It’s Official – 2017 Honda Civic Type R Starts From $33,900 [188 Pics]

Honda have finally announced the official starting price of the 2017 Civic Type R in the USA, where it goes on sale today.

Sold on this side of the pond for the first time ever, the compact hot hatch, which is currently in its fifth generation, has an MSRP of $33,900, as we learned at the end of May when a leaked picture disclosed its price.

The 2017 Civic Type R is also the most powerful production Honda ever sold in America, using a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder gasoline engine that makes 306hp (310PS) and 295lb-ft (400Nm) of torque. It sends the output to the front axle through a six-speed stick shift, via a limited slip differential, a combo that allowed it to set a new Nurburgring lap record for FWD cars of 7:43.80.

Some of the key features of the car are the dual-axis strut front suspension and multi-link rear, front and rear anti-roll bars, exclusive springs, bushings, and damper mountings, new Adaptive Damper System, Brembo brakes, 20×8.5-inch rims wrapped in 245/30 Continental SportContact 6 tires, high-flow exhaust system, all-aluminum hood, added structural rigidity, and others.

A 7-inch display, with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility, sat-nav, voice recognition, 540-watt stereo and sport seats take center stage inside.

Honda has also equipped the new Civic Type R with a range of driver assistance features such as Vehicle Stability Assist with Traction Control, Electronic Brake Distribution, Brake Assist, and tire pressure monitoring system.

All units of the hot hatch destined for the US market are produced exclusively at the brand’s plant in Swindon, UK, while the engine is made in Anna, Ohio.

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  • Just another Supra fan

    There’s now a lot of negative reception about this car now. And it’s only been a week.
    Most of it is against the styling. They say it’s the ugliest car they’ve ever seen. Even more ugly than the Aztec.
    I go as far to say it’s more ugly than the regular Civic. Bite me.

    • seriously

      when you desperately need attention……describes the car and your idiotic comment

    • Yoyo

      Not even close dude.

    • Kevin Tay

      *bites you

  • Mill0048

    I dig this car. I’m an outlier.

  • Bananarama

    That’s an excellent price/performance figure. It’s cheaper, more powerful, and lighter than the WRX STi and Golf R.

    Also good to see reviews are giving it good remarks for how it drives.

    This is no more obnoxious looking than a Ford Raptor or tricked out Wrangler that people gush over. For the segment it’s shocking, but I think that’s a good thing for setting it apart. All the wacky stuff on it is at least cohesive and fits the body well.

    Someone needs to punch some holes in the dumb fake vents though…

    • fabri99

      I’d still have the Golf R though.

    • Infinite1

      Agreed, hopefully the fake vents are removable so that real ones can be installed. If not, I hope a performance company will eventually do it.

  • Dennis Scipio

    I didn’t realize it was only a 4 seater and that it has fixed headrests.

    • Matt

      Fixed headrests on sports seats are pretty much an industry standard. I think every Type-R model has had fixed headrests, so nothing new.

  • Benjamin B.

    Didn’t realize the Type R engine was built in the USA?? The Focus RS engine is from the USA too. I believe it’s also assembled in Ohio.

  • alexxx

    perfect….

  • willhaven

    That’s actually a terrific price considering the performance and features, but we’ll see what the asshole dealers do with that “MSRP”.

  • Pedro Junceiro

    The looks may not be to everybody’s taste, but on the ‘flesh’ it looks much better and is also imponent.
    Besides… It drives absolutely wonderful, letting you push the limits and the suspension, while firm, isn’t unbearable on bad roads. The engine is very punchy and hi-revving, a bit like the old VTEC. But it’s the turbo that makes all the difference.

    All in all, I believe it is the best handling car in its segment – setting it apart from proposals like the Renault Mégane R.S. (let’s wait for the new one) or the SEAT Leon Cupra. I wouldn’t put it in the same league of the new Focus RS just because this one is AWD while the Civic R is FWD. Nevertheless, it drives and behaves beautifuly!

  • BUTT UGLY. LOOKS LIKE SOMEONE WENT WILD WITH THE AFTERMARKET PARTS CATALOGUE.
    IN IT’S DEFENSE IT IS A MANUAL.

    • Kevin Tay

      you don’t need a good-looking car to be fast.

      • HOPE FOR IT’S SAKE IT’S SUPER DUPER FAST.

  • Craig

    For that price? It might be fun to have for a ‘weekend car’. But I can’t help but think that it will turn out to be Honda’s most stolen car.

  • Craig

    I wonder if I could fit into those seats. Too often – ‘sport seats’ are too narrow for me.

    • fabri99

      Ok, you just can’t say something like that with Frankenstein in your profile pic.

      • Craig

        And headroom? Forget it. And those bolts of mine keep rubbing up against the seatbelt. If it’s not one it’s another! [And just so you know…. I’m ‘Herman Munster’!]

        • fabri99

          Yeah. That one.

  • Suicide_Note

    The performance may be excellent, but holy shit, that is one butt ugly car. I’d be embarrassed to ride in or drive that thing.

    • Pedro Junceiro

      Would you? I wouldn’t because it is so good to drive.

  • YipYap

    That is some special kind of ugly.

  • Infinite1

    I like it, aside from the fake vents of course.

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