Thrilling as ever and filled with excitement, the 2024 Honda Civic Type R

Type R Civic Close up
There’s just one Type R that you should opt for. If you’re happy with it, you can have it as it is. The Type R has always carried its expectations with it; being a front-wheel drive car, the car always blows fans' minds away. The V-tec lovers will enjoy the sound as the vehicle passes the rpms; apart from that, the car itself, as a daily driver, can do so.

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Meet the all-new 2024 Honda Civic Type R.


Civic Type R 2023 front side


Built plainly as compared to its flashy predecessor, the 2024 Honda Civic Type R does not fall short of delivering a thrilling and exciting drive. Blessed with the same turbocharged 4-cylinder engine as the last model and based on the 11th-Gen Civic, this new and refined model possesses a surprise factor on track day. The iconic Japanese rocket is only available as a hatchback. However, it can be noticed that the Japanese giant Honda has made the 2024 Honda Civic Type R a bit bland. The previous Type R model was bold and wild in terms of looks, but the 2024 Honda Civic Type R has been made better than ever as it has been given extra flair in performance. With a touch of simplicity, the horsepower is boosted, and the handling is exceptional, proving this car to be one of the best in its class on the track.


What’s the deal this year?


Civic Type R 2023 rear


Honda has shone bright with an ambition to introduce the hottest sports compact in 2024. Being a hot hatchback, the 2024 Honda Civic Type R is also the most powerful and contentious Civic ever to leave production lines. A slight increase of 9 horsepower, 20.3 Nm, and better handling make driving in the 2023 Honda Civic Type R more fun than the previous Civic Type R.  

As told earlier, the 2024 Honda Civic Type R will only be available as a hatchback, making it more tempting to buy and drive this combination of track-focused beast and daily-driven compact. Its practicality has also been given a lot of praise, but this handy rocket has some drawbacks, which will be discussed later. 


A look back at the legendary Civic Type R’s generational legacy


1st Gen


Civic Type R first gen


Only sold in Japan from 1997 to 2000, the first-ever Civic Type R was the EK9, which had a 1.6-litre VTEC engine. This super light hot hatch, weighing less than 1,100 Kg, had an eye-catching layout of three doors and a proper limited-slip differential system. This was the first step in Honda’s making the Civic a high-performance car on the circus.t


2nd Gen


Civic Type R 2nd gen


The second generation of the Civic Type R, the EP3, reigned from 2001 to 2005. With a 2.0-litre i-VTEC engine built in Swindon, England, this small hatchback was much stiffer than the EK9. Still, it lacked features like the helical limited-slip differential and red Recaro race seats readily available on a standard EK9.


3rd Gen


Civic Type R 3rd gen


The third generation Civic Type R debuted with two models on March 30th, 2007. FD2 was for the Japanese domestic market, and the FN2 was for the international market. Honda introduced the FD2 as a 4-door sedan, which was only for the Japanese market, and unfortunately, the global market was given the same 3-door hatchback FN2 with a reinforced design. This generation became a sensational hit. The power output of the Japanese market Type R’s was relatively more than that of the international market.


4th Gen


Civic Type R 4th gen


FK2 was observed to be the 4th generation Civic Type R, which was based on the ninth generation Civic. It entered the market in January 2015 and was blessed with a turbocharged engine, so it made quite a highlight. It also had some wild high-performance features, such as a plate-style limited-slip differential and a direct fuel injection system.


5th gen


Civic Type R 5th gen


Debuting in 2017, the FK8 based on a 10th-generation Civic was a massive change in the appearance of the Type R Civics. With a flashy silhouette and fierce design, this Type R Civic became the most likable sports compact when it hit the market. This generation was a massive upgrade from Honda, giving numerous racing features ranging from high-performance tires, enlarged wheel arches, a carbon fiber effect diffuser with three tailpipes to air intakes on the hood, and carbon fiber side skirts.


6th Gen


Civic Type R 2023 Type R logo


Based on the 11th generation Civic, the FL5 is the most powerful and mean Civic Type R for race day. This absolute menace to the sports compact class can upset any opponent on the track. It’s not as flashy and muscular as its predecessor, but it’s accurate in handling and agile enough for some wild cornering.   


2024 Type R Model Configurations


Engine2.0 Liter Turbocharged Four-Cylinder
TransmissionSix-speed manual gearbox with FWD
DrivetrainFront-Wheel Drive
ConfigurationType R touring



The R Performance Pack, which costs $5,350 and includes a carbon fiber tail spoiler and 19-inch forged alloy wheels, is a remarkable option. For $2,250, the carbon fiber wing may be purchased separately. Different protection kits may add external protective film or replace the leather on the steering wheel with Alcantara. If you’re not ready to accept the aluminum-grade palm burns, you may alternatively choose a shift knob that is leather-wrapped. These bundles range in price from $150 to $950.

Additional Packages

All-season Protection Package IICargo Tray, All-Season Floor Mats, Wheel Lock Nut
Carbon Fiber KitCarbon Fiber Door Mirror Covers, Carbon Fiber Wing Spoiler, Carbon Fiber Interior Panel Cover, Carbon Fiber Hood Scoop
Exterior Protection PackageCar Cover, Black Wheel Lug Nut, Black Wheel Lock Nut
Interior PackageFloor Mats, Shift Knob, Illuminated Door Sill Trim, Console Illuminations, Red Interior Illumination


Does the 2024 Honda Civic Type R look pretty?


Civic Type R 2023 front grill


The previous generation Civic Type R was a bit too over-styled. The new generation kind of looks better.


Civic Type R 2023 rear spoiler and light


The 2024 Honda Type R has a little more subdued style than its earlier, more eccentric appearance.


