Honda Bumps Civic Type R Starting Price To $37,230 For 2020

The starting price for the 2020 Honda Civic Type R has jumped to $37,230 in the United States.

The Civic Type R first landed on U.S. shores in the middle of 2017 with a starting price of $34,775, representing back then great value.

However, that price has slowly increased through the 2018 and 2019 model years and for 2020, is up $610 from the $36,620 MSRP which Honda announced for the 2019 model back in January.

Also Watch: James May Does Two-Minute Review Of The Honda Civic Type R

While customers may be displeased to see the car manufacturer slowly increasing prices for the Civic Type R, it still represents great value, as Motor Trend notes.

The 2019 Subaru WRX STI starts at $37,480 while the Volkswagen Golf R runs customers a minimum of $41,290. Admittedly, both of this models come with trick all-wheel drive systems but an argument can be made that the Civic Type R, complete with its advanced front-wheel drive system, is actually the more enjoyable car to drive.

It doesn’t appear as though the Japanese hot hatch actually receives any updates for the 2020 model year, which is a tad disappointing. When Honda increased the price of the 2019 model by $1000 over the 2018 car, it did roll out an updated infotainment system complete with physical buttons and a volume knob. Additionally, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto was added as standard.

Honda’s exciting 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder found beneath the skin of the Civic Type R continues to offer up 306 hp and 295 lb-ft (399 Nm) of torque funneled through a six-speed manual transmission.

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  • Liam Paul

    Any fool willing to pay 37k for a honda civic needs their head examined

    • Loquacious Borborygmus

      The thing is, do people pay that or do they lease the car over a few years and the top line price becomes irrelevant to them allowing manufacturers to charge what they can get away with?

      • ace_9

        You say it like leasing is somehow significantly cheaper than owning the car 😀 Sure, there is no need to pay the whole price, but a person able to lease such cars on a regular basis certainly has the means to actually buy the car.

        • Loquacious Borborygmus

          Maybe in the US. Over here in UK it’s how the masses fund their “badges”.

        • Nastinupe1911

          Yeah but I like to hoon my play cars. It’s difficult to hoon a FWD vehicle. That’s why BMW’s and Dodge Chargers are so much fun.

  • nastinupe

    The Ford Focus RS, WRX STI and Golf R are all AWD while the Civic is FWD. I wouldn’t pay this much for a FWD Civic. If it was AWD or even RWD then I would consider it.

    • Matt

      Not a Civic fan but you’d have to drive one before assuming that because it’s FWD it’s not a seriously capable car. Unless of course you actually needed AWD for winter.

      • Dredd2

        awds better all the time not just in winter time. so in cold, foggy,rainy or dirty road etc. and of course in hot and dry weather too when the power output is over 300hp….i cant imagine a 600hp audi rs7 with fwd ???

  • R55

    Why ever buy new, just get it second hand for £10k cheaper.

    • Bash

      Or not bother to buy it at all, and simply buy the better Ford Focus.

      • Colin Song

        lol better in st raight line yes
        around the track no

  • FlameWater

    People used to to rice up their own civic, now they’re paying the Honda to do that for them.

  • sidewaysspin

    Honda needs to restart the type-r concept because it’s not interesting anymore, too big and too expensive.

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