What is Honda’s Fastest Car?

By Product Expert | Posted in Honda Civic, Honda Civic Hatchback, Honda Civic Type R on Wednesday, November 15th, 2017 at 2:57 pm
2017 and 2018 white honda civic type r model shown in small downtown street area at dusk_o

2018 Honda Civic Type R Performance Specs

Owning a performance automobile is usually a study in compromise. This is especially true if it’s also your daily driver, or the only car you own. Fun weekends at the track are balanced by the typical lack of cargo space, all-weather handling and general functionality.

Drivers have found less compromise in the recent “hot hatchback” category. By providing a spacious cabin, interior refinements and comfort features, this segment gives drivers thrill and functionality. For years, the Honda Civic Type R has been a paragon of this class.


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The Honda Civic Type R combines the meticulously-styled, practical appeal of the Civic with some impressive performance-minded enhancements to create perhaps the most exciting front-wheel drive vehicle on the market. Interior refinements add to the appeal of this attractive and capable hot hatchback.

Available only last year for the first time in the United States, the 2017 Honda Civic Type R had limited time on the market to make a case for its uncompromising and exhilarating ride. It proved to be a huge hit and the 2018 Honda Civic Type R arrives with a full year to show drivers that they can have as much fun on the Thursday trip to the office, as they do on a Sunday afternoon track day.

2017 and 2018 honda civic type r shown from front driving on forest road near vineland nj

2017 and 2018 honda civic type r rear view shown with rear bumper and spoiler detail on track-style road near vineland nj

The community around hot hatchbacks, and performance vehicles in general, is one of numbers – specs, horsepower, etc. So, how does the 2018 Honda Civic Type R measure up? Let’s take a look!

How Fast is the 2018 Honda Civic Type R?

The 2018 Honda Civic Type R arrives with some impressive specifications:

  • 2.0-liter DOHC direct-injected VTEC Turbo® 4-cylinder engine.
  • 306-horsepower
  • 295 lb-ft. torque
  • 0 – 60 mph in 4.9 seconds
  • Top speed of 170 mph
  • 6-speed manual transmission, connecting you to every rpm

With these numbers, you’ll be expecting your 2018 Honda Civic Type R to compete with some of the big heavy hitters in the sports and performance car segments. Further adding to the Civic Type R’s status as an uncompromising ride for everybody, it gives drivers efficiency and a high-value price tag.

The 2018 Honda Civic Type R sees an EPA-estimated 22 city mpg and 28 highway mpg*. Unlike more expensive “muscle car” models on the market, the Type R provides speed without using your entire gas budget in one fill-up.

For more information on the 2018 Honda Civic Type R, or to schedule a test-drive, contact us today!

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*2018 EPA fuel-economy ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions and other factors.
**MSRP (Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price) excluding tax, license, registration, $890 destination charge and options. Dealer prices may vary.

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