Honda Civic Type R 1.5 VTEC Turbo Sport 5dr Review

Category: Hot hatch

Section: Version review

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Honda Civic Type R Sport Line 2021 front cornering
  • Honda Civic Type R Sport Line 2021 front cornering
  • Honda Civic Type R Sport Line 2021 rear cornering
  • Honda Civic Type R Sport Line 2021 interior dashboard
  • Honda Civic Type R 2021 interior rear seats
  • Honda Civic Type R 2021 interior infotainment
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  • Honda Civic Type R Sport Line 2021 rear static
  • Honda Civic Type R Sport Line 2021 rear spoiler detail
  • Honda Civic Type R Sport Line 2021 alloy wheel detail
  • Honda Civic Type R Sport Line 2021 badge detail
  • Honda Civic Type R Sport Line 2021 interior front seats
  • Honda Civic Type R Sport Line 2021 interior detail
  • Honda Civic Type R 2021 boot open
  • Honda Civic Type R Sport Line 2021 front cornering
  • Honda Civic Type R Sport Line 2021 rear cornering
  • Honda Civic Type R Sport Line 2021 interior dashboard
  • Honda Civic Type R 2021 interior rear seats
  • Honda Civic Type R 2021 interior infotainment
  • Honda Civic Type R Sport Line 2021 right tracking
  • Honda Civic Type R Sport Line 2021 front cornering
  • Honda Civic Type R Sport Line 2021 right static
  • Honda Civic Type R Sport Line 2021 rear static
  • Honda Civic Type R Sport Line 2021 rear spoiler detail
  • Honda Civic Type R Sport Line 2021 alloy wheel detail
  • Honda Civic Type R Sport Line 2021 badge detail
  • Honda Civic Type R Sport Line 2021 interior front seats
  • Honda Civic Type R Sport Line 2021 interior detail
  • Honda Civic Type R 2021 boot open
RRP£25,620
Fuel type:
petrol
Gearbox:
manual
Doors:
5 doors

The Honda Civic Type R offers awesome performance and supreme handling. In fact, it is right up there with the very best hot hatches on sale, including the equally brilliant Toyota GR Yaris, and feels just at home on the track as it does on the road. That's not something that can be said of its less dynamically accomplished rivals, like the Ford Focus ST and Volkswagen Golf GTI. Yet the Type R is also a practical and comfortable everyday car, which is why it's such a consummate all-round package.

Sport trim is the only trim that's available with the 1.5 VTEC Turbo engine. It is based on the SR trim but adds red seat stitching, a rear spoiler and diffuser plus black 17in alloy wheels.

Naturally, with 180bhp, the 1.5 VTEC Turbo is even quicker than the 1.0 VTEC Turbo (0-62mph takes 8.2sec) and it has more low-down shove. However, it's available only in the Sport trim and doesn’t actually feel dramatically quicker on the road until you really rev it out. It will officially return an average of 46.3mpg, which is competitive with a Volkswagen Golf 1.5 TSI Evo 150.


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Key information

Doors5
Seats5
0-62 MPH8.2 seconds
Fuel TypePetrol
GearboxMANUAL

Available colours

MPGOfficial overall fuel economy figure

46.3

Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

420

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

137

g/km