Honda Civic Type R (2017)

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Overall: 9/10
Performance: 8/10
Exterior: 8/10
Interior: 8/10
Comfort: 7/10
Sound: 7/10
Price: 9/10
Running Costs: 8/10

Amazing performance from the little hatch back! Really chucks you back in the seat when you drive. It has a manual gearbox rather than the preferred flappy paddles you get on the more expensive hot hatches. One great feature it has it a rev matching system so when you change down, before you lift the clutch up it matches the revs so it is a lot smoother, really cool! 0-60 in around 5.7 seconds which isn’t as fast as other hot hatches but it is a fraction of the price

Looks are a bit like marmite, love it or hate it. Personally I like it as I like the boy racer look but if you are a bit older you’d probably be more suited to a more subtle car.
The hood scope and massive wing give it a real aggressive look which I love! The available colours it comes with really accentuate the finer details of the looks

The exterior design carries on in the interior with the boy racer type style. Red bucket seats which really hold you in through the corners. A more stylish dashboard with a well designed touch screen system. It will not take much time to get used to all the buttons. The only button you’ll want to press is the +R button!

For a sporty car it is comfortable! It’s no Royles Royce but very smooth when you have it in normal mode. Even when in +R it rides really well. Cannot fault the seats and the driving position.

Epic sound from the triple exhausts. Not much popping going on but still epic! Reving up to about 7,000 rpm it gives a really nice tone at the top end.

New: £24,000

Running Cost:
I cannot comment too much on the running costs due to my lack of experience with it. But mpg on average is around 32MPG which is pretty good for a hot hatch. Insurance is excellent. I was surprised on how low it was! Tax is about £220 which is pretty good too.

Overal Verdict:
For the money you pay for it you cannot get anything better for less. A lot of power, amazing noise, cheap to run (from what I know) and a fraction of the price of it’s competitors.


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