Used Honda Civic Type R for sale
The Honda Civic Type R is a sporty hatchback that offers a decent amount of room, a race car-inspired interior and exhilarating driving dynamics. Based on the standard Civic, the Type R has been given the hot hatch treatment, yet can still double well as a daily driver.
Coming with Batmobile-esque aesthetics, each generation of the Type R gets arguably more wild which is great news for thrill seekers. Other (more practical) reasons to consider the Type R include:
- Comfortable ride when cruising
- Excellent safety rating
- Various bits of available technology
- Large boot space
- Spacious interior
Engines and Driving Experience
When you buy a hot hatch, exciting driving dynamics and high performance is expected, and the Type R definitely delivers. Multiple driving modes allow you to exploit the cars aggressive personality and cornering nature. However, the Type R is more refined when cruising than many would first expect thanks to adaptive dampers which eat up the imperfections of British roads fairly well.
Plant your foot and you'll be greeted by a more throaty exhaust note than what was heard on previous generations. It, disappointingly, still won't put as big of a grin on your face than some rivals' soundtracks will, though.
Opting for the same turbocharged unit as the previous generation, the Type R comes with a 2.0-litre petrol engine that produces 316bhp and a 0 to 62mph time of 5.8 seconds. Being a hot hatch, you can't expect normal hatchback-levels of fuel economy, but the Type R isn't too thirsty either and averages around 36.7mpg.
Practicality and Running Costs
The Type R comes with five doors as standard, which allows passengers to climb in the rear easily and reduces hassle when fitting a child seat. Once inside, occupants will have little to complain about thanks to generous head and legroom throughout. However, there's no middle seat on the rear bench, meaning only two rear passengers can enjoy the thrills of the Type R.
An impressive 420 litres of boot space is provided, which increases to 1,580 litres when dropping the back seats. This is more than what most rivals have to offer, making the Type R one of the best all rounders on the hot hatchback market.
Due to its performance, running costs are towards the top end of the scale with insurance ranging between groups 38 and 41 (out of 50) dependent upon specification. You may also want to budget more for consumables such as brakes and tyres. All servicing and maintenance can be completed at your local Evans Halshaw dealership.
Interior, Technology and Safety
The interior of the Civic Type R is well built and aesthetically appealing thanks to red inserts and Type R branding around the cabin. Bucket sports seats also provide plenty of support for attacking corners while also being comfortable when cruising, but rear visibility is somewhat hampered by the massive rear wing.
Available technology such as parking sensors and a rear view camera help to alleviate this issue and make manoeuvres easier. Other gadgets such as a 7-inch Honda Connect infotainment system and Apple CarPlay/Android Auto come as standard, but opting for a higher spec unlocks features such as GARMIN navigation.
The Civic Type R received the full five-star safety rating when it went through Euro NCAP's rigorous testing procedures thanks to available equipment such as:
- Adaptive cruise control
- Lane keep assist
- Traffic sign recognition
- Lane departure warning system
- BLIS (Blind Spot Information System) with dual power heated blind spot mirrors
Is the Honda Civic Type R right for me?
If you're after a car that can offer good levels of practicality as well as exhilarating performance then the Honda Civic Type R is a top contender. Its wild aesthetics aren't to everyone's taste, but they do create a road presence that's sure to turn heads.
Other rivals such as the Ford Focus RS and Volkswagen Golf R go head-to-head with the Type R and are equally as exciting. If you want something with a more premium badge, the Mercedes-Benz A45 AMG, BMW M140i or Audi RS 3 are the place to look.
Why purchase a used Honda Civic Type R through Evans Halshaw?
At Evans Halshaw, we have a wide variety of quality used vehicles for you to choose from. Each car is carefully selected by our expert teams before making its way through the rigorous preparation process, where it is inspected by a qualified technician and then fully valeted throughout.
All of our vehicles are fully HPI checked, giving you peace of mind when making a decision. In addition, we're able to offer same-day delivery on a selection of used cars, meaning you never have to wait for the car you want.
If you'd like some advice on picking the right car for you, or you've spotted a vehicle and want more information, please contact your nearest Evans Halshaw dealership, where one of our friendly associates will be more than happy to help.