Temple of Vtec user JeffX attached a VBox data recorder to a new 2016 Civic 1.5-liter turbo, which he claims had roughly half a tank of gas, and found that the car can run from 0 to 60 mph in 6.5 seconds and a do a quarter mile in 14.9 seconds. From 0 to 60 mph, that’s about the same as the old Civic Si, but the quarter mile comes roughly half a second faster in the new car.
That comes as a surprise for a few reasons. First, the 2015 Civic Si makes more power at 205 horsepower and 174 lb-ft of torque, compared to the new Civic’s 174 hp and 162 lb-ft. Second, the previous Civic Si is equipped with a six-speed manual transmission, while the new turbocharged 2016 Civic can currently only be had with a CVT.
Curb weight is also a factor, with the 2015 Civic Si tipping the scales between 3004-3011 pounds without a driver, while the 2016 Civc was weighed on a scale, clocking in at 2,900 pounds.
The VBox can also act as a dyno, which discovered that the new Civic turbo makes about between 164 and 166 hp at the wheels.