2020 Honda Civic Type R Performance Specs

In the words of Car and Driver: “The Civic Type R looks like something the devil himself spat on the asphalt, and it goes like a bat out of hell, too.” It should come as no surprise to learn Honda Civic Type R specs deliver sensational performance, but even drivers familiar with previous iterations will be absolutely floored by what the 2020 model can offer.

With that in mind, we’ve put together a quick overview to help you understand what separates the Honda Civic Type R from conventional models, so read on to explore:

  • Honda Civic Type R Horsepower and Torque
  • Honda Civic Type R MPG Ratings
  • Honda Civic Type R Performance
  • Honda Civic Type R Performance Features
  • Honda Civic Type R Active Safety Features

Honda Civic Type R Horsepower and Torque

Make no mistake, the Honda Civic Type R doesn’t mess around when it comes to power. Where the conventional Honda Civic Sedan makes up to an impressive 174 hp and 162 lb-ft from its 2.0L In-Line 4-Cylinder, the Honda Civic Type R outpaces all expectations by fitting an In-Line 16-Valve DOHC VTEC 4-Cylinder with Turbocharger for up to:

  • 306 hp
  • 295 lb-ft of torque

Those are the kind of numbers you’d more commonly expect from a high-end SUV, so the Civic Type R genuinely manages to bring track-like acceleration and effortless cruising to every drive. At the same time, Active Sound Control (ASC) technology keeps things composed enough for this to still function perfectly as your daily vehicle.

Honda Civic Type R MPG Ratings

While other models opt for the more conventional and ‘hands-off’ approach of automatic transmissions and CVT systems, the Honda Civic Type R has retained the 6-Speed Manual Transmission (6MT) with Rev-Match Control that driving purists have come to love. There’s still no substitute for the direct control and instant shifting that comes from a manual, and it even makes up to a healthy:

  • EPA-Estimated 22 mpg in the city and 28 mpg on the highway*

Honda Civic Type R Performance

Reading about Honda Civic Type R engine specs and features is going to provide an impression of what this powerhouse can do when you open it up, but nothing compares to actually seeing the numbers themselves.

Here’s what you can expect:

  • Honda Civic Type R 70 MPH to Zero Braking Distance: Car and Driver recorded just 142 feet.
  • Honda Civic Type R Top Speed: Achieves approximately 170 mph on the track.
  • Honda Civic Type R 0 to 60: Car and Driver recorded as little as 5.4 seconds

Honda Civic Type R Performance Features

The Honda Civic Type R makes its focus on performance known from the second you set eyes on it thanks to exquisite bodywork and exterior features. The body boasts:

  • Wing spoiler to manage downforce.
  • Rear diffuser to reduce drag.
  • Vortex generators for high-speed stability and cornering
  • Underbody Spoiler Kit to manage downforce and airflow for added stability and grip.
  • Air curtains to enhance engine-compartment cooling.

A Honda LogR Datalogger System displays performance data covering everything from acceleration to cornering force, and further performance features include:

  • Limited-Slip Differential
  • 3-Mode Drive System with Comfort, Sport, and +R Drive Modes
  • Drive-by-Wire Throttle System
  • Adaptive Damper System
  • Dual-Axis MacPherson Strut Front Suspension
  • Multi-Link Rear Suspension
  • Front and Rear Stabilizer Bar
  • Brembo® 4-Piston Aluminum Front Brake Calipers
  • Maximum-Performance Summer Tires

    Honda Civic Type R Active Safety Features

    Honda Civic Type R active safety features enhance safety while optimizing performance by working to avoid anything from understeer to locked wheels. Essentially, they’re responsible for keeping the vehicle fully under your control through every twist and turn life throws your way.

    Highlights include:

    • Vehicle Stability Assist™ (VSA®) with Traction Control
    • Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS)
    • Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD)
    • Brake Assist
    • Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)

    2020 Honda Civic Type R Turns Every Drive into an Experience to Savor

    The 2020 Honda Civic Type R is a vehicle you really need to experience firsthand, and you can do just that by arranging a test drive from your local Capital Region Honda dealer. To find out more or hear about our current specials, don’t hesitate to contact us directly.

    *Based on 2020 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions and other factors.

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    Cheshire, MA, 01225 United States
    (888) 794-9805
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