Since its introduction in 1997, the Honda Civic Type R has been a well-liked option among automobile aficionados around the globe. It’s a high-performance hatchback that’s about a lot more than straight-line speed. The newest model, the 2024 Honda Civic Type R, builds on a long legacy of performance cars inspired by the spirit of racing to provide the quickest Civic Type R to date and a car you’ll love to drive anywhere in Martinsville and beyond.
There’s one version of the 2024 Honda Civic Type R, so there’s no need to worry about which trim level to go for or if it’s worth upgrading to get an extra feature you want and some you might not. And while the way the car drives, handles, and performs is what the 2024 Type R is all about, nobody should overlook the undeniable practicality of the Honda’s four-door hatchback practicality. While the Type R is a car you’ll love to throw around bends or even take to the occasional track day, this is a car just as at home on the school run, going shopping at the mall, or on a leisurely drive to see friends in Danville or Rocky Mount.
Under the 2024 Honda Civic Type R hood is a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that delivers 315 horsepower and 310 lb.-ft. of torque. The engine is coupled with a six-speed manual gearbox with an upgraded rev-match system and a lighter flywheel. A dual-axis strut front suspension on the Civic Type R also lessens torque steer and enhances handling. The car boasts a 4.9-second zero to 60 mph acceleration time and a top speed of 169 mph. The Civic Type R has an active exhaust valve that improves engine sound and comes with Michelin Pilot Sport 4S tires with great traction and grip. The Civic Type R sports a larger radiator and enhanced brake cooling than regular Civic models to handle the higher temperatures the engine inevitably produces.
The high-performance 2023 Honda Civic Type R hatchback has many innovative features and technologies that make it easy to drive. Honda Sensing is standard and includes forward collision warning, lane departure warning, collision mitigation braking system, road departure mitigation system, and a lane keeping assist system. It also gets you adaptive cruise control, traffic sign recognition, blind spot information system, backing out support, vehicle stability assist with traction control, anti-lock braking system, electronic brake distribution, brake assist, and multi-angle rearview camera with dynamic guidelines.
The Civic Type R also has more than its share of comfort and convenience features. These include lightweight, firmly bolstered front sports seats with suede-effect material that provide excellent support and comfort on the track and long trips. The Type R’s also has a digital instrument cluster with clear, easy-to-read graphics and several displays to promote performance driving.
The performance and handling of the 2024 Honda Civic Type R and its aggressive exterior styling are what most people associate with this legendary hot hatch. Still, nobody should overlook the undeniable practicality its four-door hatchback configuration delivers, too. Discover it for yourself with a test drive from Nelson Honda at 2500 Greensboro Rd, Martinsville, Virginia, or call us at (276) 632-9741 for more information, and we can book an appointment that fits your schedule.