It’s our new best friend, but with way better mechanicals than our old best friend. The 2018 Honda Civic Type R starts life as a Civic, but adds a new 4-cylinder with turbocharging and VTEC. It shoves you into the seat with 308 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque, shifted to an honest-to-goodness 6-speed manual.
The honour is bestowed each year on the U.S. publications single favourite luxury or performance vehicle that most strongly appeals to enthusiasts based on styling, features, acceleration and handling.
The Motor Authority team saying the Honda Civic Type R is “the most fun you can have in a front-drive car”.
Is it perfect? No, but Jason says it’s the best-executed high-horsepower front-drive car he’s driven. He also goes out on the road to show an instance in which torque steer does rear its ugly head in the Civic Type R just slightly.