2018 honda civic type r specs, price, mpg & reviews


Seriously, bởi I? When I started this year-long evaluation, I wondered what it would be lượt thích to live with the Best Hot Hatch in Decades. Now, I"m wondering how I"m going khổng lồ live sầu without the 2018 Hondomain authority Civic Type R. The CTR, as its fans gọi it, proved to lớn be a consummate, comfy commuter, a maniacal mountain road goer, a multi-record-holding performer, frugal road tripper, & surprisingly spacious và convenient hauler. There may not be a more comprehensively satisfying sathachlaixe.vn long-term kiểm tra oto extant. It literally does everything.

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Let"s get right lớn the good stuff. The first Civic Type R (FK8) sold in the States is simply the best performing front-drive sầu production oto in history. No stoông chồng FWD oto will beat it in a straight line, on our figure-eight course, or around any number of racetracks including the infamous Nordschleife "Green Hell" circuit. Nothing will stop or corner with as much tenađô thị. We wish there were a way to launch it harder, so tricking the self-imposed rev-limiter from a standstill nets "only" a 5.4-second sprint khổng lồ 60 mph. At about 14,000 miles, our friends at Tire Rachồng replaced the stock Continental SportContact 6 tires with a set of Michelin Pilot Sport 4S, và we ran the tests again. There were small but measurable improvements in all performance categories, but more important, added confidence và comfort.

Comfort is not a quality one would expect from a very sporty, bewinged four-door hatchbaông xã, but the Type R is indeed at ease with most road surfaces, & wind noise is surprisingly low và widely dispersed at highway speeds. Riding on 20-inch wheels, but three-way adjustable dampers, the compact Civic hatch"s ride is remarkably compliant and quiet, even in Sport or R mode, and especially after switching tires. However, the CTR"s 245/30Rtrăng tròn tire sidewalls are less than 3 inches tall and abhor sharp impacts. I even bent a front wheel on a jutting sewer cover.

Beyond the supple ride, the cloth/Alcantara front seats are perhaps the best seats I"ve ever enjoyed, và I drive about 200 cars a year. So supportive & bolstered are they that a friover with bachồng troubles noticed and said, "I don"t have sầu to lớn brace myself for corners. I"ll just sit here with my hands in my lap và enjoy this road with you." And uncomfortable hot spots and fidgeting on long drives vanishes. I expected the tall thigh bolsters to lớn wear, break down, or discolor from a year"s worth of unavoidable tương tác, yet they still look & feel like new. There were no complaints from high-school rear passengers with the exception that the car only holds four people. The air conditioning system never failed to lớn deliver cool/warm air on dem& in temperatures from đôi mươi to 105 degrees.

Over the course of a year (377 days) and just over đôi mươi,000 miles, the Civic Type R consumed 835 gallons of California-spec 91-octane premium unleaded for a total cost of $3,322 ($8.82 per day). The per-gallon cost for said fuel ranged/rose from $3.đôi mươi to lớn $4.70 ($3.97 avg). Our tank-by-tank economy ranged from 12 lớn 32 mpg depending on locale & personnel, of course. Our annual average was 24 mpg, nearly matching the EPA"s 25 mpg combined figure. We saw self-reported fuel economy as high as 34 mpg, but the longest single-day drive sầu between fill-ups was 332 miles with 1.7 gallons khổng lồ spare. This calculated to lớn 31 mpg, easily surpassing the EPA"s 28 mpg highway figure.

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Had our friends at Honda not replaced one of the 20-inch wheels gratis, the bent wheel ordeal would have cost about $500. The Civic Type R was never out of service, except for two mornings for its scheduled maintenance and one to lớn swap out the tires. At around 6,000 miles, the cost of the "A1" service (oil change, inspection, tire rotation, etc.) was $97. The 15,000-mile "B1" service would"ve sầu cost the same for the same jobs (minus the would-be tire rotation, skipped because of its new $1,380 Michelins), but we had a coupon for a $50 service. However, the dealership called and found that the rear brake pads needed replacing ($222). "Odd," I thought, since the Brembo fronts vì chưng most of the braking. In fact, this is a common trait for the FK8 CTR, và its rear brakes vày most of the work stabilizing the car on twisting mountain roads driven at a spirited pace—even with VSA stability control system supposedly disabled and in R diving mode. In total, we plunked down about $2,250 to keep the oto running happy. Subtracting fresh tires & the bent wheel, that"s $369 more than our 2015 Subaru WRX STI and 2017 BMW M2, both of which were covered with $0 paid for routine scheduled maintenance for three years or 36,000 miles.

