Honda Civic Type R 0-60 times

Out of all performance specs, nothing but Honda Civic Type R 0-60 times can better speak about the vehicle's temper. While horsepower and torque blow smoke in the eyes, Civic Type R zero to sixty specs and average time to run a quarter mile are pretty straightforward metrics allowing to compare against its competitors.

Very often there is no chance of doing Civic Type R 0-to-60 test personally and making conclusions from the experience of the other drivers is the last thing you want.

Conducting a trustworthy test drive requires following a strict methodology that is intended to eliminate the inconsistent circumstances like weather, tires, surface, engine temperature. It is always better to leave it for professionals.


2020 Honda Civic Type R 0-60 times, all trims

Trim, HP, Engine, Transmission0-60 times1/4 mile times

2019 Honda Civic Type R 0-60 times, all trims

Trim, HP, Engine, Transmission0-60 times1/4 mile times
Touring 4dr Hatchback,306 hp
turbo,

5 sec

13.7 @ 105 mph

2018 Honda Civic Type R 0-60 times, all trims

Trim, HP, Engine, Transmission0-60 times1/4 mile times
Touring 4dr Hatchback,306 hp

5 sec

13.7 @ 105 mph


Honda Civic Type R 0-60 mph acceleration across years

Year of a Model0-60 times1/4 mile times
2019

5 sec

13.7 @ 105 mph
2018

5 sec

13.7 @ 105 mph

In its fifth edition, the Civic Type R is Honda’s highest performing version of the generation yet. To mark Honda’s 25th anniversary, the current model of the NSX Type R presents an upgraded chassis, enhanced braking system, and a lightened body. In addition, Honda has equipped the car with improved speeds, only a few years after its predecessor stormed the market.

 

The Type R stands out amongst its competitors. Not only does it build up better from where its predecessors left, but also features a better appearance, with Honda incorporating a new red badge interior meant to present a novel sporting distinction. On a global scale, this vehicle is a performance machine.

 

The 2017 Civic Type R can get from 0 to 60 mph in 4.9 seconds. Considering that about 61.8% of its 3111 lbs. rests on the front wheels alone, the Type R’s acceleration is pretty solid. A first test drive on Canada’s not-so-perfect roads also revealed a perfectly engineered lateral grip of 1.02g which allows for perfect negotiation around corners. Also, it is interesting to note that in an FWD commuter car, you get the Porsche-like automatic emergency braking system, capable of making a stop 142 feet away while going 70mph.

 

Being a time where sport car manufacturers impress their customers with turbo engines, the lack of an aspirated turbocharger in the Honda Civic Type R doesn’t go unnoticed. A quick glance under the hood reveals a bit-too-quiet 2.0-litre engine which sounds like an upgraded vacuum machine at higher rpm. This big snail is, however, able to churn out an incredible 306hp, torque of about 295 lb and exhibit a humble 7000-rpm at maximum speed.

 

The vehicle owes its minimal sound to its three-outlet exhaust system. At 75mph, the engine affords a 3500 rpm turn. It also showcases a 22mpg measure along the city street, with a corresponding 28-mpg on the highway.

 

The Type R’s gear lever and driving position are quite raised when compared to the standard Civic design. This somewhat gives the driver a sportier ambiance whose comfort can be enhanced using the seat and steering wheel adjustments. There’s plenty of leg and headroom both at the front and back. This eliminates the feeling of being in a cramped car. There is also provision for the usual spacious glove-box and two cup holders at the front.

 

The sporty shape does, however, compromise on visibility, especially when reversing. This is solved by the incorporation of standard reverse cameras, while parking sensors on the front and rear ensure that all spots are covered. The latter features, however, can only be found in the advanced GT trim, which of course, costs more.

 

When it comes to buying the Civic Type R, regular hatchback operational and maintenance costs need a little recalibration. A car that pumps over 300bhp from its 2-liter engine might just cost you a little more than an ordinary hatchback. However, considering the current global MPG tests, the Type R does perform much better than both the Hyundai i30N and the Ford Focus RS. In addition, CO2 emissions of about 179g/km and moderate fuel consumption do raise the bar for the Type R.



Honda Civic Type R specs