these features easily from rivals. For example, a base 2022 VW Golf S has standard heated seats, and a 2022 Hyundai Elantra N Line has standard dual-zone climate, with an option for heated seats." — Brent Romans, senior manager, written content
What's the consensus on that orange paint job?
"I've been driving our Civic Si for about a week straight and already I've received three impromptu favorable comments from bystanders on the car's Blazing Orange Pearl paint. The most memorable encounter was at my neighboorhood's multi-house mailbox thing, where I had pulled up to grab my mail. A thoroughly nice 60-ish-year-old woman with big black sunglasses was walking by and commented how she liked the color. She then segued into a 5-minute near-monologue on: (1) how it reminded her of all the colorful cars she saw in Europe, (2) how her son used to live in Germany, (3) how concerned she is with the events going on over there, and (4) the outrageous price of gas these days. I think my contributions to the conversation were, "Oh, thanks!" "Oh, really?" and then finally, "OK, I've got to go, but nice meeting you." Anyway, Civic Si in Blazing Orange: ace conversation starter." — Brent Romans, senior manager, written content