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2019 (19) Honda Civic 2.0 VTEC Turbo Type R GT 5dr

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Featured specification

Standard specification

Driver Convenience

Adaptive cruise controlApple car play/Android Auto
BLIS (Blind Spot Information System) with dual power heated blind spot mirrorsBlue dashboard illumination
Bluetooth hands free telephone connectionColour driver's information system display
Easy fuel capless refuelling systemElectric power steering
Emergency stop signalling systemForward collision warning
Front and rear parking sensorsGarmin satellite navigation
Lane departure warning systemLane keep assist
Rear parking cameraRed instrument illumination
Smartphone wireless charging plateSpeed limiter
Traffic sign recognition 

Engine/Drivetrain/Suspension

Adaptive damping systemVehicle stability assist

Entertainment

'Shark fin' mobile antenna11 speakers
2x USB and HDMIAuxiliary socket for external MP3 player
Connect with Garmin sat nav, touch screen, internet radio/MP3/CD, Aha app, internetDigital Audio Broadcast (DAB) Tuner
High power Audio system with 11 SpeakersSteering wheel mounted audio controls

Exterior Features

Auto dimming rear view mirrorAutomatic coming/leaving home lighting function
Automatic headlights with dusk sensorAutomatic rain sensing wipers
Automatic retractable door mirrorsBlack mesh grille
Black mesh lower grilleBody coloured bumpers
Chrome door handlesElectric adjustable heated door mirrors
Electric front/rear windows/one touch operationGlass roof
High beam assistLED daytime running lights
LED fog lightsLED Headlights
Power foldback door mirrorsPrivacy glass
Rear wingRear wiper
Red side sillsRemote control door mirrors
Remote window closing 

Interior Features

60/40 split/folding 2nd row of seatsAlloy pedals
Aluminium gear knobAmbient lighting
Boot lightCargo hooks
Centre console storage and sliding armrestCloth upholstery
Driver seat back pocketDriver's electric lumbar adjustment
Driver's seat height adjustmentDual climate control air conditioning system
Electric lumbar adjustment on passenger's seatFront accessory power socket
Front map lightsFront/rear courtesy lights
Glovebox lightHeated front seats
Isofix system on outer rear seatsLeather gear knob
Leather sports steering wheelPaddle shift controls
Passenger seat back pocketRear accessory power socket
Rear armrest with cupholderRear heated seats
Sunvisors with illuminated vanity mirrorsThree height adjustable rear head restraints
Tilt/telescopic adjustable steering wheelTonneau cover

Passive Safety

ABS+EBD+Brake assistAnti-whiplash front headrests
Collision mitigation braking systemDeflation detection system
Dual front SRS airbagsElectronic parking brake with auto hold
Front and rear curtain airbagsFront seatbelt pretensioners
Front side airbagsHill start assist
Passenger airbag deactivate switchTyre pressure warning

Security

ECU immobiliserSmart entry + Smart start
Ultrasonic alarm 

Wheels

20" Piano black alloy wheelsTyre repair kit
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Technical specification

Emissions - ICE

CO0.441CO2 (g/km)178
HC0.045Noise Level dB(A)68
NOx0.005Particles0.0008
Standard Euro EmissionsEURO 6 

Engine and Drive Train

CamshaftDOHCCatalytic ConvertorTrue
CC1996Compression Ratio9.8:1
Cylinder LayoutIN-LINECylinders4
Cylinders - Bore (mm)86Cylinders - Stroke (mm)85.9
Engine LayoutFRONT TRANSVERSEFuel DeliveryTURBO DIRECT INJECTION
Gears6 SPEEDNumber of Valves16
TransmissionMANUAL 

Fuel Consumption - ICE

EC Combined (mpg)36.2EC Directive 1999/100/EC AppliesTrue
EC Extra Urban (mpg)43.5EC Urban (mpg)28.8
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb8.5WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High8.6
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High7.4WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low11.2
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium8.2WLTP - MPG - Comb33.2
WLTP - MPG - Extra High32.8WLTP - MPG - High38.2
WLTP - MPG - Low25.2WLTP - MPG - Medium34.4

