Honda Civic Type R-- A BLAST

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  • Published on Sep 25, 2017
  • Mike Gurr reviews the Honda Civic Type R.
    The Honda Civic Type R is the top Civic with 306hp, a busy aero kit on the outside, 20-inch wheels, adaptive suspension, racing seats and an eye-popping price tag. Starting at $40,000 this car has the boy-racer look down, there are wings and spoiler all around the car and a look that might appeal to a certain buyer but not all. This Honda Civic Type R is based on the hatchback design with room for 5-passengers and is fully equipped on the inside.
    Competitors to the Honda Civic Type R include the VW Golf R, Subaru WRX or Subaru WRX STI and the Fod Focus RS.

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Comments • 249

  • JCTiggs
    JCTiggs 4 months ago

    This is the only review that DIDN'T mention the goofy and ridiculous exterior styling. As good as this car is, most people don't want to be seen in it. 😏

  • Stannjob
    Stannjob 6 months ago

    This car is now my dream car!!! ... someday... someday...

  • Robert Jung
    Robert Jung 9 months ago

    R-00311, nice!

  • bouchy85
    bouchy85 9 months ago

    scoop doesn’t cool the engine.

  • TheCanadianWayEh
    TheCanadianWayEh 9 months ago

    My 2019 is on it's way.. insta neverlate.fk8

  • Slap Boogz
    Slap Boogz 10 months ago +1

    I love it. Glad I bought one

    • Slap Boogz
      Slap Boogz 9 months ago

      @Viet Tran you got it bud!

    • Viet Tran
      Viet Tran 9 months ago +1

      @Slap Boogz thanks for the insight! I'll be patient and keep an eye for a 2019! congrats on the ride! :)

    • Slap Boogz
      Slap Boogz 9 months ago +1

      I would get a 19. The 2017 and 18s had the gear grind issue. I haven't had any problems

    • Slap Boogz
      Slap Boogz 9 months ago +1

      @Viet Tran I didn't want the 2018 model specifically because I wanted the volume knob for the infotainment

    • Slap Boogz
      Slap Boogz 9 months ago

      @Viet Tran 2019

  • Dave Cech
    Dave Cech 10 months ago

    I just purchased a Type R to replace my wrecked WRX (oops) and I love it. Maybe the car is a bit juvenile, but I don't care - I love the style...the wing and other aero bits, the red interior accents, and the beautiful blue metallic paint it came in. The review is spot on here...yes, there is some wheel slip in 1st and 2nd, but that's a minor annoyance compared to all of the "goodness" this car provides. The chassis, suspension, steering, clutch & transmission, engine, brakes, seats, etc...are all terrific and I love driving the car. The cabin is a big step up from my last vehicle and is thoroughly modern. My mountain bike fits neatly in the back with the rear seats folded down and the front wheel removed from the bike, which is a big plus since the central exhaust set-up precludes the use of a hitch and I don't want to use a roof rack. While it's still "early in the relationship" here, I can tell the Type R will be great as a daily driver and very enjoyable to drive.

  • Todd Godfrey
    Todd Godfrey 11 months ago

    I rented a Type R in Scottsdale last week and am completely smitten. For a daily five door driver it is perfect.

  • Jo Vallas
    Jo Vallas Year ago

    Excellent review sir!

  • Willy Hung
    Willy Hung Year ago

    I completely disagree about the people saying the car looks hideous from the back or whatever, I've been driving the car for a year and not a single bad comment about the car I got but compliments. I own the blue type R i don't know may be is the color or looks way better in person. The people that say negative things about it do not even own one of these, probably they just jealous that they can't have one since most of the dealers are selling it at a mark up. Overall, I do care more about how it drives. Do me a favor, drive one, before you give a critic about the car.

  • Alex Vieira
    Alex Vieira Year ago

    Things uglt2

  • Rob Doerr
    Rob Doerr Year ago

    I’m sure people say you’re kinda ugly too...but hey, do we fault you? You’re skinny, wearing skinny jeans (which no man should EVER do)....yeah I’ll just leave it there. Nothing else needs to be said. If you don’t like it please drive something else. #hondacivic

  • Avraham GS
    Avraham GS Year ago

    This car is gorgeous

  • Szilárd Fülöp
    Szilárd Fülöp Year ago

    If somebody says this is ugly, then Prius is his/her car.... This car has beautiful design. It's complete as it is.

