The epicenter of performance rests within the engine. The engine and everything that it is capable of is the starting point in determining the maximum potential of other performance-based aspects. The Type R is equipped with a 2.0L I4 turbocharged engine with the power to deliver as much as 306 hp and 295 lb-ft of torque.
A properly configured transmission setup can provide Michigan drivers with everything they need to stay in control of when and how much power is being supplied by the engine. With Comfort, Sport, and +R drive modes, drivers can fully enjoy the 6-speed manual transmission with rev-match control, lightweight single-mass flywheel, and helical limited-slip differential.
So far, the 2017 Honda Civic Type R has shown that it has a lot of power waiting to be used, but even with all of that great potential the vehicle still maintains healthy gas mileage numbers. When driving through the city it can get as much as an EPA-estimated 22 mpg, while on the highway it can get 28 mpg.*
The suspension is responsible for keeping the vehicle steady and on the road. It also assists in providing a smooth, easy-to-handle driving experience. Standard suspension features such as the adaptive damper system, dual-axis MacPherson strut front suspension, multi-link rear suspension, and 4-piston aluminum front brake calipers are responsible for doing just that.
Along with all of the above systems, the Type R is equipped with plenty of other features that lend a hand in maintaining such top-of-the-line performance. Take a look at some of these features:
Vehicle Stability Assist with Traction Control – The vehicle’s suspension gets a bit of added assistance by providing extra traction and stability so the vehicle can better handle sharp turns and fast braking.
Tire Pressure Monitoring System – Properly inflated tires play a large role in performance, and without them the vehicle simply won’t perform its best. That’s why the TPMS works to keep you informed of the tire pressure and remind you about maintenance.
Anti-Lock Braking System – The anti-lock braking system prevents the tires from locking up and skidding—allowing drivers to worry less about safety and more about having fun.
LED Daytime Running Lights – See and be seen at all times of the day with these lights, which add to performance by ensuring that you can always have a clearly lit path of what’s in front of you.
Brake Assist – If the vehicle senses that the driver has applied extra pressure to the brakes, the brake assist will kick in and help with bringing the vehicle to a stop more quickly.