Used Honda Civic Type R 2017-present review

Category: Hot hatch

Section: Ownership cost

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Ownership cost

What used Honda Civic Type R hatchback will I get for my budget?

The Civic Type R is a bit of a stunner to look at and to drive so you’ll need to fork out at least £22,000 to get yourself behind the wheel of one; perhaps slightly less if you can find a high-mileage standard model. This would be for one of the earlier cars - budget on around £25,000 and upwards for 2018 models, and nearer £28,500 for 2019 ones. 

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How much does it cost to run a Honda Civic Type R hatchback?

MPG

Hot hatches are by their very nature more expensive to run than their more docile stablemates, and by these standards the Civic Type R’s no more expensive, with fuel consumption figures, as measured under the older official NEDC tests, roughly on a par with its rivals. It’s also pleasing to note that, out in the real world, the Civic Type R actually gets remarkably close to matching those figures – a rare feat in this day and age. In our True MPG test it managed a remarkably good 35.1mpg, which is actually better than its latest official WLTP figure of 33.2mpg. 

Car tax

All Civic Type Rs will have been registered after 1 April 2017 and are subject to the current flat rate for VED. Just make sure you don’t run the risk of paying the higher-rate tax band if a car that had many options added when new sneaked over the £40,000 list price threshold. At this point you'll pay a supplementary luxury car tax until the car is more than six years old. To find out more about the current road tax costs, click here

Servicing

Servicing is required every 12,500 miles or 12 months, and while costs aren’t the cheapest around, neither are they the most expensive. And if you buy a Civic Type R that’s less than eight months old and with less than 8000 miles on the clock, Honda will let you purchase a pre-paid service plan for the following five services. 

If you pay for them individually for the initial three years, the first will be £260; the second £330 and the third £310. After that, you can choose between a Honda 12 service at £200 or a Honda 12+ (includes air filter, pollen filter and brake fluid change) for £310. Note, though, that there's an additional £105 for engine valve clearance checking and adjustment applicable to the second, third, Honda 12 and Honda 12+ services.

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