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Honda CIVIC HATCHBACK 2.0 VTEC Turbo Type R 5dr

Honda CIVIC 2.0 VTEC Turbo Type R 5dr
Honda CIVIC 2.0 VTEC Turbo Type R 5dr
Honda CIVIC 2.0 VTEC Turbo Type R 5dr
Honda CIVIC 2.0 VTEC Turbo Type R 5dr
Honda CIVIC 2.0 VTEC Turbo Type R 5dr
Honda CIVIC 2.0 VTEC Turbo Type R 5dr
Honda CIVIC 2.0 VTEC Turbo Type R 5dr
Honda CIVIC 2.0 VTEC Turbo Type R 5dr
Honda CIVIC 2.0 VTEC Turbo Type R 5dr
Honda CIVIC 2.0 VTEC Turbo Type R 5dr
Honda CIVIC 2.0 VTEC Turbo Type R 5dr
Honda CIVIC 2.0 VTEC Turbo Type R 5dr
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Honda CIVIC 2.0 VTEC Turbo Type R 5dr
Honda CIVIC 2.0 VTEC Turbo Type R 5dr
Honda CIVIC 2.0 VTEC Turbo Type R 5dr
Honda CIVIC 2.0 VTEC Turbo Type R 5dr
Honda CIVIC 2.0 VTEC Turbo Type R 5dr
Honda CIVIC 2.0 VTEC Turbo Type R 5dr
Honda CIVIC 2.0 VTEC Turbo Type R 5dr
Honda CIVIC 2.0 VTEC Turbo Type R 5dr
Honda CIVIC 2.0 VTEC Turbo Type R 5dr
Honda CIVIC 2.0 VTEC Turbo Type R 5dr
Honda CIVIC 2.0 VTEC Turbo Type R 5dr
Honda CIVIC 2.0 VTEC Turbo Type R 5dr

Key Info Compare

  • FuelPetrol
  • TransmissionManual
  • MPG36.70
  • 0-62mph5.8 secs
  • Top Speed169 mph
  • C02176 g/km
  • BHP320
  • Torque295 lbs/f
  • P11D36%

Review

The Honda Civic Type R returns, this time with 320PS beneath the bonnet thanks to a revised version of the previous 2.0-litre turbo engine. Drive goes to the front wheels via a six-speed manual 'box, so no change there, but under the skin, this thing's rammed with trick bits. It looks the real deal.

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Honda unleashes its fieriest Civic Type R yet. Jonathan Crouch looks at what's on offer.

Background

Cards on table time. I absolutely adore hot Hondas. There's just something so unashamedly extreme about the way these cars are built. It pops up in the most unexpected places but speaks of a deep devotion to engineering excellence. Whereas most other manufacturers would be content to beef-up the engine, stiffen the suspension and add a few go-faster cues inside and out, Honda is different. That's just the start. A Type R Honda has, to date, been about the subtle details. This latest Honda Civic Type R is a bit different. For a start, it's a bit shouty about its power output and its Nurburgring lap time. Perhaps Honda felt the need to make it appeal to a broader audience. Is it representative of the breed, or something different altogether?

Driving Experience

The headline figures are undeniably impressive. Power comes courtesy of a direct-injected turbocharged 2.0 litre VTEC petrol engine, which really delivers a solid punch of both power and torque. Peak power output is slightly up on the previous generation model, up by 10PS to 320PS at 6,500rpm. There are more significant changes too. The body itself has a longer wheelbase than the previous-generation version. Plus the relocation of the fuel tank from beneath the front seats to beneath the rears means that the driver sits 50mm lower than before. The centre of gravity is lower too. The body is 16kg lighter and (more significantly) 38% stiffer than the previous model's, but the most crucial mechanical change is that there's no longer a torsion beam rear axle. Instead, the latest Type-R gets a fully independent, multi-link rear set-up. As before, there's a '+R' button that, when activated, heightens engine responsiveness and alters the torque-mapping to a more aggressive and performance-focused setting. That will have been activated when setting the Nurburgring Nordscliefe lap record this car now holds - set at 7min 43.8s, 7 seconds quicker than the previous generation car managed.

Design and Build

The Type R really amps up the already quite aggressive styling of the tenth-generation Civic. Honda's insistent that it's all functional and talks of the hours on the Nurburgring, being thrashed round the Takasu test track and forensic studies of the aerodynamics in the Sakura wind tunnel. An almost completely flat underside sucks the car onto the road and the rear wing, front splitter and deep side skirts are also demonstrably functional. Big grilles in the bumpers direct cooling air to the engine and brakes. The lightweight 20-inch alloy wheels look pretty mean too. The cabin gets the trademark machined-alloy Type R gear lever. High-backed sports seats grip the front occupants with a suede-effect fabric offset by red double stitching. The red highlights continue across the leather-trimmed steering wheel and gearstick gaiter.

