The original Honda Civic Type R made its way to Japanese roads in 1997, much to the envy of American drivers. Now, 20 years later, the 2017 Honda Civic Type R graces roadways with as much blazing energy as it can muster. A performance-driven engine, sporty design, and comfortable interior make the 2017 Honda Civic Type R one for the road.
Highlights of the 2017 Honda Civic Type R
World’s Fastest Front-Wheel-Drive Production Car1
America's First Honda Type R model
Advanced aerodynamics deliver a best-in-class balance between lift and drag
2.0-liter i-VTEC® Turbocharged Engine is exclusive to the Civic Type R, kicking out 306 horsepower2 and 295 lb.-ft. of torque3
Adaptive Damper System (ADS) controls the suspension action for handling and stability on the road or the track
Limited Slip Differential offers tighter cornering and better control for more confidence behind the wheel
More information on the Honda Civic Type R can be found here.
1 April 3, 2017 - Honda Civic Type R lapped the 12.9 mile Nordschleife of Germany's Nürburgring in a record 7 minutes 43.80 seconds. Source: https://automobiles.honda.com/future-cars/civic-type-r
2 306 hp @ 6500 rpm (SAE net). Requires unleaded premium fuel.
3 295 lb.-ft. @ 2500-4500 rpm (SAE net).
The 2017 Civic Type R comes locked and loaded with a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine that churns out a massive 306 horsepower and 295 lb-ft of torque. That’s plenty of pep for any driver, but it gets even better. The Civic Type R features three driving modes. The default “Sport” mode offers a middle ground between performance and comfort. “Comfort” mode delivers a softer suspension that’s perfect for casual driving. “+R” mode tops the range and is meant for high-performance driving with its stiffened chassis, more responsive throttle, and tighter steering.
Did we mention that even with all that power, the 2017 Honda Civic Type R still earns up to an EPA-estimated 22 city/28hwy mpg?*
Clean cuts and an aerodynamic package make the Honda Civic Type R a true wonder to behold. Vents and a large rear wing are the most noticeable features from afar, while the triple tailpipes give bystanders a foreshadowing of the hatch’s power.
The Honda Civic Type R’s sport-inspired styling continues when it comes to comfort. The interior boasts standard racing seats, a digital dashboard, and an easy-to-use seven-inch touchscreen display. Ergonomic controls and a sporty gear shift make driving the Honda Civic Type R a true thrill.
It’s no secret that the 2017 Honda Civic Type R has been a long time coming, but now it’s finally here. The high-performance model delivers when it comes to comfort and style. See how it handles with a test drive today at Avery Greene Honda.
*Based on 2017 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions and other factors.