2018 Honda Civic Type R Price Bumped To $34,100, No Entry Level

If you were hoping for an entry-level Honda Civic Type R, you’d better keep dreaming as the company has just announced the 2018 model will cost $34,100.

Priced $200 higher than last year, the 2018 Civic Type R continues to be “available in one fully equipped trim.” Honda declined to mention any changes but the model features an aggressive exterior with LED headlights, a prominent rear wing, and a center-mounted triple exhaust system. The car also has 20-inch aluminum wheels which are backed up by Brembo brakes.

Moving into the cabin, drivers will find a leather wrapped steering wheel, two-tone sport seats, and an aluminum gear knob. Other highlights include a dual-zone automatic climate control system and a 7-Inch Display Audio system with GPS navigation as well as Android Auto and Apple CarPlay compatibility.

Motivation is provided by a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that produces 306 hp (228 kW) and 295 lb-ft (399 Nm) of torque. It is connected to a short-throw six-speed manual transmission which sends power to the front wheels via a limited slip differential.

Speaking of performance, the Civic Type R has an adaptive damper system and a dual-axis strut front suspension which has been designed to virtually eliminate torque steer. The car also has three different driving modes including comfort, sport, and +R settings.

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  • Six_Tymes

    strut suspension, shame on you Honda for cutting corners and getting rid of the wonderful dual wishbone


    • Dustin

      The Civic had a double wishbone front suspension for 13 of its 45 years. It’s been gone for 18 years. Time to move on.

      Btw, none of its competitors ever had wishbones for a single year. Where is the shame on them?

    • SteersUright

      Now this is true. Sure this is tuned well, but every grassroots racing n engineering stuff I’ve read demonstrates far superiority to dual wishbone setup. Packaging constraints perhaps? Still, gotta admit, impressive handling and ride from this thing as is.

  • GeoSnipes

    I still love everything but the rear

  • Trackhacker

    2nd gear grinds and car looks like crap. No thanks.

    • SteersUright

      I know my 1998 Prelude SH used to grind a fast shift into 2nd. Do they still do this?

    • pureworx

      you talking from experience? or out of your ass?

      i own a CTR and the gears don’t grind.. honda make one of the best of not the best manual transmissions… guessing you don’t really know how to drive a manual.

      • JimmyK

        Sometimes it happens when its still cold and you want a fast change,not a big deal.Honda for decades now has some of the best manuals out there.

        • Vassilis

          Don’t do a fast change when the car is cold then. Actually, don’t do anything straining to a car when it’s cold.

      • SteersUright

        Lol, of course the vitriol from a fanboy is to be expected. Calm down and breathe. It didn’t do it all the time, but it did grind often enough that the dealers were aware of it and there was even a voluntary recall to update 2nd gear synchros on mine. It was also mentioned in countless reviews and forums. Letting the engine warm up was recommended, but this simply wasn’t a transmission that liked to be rushed into second, despite manic high rpm 1st to 2nd shifts being the way it was engineered.

  • LJ

    Too bad it’s so butt fucking ugly.

  • SteersUright

    Good for them, terrific car, why should the dealers get all the markup? I wish they did direct to consumer sales. Prob knock $2k off of most car sticker prices and get rid of Auto Dealers that everyone hates anyhow.


    So what’s the dealership markups going to be? lol

    • JGreen

      $6000 – 7000 in North Alabama.
      I looked at the Type R in the showroom. It just didn’t wow me (did not drive it), especially sitting in it. It has lots of features, and may perform well, but I don’t know… I’ve owned several Honda’s before buying the 370Z in 2015.

  • Tony J

    I don’t mind the look inside or out it not any uglier than the STI or EVO why a compact performance 4 door can’t both be fast and look good is beyond me but for the money its a bit too slow

  • R55

    Can’t wait to see these on the road. Fed up of seeing the boring tripe offered by ze Germans

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