Raw performance has never been the Honda Civic Si's mission or its strength, and this new generation's numbers go backward. The good news is it's much better to drive than the already great previous generation.
The 2022 Civic Si is 1.2 inches longer overall than before, but our scales say it weighs 8 pounds less than our long-term 2020 Civic Si sedan. Even better, the weight balance improves slightly from 61 percent front bias to 59 percent. The 1.5-liter turbocharged inline-four now makes 200 hp and 192 lb-ft of torque, down 5 hp. Those ponies were sacrificed to a good cause, though, because the new tune brings the torque sooner and holds peak power longer. The previous sogginess at less than 3,000 rpm is gone, and power no longer dies at the top end.
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