2021 Honda Civic Type R Review

2021 Honda Civic Type R

Serving Gastonia, NC, Charlotte, and Rock Hill

A Track-Ready Tribute to Honda Heritage. There’s no mistaking the 2021 Type R Limited Edition, which pays homage to past Type R Limited Edition models with its exclusive Phoenix Yellow color and gloss-black accents. You’ll notice a difference on the track, too, with BBS forged-aluminum wheels and other weight-reduction modifications, plus specially tuned dampers and recalibrated steering for maximum control.

Specs 2021 Honda Civic Type R
Starting MSRP* $37,895*
Fuel Economy (City/Hwy)** 22 city / 28 hwy mpg**
Standard Engine 2.0-Liter VTEC® Turbocharged
Horsepower 306-hp
Transmission Close-Ratio 6-Speed Manual Transmission with Rev-Match Control
Seating High-Bolstered Sport Front Seats with Red-and-Black Suede-Effect Fabric

The Overview

The Civic Type R is the ultimate embodiment of the Honda racing legacy: lightweight, aerodynamic and an absolute blast on both the track and the road. The wing spoiler is positioned near roof height, creating downforce. The rear diffuser reduces drag for high speed and confidence-inspiring track performance. Vortex generators above the rear window help channel air toward the wing spoiler for high-speed stability and cornering. The functional underbody spoiler kit helps with downforce and airflow to the rear of the vehicle, providing incredible stability and grip at high speeds. The front fender vents work in tandem with the functional hood scoop to enhance engine-compartment cooling. An aluminum shift knob mated to a close-ratio 6-speed manual transmission offers the purest connection between car and driver.

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Interior and Technology

Heavily bolstered front seats in red-and-black suede-effect fabric can help keep you in place during hard cornering. Race-inspired sport pedals provide the necessary grip for your feet anytime a quick heel-and-toe is needed on the track. The thick, Alcantara®-wrapped steering wheel with a flat bottom gives you the feeling and grip you need to tackle the toughest turns on any track. Need a high-octane playlist to help you beat your best lap time? With Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ integration,* you can tap into your compatible smartphone through the 7-inch Display Audio touch-screen.

2021 Honda Civic Type R Interior


The multi-angle rearview camera*** allows you to choose from three different angles—normal, top-down and wide—for a better view of what’s behind you every time you reverse. The Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™) body structure is a Honda-exclusive body design that enhances occupant protection and crash compatibility in frontal collisions.

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Contact us today to learn more about the 2021 Honda Civic Type R and to arrange a test drive in this amazingly versatile and comfortable model.

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*MSRP excluding tax, license, registration, $995 destination charge and accessories. Dealer prices may vary. MSRP does not include $395 charge for select premium colors. $395 charge applies to 2021 and newer models.

**22 city/28 highway/25 combined mpg rating. Based on 2021 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions and other factors.

***Always visually confirm that it is safe to drive before backing up; the rearview camera display does not provide complete information about all conditions and objects at the rear of your vehicle.