The 2022 Honda Civic debuted in April, and Honda is not an automaker who likes to keep customers waiting. The redesigned Civic went on sale in mid-June, giving tuners plenty of time to figure out ways to squeeze more power out of the car, although that wouldn’t have been a daunting challenge. The 11th-generation Civic uses the same powertrains as Honda offered in the 10th-generation model, including the turbocharged 1.5-liter four-cylinder.
It’s the Hondata engine, a company well versed in Civic tuning, upgraded by reprogramming the ECU. The tune brings the power of 180 horsepower (134 kilowatts) and 177 pound-feet (240 Newton-meters) of torque to 214 hp (159 kW) and 227 lb-ft (307 Nm) of torque, an increase of 34 hp (25 kW) and 50 lb-ft (67 Nm). That’s a significant power jump with a simple ECU tuning that could boost engine power even more with a little more tuning.
The tune gives the Civic 2022 more power than the previous generation Civic Si which delivered 205 hp (153 kW) and 192 lb-ft (260 Nm) of the high-output version of the 1.5-liter turbo. Honda increased engine power slightly for the 2022 Civic, adding 6 hp (4.5 kW) and 15 lb-ft (20 Nm), and the company could do something similar for the 2022 Si. Hondata will probably surpass him again.
There aren’t many details on the 2022 Civic Si, which is expected to go on sale later this year, although we do know it will only be available in sedan style. Some rumors suggest that it will only be available with a manual gearbox, at least initially, which would be a bold move. Those looking to add the new Civic 2022 to their garage should be assured that there will be plenty of performance upgrades available if you want to add more horsepower.