Market and Model

There's a real sweet spot for performance cars with around 320PS under their bonnets and it's close to £32,000, around which are clustered cars like the BMW M140i, the Volkswagen Golf R and the Audi S3. Therefore, it's no real surprise that when Honda announced pricing for the Civic Type R, it started at £30,995. There's also a better-equipped GT version for £2,000 more if you want it. GT drivers will get gear such as forward collision warning, a traffic sign recognition system, lane departure warning, blind spot information including cross traffic monitor, dual control climate control, rain sensing auto wipers, dusk sensing auto lights, front and rear parking sensors, interior red ambient lighting, high beam support and Honda's new infotainment system, Connect, with Garmin navigation. Honda hasn't ruled out an even more focused Type R version, aimed to combat the track specials that are periodically wheeled out by the likes of SEAT and Renault.

Cost of Ownership

Economy and emissions figures for the Type R are, as expected, competitive though not quite up with this car's German rivals, VW's Golf R and Audi's S3. The combined cycle fuel figure is 36.7mpg and the CO2 reading is 176g/km. Residual values shouldn't put too much of a bash in the budget as there's always been a strong used trade in Type Rs. With this Civic being the only Type R model in Honda's line-up for the foreseeable future, demand ought to be very healthy indeed.

Summary

There's a lot of competition in this market sector. The Audi S3, Volkswagen Golf R and Ford Focus RS offer all-wheel drive grip and sledgehammer acceleration off the line, while the BMW M140i delivers rear-wheel drive handling beloved by purists. So where does that leave the front-wheel drive Civic Type R? It suddenly looks a bit conspicuous. Honda is a company that insists we judge on results rather than on engineering dogma. It has a point. Drive an old front-wheel drive Integra Type R against, say, a rear-wheel drive BMW E36 M3 from the same era and the Japanese car will always feel like the more exotic, exciting drive. The latest Civic Type R makes a whole lot of impressive numbers but the acid test will come against its most talented European rivals. Something tells us that this British-built Honda will manage to inveigle itself into its own niche and feel quite unlike the rest of the field. Type Rs have always been something different, something very special and this one promises to be no different.

