The 2017 Honda Civic Type R is the fastest and most powerful Honda that has ever been sold in the United States. Since its debut at the Geneva Auto Show, this innovative vehicle has been admired by car enthusiasts around the country and across the world. Although the Type R is currently only available in front wheel drive, an all-wheel drive version may emerge in the future.
Its 2.0L, four-cylinder engine can generate 306 horsepower and 295 Ib-ft of torque when paired with a six speed manual transmission which features a new, lower gear ratio to improve the vehicle’s acceleration. When it comes to fuel efficiency ratings, the Civic Type R offers 22 mpg in the city and 28 mpg on the highway.
The Type R’s chassis features a Dual-Axis front suspension that is equipped with aluminum lower arms and steering knuckles in order to improve cornering and minimize torque steer. It is also furnished with a four-wheel Adaptive Suspension System which uses three-chamber dampers.
Inside its cabin, you can expect dual-zone automatic climate control, a 12-speaker sound system, navigation, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, and front bucket seats with noteworthy red and black upholstery and prominent Type R logos.
In addition, the Type R is 35 pounds lighter than its predecessors and comes with LED headlights, push-button start, the Comfort, Sport, and +R driving modes, and attractive 20-inch black alloy wheels which are wrapped with 245/30R 2 Continental ContiSportContact 6 performance tires at each corner.
The 2017 Honda Civic Type R can be yours for a starting price of $33,900. If you’d like more information on Honda’s newest performance car, you owe it to yourself to take a trip to Lejeune Honda Cars. The dealership will be happy to arrange a test-drive and/or educate you on the Civic Type R or any of the other quality Honda models in their inventory.