General

Badge Engine CC2.0Badge Power320
Coin DescriptionVTEC TurboCoin SeriesType R GT
Generation Mark10Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 0740A
Manufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years12Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years3
NCAP Adult Occupant Protection %92NCAP Child Occupant Protection %75
NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 095NCAP Pedestrian Protection %75
NCAP Safety Assist %88Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage90000
Standard manufacturers warranty - Years3Vehicle Homologation ClassM1

Performance

0 to 62 mph (secs)5.8Engine Power - BHP320
Engine Power - KW235Engine Power - PSTrue
Engine Power - RPM6500Engine Torque - LBS.FT295
Engine Torque - MKG40.8Engine Torque - NM400
Engine Torque - RPM2500Top Speed169

Test Cycles

Emissions Test CycleNEDC Correlated 

Tyres

Alloys?TrueTyre Size Front245/30 R20
Tyre Size Rear245/30 R20Tyre Size SpareTYRE REPAIR KIT
Wheel Type20" ALLOY 

Vehicle Dimensions

Height1434Length4557
Wheelbase2699Width1877
Width (including mirrors)2076 

Weight and Capacities

Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)46Gross Vehicle Weight1760
Luggage Capacity (Seats Down)786Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)420
Max. Loading Weight380Minimum Kerbweight1380
No. of Seats4Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb12.56
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Independent review

Review courtesy of Car and Driving

Honda Civic Type R

Honda has subtly widened its Civic Type R family. Jonathan Crouch looks at what's on offer.

Ten Second Review

The Civic Type R is a hot hatch that only Honda could make. This improved version of the fifth generation 'FK8'-series model continues with the DNA of a track tearaway but at the same time, also now claims to have a softer side. As before, the car remains defiantly front-driven and frantically fast. It looks the real deal.

Background

Cards on table time. I absolutely adore hot Hondas. There's just something so unashamedly extreme about the way these cars are built. It pops up in the most unexpected places but speaks of a deep devotion to engineering excellence. Whereas most other manufacturers would be content to beef-up the engine, stiffen the suspension and add a few go-faster cues inside and out, Honda is different. That's just the start. A Type R Honda has, to date, been about the subtle details - and there are a few more of those to admire with this revised model. Perhaps Honda felt the need to make it appeal to a broader audience. Is it now more representative of the breed. Or something different altogether?

Driving Experience

Subtle dynamic changes have been made to this improved Type R - a revised air intake system, improved cooling, two-piece floating disc brakes for increased performance, plus revised suspension geometry and bushings for improved ride compliance. Otherwise, everything's as you were. The headline figures are undeniably impressive. Power comes courtesy of a direct-injected turbocharged 2.0 litre VTEC petrol engine, which really delivers a solid punch of both power and torque. Output is 320PS at 6,500rpm. There's 400Nm of torque, enough to see 62mph disappear in 5.7s en route to a 169mph maximum. This wild Civic continues to buck the trend and return the hot hatch genre to its years of shopping rocket excess. Key to its ability to do that are a trio of selectable driving modes that tweak throttle response, suspension feel and feedback from the new variable-ratio steering system. The car defaults to its mid 'Sport' setting on start-up but it's the ultimate '+R' option that you'll need if you're planning to put all the skirts and spoilers to the test by taking to the track. At the same time though, as advertised, this fifth generation model can also be less of a racetrack refugee on the occasions when you need to dial everything down a bit. That's thanks to an extra 'Comfort' driving option that makes everything a little softer and less manic, allowing you to feel the benefits of the sophisticated multi-link rear suspension set-up.

Design and Build

The look of this Type R hasn't changed - or at least it hasn't in standard and GT forms; there's now also a subtler-looking 'Sportline'-trimmed variant that has a lower rear wing and smaller 19-inch wheels with larger profile tyres. Ideal if you wanted one of these but felt embarrassed at the thought of parking it next to the boss's car outside the office. Otherwise, go wild and wacky here. Honda's insistent that all the wings and flics are functional and talks of the hours on the Nurburgring, being thrashed round the Takasu test track and forensic studies of the aerodynamics in the Sakura wind tunnel. An almost completely flat underside sucks the car onto the road and the rear wing, front splitter and deep side skirts are also demonstrably functional. Big grilles in the bumpers direct cooling air to the engine and brakes. The lightweight 20-inch alloy wheels look pretty mean too. The cabin has been lightly upgraded with this revised model - a new Alcantara-wrapped steering wheel, a counterweighted teardrop gear knob and new physical controls for the infotainment and climate systems. Otherwise, it's as you were. High-backed sports seats grip the front occupants with a suede-effect fabric offset by red double stitching. The red highlights continue across the leather-trimmed steering wheel and gearstick gaiter. There's room for a couple of uncomplaining folk at the back. And a 420-litre boot.

