What does the Honda Civic Type R Offer that Other Civics Don’t?

January 22nd, 2018 by

Civic Type-R

From the addition of new trim levels on the Honda Civic, such as the Civic Hatchback and the Honda Civic Coupe, to the addition of new technologies such as Honda LaneWatch, the Civic’s been improving; that’s why the Honda Civic Type R is an exciting new addition to the Honda Civic repertoire. Learn more below.

What does the Honda Civic Type R Offer that Other Civics Don’t?

The Honda Civic Sedan is perfect for Redmond families and just dandy for the daily Seattle commute. But the new Honda Civic Type R, and its sporty aesthetic reminiscent of Acura’s (formerly Honda’s) NSX, will turn heads when you’re racing down I-5.

Honda Civic Type R Performance Specs

The Honda Civic Type R delivers:

  • 306 hp @ 6500 rpm
  • 295 lb.-ft. of torque
  • Limited Slip Differential, which prevents excessive power being shifted to one wheel
  • 2.0L Turbo 4-Cyl. Engine
  • Carbon Fiber accessories for sporty performance and look

Honda Civic Sedan EX CVT Performance Specs

On the other hand, the Honda Civic Sedan EX CVT, for example, sports:

  • 158 hp @ 6500 rpm
  • 138 lb.-ft. Of torque
  • No Limited Slip Differential Available
  • 2.0L Turbo 4-Cyl. Engine

Honda Civic Type R’s Sweet Tech

Helpful technology features, such as Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, are, of course, available on the Honda Civic Sedan and the Honda Civic Hatchback.

But on the Honda Civic Type R, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto come standard. With the Honda Civic Type R, you’ll get a few other cool technology perks standard as well:

  • 540-watt, 12 speaker audio system
  • Navigation
  • And more!

Breaking It Down

Whereas the Honda Civic Sedan or Honda Civic Hatchback is perfect for Seattle University or University of Washington students who need a commuter vehicle but who don’t want to break the bank, the Honda Civic Type R may be geared more toward the Amazon employee, looking to stay sharp and swift for his or her fast-paced lifestyle.

The Honda Civic Sedan EX CVT, a mid-tier trim level of the many Honda Civic trims available at Honda of Kirkland, will cost you around $22,130* MSRP, whereas the Honda Civic Type R will cost you more, at $34,990* MSRP. While this price difference may seem like a big jump, it’s worth keeping in mind that Chevrolet Camaros and Dodge Challengers – comparably equipped sports cars that saturate the segment – can cost well over $60,000.

So why spend more for a vehicle that may not have the solid reputation that the Civic has? For more information about whether the Honda Civic Sedan, Honda Civic Hatchback, or even Honda Civic Type R is right for you, contact Honda of Kirkland today.

*Disclaimers: MSRP excludes tax, license, registration, and options. Includes $890.00 destination charge. Dealers set own prices.


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