Honda Civic Si Conquers Watkins Glen Racetrack in 2022

2022 Honda Civic Si: 30,000-Mile Update

It’s been 11 months since the Honda Civic Si entered our long-term fleet, and during that time, we’ve covered over 30,000 miles of both daily commuting and track use. In this update, we’ll share our thoughts on the car’s performance on and off the track, as well as some of the modifications we’ve made to enhance its capabilities.

Creature Comforts

While the Honda Civic Si is an impressive performer on the track, our staff has noticed a few areas where it falls short in terms of comfort and convenience. Despite being a sporty model, the Civic Si does not come with heated seats, which was particularly noticeable during a cold December in Michigan.

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Track Experience at Watkins Glen International

The Civic Si recently made a trip to Watkins Glen International in New York for a track day with the National Auto Sport Association. Our instructor for the day, Matt Bookler, has a wealth of experience racing at Watkins Glen and provided us with valuable insights into driving the Civic Si to its fullest potential. We found the car to be well-balanced, capable of holding its own against more powerful sports cars on technical sections, while still being fun to drive.

Honda Civic Si

Winter Tires

With winter weather fast approaching, we swapped out the summer tires for a set of Bridgestone Blizzak WS90 winter tires. Although most of the winter in Michigan has been snow-free, the Blizzaks have kept the Civic Si stable on wet and slippery roads.


Our experience with the 2022 Honda Civic Si after 30,000 miles has been a mix of excitement and frustration. On one hand, the car has proven to be reliable and capable on the track, showing impressive performance and handling in high-speed corners. On the other hand, the lack of creature comforts such as heated seats can be a challenge during winter months. Despite this, the Civic Si remains a popular choice among car enthusiasts, with its turbocharged engine, advanced suspension system, and aggressive styling. As we move forward, we hope to see Honda address some of the missing features and continue to refine the Civic Si for an even better driving experience. All in all, our 11-month journey with the Civic Si has been an exciting one, and we look forward to putting even more miles on the odometer and taking it to the track again.

Fleet Specs

Months in Fleet: 11 months

Current Mileage: 30,303 miles

Average Fuel Economy: 31 mpg

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