Honda Civic Type R Review

Honda Civic Type R has that best combination of speed, comfort, and functionality that you will ever find in a mid-size sedan. Everyone loves the bodywork. It’s the incredible turbocharged engine and robust chassis has also gained popularity. Producing 306-horsepower, it comes with a monogamous transmission.

Another thing that we love in the Civic is its commendable cornering grip which is further complemented by the perfect torque steer.

Changes in the 2020 Model?

Honda has done a bit of a tweak to the new Type R. Restraining the fade which occurs during hard braking — pads and brake rotors are the most noticeable changes.

The front suspension has also been improved to provide a stable steering feel. The synthetic engine noise aims to alter potency with different drive modes.

There are body-color accents and panels in the front. Honda has also increased the size of the radiator core This adjustment was made after some rumors were heard that the car gets overheated on track. While there is still no evidence that Honda Civic Type R gets overheated on tracks, the company made this adjustment to support engine cooling.

Now coming to the interior, the steering is packed in faux suede. The shifter is also revamped with shorter throws. The brand has also added the driver assists which is included in the Honda Sensing package.


Civic Type R costs $37,950. An increase of $720 which could be the bargain for its improvements and additional features which were not available in the 2019 mode. The automobile company is also giving extra features and accessories including cargo organizers, wireless phone chargers, and more.

Engine, Transmission, and Performance

The Civic Type R holds a reputation for being a hot track car along with an array of practical driving features. The incredible turbocharged four-cylinder engine produces 306-horsepower along with 295 lb-ft torque. The responsive throttle and imperceptible turbo-lag adds to its power.

Six-speed manual transmission is offered to its users. Powerful suspensions and perfectly sized wheels suppress the noise and vibration and make the rides comfortable. Easy clutch action and shifters further add to the smooth and uninterrupted driving experience. The hatchback’s suspension is stronger than Civic Si.

Fuel Economy Interior and Cargo

The car has always been known for its fuel-efficiency. It offers 22 mpg-city and 28 mpg-highway.

The interior is spacious and comfortable. Vibration suppressions make the ride comfortable and the marvelous red accents and snug racing seats create a cozy environment. While the style and design are subtle, you will find that the car brand has created the hatchback with a racing touch.

There is a 7.0-inch digital gauge cluster with a red theme and features unique appearances for different drive modes. The car holds a status as a racing machine but still, it is quite practical with a lot of passenger space and functional areas inside. With generous space at the back, the cargo can accommodate up to 22.6 cubic feet.

Infotainment and Connectivity

There is now a volume knob along with a selection of physical buttons which make it simple and easy for users to control the infotainment system’s touchscreen interface. Other standard features in the interface include:

  • Integrated navigation
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Android Auto
  • Rocking’ Stereo

Safety and Driver-Assistance Features

In the 2020 model, the automobile brand has offered an array of standard driver-assistance technology

Eminent safety features include:

  • Standard forward-collision warning and automated emergency braking
  • Standard lane-departure alert and lane-keeping assist
  • Standard adaptive cruise control

Honda Civic Type R is perfect for auto enthusiasts who want the best of both worlds, speed, and practicality. It has many impressive features including comfortable seats, a powerful engine, a generous cargo area, and a stunning appearance. The Honda Civic price starts at $20,000 approx., while the Type R variant is priced at $37,950 approx. Before you visit any dealership, make sure you have evaluated your needs properly. Also, try to inform the dealership about your visit beforehand so they can arrange a test drive for you.

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