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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    • That one gamer
      That one gamer

      And the Honda wins for being the ugliest car of the group

      about 15 minutes ago
    • Xlroyal E5ten
      Xlroyal E5ten

      Cool but we can over hype this car but it's only so capable, unless you drop a lot of money in to it, the rear is botched, the wheel well is weird.. these are the reasons we bought other things, oh FWD after driving an e30 no thanks

      about 6 hours ago
    • Lucifers Mechanic
      Lucifers Mechanic

      Give it all the praise you want, this is still one of the ugliest cars ever made. And driven exclusively by douchebags and wanna be car enthusiasts.

      about 1 day ago
    • Spam Email
      Spam Email

      That Civic is one ugly car.

      about 1 day ago
    • Timur Sonkaya
      Timur Sonkaya

      what about mercedes amg a45s ? why it is not in the comparison ?

      about 2 days ago
    • Dewayne Miguel
      Dewayne Miguel

      My son has a honda civic turbo he gets better mpg than my friends highbrid he ets 60 mpg highway 40 in town my friends highbrid gets 40 mpg highway 40 mpg city this civic is a great car

      about 2 days ago
    • Gotzy GOTZY
      Gotzy GOTZY

      Yeah but its a front wheel drive so get ready to die

      about 2 days ago
    • Chance Windham
      Chance Windham

      This guy doesnt like hondas

      about 2 days ago
    • William Arrington
      William Arrington

      This is my new favorite car... not because I own one but the cops love them and they cant pull me over while they write the type r driver his.

      about 3 days ago
    • Scott A
      Scott A

      Do these engines dilute the oil with gasoline like the Honda 1500 turbo? The CRV issue is bad. My friend has one with the factory fix installed. Oil smells like gasoline. Direct injection and turbocharging seems like a bad idea.

      about 3 days ago
    • treiz

      I have never given any Honda a second look until the other day I saw a murdered out lowered Honda Accord and I almost broke my neck walking past it. That car was dead sexy.

      about 3 days ago
    • MrMoneyHelper

      Are these the engines that allow gasoline to get into the oil? Thus your motor is ruined by 50,000 miles. No thanks.

      about 3 days ago
    • Cesar Ortega
      Cesar Ortega

      Sodium exhaust valves has been used on Subaru(STI) for a long time

      about 3 days ago
    • Layne Pipe
      Layne Pipe

      ....still take the golf R over any of these cars. Throw a couple bolt ons and golf R's are crazy fast, plus it looks better...and theres that AWD thing too...

      about 3 days ago
    • Trump Zilla
      Trump Zilla

      But the problem with the Civic Type R is, it is FWD. It can't beat my Focus RS in the snow....never.

      about 4 days ago
    • D4rkst3EL

      Thumbs up for the f1 pun. Great car, terrible looks.

      about 4 days ago
    • Trevor Glassco
      Trevor Glassco

      Ugh... Direct injection😒🧹

      about 4 days ago
    • Analog Digital
      Analog Digital


      about 4 days ago

      Shame they wasted this engine on a silly FWD car.

      about 4 days ago
    • R J
      R J

      They need to offer leather interior, not into the flashy interior.

      about 4 days ago
    • godkingmaximusII

      But I don’t track much

      about 5 days ago
    • Kavinda Jayawickrema
      Kavinda Jayawickrema

      Drove one of these on the track the other day. Absolutely unbelievable that you can buy a car so focussed from a dealership. The Focus RS doesn’t even come close to the feeling the Honda gives

      about 5 days ago
    • Bruce Rexrode
      Bruce Rexrode

      Love so much about this engine EXCEPT the valve clogging direct injection. :(

      about 7 days ago
    • Miki Kit
      Miki Kit

      Is direct injection system in this engine make carbon bild up, because I am thinking to buy one but not sure anymore because of that problem,,,, direct injection make carbon bild up, anyone please let me know,thanks.

      about 7 days ago
    • RantChant 316
      RantChant 316

      But would Johnny Tran use it

      about 7 days ago
    • Victor K
      Victor K

      Yea but it ugly.

      about 8 days ago
    • Dr. Leftfield
      Dr. Leftfield

      You may get a warning that there is a problem with a chain unlike belts
      if you get even a slight rattle stop you will save you're engine if you do.

      about 8 days ago
    • zone47

      Honda has always built a very good 4 cyl. engine.

      about 8 days ago
    • Pat Downs
      Pat Downs

      If they would put that engine in a true sports car like the S2000 I would buy it. I just don't like the way this car looks. It's design is boring and obvious. It looks like half the other cars on the road.

      about 9 days ago
    • Andiar Rohnds
      Andiar Rohnds

      i like how you pretend the focus RS is not faster... "oh yeah the focus beats the honda here, but wait, here we have honda beating ford by literally 0.1 seconds over here!!" yeah hey, if anything the focus is more impressive because it weighs several hundred more pounds and has AWD and still manages to beat the type R with a similar sized engine and turbo. so actually the ford engine is really more impressive. all these design features of the honda engine you mention are not truly meaningful in any significant way compared to standard and current technology. i mean to be honest, this does seem to be typical delusional honda owner tripe. plus the source of these tests could also be biased or unreliable in some way, because the RS and type R numbers are extremely close.

      about 9 days ago