Honda Civic Type R: Everything you need to know

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Here's everything you need to know about Honda's hot hatch, the Civic Type R, including the new Type R Limited Edition.

Honda Civic Type R key statistics

ModelEnginePowerTorqueBody stylesRatingDrive-away price
Honda Civic Type R2.0-litre turbo VTEC four-cylinder228kW400NmHatchNot yet rated$57,709
Honda Civic Type R Limited Edition2.0-litre turbo VTEC four-cylinder228kW400NmHatchNot yet ratedNot yet announced

Honda Civic Type R

Quick Honda Civic facts

Honda launched the Civic Type R in 1997 as a Japanese market-only hot hatch based on the EK9 Civic. Honda has described the Type R as a race car for the road.

In April 2017, Honda set a lap record for front-wheel-drive cars at the infamous Nürburgring Nordschleife track.

As one YouTube commenter noted, the Civic secured the record with the "reliability of a Swiss watch" and the maintenance costs of an "economy car".

What to consider when buying a Honda Civic Type R

Wanting to buy a Civic Type R or Type R Limited Edition? Here are some of the key things to take note of.


The Honda Civic Type R starts from $57,104 in NSW postcode 2000 when going for Rally Red. Premium colours cost $605 extra.

For the Type R Limited, Honda is yet to release pricing information.


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Currently, there's one trim grade available, the Type R. A Limited Edition model is coming in 2021, with more performance features.

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