2019 Honda Civic Type R Review
If the streets of Gulfport, Long Beach, and Biloxi are your race track, then the 2019 Honda Civic Type R is your car. It has power, control, and aerodynamics meant for the track.
If you’ve got a need for speed, it’s no surprise that you want to learn more about this speed demon. So, our team here at Pat Peck Honda have put together this review of the 2019 Honda Civic Type R. Keep reading to learn more about its capabilities, handling, and design.
Raw Power Built for the Racetrack
In total, 70 years of engineering has gone into the 2.0L VTEC® turbocharged engine of the Civic Type R. You’ll dash through the streets with an incredible 306 horsepower and 295 lb-ft of torque.
The 6-speed manual transmission keeps the driver in control for a more exhilarating but also smooth drive. Plus, with the limited-slip differential and adaptive damper system, you’ll have race-tuned stability through tight corners and while cruising down the highway.
The Civic Type R gives you even more control with a drive mode selector. Choose between +R, Sport, and Comfort modes. Whether you’re just cruising for the day or testing your limits on the track, this sedan will customize the ride to give you what you desire. It adjusts the throttle response, retunes the suspension, and optimizes the steering to give you a comfortable and exhilarating ride.
Let’s not forget about the departure. When you’re ready to head out, everyone will know it. The center-mounted, triple outlet exhaust is specially tuned to let out the iconic growl. It’s the kind of sound you expected from a race car.
2019 Honda Civic Type R Technology
You can stay connected, no matter where the race takes you. On the high-resolution, 7-inch touchscreen, you’ll have access to Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ integration. Connect your compatible smartphone and have access to all your favorite apps and music.
Let the whole racetrack know what your favorite song is with the 540-watt premium audio system. It has 12 speakers and includes a subwoofer.
The 2019 Honda Civic Type R is also equipped with the Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System™. It has Honda HD Digital Traffic, so it’ll not only help you find the finish line but get you there first, too!
The onboard technology also works to better connect you to the vehicle. The customizable meter display screen can keep you in-tune to g-force, lap times, and throttle input on the track. However, on those more leisurely drives, it will keep you up to date with turn-by-turn directions and maintenance reminders.
Designed for Speed
The exterior of the Honda Civic Type R isn’t just built to look fierce. It’s specifically designed to optimize performance through effective aerodynamics.
The underbody spoiler kit forces airflow to the rear of the vehicle, which provides great stability at high speeds and provides better grip. Plus, the vortex generators above the back window provide better cornering and stability. They accomplish this by channeling airflow towards the wing spoiler.
Speaking of the wing spoiler, it’s positioned near roof height, allowing it to create downforce. Together with the rear diffuser, they reduce drag and make for a high-speed, confidence- inspiring performance.
The interior is designed to dominate, too! The red and black, suede-effect front seats are comfortable enough for everyday driving. However, they are also designed to keep you firmly in place, even though the tightest corners. The Civic Type R also has race-inspired sport pedals to provide grip for your feet. Plus, a thick, leather-wrapped steering wheel gives you a better grip.
Test Drive the 2019 Honda Civic Type R
Realize your racing capabilities with this powerful sedan. Rip through the streets of Gulfport, Long Beach, and Biloxi or tear up your favorite track. It has pulse-raising performance and an aggressive yet dynamic design.
To find out if the 2019 Honda Civic Type R is the right car for you, take it for a spin. Visit us at Pat Peck Honda and schedule a test drive today!