Civic Type R 2023 side fender


Although the new rear diffuser, flared fenders, and revised bumpers all look lovely, they are primarily the result of careful aerodynamic work by the HRD Sakura Super GT team.


Civic Type R 2023 driving fast


You get auto-on/off LED headlamps and taillights, glossy black side sills, a gloss black wing spoiler with aluminum mounts, and a new vented hood.


Civic Type R 2023 rear exhaust


The recognizable center-mounted, triple-outlet exhaust has an active exhaust valve. The usual red Honda logos are also visible on the front and back of the vehicle.


Is the 2024 Honda Civic Type R as good on the inside?


Civic Type R 2023 interior


The inside of the 2017 Civic Type R is more essential than the one it replaces, but it still boasts plenty of sexy visual cues.


Civic Type R 2023 seats in velvet


The latter has faux carbon fiber trim, red highlights, and the same comfortable and supportive front seats.


Civic Type R 2023 gear knob


Consider the surrounding temperature before burning your palm on the aluminum gear knob.


Civic Type R 2023 gauge cluster


A row of shift light indications is located atop the new digital cluster to help prevent bumping against the redline between changes.


Civic Type R 2023 trunk


Because the Civic Type R has the same passenger and baggage capacity as the standard Civic hatchback, it should be a fantastic dual-purpose vehicle.


Infotainment for the new 2024 Honda Civic Type R


Civic Type R 2023 infotainment system

The Civic Type R dashboard features a 9.0-inch touchscreen that controlsHonda’se newest infotainment system. Popular technologies like wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, a Wi-Fi hotspot with a monthly fee, and wireless smartphone charging are included as standard.


What’s the 2024 Civic Type R packing?


Civic Type R 2023 engine


Similar to the previous model’s turbocharged2.0-liter four-cylinder, the new Civic Type R’s engine produces 315 horsepower at 6500pmm and 310 pound-feet of torque between 2600 and 4000 rpm thanks to a revised turbocharger and more effective exhaust system. Additional upgrades for the Civic Type R include a bigger radiator and better brake cooling.


Civic Type R 2023 on track


Honda has increased the red line at which the valves open to make you hear the opera of four cylinders running. The flywheel is much lighter and revised to reward the car with a better rev-matching system. The 2024 Civic Type R uses a newfound dual-axis front suspension, and it’s just perfect at suppressing the torque steer.


Civic Type R 2023 wheels


The new car, with its Michelin Pilot 4s performance tires on the 19-inch alloys, is an ideal combination of stickiness and sportiness. That’s how it bolts from zero to sixty miles per hour in just 4.9 seconds.


How much fuel does the 2024 Civic Type R sip?


Civic Type R 2023 test vehicle at a gas station


EPA estimates for the hot hatch’s city and highway mileage are 22 mpg and 28 mpg, respectively, which is pretty cool. When equipped with a six-speed manual gearbox,x equals the EPA figure for all-wheel-drive golf. 


What’s the expert take on the 2024 Honda Civic Type R?


“Part of my awe for the Civic Type R comes from just how much of an improvement it is over its predecessor, especially since the car it replaces was already highly regarded – even if I found it a little underwhelming.” – CarExpert.

“Here’s a car that uses the original hot hatch template and yet has lost none of its appeal or ability to entertain.”- TopGear.

“We were so impressed with the new Civic Type R that we named it to our 2023 10Best cars list.”- Car and Driver.


What else is left to say?


Civic Type R 2023 front upside


There’s just one Type R that you should opt for. If you’re happy with it, you can have it as it is. The Type R has always carried its expectations with it; being a front-wheel-drive car, it always blows fans’ minds away. V-tec lovers will enjoy the sound as the vehicle passes the rpms; apart from that, the car itself, as a daily driver, can do so.

The Honda Civic Type R has an excellent safety rating, is dependable, has safety features, and has updated infotainment for user-friendliness. It also has a large trunk and, despite only having room for two passengers in the back, it handles the school run just as well as thrills you on the racetrack. Despite several competitors costing far less, it is worth the price being asked of it.


Attributes of the 2024 Honda Civic Type R

The car handles like a dream but doesn’t feel as fast as the previous generation. That doesn’t mean it isn’t. It may “feel” softer, but it is faster. That is the beauty of this car. Consider this a pro or con; It’s all up to you.


New looks show off an understated athleticism.

Grip for days and superior handling

Thrilling acceleration

Precise manual gearbox

Practical enough for daily use

It’s a Type R



Toned down appearance over the old Civic Type R.

The cabin can be noisy. There are a few customization options.


What do you get?

  • Blind-spot monitoring
  • Rear cross-traffic alert
  • Traffic sign recognition
  • Intelligent Speed Limiter
  • Driver Attention Monitor
  • Comfort, Sport, +R, Individual drive modes
  • Honda LogR data log
  • Acoustic windscreen
  • ‘Smart Clear Wiper’ windscreen wiper/washer system
  • Auto-retractable door mirrors
  • Full suede-effect seat trim in Red
  • Ambient door trim, front footwell lighting



Absolutely! The 2023 Honda Civic Type R is not just a car; it’s a turbocharged thrill on wheels! With its track-worthy performance, sleek design, and more grip than a cat on a scratching post, it’s the sports car that’ll make your heart race on both the highway and the racetrack! 🚗💨

Buckle up for a joyride! The 2023 Honda Civic Type R isn’t just a car; it’s a turbocharged adrenaline boost with a sleek design, thrilling acceleration, and more grip than a kid holding onto their ice cream. It’s not just a purchase; it’s a commitment to daily excitement on the road! 🌟🚗

Written by: TAZ

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