Since it"s still common lớn see in-showroom +$10,000 "market-adjusted" window stickers on these particularly desirable Civics, you might expect them khổng lồ retain their value, as well. You"re right. Our partners at IntelliChoice assume 42,000 miles at the over of three years và the Civic Type R"s value to lớn be a whopping 87 percent of its new price. I scoured our long-term reviews to lớn find similar performance cars" values. Well, that same năm ngoái Subaru WRX STI retained just 58 percent, và the 2017 BMW M2 was closer with a 76 percent residual value. The Civic Type R might have sầu set another record.

It took time to get used to the CTR"s styling, but it really grew on me. I already covered the stock wheel/tire difficulties, và if it were truly my oto, I think a mix of 18-inchers with taller sidewalls would not only look tougher, but also would"ve taken the cringes out of every sharp impact without sacrificing much in steering precision. The Civic Type R community knows about the car"s brake squeal at low speed with light pedal pressure. Solution: upgrade the front pads. But I"m happy to report the new, 2019 Civic Type R has an actual volume knob, as well as physical buttons lớn access oft-used HVAC functions, so those gripes have sầu been addressed. However, the aluminum shift knob doesn"t lượt thích extremes in either direction: ice-cube cold or branding-iron hot depending on the ambient, so the microfiber cloth I used to wipe the screen was also put to lớn oven mitt duty.

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I loved my year in the 2018 Civic Type R so much that I asked Hondomain authority if I could buy it. I happily commuted, tore up Angeles Crest/Forest with zeal & confidence, comfortably emptied a tank or two in one sitting, và even hauled (not at one time) a set of four vintage speakers for repair, two loaner tower speakers, a 6-foot ladder, a small office table, và so on. Like I said, this car literally does it all. Also, with the car"s sole manufacturing facility closing in Swindon, Englvà, its future was unsure. It would retain its value even more, or so I thought. Our friends at Honda reassured me that other facilities, like the one in Ohio, will be drafted khổng lồ accommodate the relatively low production numbers of the Civic Type R. Our Helpful Honda People, however, also know the car"s value, so the price they proposed was out of my price range. Darn it.

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Would I recommkết thúc the Civic Type R lớn a friend? You bet I would. There isn"t a more accomplished front-drive hot hatch available at any price.

Our Car
SERVICE LIFE 12 mo / đôi mươi,100 mi
BASE PRICE $35,595
AVG ECON/CO2 24.0 mpg / 0.81 lb/mi
MAINTENANCE COST $97 ("A" service: oil change, inspection); $50 (w/coupon "B" service: oil change, inspection); $222 (replace rear brake pads)
NORMAL-WEAR COST $500 (wheel replacement), $1,380 (tires)
3-YEAR RESIDUAL VALUE* $30,900 (87%)
*IntelliChoice data; assumes 42,000 miles at the kết thúc of 3-years

2018 Hondomain authority Civic Type R
ENGINE TYPE Turbocharged I-4, alum block/head
VALVETRAIN DOHC, 4 valves/cyl
DISPLACEMENT 121.8 cu in/1,996cc
POWER (SAE NET) 306 hp
2,500 rpm
REDLINE 7,000 rpm
WEIGHT TO POWER 10.1 lb/hp
TRANSMISSION 6-speed manual
SUSPENSION, FRONT; REAR Struts, coil springs, adj shocks; anti-roll bar; multilinks, coil springs, adj shocks; anti-roll bar
STEERING RATIO 14.9-11.7:1
BRAKES, F; R 13.8-in vented, drilled disc; 12.0-in disc, ABS
WHEELS 8.5 x 20-in cast aluminum
TIRES 245/30Rtrăng tròn 90Y Continental SportContact 6
WHEELBASE 106.3 in
TRACK, F/R 63.0/62.7 in
LENGTH x WIDTH x HEIGHT 179.4 x 73.9 56.5 in
CURB WEIGHT 3,104 lb
HEADROOM, F/R 39.3/37.4 in
LEGROOM, F/R 42.3/35.9 in
SHOULDER ROOM, F/R 56.9/55.0 in
CARGO VOL, BEH F/R 46.3/25.7 cu ft