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2023 Honda Civic Type R: Everything You Need To Know


Although the 2023 Honda Civic Type R’s styling has been dialed back compared to its wildly designed predecessor, it is still exciting to drive.

The Civic Type R, which is only available as a hatchback, is made from the more civilized 11th-generation Civic. This review has been separately.

The new Civic Type R has the same turbocharged four cylinder as the previous model but with a higher output of 315 horsepower, and 310 pound-feet.

Honda has upgraded the Type R’s front-wheel-drive Type R’s six speed manual transmission to cope with the increased power. Also, Honda has improved brake cooling to withstand track day punishment.

The CTR’s 19-inch wheels will soon be available in five different colors, including the iconic Type R Championship White. They were built in Japan using an Ohio powertrain.

What’s new for 2023 Honda Civic Type R?

Although we haven’t yet put the 2023 Honda Civic Type R through rigorous testing, it is clear that Honda’s hottest hatch will provide the same entertainment as the previous car, but with more power, and a smoother look.

Although the new CTR has a stronger chassis, it is still supported by 19-inch wheels and wider Michelin Pilot Sport 4S tires. With improved cooling, the front and rear tracks are wider.

With a 315 horsepower turbocharged 2.0 liter engine and a six-speed manual transmission, the CTR produces nine horsepower and fifteen pound-feet more torque.

The Type R’s onboard datalogger does not require a smartphone app. Instead, the car’s 9.0-inch touchscreen can access its lap record and performance information.

Pricing and Which One To Buy

The Honda Civic Type R’s start price is just as competitive as its performance. The CTR’s MSRP is set at the lowest price, and it costs almost as much as the Toyota Supra.

Although personal preference may determine whether two seats are better than four or five, the Civic Type R’s most powerful model is an affordable sports car with five doors.

Engine, Transmission and Performance

The 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine that powers the new Civic Type R will still be used.

However, a new turbocharger with an efficient exhaust system and 315 horsepower at 6500 RPM has increased power output to 315 horsepower with 310 pound-feet torque at 2600 to 4000 RPM.

Additional improvements include a larger radiator, and better brake cooling for the Civic Type R.

Honda has increased the RPM at the which the active exhaust valve opens to increase the car’s four cylinder symphony.

The new CTR’s six speed manual transmission will reward you with a lighter flywheel and a rev-match system that should make it easier to row.

Honda’s front-drive only model will keep its dual-axis suspension front suspension, which does a great job of suppressing torque steer.

Although the Civic Type R’s next generation is not as striking, it still features a prominent rear wings and other aerodynamic additions.

It also has 19-inch wheels with sticky Michelin Pilot Sport 4S tires. We are eager to get our test gear on the Civic Type R, and see what it can do.

We’ll update this article with test results and driving impressions when we have the opportunity.

Fuel Economy and Real World MPG

According to the EPA, the subtle horsepower boost of the new Civic Type R doesn’t mean that it sacrifices fuel economy.

According to the EPA, the hot hatch achieves a cool 22 mpg in cities and 28 mpg highway. The EPA rating for the all-wheel-drive Golf R is 22 mpg in the city and 28 mpg on highways when it’s equipped with a six speed manual.

However, the Golf R has an additional 2 mpg with the eight-speed dual clutch automatic. Once we have tested it on the 75-mph highway fuel economy route , we will update this section. We can then evaluate its real-world mpg.

Interior, Comfort and Cargo

The new Civic Type R has a minimalist interior design, but it still features plenty of fun visual cues.

Red accents, faux carbon fiber trim and a set of familiar, super comfortable and supportive front seats are some of the features.

Be aware of the ambient temperature before you start to heat up the shift knob. To prevent shifting between shifts, there is a row with shift light indicators that can be found on top of the digital cluster.

The Civic Type R’s cargo and passenger space is the same as the regular Civic hatchback. This makes it a great car for dual purposes.

Infotainment & Connectivity

Honda’s new infotainment system is based on a 9.0-inch touchscreen that’s mounted on the Civic Type R’s dashboard. It includes popular features like wireless Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and a subscription-based Wi Fi hotspot and wireless smartphone charger.

Safety and Driver Assistance Features

The 2023 Civic Type R was not crash tested by either the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration or the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety . It will continue to be equipped with standard driver assistance technology. The following safety features are essential:

  • Automated emergency braking and standard forward-collision warning
  • Standard lane departure warning and lane-keeping assistance
  • Standard adaptive control

Warranty and Maintenance Insurance

Honda offers an average limited warranty on the powertrain and does not include complimentary maintenance. Hyundai’s plans offer better coverage in all three phases.

  • Three years limited warranty or 36,000 miles
  • The warranty on the powertrain covers you for five years or 60,000 miles
  • There is no complimentary maintenance

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