Research the Honda Civic Type R 2018 with our expert reviews and ratings. Additional new features for the Honda Civic Type R 2018 include a heated steering wheel, and optional heated and power operated front seats on lower-trim models with cloth upholstery. Front-wheel drive is standard and all-wheel drive is optional. In addition to the gas-only model, the Honda Civic Type R 2018 is also available as a hybrid with all-wheel drive as standard.
Fuel efficient hybrid variant
An 8.4-inch infotainment screen on most trims
YOU WON’T LIKE
Choppy ride in SE trim
Subpar interior fit and finish
Sloppy handling and steering
In a 2017 comparison test that included the Subaru and Jeep, the Honda Civic Type R 2018 placed fifth. Handling also proved to be another Honda Civic Type R 2018 weak spot and we found the steering to be numb.
The Honda Civic Type R 2018, on the other hand, is a better package, as we noted in a 2017 First Test, thanks to its smooth powertrain and well-calibrated brakes that smoothly transition between regenerative and mechanical braking. However, since it isn’t a plug-in hybrid, the Honda Civic Type R 2018 doesn’t have much EV mode range and can only travel around 0.5 miles on electricity.A rearview camera with rear parking sensors is now standard on all models.
The car is the only Honda Civic Type R 2018 trim level that can be had with a cool two-tone exterior color scheme. The ride itself was smooth, and road imperfections were barely felt.”