of the 2018 Honda Civic Type R. Base trim shown.
From the Cars.com Vehicle Test Team
- Turbo engine's performance, especially Type R's
- Solid feel
- Lots of useful storage spaces
- Gas mileage
- Materials quality
- Display Audio system hard to use
- Base engine drone while accelerating
- Middle rear-seat comfort
- Muted exhaust sound (Type R)
- Type R only seats four
Five-seat compact car
Coupe, sedan and hatchback body styles
Automatic emergency braking available
LaneWatch camera available
Android Auto, Apple CarPlay available
Performance Si and Type R versions available
What it is: The Honda Civic is a front-drive compact car available in sedan, coupe and four-door hatchback body styles, the latter added for 2017. It competes with the Chevrolet Cruze, Ford Focus, Hyundai Elantra, Nissan Sentra and Toyota Corolla.
The sedan and coupe are available with a choice of a 2.0-liter four-cylinder or a turbocharged 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine, while the hatchback comes only with the 1.5-liter turbo. A six-speed manual transmission is standard on LX and EX-T models and the Sport hatchback, and a continuously variable automatic transmission is optional. The CVT is standard on other trims.
The sedan and coupe are also available in performance Si trim with a 205-horsepower version of the 1.5-liter turbo engine; that’s 31 hp more than in other models. The hatchback also comes in ultra-performance Type R form with a 306-hp, turbocharged 2.0-liter engine. A six-speed manual is the only transmission available for Si and Type R models.
There are no significant changes.
How a car sounds is integral to the overall sports-car experience, and the Honda Civic Type R has a unique sound both under the hood and out back - and a lot of that is helped by the exhaust.
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The 2018 Honda Civic Type R currently has 0 recalls
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