No price has been announced, but Honda has previously indicated a figure of around $50,000, which would make it a direct rival for the Ford Focus RS (from $50,990), Peugeot 308 GTi 270 ($49,990), Volkswagen Golf R ($52,990) and upcoming Hyundai i30N Performance and Renault Megane RS.
These power figures helped the new hot hatch set the record in April 2017 for the fastest front-wheel drive car around the Nurburgring with a time of 7m43.80s time, eclipsing the time set by the previous model – which wasn’t sold in Australia – by 6.83 seconds.
Although not listed as Civic Type-R on the government E.P.A. website, the crew at Civic X make the assumption that the 2.0 Liter Turbo listed is the Type-R. Could be. There is no other Honda car offering (in the U.S.) that utilizes a 2.0 Liter turbocharged engine. So here we go… Read my latest take on Civic Type-R here.
Those are pretty decent numbers for Honda’s pinnacle factory street racer, and of course your fuel economy will vary depending on the way you smash through the 6-speed manual gearbox — road conditions, weather, and fuel formulations. For those of you looking for decent performance, reasonable price, and fuel efficiency out of a fun to drive, good looking imported 5-door hatchback, 2017 Honda Civic hatchback sport, may be the best Honda option for you.