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Honda Civic Type R (FL5) review – MPG and running costs

If you’re able to get more than 30mpg out of a CTR you probably have a heart of stone

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from £46,995
  • Astonishing capability, engagement and quality – it’s the GT4 RS of hot hatchbacks
  • Finds its limits when the roads get rough

Honda quotes an mpg figure of 34.4mpg on the combined cycle, a figure that we found achievable only on long motorway runs. Get the turbocharger spinning and things take a quick dive down into the 20s, with around 27-28mpg about what to expect when driven as you’d expect a Type R to be driven.

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Honda’s peerless reliability ratings do make a mockery of many European brands, which yields its greatest benefits as the cars get older and past their warranty periods. Still, as a result, running costs are expected to be low, especially when compared to rival hyperhatches from AMG and Audi.

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All Type Rs run on comparatively huge 265-section 19-inch Michelin Pilot Sport 4 S rubber that we costed at around £270 per tyre, fitted. This is an inch down on the 20-inch Continental tyre previously fitted to the FK8, which should make them a little more resilient to hard usage.

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