2023 Honda Civic Type R has been toned down in comparison to its avant-garde predecessor, but that shouldn’t prevent it from being more thrilling to drive. The Civic Type R, which is exclusively available as a hatchback, is based on the more refined 11th-generation Civic, which was covered separately. Similar to the previous model, the new Civic Type R has a turbocharged four-cylinder engine that produces 315 horsepower and 310 pound-feet of torque.
The front and rear tracks are wider, which enhances brake cooling and the CTR’s revised 315 horsepower turbocharged engine produce 9 more horsepower and 15 more pound-feet of torque. Since the lap recording and performance instrumentation can now be accessible via the car’s 9.0-inch infotainment display, and, the Type R’s onboard datalogger no longer requires a smartphone app.
On top of the Civic Type R’s dashboard is a 9.0-inch touchscreen that controls the newest infotainment system from Honda. Popular technologies like wireless Apple CarPlay, and Android Auto, a Wi-Fi hotspot and a wireless smartphone charger, are also included.
2023 Honda Civic Type R has a faux carbon fiber trim, red highlights, and the same comfortable and supportive front seats. A row of shift light indications are located on top of the new digital cluster to help prevent bumping against the redline in between shifts. The 2023 Civic Type R has the same amount of passenger and cargo space as the standard Civic hatchback, which should be a fantastic dual-purpose vehicle.
Engine, and Performance
2023 Honda Civic Type R comes with a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder with a turbocharger and an improved exhaust system have upped power output to 315 horsepower at 6500 rpm and 310 pound-feet of torque at 2600 to 4000 rpm. Additional upgrades for the Civic Type R include a bigger radiator and better brake cooling. Honda also raised the RPM at which the active exhaust valve opens. Rowing at the new CTR’s six-speed manual transmission should be made more rewarding by a lighter flywheel and an improved rev-match system.
Honda will continue to use its unique dual-axis strut front suspension, which effectively reduces torque steer even in front-drive only models. The 2023 Honda Civic Type R doesn’t have the same radical styling, but it still has a large rear wing, other aerodynamic additions, and 19-inch wheels with gripping Michelin Pilot Sport 4S performance tires.
Fuel Economy and Real-World MPG
Cool EPA estimates for the hot hatch’s city and highway mileage are 22 mpg and 28 mpg, respectively. When equipped with a six-speed manual transmission, it matches the EPA figure for the all-wheel-drive Golf R, but the eight-speed dual-clutch automatic gives the Golf R an advantage with an additional 2 mpg on the interstate. Once we’ve run one on our 75 mph highway fuel-economy route, which is a part of our rigorous testing program, we’ll update this area so we can assess its actual mpg.