Top-Tier Performance in the 2018 Honda Civic Type R

  • 2018 Honda Civic Type R driving fast around a corner

    Drivers in the Capital Region may think of Honda as a manufacturer of sensible, down-to-earth vehicles, and although they’re certainly skilled in this regard, they’re also well versed in the ways of the racing world! Honda’s heritage is on full display in the 2018 Honda Civic Type R, a high-performance hatchback with a uniquely sculpted frame. The writers at Car and Driver have already noted that “words can’t fully describe what the Type R is like to drive,” but by reading on, you’ll get a better sense of what to expect when you take this Honda out on the road.

A Racetrack-Ready Drivetrain

Every component in the Type R’s drivetrain has been designed to enhance your experience behind the wheel. Its standard 2.0-Liter engine may not seem like much to get excited about, but because it’s been optimized with Honda’s VTEC system, direct injection, drive-by-wire throttling, and MHI TD04 turbo, it offers more horsepower and torque than you’ll know what to do with. It’s 6-speed manual transmission, 3-Mode Drive System, and racing aesthetics help to make every drive more enjoyable and exciting.

2018 Honda Civic Type R Manual Transmission Interior View

6-Speed Manual Transmission: In a high-performance car, there’s no substitute for a finely tuned manual transmission. This classic outfit puts you in direct communication with your Type R’s engine and drivetrain, letting you enjoy every twist and turn that the road throws at you.

2018 Honda Civic Type R Triple Exhaust

Triple Exhaust: The engineers and designers at Honda believe that you should be able to experience the Type R’s performance with as many senses as possible. A standard Triple Exhaust Outlet lets you enjoy the full roar of the 2018 Honda Civic Type R’s engine—and it’s hardly the only feature that makes this model look and feel like a racecar!

2018 Honda Civic Type R Engine

2.0-Liter VTEC Engine: The Civic Type R’s only available engine has a capacity of 2.0 liters, and it produces 306 horsepower! It’s been outfitted with a 16-Valve DOHC VTEC valve train, direct injection, and a drive-by-wire throttle system. Between 2500 and 4500 RPM, it can produce up to 295 lb.-ft. of torque!

2018 Honda Civic Type R Driving Mode Controls

3-Mode Drive System: Drivers know the Type R is more than capable on the racetrack, but it’s also a friendly commuter vehicle with great road manners. With the press of a button, you’ll be able to switch between Comfort, Sport, and +R driving modes, each of which offers a unique driving experience.

Front-Wheel Drive, Perfected

The Type R’s 306-hp may seem like a lot to handle, but thanks to the clever features grouped here, it’s anything but uncontrollable. High-tech components like the Adaptive Damper System and the Limited Slip Differential work alongside the Type R’s suspension, safety features, and wheels to provide a smoother, more satisfying drive. Even when you’re pulling out all the stops, the Type R handles like a dream.

2018 Honda Civic Type R 20 inch Black Alloy Wheels

20-Inch Black Alloy Wheels: These unmistakable 20-Inch Alloy Wheels maximize your hold on the road while you’re taking tight turns, even when the road conditions are less than ideal! Performance minded tires and red Brembo brake calipers also come standard.

2018 Honda Civic Type R driving fast around a corner of a racetrack

Limited-Slip Differential: Traditional open differentials have no way to respond to the loss of torque on one tire or another, but the same can’t be said for the Type R’s LSD! When the latter notices that one of your tires is losing grip, it transfers torque power to the others to keep you in control.

Side profile view of a 2018 Honda Civic Type R

Vehicle Stability Assist with Traction Control: The wheels in most vehicles are controlled in unison, but in the Civic Type R, Vehicle Stability Assistance with Traction control allows each wheel to act with a degree of independence. This feature works with the LSD to direct power and torque to the points where you need it most.

2018 Honda Civic Type R Adaptive Damper System

Adaptive Damper System: The Civic Type R’s Adaptive Damper System makes rapid, minute, and automatic adjustments to your suspension while you travel. When it’s active, you’ll enjoy a remarkably smooth ride no matter where life takes you.

Get Behind the Wheel!

There’s never been a better time to take the 2018 Honda Civic Type R for a test drive! Drivers in the Capital Region can get behind the wheel today by getting in touch with their local Honda dealer. When you explore our current offers and available Type R Carbon Fiber Accessories, you’ll be able to take home the Civic of your dreams at a price you won’t believe! Start a conversation with us today.

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Capital Region Honda Dealers
Capital Region Honda Dealers
391 S State Rd Cheshire
Cheshire, MA, 01225 United States
(888) 794-9805
Capital Region Honda Dealers 42.551937, -73.163808.