2018 Honda Civic Type R Review
With an incredible mix of performance and poise, the 2018 Honda Civic Type R is cementing its position as one of the best new cars on the market. Combined with the high-tech features, style, and comfort of the original Civic, the Type R is virtually unstoppable.
Drivers in Denver, Centennial, and Aurora can find out what makes the 2018 Honda Civic Type R so special with our in-depth model review.
Performance and Handling
Fine-tuned for the ultimate in performance, the 2018 Honda Civic Type R is powered by an impressive 2.0L turbocharged 4-cylinder that produces 306 horsepower and 295 lb-ft of torque. This power is combined with a lightweight chassis and all-aluminum hood for a lighter weight and superior agility, and a front splitter generates downforce for optimal steering and control. This is all backed by front air curtains for precise and consistent braking.
With sleek lines and aggressive styling, the Honda Civic Type R looks every bit the muscular sport vehicle that it is. An aerodynamic hatch, fins, scoops, and an oversized rear wing are all designed to improve its performance and keep it firmly gripping the road yet they give it a modern and exciting look that’s sure to draw attention.
As an extension of the engine aesthetic, the interior of the 2018 Civic Type R is decked out in red inserts or stitching to enhance its sport look. The seats are broad and heavily bolstered for maximum comfort without sacrificing the available cockpit space. They’re also multi-way adjustable to ensure that everyone can find a comfortable position, along with enough grip to keep you in the seat during hairpin turns and rapid acceleration.
Though most of the engineering is geared toward performance, the 2018 Honda Civic Type R didn’t skimp on technology or convenience. The responsive infotainment system is Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ compatible, with an easy-to-use interface and many additional apps. This system is also set up to turn the music off when reversing, and some systems are disabled until you’re in park to eliminate distractions.
Like its Civic siblings, the 2018 Honda Civic Type R earned top safety scores in federal and independent safety testing. It’s also available with Honda Sensing® technology, the suite of active safety features that includes Forward Collision Warning, Lane Departure Warning, Lane Keep Assist, Adaptive Cruise Control, Forward Automatic Emergency Braking, and Road Departure Mitigation. For passive safety, the Type R is also standard with a limited-slip differential, multiple airbags, ABS, and traction and stability control.
Test Drive the 2018 Civic Type R at Mile High Honda
Expanding on the all-around appeal of the classic Civic, the 2018 Honda Civic Type R is an incredibly athletic addition to the Honda lineup. Whether you’re looking for a practical commuter vehicle with a little bit of excitement or a high-performance car with enough room for a few friends and their stuff, the Civic Type R is the most practical performance hatchback on the current market.
Drivers in Denver, Centennial, and Aurora can experience the 2018 Honda Civic Type R firsthand by visiting Mile High Honda. Stop by today for your test drive!