The 2022 Honda Civic Si looks really promising. In the United States, it has a manual gearbox, revised powertrain, and an overall more performance-oriented feature set – at least before the red-badge Civic Type R arrived.
That’s fine until you see what’s on offer beyond the northern borders. YouTuber HondaPro Jason shows what is included in the Civic Si when purchased in Canada. The differences are highlighted in the video, but more importantly, all the things that American buyers will miss when buying in the United States. And frankly, there are a lot of them.
On the outside alone, the Canadian Honda Civic Si comes with fog lights. It also has parking aids at the front and rear, while LED turn signals are already integrated in the exterior mirrors. It is worth noting that the US version has only one advantage over the Canadian Civic Si, and that is the availability of the $ 200 upgrade for high performance tires (HPT), which is not available north of the border.
Inside, the baffling changes continue as the Canadian Civic Si comes standard with a 10.2-inch TFT display for the instrument that changes based on drive modes. It also has shift lights, while the cabin has heated seats, front and rear, and a heated steering wheel.
Air conditioning is also dual zone for the Canadian Civic Si, while the rearview mirror is auto-dimming and integrated with a home link for garage door integration. There’s a wireless smartphone charger, ending the list of specs that the US Civic Si doesn’t have.
That’s good, because not all of these features are coveted for the American market – until you learn that the Canadian Civic Si is actually cheaper than its American counterpart.
It’s worth noting that the Civic Si in Canada starts at CAD $ 33,150, or roughly $ 26,180 at current exchange rates. The US version, with all missing features, starts at $ 27,300.