If you've always thought that the Civic needed more power and a bigger wing, then Honda has read your mind for 2018 with the all-new Type-R. It also happens to be one of the best hot hatches in America, but can it beat the Golf R or Focus RS? That depends on how much you value all-wheel-drive which Honda deliberately skipped for the Type-R in order to save weight, improve handling and deliver shockingly good fuel economy for a performance car. Until we can get our hands on one for a full week, enjoy our first stab at the 306 horsepower Honda.

0-30 : 2.1 Seconds
0-60 : 5.3 Seconds
1/4 Mile : Not Tested
60-0 Braking : 110 Feet

Note: I miss spoke in the comparison section of this video, when comparably equipped and factoring in missing equipment, the civic is $6000-$6500 less expensive than a Volkswagen Golf, not $11,000 as mentioned in this video.

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    • Christopher Johnson
      Christopher Johnson

      I hope you were able to get some track time out at the Ridge in the Type R.

      about 7 days ago
    • gladdy02

      This car is awesome, though i think they should do a few things to make it more palatable to people like me. I would use this car every day, so i would say if this car lost the wing, went down to 18 inch rims, and increased the fuel capacity, this would be winner!!!

      about 10 days ago

      The type r and golf r are about the same price once you leave the dealer. It's worth noting you get a lot more car out of the golf per dollar.

      about 27 days ago
    • Markus Stark
      Markus Stark

      11:03 fortunately we´ve got SensingSystem in the European model

      about 1 month ago
    • mack cummy
      mack cummy

      Looks great in black.

      about 1 month ago
    • Mike White
      Mike White

      Lose the transition lenses , its very strange to adress an audience with sunglasses on. If i didnt want to see this car so badly i would have immediately left this video based on the shades lol. Seriously though its very strange.

      about 1 month ago
    • Nathan Champion
      Nathan Champion

      Personally, the color and the "go-fast-badges/air foil" could find another home. I guess a sleeper is what I'd be looking for.

      about 1 month ago
    • I will do all things through Christ
      I will do all things through Christ

      Man if only they put that engine into the coupe model...thatd be an amazing car

      about 1 month ago
    • philglassfan

      This car is a cop magnet.

      about 1 month ago
    • philglassfan

      Shame that Honda doesn't have any sports cars that are not front wheel drive and looking like it was designed by a 15 year old.

      about 1 month ago
    • M Mahtnart
      M Mahtnart

      Your videos are WAY to long. I want to click on many of your videos, but they are VERY long. Sometimes I pass for that reason.

      about 2 months ago
    • em745a

      Congrats to Honda for putting out one of the butt-ugliest cars of all time... and also for leaving out a much-needed AWD drivetrain.

      about 2 months ago
    • Teap San
      Teap San

      Can you review Honda Pro Jason's AWD Honda civic Type R?

      about 2 months ago
    • Jason Walsh
      Jason Walsh

      Hard to understand why dealers are charging over list price for a Honda.

      about 2 months ago
    • Chris Oliver
      Chris Oliver

      Such a bad design, alex is so humble

      about 2 months ago
    • Kay Faulds
      Kay Faulds

      the golf R sucks, it looks the most boring standard car ever compared to its rivals, the civic type is an engineering masterpiece for its price and it looks outrageous.......and i love it

      about 2 months ago
    • YouTube Account
      YouTube Account

      I think the Si also has the separate steering assist motor on the rack as well, no?

      about 2 months ago
    • Jason Velez
      Jason Velez

      I would buy one if it came in a cupe body.

      about 2 months ago
    • jrag1000

      needs some H&R spacers.

      about 3 months ago
    • This Guy Miguel
      This Guy Miguel

      Great car but not for the mark up prices that crappy dealers apply.

      about 3 months ago
    • SteveR

      Think you can get it without the wing? That thing is ridiculous.

      about 4 months ago
    • Ian Bradley
      Ian Bradley

      Weirdly this is the first time I've really noticed the fidelity of a 4k video!

      about 4 months ago
    • Jdor D
      Jdor D

      Great review, keep the good content coming...Yeshua (Jesus Christ) is the way!

      about 5 months ago
    • Juhi Chang
      Juhi Chang

      Used to think this design was too much but i realized it is atually made well b.c it looks like a mech car out of a manga or something ... worst thing is, it looks lik you shouldnt be driving it if youre older than 30 years old but im not sure how many ppl under the age of 30 can just go out and purchase a 35k car

      about 5 months ago
    • Colin Kao
      Colin Kao

      Thank you for the details of the nav/ infotainment. Local dealership wouldn't even turn on the case to let me try it for myself.

      about 5 months ago
    • Ian Bradley
      Ian Bradley

      Hi, I just mentioned this on another video. Here in the UK we have all the radar and related safety systems. E.g. Collision prevention with auto-braking, lane following, cruise control with distance control, sign reading, etc. The sensors are in two places: In the housing of the rear view mirror and in the bumper's open grid bit below the headlights.

      about 5 months ago
    • Doug Maverick
      Doug Maverick

      Alex when are you going to review this car on your familiar roads??????

      about 5 months ago
    • Tyler Watson
      Tyler Watson

      Not very many people like the wing on the back, but I freaking love it!

      about 6 months ago
    • Cameron White
      Cameron White

      I like how new Hatchbacks have Manual Transmissions Ex: Civic Type R and Focus RS

      about 6 months ago
    • Tous Shong
      Tous Shong

      Wow! Throw this engine into the Honda Accord end of story!

      about 6 months ago