2018 Honda Civic Type R Performance

The 2018 Honda Civic Type R is a performance car that’s making waves in the car scene. It was built from the ground up with performance as its top priority. And with a turbocharged engine, a stiff and sporty suspension, and active safety features that boost performance, the Civic Type R is a sports compact that’s simply thrilling to drive. Car and Driver says that it offers an “amazing mix of performance and poise” and earned a place on their 10 Best Cars List of 2018.

  • Turbocharged engine with a 6-speed manual transmission
  • Stiff and sport-tuned suspension
  • Active safety features deliver and impressive performance

Turbo Charged Engine Tuned for Performance

At the heart of the performance of the Civic Type R is an in-line 4-cylinder turbocharged engine. With that power under the hood, drivers will get up to 306 horsepower and 295 lb.-ft of torque, making it a force to be reckoned with on the road.

  • 306 horsepower
  • 295 lb-ft of torque
2018 Honda Civic Type R Engine
2018 Honda Civic Type R Tranmission


The engine works in tandem with a 6-speed manual transmission that delivers the power generated under the hood to the front wheels. The throws between the gears are short, and whether you’re cornering or accelerating in the fast lane, your experience behind the wheel is engaging and fun. And with Rev-Match Control, the Civic Type R smoothly moves through the gears, whether you’re accelerating and passing or merging on to the highway.


The suspension of the Civic Type R creates a stiff and sport-tuned performance that’s track ready and provides plenty of thrills on the road. Yet, the Civic Type R’s suspension absorbs road impurities and offers exceptional comfort too.

  • Adaptive Damper System
  • Dual-Axis MacPherson Strut Front Suspension
  • Multi-Link Rear Suspension
  • Dual-Pinion Variable-Ratio Electric Power Steering
  • Stabilizer Bar (front/rear)
2018 Honda Civic Type R Adaptive Damper System
2018 Honda Civic Type R Mode System

Powertrain Features

The powertrain of the Civic Type R has a number of features including a three-mode drive system for different driving situations, whether you’re enjoying a comfortable everyday ride or craving a sportier mode. The Civic Type R also comes with hill start assist which will prevent the Type R from rolling backwards when you’re starting on a hill. 

  • 3-Mode Drive System – (Comfort / Sport / +R)
  • Electric Parking Brake with Automatic Brake Hold
  • Hill Start Assist

Wheels and Tires

The Civic Type R comes equipped with 20-inch by 8.5-inch alloy wheels. And taking on the pavement are maximum-performance summer tires that enhance the Civic Type R’s performance.

2018 Honda Civic Type R Tire

Active Safety Features that Boost Performance

The Civic Type R includes a long list of active safety features that enhance its performance in any road conditions.

2018 Honda Civic Type R
  • Vehicle Stability Assist with Traction Control – This system helps stabilize the Civic Type R during cornering and minimizes oversteering or understeering. It also ensures that the Civic Type R maintains good, tractive control of the road.
  • Anti-Lock Braking System – This system helps prevent the brakes from locking up, which can cause dangerous skidding across the road.
  • Electronic Brake Distribution – This system varies the amount of braking pressure applied to the wheels based on factors including speed, road conditions, driver inputs, and more.
  • Brake Assist – This system helps the Civic Type R come to a complete stop more quickly and safely in an emergency braking situation.
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System – This system monitors the pressure in each tire and notifies drivers when one needs to be inflated for optimal performance and safety.
  • LED Daytime Running Lights – These lights ensure that the Civic Type R is clearly visible to other drivers while illuminating the way ahead.

Test Drive Today

Learn more about the 2018 Honda Civic Type R by contacting us or by visiting your nearest New England Honda Dealer. Explore current offers and experience the Civic Type R first-hand with a test drive today!

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Phone: (877) 770-8091

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