Flash Drive

2022 Honda Civic Si 4DR HPT

 Model Tested: 2022 Honda Civic Si 4DR HPT

The 2022 Honda Civic Si is a hot little sport compact sedan with a peppy turbocharged engine and a slick 6-speed manual transmission.

Engine: 1.5-liter turbocharged I-4, 200 horsepower and 192 lb.-ft torque

Transmission: 6-speed manual, front-wheel-drive

EPA Rating: 27-mpg city, 37-mpg highway, 31-mpg combined

Base Price: $27,500

As Tested: $28,910


Updated turbocharged I-4 with broader power and torque

Excellent off-the-line acceleration

Extra sporty in Sport mode

Three driving modes: Normal, Sport, Individual

Most of the Civic Si sporting nature is concealed under this tastefully modified exterior.

Customizable driving mode

Excellent, smooth clutch, lighter flywheel

Great standard 6-speed shifter

Shorter shifter throws than previous models

Slick rev matching system

Limited slip differential

Hill Hold feature

Larger brakes than previous models

18-inch wheels and 235/40R18 tires

Excellent Honda Sense safety features

The Civic Si is only available with a slick 6-speed manual transmission that’s a joy to use.

Sporty exhaust notes: Powerful, but not raucous

Linear steering feel

Athletic suspension tuning

Great fun on twisty country roads

Tasteful rear deck spoiler


Si exclusive sport seats

Exclusive built-in head restraints

Great support and comfort

Improved thigh support

Stylish red interior accents

Super stretch-out front seat legroom

the Honda Civid Si interior has unique sports seats and red accents.

We moved seat up for better clutch actuation

Good shifter location for easy shifts

Multi-function speedometer/info display

G-meter, stopwatch, turbo gauge

Standard Bose premium sound system

60/40 folding rear seats

OK backseat adult space

Soft center cushion for adult comfort

Nicely contoured steering wheel

Very good tilt/telescopic column


OK size trunk pass-through opening

The 2022 Honda Civic Si is the most fun on winding back roads, but it’s also an excellent commuter car.

Semi-steep folding seats slope

Medium size glovebox, non-locking

Medium to small front door bins

One seatback pouch

Large sun visors with excellent slide

Deep medium size center console bin

Large infotainment screen

WOW Factors:

Great bang for the buck

Very athletic turbocharged engine

Smooth, slick shifting 6-speed manual transmission

The 2022 Honda Civic Si has standard 18-inch alloy wheels and 235/40R18 performance tires.

Sharp, sporty styling

Fun and practicality in a single package


Trunk opening a little tight

Cheap trunk materials

Bottom Line:

The 2022 Honda Civic Si HPT four-door sedan is a compact sport sedan that’s very much a driver’s car—big on performance, driver comfort, twisty roads fun, and even daily driving drudgery. It’s affordable and practical with excellent safety features, but its best attribute is driving fun.