  • allan hello bel
    allan hello bel Year ago

    how much?

  • ed johnson
    ed johnson Year ago

    Motormouth perhaps forgot that it rains, sleets, and snows for much of the year in Canada. The RS comes with a winter/wheel/tire set, heated seats & steering wheel along with heated wing mirrors and a rear-window wiper, torque-vectoring, and all-wheel drive + fore & aft limited slip differentials (2018) and considerably more torque & hp. Hence the RS is a proper rally car capable of handling the worst winter weather while the Civic R is a fair-weather boy-racer that is good on dry, warm tarmac, but not snow & ice. And, even on a dry race course the RS with its Michelin Cup 2 will beat a Civic R. On a wet course the Civic R would be far behind the RS.

  • Mike B
    Mike B Year ago

    Nvm, your face is too ugly...cant watch it.

  • tommaso leonardi
    tommaso leonardi Year ago

    You drove both, would you get this or a Giulia Q4?

  • Duc Luc
    Duc Luc Year ago

    I don’t the fake carbon. Why not have it as the reste of the car

  • Martin Corleone
    Martin Corleone Year ago

    not kind of ugly, its gross, my genesis coupe is like a young jennifer lopez and this car is mother from honey boo boo

    • f181234
      f181234 Year ago

      Martin Corleone this would destroy any genesis coupe top speed is 270kmh enough said

  • BingBong Boopledoop

    Time to unpimp ze auto.

  • Karl
    Karl Year ago

    Huge Honda fanboy but I'd feel like a pariah driving around in the elephant car. Buy a 370z instead.

  • Reaper_ EGA
    Reaper_ EGA Year ago

    I wasn't sure about the looks to begin with, but the more you see it the more it grows on you, I love it.

  • Colin Kao
    Colin Kao Year ago

    Good job, Mike! So many modern cars have some issue that is either unfixable or requires $$$ in mods. Rev hang, balky shifts, vague clutch engagement, lag, overly sensitive throttle, harsh ride, etc. It seems Honda got this one right. Well, maybe swap the 20s for a more pothole friendly size.

  • Harvinder Sandhu
    Harvinder Sandhu Year ago

    Black is the only colour

  • Mike Muellner, M.D.

    How dare Honda make a sporty car look sporty! Everything must be a bland box on wheels.

  • Solo Bellimino
    Solo Bellimino Year ago

    Image is everything for these small minded people. You must have some insecurities if you are concerned about what people think, if you show up in a type R.

  • Moto Guzzi
    Moto Guzzi Year ago

    Damn !!!! who can sell this ugly thing with a straight face? Anybody over the age of...10 would look ridiculous in this cockroach.

  • Ryan
    Ryan Year ago

    All those young car enthusiasts and their $50,000 Type R's, eh?

  • Jeff Stryker
    Jeff Stryker Year ago

    People don’t like the look of it but it’s ok I think and it will turn heads wherever you go.

  • BOBspellitbkwrdsSMFS

    Its not ugly, its hideous.

  • KazVivid
    KazVivid Year ago

    Its looks great.

  • Jon Type R
    Jon Type R Year ago

    I think it looks absolutely amazing in black but a little bit too busy in any other color especially white

  • Canadian RS3
    Canadian RS3 Year ago

    The problem for Honda is this car is clearly intended for the young, but most won't be able to afford 42k before taxes. Those that can afford it will want something more mature. And being in Canada something like the Golf R with AWD for about the same price seems much more appealing.

  • Supershooter KJ
    Supershooter KJ Year ago

    Ugly. What are you on

  • mando c
    mando c Year ago

    You're ugly lol the hell. Woody looking ass

  • Buffalohump77
    Buffalohump77 Year ago

    The styling on Japanese cars is always 'quirky'.

