Enthusiasts have been begging for a new Honda Civic Type R and now the Japanese automaker is finally giving them their wish. The all-new 2017 Civic Type R serves as the brand’s, if not the industry’s, hottest hatchback. Signature styling and a performance-driven engine go hand-in-hand in the new model. As one would expect, though, incredible performance and style come at a price.
Honda hasn’t released definite pricing information on the upcoming hot hatch just yet, but it looks like a window sticker made it online. According to the sticker, it looks like the 2017 Honda Civic Type R starts at an unconfirmed $33,900 MSRP.* That kind of price tag sets it up to compete with the likes of Subaru WRX STi, another performance variant.
The Civic Type R boasts race-inspired front bucket seats designed to keep passengers in their seats while cornering. Three driving modes offer retuned suspension, throttle, and steering settings. But, the real heart of the hatchback lies beneath the hood.
Drivers will enjoy the heart-stopping thrill of the road thanks to the standard 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine that delivers a massive 306 horsepower and 295 lb-ft of torque.
To top it all off, the 2017 Honda Civic Type R rolls out on 20-inch black alloy wheels.
It may not be the Type R, but the 2017 Honda Civic Si still has plenty of performance under the hood. Bearing the new design, the Civic Si and Civic Si Coupe come stocked with a powerful engine and a reputation for a sporty ride. The new Civic Si will make its official debut at the 2017 New York Auto Show.
Rumors had indicated that the new Civic Si would boast the new 1.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine, and now it’s been confirmed. That engine will come mated to a standard six-speed manual transmission and produce an impressive 205 horsepower and 192 lb-ft of torque.
That’s an improvement of 18 lb-ft of torque from the previous 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine. The Civic Si’s tuned engine also delivers an additional 25 horsepower and 15 lb-ft of torque compared to the standard Civic hatchback.
The 2017 Honda Civic Si will also boast a more rigid body and sport-tuned suspension that will result in a refined driving experience. As for styling, the new model will ride on 18-inch alloy wheels with available performance tires. The sedan will see a subtle rear wing while the Coupe will offer a raised spoiler.
The Honda Civic has a legacy among affordable compact cars that few, if any, other vehicles can match. That’s why when details of the all-new 2016 Honda Civic began circulating, along with details that it would be completely redesigned for the new model year, we found it difficult to contain our excitement at Traylor Honda.
Fortunately, we don’t have to anymore: because it’s finally here. The 2016 Honda Civic has just begun production at the automaker’s Greensburg plant in Indiana and will soon be delivered around the United States.
As we mentioned, it’s been completely redesigned, and that means improvements inside and out. Those who wished for a sportier Civic will be glad to find that the new model is more stylish and aggressive than ever—and that the all-new powertrains are more than a match for the new looks.
The all-new 2016 Honda Civic is also smarter than ever, with advanced safety, audio, connectivity, and convenience features like the new Honda Sensing suite, Apple CarPlay compatibility, and automatic climate control, just to name a few.
If you’re just as excited as we are, make sure to check out the new 2016 Honda Civic at Floyd Traylor Honda!