Honda Civic Type R Specs, Features, Design & Pictures

If you ever went to Japan, you would have noticed that people are so punctual and work systematically. Today, we have one such Japanese with us that is an all-new Honda Civic Type R.

But wait! This is not the first Type R Honda has ever made. If we churn data, Honda introduced the first Type R badge in August 1997. It was based on the 6th generation, also known as EK9.

Honda, a Japanese motor manufacturer, recently unveiled the most powerful production car, Civic Type R. The manufacturer has added numerous features and tweaked the performance, better becomes best.

Noticeably, Honda Civic Type R specs are one of a kind & I’m pretty sure you would haven’t seen a performance chart like this before. Indeed!

Today, you will get aware of different things of this ultimate machine-like – Specs & performance, features & design, and a lot more. So stay tuned!

Honda Civic Type R Facts & Figures

  • New Type R is lower, wider, and longer than the predecessor model.
  • It is 38% stiffer than before and offers a lower centre of gravity of 10 mm.
  • Only production car in the world that produces negative lift like race cars.
  • The most powerful Civic Type R, the car has a peak power output of 306 hp till the red-line of 7,000 rpm.
  • New Honda Civic Type R is capable of touching 170 mph.
  • Speed record, it measured the Nürburgring circuit in just 7 minutes 43.8 seconds. World record for a front-wheel-drive production car.
  • The Touring has 3 driving modes to offer: Comfort, Sport and +R.
  • The safest car in the segment, the sports car, has received a 5-star safety rating from famous Automobile magazines like Auto Express, What Car?, Car and Driver and a new of few.
  • It comes fitted with 350mm Brembo Brakes for maximum stopping power.
  • Small wings act like vortex generators which indirectly slows the air to provide downforce to give more stability.

Honda Civic Type R Specs

Engine Type2.0-liter, In-line 4-cylinder, 16-Valve DOHC Turbocharged Engine
Displacement1,996 cc
Power306 hp @ 6,500 rpm
Torque295 lb-ft @ 2,500-4,500 rpm
Transmission 6-speed manual
DrivetrainFront-Wheel Drive (FWD)
Honda Civic Type Engine Pictures

Honda Civic Type R, 5-door hatchback, comes fitted with a punchy 2.0-litre, 4-Cylinder i-VTEC Turbocharged petrol engine. The engine churns 306 hp of power and 295 lb-ft of peak torque.

Power is sent to front wheels through a 6-speed manual transmission with add-on functionalities like – Automatic rev-matching, lightweight Flywheel, and Helical limited-slip differential.

2019 Honda Civic Type R

The Civic Type R offers 3 driving modes: Comfort, Sport and +R. As the name suggests, Comfort mode optimizes and works for a smooth drive. Sports mode adds sportiness to the suspension and day-to-day driving. At last, +R is basically a track mode where everything sync to give maximum performance.

In detail, the Civic Type R complies with some advanced features that usually come with high-end performance cars.

The list includes:

The electric parking brake with automatic hold, hill start assist adaptive damper system, dual-axis strut front suspension and multi-link rear suspension, front and rear stabilizer with dual-pinion, variable-ratio electric power steering (eps).

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In terms of safety, you get Active as well as Passive systems.

An active system includes: 

An active safety system includes those components that work along with the ignition of any vehicle.

Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS)
Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD)
Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA)
Traction Control (TCS)
Brake Assist (BA)
Multi-Angle Rearview Camera with Dynamic Guidelines
Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)
LED with Daytime Running Lights (DRL)

The passive system includes:

A passive safety system includes those components that require a call to action.

Advanced Compatibility Engineering (ACE) Body Structure
Front, Side, & Curtain Airbags with Rollover Sensor
3-Point Seat Belts with Automatic Tensioning System

Dimension Of Honda Civic Type R

The 2019 Honda Civic Type R measured 179.4 in length, 73.9 in width and 56.5 inches in height. Whereas the hatchback has a good wheelbase of 106.3 in. The Civic Type R weighs 3111 lb or 1411 kg which is almost equal in this competition.

Length 179.4 in
Width 73.9 in
Height 56.5 in
Wheelbase 106.3 in
Weight 3111 lb or 1411 kg
Track front 63.0 in
Track rear 62.7 in
Passenger volume 97 cu ft
Cargo volume 26 cu ft

Honda Civic Type R Speed Chart

According to the manufacturer, New Honda Civic Type R is capable of touching 0-60 in just 4.9 seconds with a claimed top speed of 170 mph.

Honda Civic Type R Top Speed
0 to 60 mph 4.9 sec
0 to 100 mph 11.5 sec
0 to 130 mph 21.7 sec
Top speed 170 mph

Fuel Economy Of Civic Type R

The hatchback measures a well-combined fuel economy of 25 mpg. On the other hand, it delivers 22 mpg in city driving and 28 mpg on the highway.

Combined 25 mpg
City 22 mpg
Highway 28 mpg

Price Of Honda Civic Type R

The price starts from $35,700 and $36,595, including the destination charge.

Trim MSRP MSRP (Includes $895 Destination Charges)  
Honda Civic Type R $35, 700 $36, 595

Design & Interior

At first look, New Type R looks pretty modern to my eyes. Everything you would have noticed has gone through some cosmetic changes.

Talking of the rear first, it comes fitted with a wild and radical sports body kit. Moving forward, look at the ginormous wing mounted on the back. These wheel arches look nice and also help to cut away the airflow.

2019 Honda Civic Exhaust

Everything is so dramatic, the rear diffuser comes in a carbon fibre finish, not carbon fibre actually. You would find 3-exhaust pipes, two large and one small in the middle.

At the front fascia, there’s a scoop on the Aluminium hood which gives it a sporty touch and helps to feed air to the turbocharger.

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Designers have given attention to each element like you get chrome wheel nuts, red H badges come in Milano Red and a new of few.  

The hatchback offers automatic LED headlights and fog lights.

Honda Civic Type R Pictures

Inside, you get nice bucket-like seats with “Type R” embroidery in the middle. In instrumentation, you get a high-resolution digital display with all driver relevant information.

Honda Civic Type R Gear Knob

I personally liked the golf-style gear knob, which is aluminium finished. You also get the dual trim option which offers some carbon fibre-finished elements.

In multimedia, there is a lot to tell. So, let’s focus on the feature list:

540-Watt Audio System with 12 Speakers & Subwoofer
7-Inch HD Touch Screen  
Honda Link
Apple CarPlay
Android Auto
SiriusXM Radio
Honda Satellite Navigation System with Voice Command
Pandora Sync

Color Options Of Type R

Civic Type R is available in 6 bright and vibrant colours.

Rallye Red
Polished Metallic
Aegean Blue Metallic
Championship White
Sonic Grey Pearl
Crystal Black Pearl

Honda Civic Type R Sound (Exhaust Note)

You can experience the rumble of the Civic Type R by tapping on the play button.

Honda Civic Type R Exhaust Note

So, I hope you liked the Honda Civic Type R. I personally felt that this hatchback is one of a kind and looks amazing to me. Don’t forget to share your good thoughts about the Honda Civic Type R specs or features. Isn’t this a head-turner? Share if you agree.

Written by Shailesh Thakran

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