Official fuel economy estimates released for the 2017 Civic Type-R reveal an EPA-estimated 22 mpg city, 28 mpg highway, and a combined rating of 25 mpg. Those aren’t terrible fuel economy numbers from a turbocharged 2.0-liter inline-4 tasked with producing 306 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque.
We’re talking almost identical coin between hatch and sedan – so a five-model range that sees the base model VTi kicking things off at $22,390 plus on-road costs and ranging through to the flagship VTi-LX variant at a $33,590 plus on-roads ask. Only the second-from-top-model, the RS, has a price variation between the hatch and sedan (the hatch is $500 more).
Buyers keen to spice up the Civic’s looks can opt for optional “Black Pack” or “Orange Edition” packages that include alloy wheels, a lower body kit and coloured vinyl elements that make the car look genuinely sporty.
Still, this would be one of the easiest cars to turn into a pickup truck, as all the 320 horsepower from the 2.0L VTEC Turbo engine goes to the front wheels. And ironically, the older model Civics are often converted into pickups… because people are weird that way. Maybe this rendering can serve as inspiration for the next Mighty Car Mods build.