Honda Civic News

  • Honda Civic Type oveRland by RHEL (Ralph Hosier Engineering)

    Honda's Civic Type R is one of the fastest front-wheel-drive cars around a racetrack, but the version from Ralph Hosier Engineering will beat almost anything off the track as well.

  • 2020 Honda Civic Type R facelift spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2020 Honda Civic Type R spy shots and video

    Honda's Civic Type R remains the fastest front-wheel-drive car at six top racetracks around the globe, including the Nürburgring. Now an updated version is on the way and expected to lift the performance bar further.

  • 2019 Honda Civic Type R made from Lego
    This Lego Honda Civic Type R weighs as much as the real thing

    Lego enthusiasts in Australia have crafted an entire Honda Civic Type R out of the tiny plastic bricks to help celebrate the local launch of the “Lego Masters” television show. The team of nine spent over 1,300 hours to build the life-size model and used close to 320,000 individual Lego...

  • Honda Civic hatchback production in Swindon, UK
    Honda Civic Type R production moving to North America as UK plant closes

    Honda will move production of the Civic's hatchback body style from a plant in the United Kingdom to North America, the automaker's CEO has confirmed. The news, which was widely expected, comes just a week after the automaker announced it will close its plant at Swindon in South West England in...

  • 2019 Honda Civic Type R
    2019 Honda Civic Type R receives round of updates, $36,595 starting price

    The Honda Civic Type R soldiers on into the 2019 model year with limited changes, but buyers will have to shell out $1,000 more over 2018's model. Honda revealed pricing and details for the Civic Type R on Thursday, which included the price bump. For 2019, the hot hatchback will cost $36,595, an...

  • Jenson Button drives the 2017 Honda Civic Type R at the Hungaroring
    F1 champ Jenson Button sets 2017 Honda Civic Type R's final lap record

    Honda has been out to prove the performance of its Civic Type R since the feisty hatch debuted for the 2017 model year, and its yardstick has been to set the lap record for front-wheel-drive cars at famous race tracks around the globe, including the Nürburgring. The final attempt took place...

  • Honda Civic Type R sets new lap record at Spa

    Honda has a hot hit on its hands with the Civic Type R. This is one fast front driver, and it's fully capable of putting all 306 of its horsepower to good use. Case in point: Honda just set a new front-wheel-drive production car record at Belgium's Spa-Francorchamps Circuit. With Super GT driver Bertrand Baguette at the wheel, the Type R lapped the 4.352-mile track in just 2:53.72. Honda posted a video of the record-setting run to YouTube on Monday. The Japanese automaker is no stranger to setting fast times with its Civic Type R. In the spring of 2017, Honda took a Civic Type R to Germany's...

  • Honda Civic Type R Pickup Truck concept
    What if the Civic Type R came as a pickup? Wonder no more

    Car-based pickups are nothing new. The Aussies have been building them for decades, although sadly that's no longer the case. Recently, a team of Honda engineers in the United Kingdom decided to give the concept a go using a Civic Type R, the Motor Authority Best Car To Buy winner for 2018. The...

  • 2018 Honda Civic Type R
    Honda Civic Type R: Motor Authority's Best Car To Buy 2018

    Every year at Motor Authority we drive hundreds of vehicles to tell you what's best—swank luxury sedans to hypercars that chew through miles. This year we had a wide-ranging mix including a superb Porsche Panamera, a stunning Lexus LC 500, an upstart Kia Stinger GT that we loved to drive. But...

  • 2017 Honda Civic Type R
    Honda Civic Type R sees small price hike for 2018 model year

    For 2018, Honda will not implement any changes to its banner hot hatchback, the Civic Type R, but will raise the price slightly higher than what it was in 2017 model year. Following the abbreviated model year, the 2018 Civic Type R will arrive with a small $215 price bump to bring the MSRP from...

  • Honda Civic Type R crate engine
    Honda Civic Type R crate engine arrives to power enthusiasts' dream builds

    Honda wants to bring its powerful turbocharged VTEC engine, found in the Civic Type R, to the masses. On Monday, it revealed the 2.0-liter inline-4 unit, referred to internally as the K20C1, in crate engine form. The reveal took place at an event outlining Honda's showcase for this week's 2017 SEMA...

  • 2017 Honda Civic Si First Drive
    Living with the 2017 Honda Civic Si: the good and the bad

    The latest Honda Civic is also the best Honda Civic. That's an easy statement to make, but it's not quite as simple when you add the “Si” designation on the end. Because despite a raft of bad Civics for the current model to overshadow, the reality is that the Si range has been a much...

