Honda has put together an interior for its new Civic lineup that has a clean, decluttered look, is constructed from materials that feel built to last, and is remarkably free of gimmicks. The use of physical controls for items like the volume knob and ventilation system is smart, and these switches all have a satisfying solidity when operated. A metal honeycomb dash panel is one of the most unique styling elements in here, but again, it doesn't remotely detract from the dashboard's ease of use. In the Civic Si, there are several special touches to set it apart from lesser Civics. These include sport pedals, red contrast stitching on the center armrest and doors, and a standard Bose sound system. A leather-wrapped steering wheel, automatic climate control, and a nine-inch touchscreen interface are all standard. Essentially, this cabin has been thoughtfully designed and has everything you need and nothing you don't.
If you need to get four tall adults and slip a kid into the middle of the back seats, you won't be disappointed or frustrated. The rear seats are standard fare and perfectly comfortable, while the Si-specific front sport seats feel baseball-glove-like in comfort and support. It's roomier than previous generations, but that's not the only improvement if you don't mind small cars getting bigger. The driving position is excellent, and the manual adjustment is easy enough to work, but the highlight is the wider-set windscreen pillars that give a broader view of the road. Honda is mastering making pillars thinner, and that means the view out of the front is almost as good as the greenhouses from the 1980s again. Overall, the Honda Civic Si 4-door sedan is practical and comfortable.
|Honda Civic Si Sedan Trims||Si Sedan|
|Headroom Front Seat||37.6 in.|
|Headroom Back Seat||37.1 in.|
|Legroom Front Seat||42.3 in.|
|Legroom Back Seat||37.4 in.|
|Shoulder Room Front||57 in.|
|Shoulder Room Rear||56 in.|
|Hip Room, Front||54.3 in.|
|Hip Room, Rear||48.9 in.|
Black and red cloth is the only option you have for the Civic Si's interior. It looks great but it would have been preferable if Honda offered a bit more choice in this area. A leather-wrapped steering wheel is standard, as are sporty pedals with a bright finish, and red contrast stitching on the door panels, steering wheel, shift boot, and the aluminum shift knob. The metal honeycomb dash panel looks great and helps to conceal the air vents for a cleaner look. Honda has given special attention to details like the feel of the switchgear and the padding on the armrests, and these elements add to the overall high-quality overall impression.
At 14.4 cubic feet, the new Civic Si Sedan's trunk has decreased in size by around 0.3 cubes. That's not enough to worry customers, and you should still be able to comfortably accommodate a week's worth of groceries or a few suitcases. The 60/40-split folding rear seatback expands cargo-carrying capabilities when necessary.
Interior storage is good and includes a decently sized glovebox, door pockets front and rear, beverage holders front and rear, a seatback pocket on the passenger side, and a center console armrest with more storage beneath it.
|Honda Civic Si Sedan Trims||Si Sedan|
|Trunk Volume||14.4 cu. ft.|
The Honda Civic Si is reasonably well equipped. It comes with automatic climate control, push-button ignition, manual height adjustment for the driver's seat, smart entry with auto-locking when walking away, a one-touch power moonroof, and a seven-inch driver information display. It must be said, however, that the VW Jetta GLI offers more comfort and convenience features, although it is also pricier. Honda should be commended for the Civic Si's array of standard safety features, though. It gets adaptive cruise control, lane departure warning, a rearview camera, blind-spot monitoring with cross-traffic monitoring, auto high beams, and traffic sign recognition, all falling under the Honda Sensing umbrella.
Because the Si is so driver-focussed, you'll mainly be using the seven-inch digital gauge cluster. A nice touch, though, is that an analog speedometer sits centrally. Infotainment is controlled through a not-too-big and not-too-small nine-inch touchscreen that comes standard with Bluetooth connectivity with wireless Apple Carplay and Android Auto. Also standard is a 12-speaker Bose audio system, including a subwoofer. SiriusXM and HD Radio are included as well. Unlike Honda efforts of yore, this even has a volume knob, something that you won't find in the Jetta GLI and that was a bone of contention when we drove the latter.