2018 Honda Civic Si: Looking Much Worse Beside Type-R

Compared to the range-topping Type-R, the all-new Honda Civic Si looks a lot tamer and sensible in terms of design. Sadly, that is also reflected in its output numbers as the mid-tier performance model is only slightly more powerful than the Civic Sport on the torque front.

Officially, both the horsepower and torque figures of Civic Si have not been made known to the public yet, but a member of the CivicX forum claims to have gotten an email from Honda saying that the ride would deliver 192lb-ft of torque.

That’s 15lb-ft more than what the Civic Sport is worth, which amounts to an advantage of only 8 percent, and 103lb-ft less than the Type-R. As for the current Si, it offers 174lb-ft of torque. The Volkswagen Golf GTI and Ford Focus ST on the other hand are good for 258lb-ft and 270lb-ft respectively.

If this email turns out to be true, then fans have good reason to be disappointed. And if the upcoming Si doesn’t have a lot of torque, what then would be its new horsepower figure? At present, it dishes out 205hp.