  • 2018 Honda Civic Type R TCR race car

    The first version of the new Honda Civic Type R designed for motorsport has been revealed. The Type R race car has been developed by Italy’s JAS Motorsport for the 2018 season of the burgeoning Touringcar Racer International Series, an FIA-sanctioned series with low costs to entry. The series was launched in 2015 and keeps costs low by featuring affordable race cars closely related to the production models on which they’re based. There are already 19 different race cars in TCR including ones based on the Opel Astra and Volkswagen Golf GTI. The 2018 Type R TCR was developed using...

  • 2017 Honda Civic Type R
    2017 Honda Civic Type R power figures may be underrated

    The 2017 Honda Civic Type R arrives in the United States for the first time with some serious performance credentials. Honda engineers were able to extract a whopping 306 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque from the standard 2.0-liter turbocharged inline-4. Honda has always been pretty good at...

  • 2017 Honda Civic Type R
    Honda looks at adding power, all-wheel drive to Civic Type R

    Honda's Civic Type R has finally landed in the United States, but the automaker is already hinting at adding new variants. Honda wants the additional variants to keep interest in the Civic Type R, its halo in the U.S., alive after the initial buzz has worn off. It’s a formula that’s...

  • 2017 Honda Civic Type R with VIN ending in 001
    Bidding on first 2017 Honda Civic Type R tops out at $200K

    Honda recently decided to give fans the chance to own the first very 2017 Civic Type R in the country. That's right, the car with a VIN ending in 001. It went up on an online auction and at the close of bidding on Thursday the final tally came in at $200,000. Not bad considering the starting price...

  • 2017 Honda Civic Type R
    2017 Honda Civic Type R priced at $34,775

    For years, Honda has been teasing us with the promise of a Civic Type R for the United States. We’re glad to report that the wait is finally over as the car is now on sale. It also has its first television spot up and running. Honda on Thursday confirmed a starting price of $34,775, including...

  • 2017 Honda Civic Type R
    2017 Honda Civic Type R first drive review: Track attacker

    It’s a spectacular summer day in Montreal, and not just because it’s 80 degrees. It’s Formula One week, and the remote buzz is audible even downtown as F1 drivers crackle off practice laps at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve. They turn one of the most peaceful places in one of North...

  • 2017 Honda Civic Si First Drive

    When initial specifications began to trickle out surrounding the 2017 Honda Civic Si, there were two courts. One court realized the car would be a blast to drive. The other felt the power ratings were much too low. Experiences may vary per driver, but the Civic Si is still a hoot to toss around—even with 205 horsepower and 174 pound-feet of torque and without the iconic VTEC wail. Honda knows those numbers could be much, much higher, but it capped power in the name of reliability. Rob Keough, senior product planner on the Civic, told Automotive News (subscription required) the car's...

  • 2017 Honda Civic Si First Drive
    2017 Honda Civic Si first drive: looking the part

    The ascending shift lights dart along the tach, green to yellow to red, before the revs bounce and the 2017 Honda Civic Si stretches its legs in the tawny California desert. As the center-mounted exhaust bellows a convincing growl and a short throw from third gear easily finds fourth, the new Civic...

  • 2017 Honda Civic Type R ad
    First ad for the 2017 Honda Civic Type R drops

    Honda has long had a penchant for motorsports, and it has translated into an iconic nameplate for the brand's road cars: Type R. Except, the United States has mostly been left out of the Type R party. That changes this year and Honda is sounding the news off loud and clear in the 2017 Civic Type...

  • 2017 Honda Civic Si Coupe
    2017 Honda Civic Si arrives with $24,775 price tag

    Honda has been busy filling out the 10th-generation Civic's portfolio with a sedan, coupe, and the return of the hatchback. While the commonplace variants carry out their sales duty, Honda will spice things up with the introduction of a new Type R and the return of the familiar Si. We now know how...

  • 2017 Honda Civic Type R
    2017 Honda Civic Type R boasts 25 mpg combined

    Fun and frugal: the best of both worlds. It's typically hard to come by, but occasionally, Goldilocks syndrome sets in. The 2017 Honda Civic Type R may classify as one example. Official fuel economy estimates released for the 2017 Civic Type R reveal an EPA-estimated 22 mpg city, 28 mpg highway...

  • 2017 Honda Civic
    The tenth-generation Honda Civic has a seriously cool Easter egg

    Plenty of automakers like to throw a little something special into their vehicles, but sometimes, it can take a bit of searching before a hidden trait reveals itself. Take the tenth-generation Honda Civic for example. Specifically, the 2017 Honda Civic sedan and coupe house a seriously cool Easter...

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