  • Xiang Fan
    Xiang Fan 2 years ago

    it is not ugly, Focus RS is the worst looking hot hatch

  • MElekiaZ
    MElekiaZ 2 years ago

    Ondiu taip arrr

  • Carl K
    Carl K 2 years ago

    it looks good in person. saw a new one parked by auto zone lol

  • ecirprman
    ecirprman 2 years ago

    What a stupid looking car.

  • Jason Park
    Jason Park 2 years ago

    The best Type R review on TheXvid

  • The Joker
    The Joker 2 years ago

    Great review! I might be picking one these up in the near future (in black).

  • Loyal Honda Fan
    Loyal Honda Fan 2 years ago

    I think you are kinda ugly, depending on how you judge the FK8, 4 real if you don't like something doesnt mean that is ugly, YOU just dont like it, sorry for being butthurt but the bullshit and all that hate people express for Honda its just stupid.

  • 1991BMWM5
    1991BMWM5 2 years ago

    Regardless of the car, the reviewer did a great job. It's hard to find someone that is coherent and easy to listen to. Well done.

  • Focus_20SF
    Focus_20SF 2 years ago

    How is it ugly

  • Savan Cleveland
    Savan Cleveland 2 years ago

    I think not having an all LED setup is outdated.

  • Darth Va der
    Darth Va der 2 years ago

    You know what would make this car seriously awesome? A normal looking version with Rear-wheel drive, it's Japanese god damn it, why the hell would you make it front-wheel drive?

  • mrpmj00
    mrpmj00 2 years ago +2

    Can't get past the boy racer addons and 4 door family sedan body.

    • PremiumProduction
      PremiumProduction Year ago

      Stormtrooper 2323 cant compare these two cars...

    • Stormtrooper 2323
      Stormtrooper 2323 2 years ago

      mrpmj00 yeah lol the first type r they sent to the states and it looks like this... In person it looks much bigger then it looks i perfer the mustang gt ...less money wayyy more hp and torque and its not over the top with its design

  • Miguel Ortega
    Miguel Ortega 2 years ago

    Ugly is your opinion.

  • Sean Johnstone
    Sean Johnstone 2 years ago

    Fucking ugly insecure boy racer shopping cart. My wifes new Kia stinger 3.3tt ate one for lunch last night with 4 people in the car and a Christmas tree lol..

  • CosmicBlu EvoX
    CosmicBlu EvoX 2 years ago

    Not overstyled at all. Just right. Its not a nissan juke.

  • LEOPARDTWO
    LEOPARDTWO 2 years ago

    Mike - You're correct. It is a surprisingly large vehicle, and it does not appear so in videos.

  • Neptuned910 z
    Neptuned910 z 2 years ago

    I love just about everything about this car except for the big ass wheels. I would have liked for a more beefier tire and somewhat of a smaller wheel like an 18" maybe.

  • ginganinja
    ginganinja 2 years ago

    those fake plastic mesh vents up front and back are so bad.. i'd hate to think about keeping the bugs out of them.. i wonder if there's an aftermarket option to make it a true mesh design for actual air flow?

  • Dinu G
    Dinu G 2 years ago

    I have these type of low profile tires, it's a big difference ride comfort.
    These lows, you will feel every little crack on the streets.
    Kinda annoying if you live where streets are fked up.
    I have the touring, I am pleased.
    Type-R would have been dope. No money for that haha.

  • guys05
    guys05 2 years ago

    Still not a competition to the STI! STI competition will always be the eEVO

  • 505 enthusiast
    505 enthusiast 2 years ago

    Ive heard these are starting to have granny problems, what a shame

    • Stormtrooper 2323
      Stormtrooper 2323 2 years ago +1

      505 enthusiast they always do lol type r have that grind from 1st to 2nd gear

    • 505 enthusiast
      505 enthusiast 2 years ago

      Lol I meant tranny not granny

  • Paul Williams
    Paul Williams 2 years ago

    Factor in the insurance Honda’s civics in Canada the Honda is not a bargain

  • Valentyne S.
    Valentyne S. 2 years ago

    If you think it's ugly, you need glasses or need to stop drinking hatorade. Great review btw.