The phrase “bad to the bone” has met its match in the 2017 Honda Civic Type R. The hottest hatchback in the world is on the market once more. After years of clamoring from enthusiasts, Honda is unleashing a power-packed version of the Honda Civic. The Honda Civic Type R boasts sportier styling, a powerful engine, and plenty of upgraded equipment.
Under the hood lies a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine that burns rubber with 306 horsepower and 295 lb-ft of torque. It comes mated to a six-speed manual transmission that truly connects the driver to the hot hatch. The front-wheel drive model features a front-strut suspension that eliminates torque steer.
Boasting a blazing 0-to-60-mph time of just 4.9 seconds, the Honda Civic Type R was certainly worth the wait. Getting that kind of speed in that little amount of time isn’t easy, which is why the hot hatch received a little aerodynamic help. Vents, fins, and a massive wing optimized aerodynamics without making the car look outlandish.
Inside, drivers will enjoy a number of top technologies, starting with a seven-inch touchscreen. Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ compatibility further streamline the driving experience. Add in numerous comfort features, such as a premium audio system and dual-zone automatic climate control, and the Honda Civic Type R is good for more than the track.