Finding a 2015 Honda Civic Si deal for Christmas
Last night I watched a Chrysler 200 television commercial where a man looking through the dealership window said “ he’d been a good boy,” and wished for Santa to put a 200 under his tree. Today we take a closer look at Honda’s “bad boy” Civic Si., and what it will take $ to put it under your Christmas Tree.
The short story: Although we do find special lease terms and discounted .09% financing on select Honda automobiles, 2015 Civic Si is not one of theme. Now, I’m not saying you can’t negotiate a favorable discount on Civic Si with you local Honda dealer. But the truth is, most if not all Honda stores special order Civic Si for specific customers. In our Western U.S. tour of dealerships, we rarely encounter an Si sitting on the showroom floor, and when we do it’s waiting for its proud owner to take delivery.
Limited production Honda
2015 Honda Civic Si coupe and sedan is a limited production car assembled in Alliston,Ontario, Canada for distribution in North America. With a base price of $23,090 + destination and all applicable fees and sales tax, Si is the most expensive Civic trim available in the states.
Honda’s performance Civic combines a piping hot 205 horsepower 1-VTEC 4 cylinder gasoline engine married to a close ratio 6 speed manual and limited slip differential. To put the power to weight ratio into perspective, the entry level Civic LX ($18,490) specs-out at 143 horsepower @ 6500 rpm and 129 ft-lb torque in the mid-range.
All Civic variants weigh in at around 3,000 lbs. 200lb or more, less than the competition. With Civic Si performance leaving Volkswagen Golf GTI, Ford Focus ST hatch and Subaru WRX base, reaching for more torque; so says Honda. We believe Civic Si to be an exceptional and affordable performance value.
Greater mid-range torque,a higher redline and less weight makes a measurable performance difference for Civic Si. Warning: Don’t look for great fuel economy from Si.“Reasonable is the word we’re looking for when it comes to Si’s stated fuel economy: 22 city/31 highway.
Honda Si is the closest we’ll come to a European Type R in North America. Drive one if you( ever) find the opportunity, Civic Si is an “E” ticket ride.
In closing: We don’t find any exceptional financing or lease deals currently running for 2015 Civic Si. However, ask you dealership for veterans consideration($500) and college graduate allowance.($500) Expect to pay retail less these incentives on an ordered Civic Si. If you find one on the lot, negotiate!
Note: I’m looking forward to driving the 2016 Acura ILX early next year. While not the Si engine, ILX will feature a slightly de-tuned and counterbalanced version married to a state of the art 8 speed dual clutch automated manual transmission. I’ve experienced this combination in the 2015 TLX i-4 read about it here.