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Exterior Features
Solid paint
Automatic coming/leaving home lighting function
Automatic headlights with dusk sensor
Automatic rain sensing wipers
Black mesh grille
Black mesh lower grille
Body colour bumpers
Electric adjustable heated door mirrors
Electric front/rear windows/one touch operation
Front fog lights
High beam assist
LED daytime running lights
LED Headlights
Power foldback door mirrors
Privacy glass
Rear wing
Rear wiper
Remote control door mirrors
Side sills
Driver Convenience
Adaptive cruise control
Bluetooth hands free telephone connection
Colour driver's information system display
Connect with 7" touchscreen, Digital Radio CD/Mp3, Aha app integration, internet browsing
Easy fuel capless refuelling system
Electric power steering
Forward collision warning
Lane departure warning system
Lane keep assist
Rear parking camera
Red instrument illumination
Speed limiter
Traffic sign recognition
Entertainment
'Shark fin' mobile antenna
2x USB and HDMI
8 speakers
Digital Audio Broadcast (DAB) Tuner
High power Audio system with 11 Speakers
Steering wheel mounted audio controls
Interior Features
60/40 split/folding 2nd row of seats
Alloy pedals
Aluminium gear knob
Ambient lighting
Boot light
Cargo hooks
Centre console storage and sliding armrest
Climate control air conditioning
Cloth upholstery
Driver seat back pocket
Driver's electric lumbar adjustment
Driver's seat height adjustment
Electric lumbar adjustment on passenger's seat
Front accessory power socket
Front map lights
Front/rear courtesy lights
Heated front seats
Isofix system on outer rear seats
Leather gear knob
Leather sports steering wheel
Paddle shift controls
Passenger seat back pocket
Rear accessory power socket
Rear armrest with cupholder
Rear heated seats
Sunvisors with illuminated vanity mirrors
Three adjustable rear head restraints
Tilt/telescopic adjust steering wheel
Tonneau cover
Safety
5 three point seatbelts
ABS+EBD+Brake assist
Anti-whiplash front headrests
Collision mitigation braking system
Deflation detection system
Dual front SRS airbags
Electronic parking brake with auto hold
Emergency stop signal system
Front and rear curtain airbags
Front seatbelt pretensioners
Front side airbags
Hill start assist
Passenger airbag deactivate switch
Tyre pressure warning
Security
ECU immobiliser
Honda super locks
Smart entry + Smart start
Ultrasonic alarm
Technical
Adaptive damping system
Vehicle stability assist
Wheels
20" Piano black alloy wheels
Tyre repair kit
Emissions - ICE
CO 0.441
CO2 (g/km) 178
HC 0.045
Noise Level dB(A) 68
NOx 0.005
Particles 0.0008
Standard Euro Emissions EURO 6
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb 192
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Extra High 195
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - High 168
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Low 254
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Medium 185
Engine and Drive Train
Camshaft DOHC
Catalytic Convertor Yes
CC 1996
Compression Ratio 9.8:1
Cylinder Layout IN-LINE
Cylinders 4
Cylinders - Bore (mm) 86
Cylinders - Stroke (mm) 85.9
Engine Layout FRONT TRANSVERSE
Fuel Delivery TURBO DIRECT INJECTION
Gears 6 SPEED
Number of Valves 16
Transmission MANUAL
Fuel Consumption - ICE
EC Combined (mpg) 36.2
EC Directive 1999/100/EC Applies Yes
EC Extra Urban (mpg) 43.5
EC Urban (mpg) 28.8
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb 8.5
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High 8.6
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High 7.4
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low 11.2
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium 8.2
WLTP - MPG - Comb 33.2
WLTP - MPG - Extra High 32.8
WLTP - MPG - High 38.2
WLTP - MPG - Low 25.2
WLTP - MPG - Medium 34.4
General
Badge Engine CC 2.0
Badge Power 320
Coin Description VTEC Turbo
Coin Series Type R
Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 07 40A
Manufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years 12
Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years 3
NCAP Adult Occupant Protection % 92
NCAP Child Occupant Protection % 75
NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 09 5
NCAP Pedestrian Protection % 75
NCAP Safety Assist % 88
Did at least one aspect of this vehicle's safety give cause for concern? No
Special Edition No
Special Order No
Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage 90000
Standard manufacturers warranty - Years 3
Vehicle Homologation Class M1
Performance
0 to 62 mph (secs) 5.8
Engine Power - BHP 320
Engine Power - KW 235
Engine Power - RPM 6500
Engine Torque - LBS.FT 295
Engine Torque - MKG 40.8
Engine Torque - NM 400
Engine Torque - RPM 2500
Top Speed 169
Tyres
Alloys? Yes
Space Saver? No
Tyre Size Front 245/30 R20
Tyre Size Rear 245/30 R20
Tyre Size Spare TYRE REPAIR KIT
Wheel Type 20" ALLOY
Vehicle Dimensions
Height 1434
Length 4557
Wheelbase 2699
Width 1877
Width (including mirrors) 2076
Weight and Capacities
Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres) 46
Gross Vehicle Weight 1760
Luggage Capacity (Seats Down) 786
Luggage Capacity (Seats Up) 420
Max. Loading Weight 380
Minimum Kerbweight 1380
No. of Seats 4
Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb 12.56

Deals

Term Annual Mileage Monthly Payment Maintenance
24 months 10,000 miles p/a £465.99 p/m £21.99 p/m
24 months 20,000 miles p/a £526.99 p/m £51.99 p/m
24 months 30,000 miles p/a £559.99 p/m £95.99 p/m
36 months 10,000 miles p/a £404.99 p/m £31.99 p/m
36 months 20,000 miles p/a £444.99 p/m £71.99 p/m
36 months 30,000 miles p/a £480.99 p/m £115.99 p/m
48 months 10,000 miles p/a £369.99 p/m £42.99 p/m
48 months 20,000 miles p/a £407.99 p/m £83.99 p/m
48 months 30,000 miles p/a £437.99 p/m £133.99 p/m
24 months 10,000 miles p/a £558.99 p/m £25.99 p/m
24 months 20,000 miles p/a £631.99 p/m £62.99 p/m
24 months 30,000 miles p/a £670.99 p/m £114.99 p/m
36 months 10,000 miles p/a £485.99 p/m £37.99 p/m
36 months 20,000 miles p/a £533.99 p/m £85.99 p/m
36 months 30,000 miles p/a £576.99 p/m £138.99 p/m
48 months 10,000 miles p/a £443.99 p/m £50.99 p/m
48 months 20,000 miles p/a £488.99 p/m £99.99 p/m
48 months 30,000 miles p/a £525.99 p/m £160.99 p/m
* Prices shown based on 6 month initial payment.
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* This deal is subject to a £100+vat document fee.

Selected Options
Optional Extras
Exterior Features
Metallic paint £525.00
Pearlescent paint £525.00
Packs
Carbon exterior pack - Civic - Type R £3,395.00
Carbon interior pack - Civic - Type R £1,540.00
Paintwork
Metallic - Championship white £525.00
Pearl - Crystal black £525.00
Solid - Rallye Red FOC
Trim
Cloth - Red FOC
* option prices shown are estimated