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Civic Type-R Pros & Cons

By Abhishek Katariya on 03 Jun, 2020
Things We Like in Civic Type-R

Sporty looks and design

Incredible performance

Things We Dont Like in Civic Type-R

Stiff ride quality

Recent Updates of Civic Type-R

Latest UpdateHonda Singapore launched the facelifted Civic Type R in June this year and it is made available at a price of S$155K (without COE). The Japanese carmaker has updated this hot hatch such that it enhances the performance of both car and the driver, especially on a race track. Also, for 2020, Type-R comes with Honda Sensing as standard.

Honda Civic Type-R Price and Variants: The Honda Civic Type-R is priced at $154,999 in the Singapore market.

Honda Civic Type-R Engine and Mileage: The car is equipped with a 2.0-litre, water-cooled dynamic overhead camshaft (DOHC) engine which produces 310 PS maximum power at  6,500 rpm and 400 Nm peak torque at 2,500-4,00 rpm. The motor is mated to a 6-speed manual transmission. The car returns a mileage of 11.6 kmpl.

Honda Civic Type-R Features: Multifunction steering wheel, rain-sensing wipers, cruise control, keyless engine start, hill start assist, walk-away automatic locking, 7.0-inch touchscreen display unit with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay support, satellite-linked navigation system.

Honda Civic Type-R Rivals: Volkswagen Golf GTI, BMW 2 Series Coupe, Subaru WRX, Mazda MX-5, Renault Megane RS.

Honda Civic Type-R 2020: The 2020 Type-R is a racing-inspired, aerodynamic car with a suite of safety and driver-assistive features.

Honda Civic Type-R Price

The Civic Type-R is priced at $154,999 .

Honda Civic Type-R Variants

There are 1 variants available of Civic Type-R: 2.0L.

Honda Civic Type-R Power-trains

The Civic Type-R is powered by a 1996cc 4-cylinder Petrol engine produces 310 hp of power and 400 Nm of torque.

It comes with the option of a 6-Speed Manual transmission gearbox.

Honda Civic Type-R Features

The feature list of Civic Type-R includes Central Locking, Power Door Locks, Anti Theft Device, Anti-Theft Alarm and Engine Immobilizer in terms of security.

Features for Comfort & Convenience include Air Conditioner, Power Windows Front, Automatic Climate Control, Air Quality Control, Heater, Engine Start/Stop Button, Adjustable Seats, Height Adjustable Driver Seat, On Board Computer, Electric Folding Rear View Mirror, Automatic Headlamps, Steering Wheel Gearshift Paddle, Accessory Power Outlet, Power Steering, Multi-function Steering Wheel, Cruise Control, Foldable Rear Seat, Low Fuel Warning Light, Rear Reading Lamp, Rear Seat Headrest, Cup Holders-Front, Cup Holders-Rear, Bottle Holder, Trunk Light, Vanity Mirror, Keyless Entry and Centre Console Armrest.

Features for Entertainment & communication include Touch Screen, FM/AM/Radio, Navigation System, Bluetooth Connectivity, USB & Auxiliary Input, Speakers Front, Speakers Rear and Integrated 2DIN Audio.

Honda Civic Type-R Interior

The interior features include Tacho Meter, Electronic Multi Tripmeter, Fabric Upholstery, Leather Steering Wheel, Digital Clock, Digital Odometer and Centrally Mounted Fuel Tank.

Honda Civic Type-R Exterior

If we talk about the exterior features then it include Adjustable Headlights, Fog Lights Front, Power Adjustable Exterior Rear View Mirror, Rain Sensing Wiper, Rear Window Wiper, Rear Window Washer, Rear Window Defogger, Alloy Wheels, Rear Spoiler, Outside Rear View Mirror Turn Indicator and Integrated Antenna.

Honda Civic Type-R Safety

The safety features of the Model includes the Passenger Airbag, Side Airbag-Front, Child Safety Locks, Driver Airbag, Anti-Lock Braking System, Ebd, Vehicle Stability Control System, Rear Seat Belts, Seat Belt Warning, Day & Night Rear View Mirror, Rear Camera, Parking Sensors, Crash Sensor, Engine Check Warning, Front Impact Beams, Side Impact Beams and Door Ajar Warning.

Honda Civic Type-R Competitors

The Civic Type-R Competitors are: Toyota Prius C, Mazda 3 Hatchback, Mazda CX-30, Mazda CX-5 and Kia Seltos.

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Honda Civic Type-R Colors

Civic Type-R is available in 6 different colors - Blue Metallic, Crystal Black Pearl, Championship White, Polished Metal Metallic, Rallye Red and Sonic Gray Pearl.

