2020 Honda Civic Si Launching with
Styling and Performance Updates
August 22, 2019
BY MATTHEW MEEK
- Refreshed styling gives Civic Si Coupe and Sedan an even more aggressive look
- Shorter final-drive ratio for more responsive acceleration
- Standard Honda Sensing® suite of safety and driver assist technologies
On the heels of several technology and interior upgrades introduced for model year 2019, the 2020 Honda Civic Si Sedan and Si Coupe are further improved with front and rear styling updates, new more refined LED headlight designs, and a revised final-drive ratio for more responsive acceleration. Additionally, Honda Sensing® is now standard equipment on Civic Si Sedan and Coupe. Arriving in dealers September 6, the 2020 Honda Civic Si Sedan and Coupe will have a Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) starting at $25,000.
Exterior and Interior Design
The Civic Si Coupe and Sedan both benefit from exterior styling enhancements befitting the model's aggressive driving dynamics. These include revised styling to the lower bumper fog light housings, which now feature gloss black surrounding trim and a body-color crossbar. The Honda-signature "wing" grille crossbar is also updated, and the headlights for Si Coupe and Sedan are now multi-element LED lamps with a wider and longer light beam. Civic Si also receives new LED fog lights. In the rear, Si Sedan gets a new lower bumper treatment to match the new front design, with gloss black surrounding trim and a body-color crossbars. All Civic Si models now ride on new matte black 18-inch wheels wrapped in all-season performance tires, with summer tires available as a factory option.
Inside, both Civic Si Coupe and Sedan feature updated sport seats with red accents on the seat bottom and seat back. Also, there's new red trim highlighting the instrument panel. The changes compliment interior upgrades made last year that included an updated Display Audio system with physical buttons and a volume knob, bigger cupholders and more.
Powertrain and Chassis
The sport-tuned Civic Si models are highly praised thanks to their exceptionally responsive high-torque turbo engine, sophisticated and sporty chassis tuning and outstanding overall value. Since introduction, the Si Sedan and Coupe have collected multiple awards, including 2018 and 2019 Car and Driver "10Best" and Editor's Choice awards.
The sport-tuned Si variants of the award-winning 10th generation Civic lineup boast numerous standard performance features, including a powerful 205-horsepower, 1.5-liter, direct injected and turbocharged in-line 4-cylinder engine, a slick-shifting 6-speed manual transmission, a helical limited-slip differential, and adjustable two-mode adaptive damper system. New this year is a 6-percent shorter final-drive ratio, giving the Civic Si improved acceleration feel.