The Honda Civic Type R is faster than Focus RS, STI, and Golf R.
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The Honda Civic Type R crushes the competition, and all for less money. At $35,000, you might not expect the Civic to be faster than the more expensive Ford Focus RS, VW Golf R, and even the limited edition Subaru WRX STI Type RA, but it is. Whether it's acceleration, track times, braking distances, useable cargo space, or efficiency, the Civic Type R puts down incredible numbers.

At the heart of the Type R is the K20C1 engine, a two-liter inline four-cylinder that's turbocharged packing 295 lb-ft of torque, and 306 horsepower. In this video we'll explore the numbers surrounding the Civic Type R, and deep dive into the engine to find out just what makes it so special.

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Comments

    • TheBetterButterLTU
      TheBetterButterLTU

      Why not forged pistons? Does that increase emissions?

      about 14 hours ago
    • vast chingching
      vast chingching

      hold up was that a KN intake filter?

      about 18 hours ago
    • kun jiang
      kun jiang

      There are crazy mark up on those Type r... 10k-15k over sticker price lol

      about 20 hours ago
    • if it ain't foreign it's borin!
      if it ain't foreign it's borin!

      "Yeah Honda, I'm only going to use this engine for the track" "believe me" "I'm truly an honest person"

      about 1 day ago
    • Florian Pike
      Florian Pike

      *saving weight in the engine and high tech engineering
      Ok now just slap a huge wing and an extra exhaust on it xD

      about 1 day ago
    • Syzygy236
      Syzygy236

      5.7 Second 0 to 60? Seriously? Did he even launch the Subaru above 2,000 rpm? Lol

      about 1 day ago
    • VanGogh34
      VanGogh34

      I own the 2019 Accord 2.0T 6MT; I opted for the Accord because of its calmer looks and more touring-style drive vs brutal track attack car. I know the 2.0T is tamed down in the Accord but it's still a rocker and blast to drive. The transmission is also the same as the one in Type R, just different gear ratios, etc. Bonus is it's $5K cheaper too than the Type R (not a deciding factor but still nice).

      about 1 day ago
    • Chris  Sanchez
      Chris Sanchez

      Does the 2019 accord sport 2.0t have the exact civic type-r motor shown in this video?

      about 1 day ago
    • ants mirez
      ants mirez

      Turbos suck on longevity especially on smaller motors. I can't believe how ugly Honda cars are getting, especially the accord

      about 4 days ago
    • Muhd Syahir
      Muhd Syahir

      That's understandable. It's VTEC tho.

      about 6 days ago
    • Ken Philpot
      Ken Philpot

      So confused by the numbers in the beginning ? The sti and the golf R are way faster then the numbers posted

      about 8 days ago
    • milnesafc86
      milnesafc86

      Not sure where they are pulling their 0-60 times from, Golf R is 4.5 seconds.

      about 8 days ago
    • Tiger Masters
      Tiger Masters

      At the end of the day it’s a girls car.

      about 8 days ago
    • Stuart Craig Fawcett
      Stuart Craig Fawcett

      It's a very good car.

      about 9 days ago
    • Konata Izumi
      Konata Izumi

      Nice S2000.

      about 9 days ago
    • adam forbes
      adam forbes

      U see the hp numbers for that not available in north america America Mercedes, think it was the 2020 A45 with 450hp.

      about 9 days ago
    • duc vinh To
      duc vinh To

      Hi. Jason.
      I watch your channel regularly and love the videos, thank you so much from Canada, 2 months
      ago I start to look for performance car and fun to drive that the working class can afford it because I lived in the cold climate and lots of snow during winter time, my first consideration is 4wd, after watching your other video, you said you might upset sti owner, thanks again for sharing your technical knowledge, so I picked the civic type R with unmistakable and no regret for 60 birthday, peoples often said you too old for the car then so what ?

      about 10 days ago
    • Edge
      Edge

      Its also the fastest to fall to pieces

      about 10 days ago
    • FireManiac58
      FireManiac58 In reply to Edge

      Lol what, you seriously think the type r is less reliable than the golf. What are you smoking

      about 9 days ago
    • Ash Neel
      Ash Neel

      Honda spent all on the engine and took a 10y old for designing the car..

      about 10 days ago
    • The Muckler
      The Muckler

      Poor performance for the power claimed

      about 10 days ago
    • skankhunt42
      skankhunt42

      Type R vtec yo!

      about 11 days ago
    • Masked Masters
      Masked Masters

      The thing about this engine that I do not like is their cylinder head and exhaust manifold. It is a weird design.

      about 11 days ago
    • Masked Masters
      Masked Masters

      AWD are heavy and loose top end speed. Stock SRT4 neon with less HP will beat the STI and EVO stock for stock in speed. I am glad Honda took notice and kept the FWD layout on their civic r.

      about 11 days ago
    • said said
      said said

      Golf R is a way better

      about 11 days ago
    • Stephan Gildenhuys
      Stephan Gildenhuys

      Whatever, you will not convince the guys from the other brands to change. Looks not that good

      about 11 days ago
    • Ben Grimmett
      Ben Grimmett

      why wastegate and not VGT/VNT?

      about 11 days ago
    • Matthew Bittenbender
      Matthew Bittenbender

      One of these pulled next to me on the highway at around 70mph in my BMW 335d. He signaled to race and punched it. At 315hp stock it was impressive...until put my peddle to the floor. I passed him doing 100hp and left him in my rear view. Wasn’t even close. You can’t beat a tuned BMW M57 engine...unless maybe if it’s a S85.

      about 11 days ago
    • NFiltr8Red
      NFiltr8Red

      Honda is still holding back, the S2K with a legitimate Turbo........it would blow all 4 bangers out of the water.

      about 11 days ago
    • scionpaul
      scionpaul

      I would definitely buy a Type R, but I won’t pay the dealer markup.

      about 12 days ago
    • KornShaDoW097
      KornShaDoW097

      You said crank and rods are forged.. What about pistons? You know.. the thing that breaks more often than not (rods are tied)..

      Sodium filled valves was an sti innovation IIRC. But doesn't titanium trump thus?

      Seeing a headless cam system would be better than all that. I wonder when they'll stop using heads and finally move on. (I wonder when the patent runs out).

      I like all of those stats. But I recall seeing something the other day stating they are recalling that engine for some reason.

      about 12 days ago