Thanks to this upgrade, the 2022 Honda Civic Sedan has gained an extra 34 hp.
Honda introduced the eleventh-generation Honda Civic Sedan a few months ago, but it hasn't taken long for it to get the aftermarket tuning treatment while we wait for the new Type R to arrive. Since it's easy to tune, the Civic has been a popular car for aftermarket modifications, and it looks like the new model will continue this tradition.
On the outside, this 2022 Civic Sedan EX modified by Hondadata looks stock, but the tuner has managed to extract some extra horses from the sedan's 1.5-liter four-cylinder turbo engine with a simple ECU reprogram.
Hondata is used to working with Honda's 1.5-liter turbo engine and also gave the previous-generation turbocharged Civic a power boost using the same technique. Since the new Civic uses the same turbo engine as its predecessor, Hondata has wasted no time giving it a power boost.
Honda claims the turbocharged unit generates 180 hp and 177 lb-ft in the new Civic EX. When hooked up to a dyno and running on high octane fuel, the sedan generated 162 hp and 163 lb-ft of torque accounting for drivetrain losses. After the tuner's FlashPro software was installed, the 2022 Civic Sedan gained an extra 34 hp and 50 lb-ft of torque, bringing the total output to 196 hp and 213 lb-ft of torque.
Without factoring in drivetrain losses, this suggests the Civic Sedan has around 230 hp at the crank and plenty of untapped potential. Impressively, that makes it more powerful than the last-generation Civic Si Sedan, which utilizes the same 1.5-liter turbo-four rated at 205 hp and 192 lb-ft of torque.
It will be interesting to see how much power Hondata can extract from the new Civic Si with this simple upgrade. Due to arrive later this year, the new Civic Si will only be sold as a sedan, unlike its predecessor. Hondata hasn't said when the FlashPro system will go on sale, but it should be available soon now that the tuner has proven that it can add an extra 34 horses to the Civic EX.