Honda Civic 2.0 VTEC Turbo Type R 5dr Review

Category: Family car

Section: Version review

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RRP£46,995
Fuel type:
petrol
Gearbox:
manual
Doors:
5 doors

There’s very little to fault with the Civic. It’s great to drive, practical and cheap to own. And while some rivals have more rear seat space and are a little quieter, the Civic compensates by being generously equipped and very efficient.

Considering the Type R's eye-watering price tag, it's a good thing that it comes packed with kit as standard, including 19in alloy wheels, dual-zone automatic climate control, ambient lighting, privacy glass, adaptive cruise control, adaptive LED headlights, wireless phone charging and keyless entry.

The Type R’s 2.0-litre 324bhp engine (up from 316bhp in the last generation Type R) has such an appetite for revs that it's hard to believe that it is turbocharged. If you're looking for an exciting hot hatch, the Type R is king.


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Key information

Doors5
Seats4
0-62 MPH5.4 seconds
Fuel TypePetrol
GearboxMANUAL

Available colours

MPGOfficial overall fuel economy figure

34.4

Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

410

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

186

g/km