Market and Model

There's a real sweet spot for performance cars with around 320PS under their bonnets and it's close to £35,000, around which are clustered cars like the BMW M135i, the Volkswagen Golf R and the Audi S3. Honda has traditionally lost out to German brand rivals like that because the Type R looks a bit wild - hence the introduction of a subtler-looking 'Sport Line' version with a low-level rear spoiler, smaller 19-inch alloy whee;ls and an all-black interior. The 'Sportline' joins the existing range of standard and plusher 'GT' Type R models; the standard variant costs from just under £33,000, while the 'GT' and the 'Sportline' both cost £2,000 more. If you're a Type R enthusiast, you'll know about the Limited Edition version, which features lightweight 20" BBS forged alloy wheels, unique 'Sunlight Yellow' paint, and a 47kg weight saving over the standard version. If you want to buy that, you're too late as all 20 examples of it headed for the UK have been sold. Most customers choose the Type R GT, which benefits from extra features like a Honda CONNECT infotainment system with Garmin Navigation and a high power audio, plus dual zone climate control, an auto dimming rear view mirror, wireless charging, LED front fog lights and blind spot information including cross traffic monitor,

Cost of Ownership

Economy and emissions figures for the Type R are, as expected, competitive though not quite up with this car's German rivals, VW's Golf R and Audi's S3. The combined cycle fuel figure is 33.2mpg and the CO2 reading is 178g/km. Residual values shouldn't put too much of a bash in the budget as there's always been a strong used trade in Type Rs. With this Civic being the only Type R model in Honda's line-up for the foreseeable future, demand ought to be very healthy indeed. On to the warranty, a three year/90,000 mile deal, which is a bit better than most rivals who tend to offer guarantees limited to 60,000 miles. There's also a five year servicing plan but you'd do better to purchase Honda's 'Full Customer Care' package which is called 'Five' and which, for £850, includes that five year servicing deal along with an extended five year warranty and five years of roadside assistance. This can be incorporated into the monthly cost of a Civic Type R if you buy it on a PCP finance package.

Summary

There's a lot of competition in this market sector, much of it from cars like the Audi S3 and BMW's M135i xDrive, both of which offer all-wheel drive grip and sledgehammer acceleration off the line. So where does that leave the front-wheel drive Civic Type R? It suddenly looks a bit conspicuous. Honda is a company that insists we judge on results rather than on engineering dogma. It has a point. Drive this car and decide for yourself. It's not only incredibly fast and sounds brilliant but there's more cornering traction than you'd ever believe would be possible from a front-driven hot hatch with this kind of power. Honda says that sales of C-segment cars like this one with more than 300PS have tripled since the previous generation version of this car was launched. If, from the widening range of options on offer, you choose a Civic Type R, it'll be because you've remembered just why it was you wanted to buy a hot hatch in the first place. And you'll revel in the extrovert, intoxicating driving experience it offers. There's nothing else quite like it.

Performance
90%
Handling
70%
Comfort
70%
Space
80%
Styling
80%
Build
80%
Value
70%
Equipment
80%
Economy
70%
Depreciation
90%
Insurance
70%

* Depending on the age of the vehicle, MPG and CO2 may be quoted using either NEDC or WLTP testing standards.  Find out more

Figures are provided for comparison purposes. Fuel consumption under real world driving conditions and the CO2 produced will depend upon a number of factors, including any accessories fitted after registration, variations in driving styles, weather conditions and vehicle load.

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Monthly payment£555.11
Deposit£249
Term (months)48
Fixed interest rate3.5%
Cash price£33,998
Credit amount£33,749
Completion fee£1
Guaranteed future value£14,175
Total amount payable£40,515.17
Annual mileage8000
Contract mileage32,000
Excess mileage charge22.0p per mile
Representative APR6.9%
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