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2018 Honda Civic Type R vs 2018 Volkswagen Golf R

2018 Honda Civic Type R vs 2018 Volkswagen Golf R

What is the appeal of a sports-inspired and performance-based hatchback? Well, when compared to other sports sedans and sports cars there are a few key features that stick out. First and foremost, the big difference is the size of a performance hatchback, but that in turn affects so many other factors.

The more compact size of a hatchback compared to a sedan or coupe helps with many factors that all connect to one another. A smaller size means a lighter weight, this, in turn, means it can use a lighter engine to achieve the same quick acceleration as larger models. Furthermore, this lighter frame and engine helps produce a superior fuel economy! Lastly, the size, of course, helps to reduce the price, coming with a much lower starting MSRP when compared to a traditional sports car.

However, that's probably enough talk. Let's get started with the competition between 2 of the most popular and well-regarded performance hatchbacks on the market. It's the 2018 Honda Civic Type R vs the 2018 Volkswagen Golf R. Which performance hatchback is the superior model?

2018 Honda Civic Type R


2018 Volkswagen Golf R

2L inline 4 Baseline Engine 2L inline 4
306 hp 295 lb-ft Horsepower / Torque 292 hp / 280 lb-ft
22 city / 28 highway* Combined Fuel Economy 25 MPG
$34,100** Starting MSRP $39,785

2018 Honda Civic Type R Vineland, NJ

Well, we believe that the victor is the well-deserved 2018 Honda Civic Type R. Although the 2018 Volkswagen Golf R has a touch lighter frame, possibly creating a bit less resistance on the road, the advantages of the 2018 Honda Civic Type R easily outweigh that single superior quality. The 2018 Honda Civic Type R has superior engine power, the exact same fuel efficiency, and comes with a price tag that is over $5,000 cheaper than the starting MSRP of the 2018 VW Golf R! Furthermore, check out the additional and exclusive features you can find with the 2018 Honda Civic Type R, including:

  • Brembo® Brakes
  • Leather-Wrapped Steering Wheel
  • Vortex Generators
  • Multi-Angle Rearview Camera
  • Rear Wing Spoiler
  • Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™
  • Red and Black Suede-Effect Fabric Upholstery
  • LED Headlights
  • Customizable Digital Meters
  • Vented Front Fenders
  • Adaptive Damper System (ADS)
  • HondaLink®
  • And more!

Interested in learning what other fun features the 2018 Honda Civic Type R can provide? Give us a call here at Rossi Honda! We can provide further information about the 2018 Honda Civic Type R and help locate where this in-demand model is sold. Additionally, you can visit us in person at our dealership location. Rossi Honda is located in Vineland, New Jersey within Cumberland County. Find out why the 2018 Honda Civic Type R deserves your attention!

*Based on 2018 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on driving conditions, how you drive and maintain your vehicle, battery-package/condition, and other factors.

**MSRP as built excluding tax, license, registration, and options. Includes $890 destination charge. Dealer prices may vary.

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