2020 Honda Civic Si gets performance upgrades, fascia changes, new safety tech

Chris Teague

Chris Teague

Honda is updating its Civic Si for the 2020 model year.

Honda is refining its Civic Si sedan and coupe for the 2020 model year. These revisions are on top of the changes made for the 2019 model year, which included a new infotainment touch screen with physical buttons and knobs, and bigger cupholders.

The Civic Si is one of two sport-tuned Civic trims Honda offers (the other being the Civic Type R). It will continue to come standard with a turbocharged 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine that gets 205 horsepower and 192 pound-feet of torque. A six-speed manual transmission is standard as are a helical limited-slip differential, and adjustable two-mode adaptive damper system. For the 2020 model year, Honda has given the Civic Si a six percent shorter final-drive ratio, which is designed to make the car feel faster off the line.

At the front, the 2020 Honda Civic Si gets new LED fog lights and a freshly styled fog light housings, which are now surrounded by gloss black trim and a body color crossbar. The Civic Si will now come standard with multi-element LED headlamps that project a wider and longer beam.

Around back, the Civic Si sedan has received a new lower bumper design to better match what it now has up front, with a gloss black surround and body color crossbars.

For the 2020 model year, all Civic Si models now ride on matte black 18-inch wheels that are surrounded by all-season performance tires. Summer tires are available as a factory option.

The cabin of the Civic Si will now come equipped with sport seats that feature red accents. The car’s instrument panel has new red trim.

Additionally, the Honda Sensing suite of safety and driver assistance technologies is now standard on the model. Honda Sensing includes Adaptive Cruise Control and the Collision Mitigation Braking System incorporating Forward Collision Warning, Lane Keeping Assist System, and Road Departure Mitigation, which includes Lane Departure Warning. All Civics also have automatic high beams.

The 2020 Honda Civic Si is on sale now and starts at $25,000 and tops out just over $26,000.

2020 Honda Civic Si Coupe

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2020 Honda Civic Si Coupe

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2020 Honda Civic Si Coupe

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