What Should You Know About the Honda Civic Type R?
The Honda Civic Type R is not your standard Civic. For those who love the Civic, the Type R is a fantastic edition that’s unique to all others. The souped-up engine, aggressive styling, and super-comfortable ride quality justifies its heftier price tag. Here’s a closer look at what this $35K car is made up of.
Since the Type R has been in F1 races, it is understandably much more potent than its other models. The Type R Civic has a 2.0L, 4-cylinder turbocharged engine, while the Civic Sport 6MT has a 1.5L, 4-cylinder engine. The Type R produces 306 HP and a Torque of 295, while the Civic Sport 6MT produces only 180 HP and a torque of 177.
The Type R has three driving modes to choose from. You can ride in the Comfort, Sport, and +R modes, each providing a specific performance to match every driver’s needs. The Limited Slip differential (which is absent in other versions of the Civic) and the Adaptive Damper system work to provide the highest level of comfort no matter the driving conditions or speed.
The LSD allows the driver to maintain high traction even if one of the wheels is losing traction, thus providing a superior grip to make sharper and tighter turns. It also helps preserve tire health. The adaptive damper system allows the driver to drive in any mode without worrying about passenger comfort. Your passengers will be fine even in the +R mode!
The Type R’s fuel efficiency is worth mentioning, boasting a combined 25 MPG, above the average. The EPA has given the car a LEV3-ULEV125 badge, which makes this car a good choice for the eco-conscious buyers, too.
Although most consumers wouldn’t say that the Type R is styled, its distinct design was meant to stand out in the crowd. The curves along the body, fender vents, hood scoop, rear spoiler, and vortex generators have all been designed to provide the Type R with an aerodynamic body. This styling allows for more airflow to the back, greater down force (which improves stability), and reduces drag to increase the speed of the car.
While the chassis is made of a lightweight aluminum, the vehicle is not unstable. In fact, the underbody spoiler kit and wing spoiler create a large amount of down force, giving the car excellent grip and making it a stable drive.
The Civic Type R, known as the driver’s car, has earned its weight in awards. Some of these awards include the 2019 Best Buy: Compact car for Kelley Blue Book, 2019’s Car and Driver’s 10 Best Cars, and 2019 Edmunds Buyers Most Wanted Cars.
So if you’re looking for a sporty car to remind you of the races, look no further: the Civic Type R is the one for you.