Find a car review


Honda Civic Type R review (2015-2017) - the hottest front wheel drive hot hatch? - MPG and running costs

Honda's new super-hatch outguns rivals on paper, but edgy +R damping means UK drivers can't exploit its most extreme settings

Evo rating
  • Dynamics, performance, engaging to drive
  • Outlandish styling won’t suit all tastes

While it’s optimistic to expect a hot hatchback as powerful as the Civic Type R to match its official economy figures in daily driving, CO2-based taxation and P11D values depend heavily on the latest performance cars being economical as well as fast.

To this end, the Civic’s official 38.7mpg combined figure doesn’t look too bad – just shy of the 39.8mpg quoted by Volkswagen for its similarly-powerful Golf R. A CO2 figure of 170g/km is competitive for its power output too, for a yearly bill of £205.

Subscribe to evo magazine

If you're passionate about the world's greatest performance cars, experience the thrill of driving with evo magazine. Try your first 5 issues for £5.

It’s too early to assess the Type R’s reliability, but it’s worth noting that this has traditionally been a Honda strong point. Replacing a pair of the 19-inch Continental Sport Contact 6 front tyres won’t be cheap though.


Most Popular

Volkswagen Golf hatchback

Volkswagen Golf Mk8 spied near-free of camouflage before October debut

All-new eighth-generation Golf is only weeks away from its reveal – this is all you need to know.
18 Sep 2019

New McLaren GT review – Woking muscles-in on Aston Martin’s home ground

Is McLaren’s first grand tourer just a toned-down supercar, or something more nuanced and special?
17 Sep 2019
spy shots

Porsche Cayman GT4 RS spied – 718 to receive Rennsport treatment

More power, more aero and less weight are already on the cards for Stuttgart’s fastest Cayman
19 Sep 2019

Goodyear Eagle F1 SuperSport - picked by Porsche

Goodyear has many close associations with premium global car brands, but being asked to develop a trackday tyre for Porsche's extreme 911 GT3 RS was a…
14 Aug 2019