Honda Civic Type-R Review

By Abhishek Katariya on 03 Jun, 2020
  • Civic Type-R Overview
  • Honda Civic Type-R Interior & Features
  • Civic Type-R Exterior
  • Honda Civic Type-R Ride & Handling
  • Civic Type-R Engine & Fuel Consumption
  • Honda Civic Type-R Braking & Safety
  • Civic Type-R Verdict

Civic Type-R Overview

Aimed at those who prefer sportiness in their ride, the Honda Civic Type-R is one of the most revered hatchbacks for its sporty appeal and dynamics on offer. The flagship hatchback from Honda all over the world, the Honda Civic Type-R is available in Singapore in one standard variant, which is priced at $1,54,999 and is available in seven colour options – Racing Blue Pearl, Championship White, Rallye Red, Brilliant Sporty Blue, Sonic Grey, Polished Metal and Crystal Black.

Honda Civic Type-R Interior & Features

The interior cabin of the Honda Civic Type-R shares its complete layout with its sedan counterpart, however, to make it feel sporty and more special, Honda has made slight changes like a completely all-black cabin and red accents on the dashboard, steering wheel and door panels, and most importantly, all new race-oriented front bucket seats.

Apart from that, everything is shared with the sedan, like the multifunctional steering wheel, partitioned digital instrument console, centre console slightly tilted towards the driver with a large touchscreen infotainment system, and a panel for automatic climate control below it. The transmission tunnel here at the bottom gets a nice looking faux aluminium finish for the gear lever and cool looking piano black finish around it.

The list of features too has been shared with the Civic sedan here, however, the rear seat space isn’t given too much priority here, with too much focus on the front seats itself, given its driver-oriented image.

Civic Type-R Exterior

Honda has wonderfully transformed the suave and elegant looking Civic sedan into an altogether different sporty-looking hatchback which looks racy from the word go. The overall styling puts it in the category of super hatchbacks and has got its styling completely spot-on.

The front fascia of the Honda Civic Type-R shares its full-LED headlamps which make way for the sleek and wide looking front grille. However, here in the Civic Type-R, the wide grille is finished completely in black rather than chrome and gets a  noteworthy Type-R badge in its right side corner. The front bumper here is all-new super aggressive looking fog lamp housings and a large air dam in the middle, below which there sits a thin chin spoiler with red garnish.

The Honda Civic Type-R comes with a completely redesigned side profile over its sedan counterpart, with the only components shared being the side door. The front fender comes with a sleek air vent just adjacent to the front door. The alloy wheels are all new and are bigger and much sportier-looking compared to that of the sedan.

The rear profile of the Honda Civic Type-R looks very outlandish, and apart from the boomerang-shaped LED tail lamps, shares nothing with the sedan. The steeply raked rear windscreen gets sporty looking head inlets at the top and a massive boot lid spoiler at the bottom of the windscreen on the boot lid. The boot lid again features an integrated spoiler and an LED stop lamp in the middle. The rear bumper again comes with an aggressive-looking design for the diffusers, with air vents on either sides and a wonderful looking cluster of three round exhaust outlets in the centre.


Honda Civic Type-R Ride & Handling

The Honda Civic Type-R gets a stiffer setup for the Macpherson struts at the front and independent multi links at the rear, both of which get an active damper system. The perfectly weighted steering along with the specially tuned suspension and powerful Brembo disc brakes make for a great driving setup.

Civic Type-R Engine & Fuel Consumption

The Honda Civic Type-R has got a punchy 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine, which currently serves as the most powerful petrol engine Honda has ever made. The engine makes 310 PS of power and 400 Nm of torque, and is paired to a 6-speed automatic gearbox as standard.

Honda Civic Type-R Braking & Safety

The Honda Civic Type-R is kitted with some really nice safety features like front, side, and curtain airbags, ABS with EBD, front and rear parking sensors with multi-angle rearview camera, adaptive cruise control, lane keep assist, lane departure warning, road departure mitigation, safety brake hold, electronic parking brake, agile handle assist, hill start assist and vehicle stability assist.

Civic Type-R Verdict

With oodles of sportiness in every aspect of it, whether be its styling, engine, and driving dynamics, the Honda Civic Type-R gives a tough fight to supercars positioned much above it in terms of packaging, visual appeal, and character.

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    I have had the opportunity to drive this beast from Honda for a couple of times in recent months and I enjoyed every minute of those drives. The Civic Type-R is truly a beast in every sense. This hatchback from Honda delivers high-end performance and hence is a treat to drive on the highways. The ultra-sporty looks of this vehicle Read More

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    To be honest, The Honda Civic Type R is a very advanced version of the standard Civic. It is focused to be sportier in both the performance and looks. I am one of the very few people in the country to have the Type R and still love. It is everything a sports car lover will ever want. I own Read More

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    I found the Honda Civic Type-R to have a more dominating and aggressive look, it sure looks bold. The power, the rigidity, it is all packed in there. I specifically found the look to be appealing and intimidating at times with all the lights on. There is no shortage of performance delivery, it drove well both on and off the Read More

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    Gel 04 Jun, 2020 for Honda Civic Type-R

    I found the Honda Civic Type-R to have a more dominating and aggressive look, it sure looks bold. The power, the rigidity, it is all packed in there. I specifically found the look to be appealing and intimidating at times with all the lights on. There is no shortage of performance delivery, it drove well both on and off the Read More

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