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    • C&D 2017 Honda Civic Type R test results - 3111 lb curb weight, 0-60 in 4.9, 1/4 mile in 13.5@108

      Here are the test results from Car and Driver for the new 2017 Honda Civic Type R. How does it do? Well, it is fairly light at 3111 pounds and for a front wheel drive handles quite well. It sticks to road as the skidpad shows 1.02g.


      The brakes are very good as well as the stopping power gets the car from 70 miles per hour to zero in 142 feet. Good braking feel, good handling, and overall a nimble package.

      The 306 horsepower turbocharged 2.0 liter engine provides pretty good performance. A 1/4 mile time of 13.5 @ 108 isn't much in this day and age but this is a front wheel drive Civic we're talking about. That will not put it ahead of its rivals in outright speed and it will not win a drag race against all wheel drive competition but from a roll it should put up a fight.

      As far as the styling, well, if you're really into boy racer Civics this is the perfect car for you. Anyone over 25 years old would probably feel like a tool getting out of it.

      Is it worth the $34,775? Maybe. It definitely isn't worth the $60k some people are trying to get for it.


      VEHICLE TYPE:front-engine, front-wheel-drive, 4-passenger, 4-door hatchback

      PRICE AS TESTED:$34,775 (base price: $34,775)

      ENGINE TYPE:turbocharged and intercooled DOHC 16-valve inline-4, aluminum block and head, direct fuel injection

      Displacement:122 cu in, 1996 cc
      Power: 306 hp @ 6500 rpm
      Torque: 295 lb-ft @ 2500 rpm

      TRANSMISSION:6-speed manual

      DIMENSIONS:
      Wheelbase: 106.3 in
      Length: 179.4 in
      Width: 73.9 in Height: 56.5 in
      Passenger volume: 97 cu ft
      Cargo volume: 26 cu ft
      Curb weight: 3111 lb

      C/D TEST RESULTS:
      Zero to 60 mph: 4.9 sec
      Zero to 100 mph: 11.5 sec
      Zero to 130 mph: 21.7 sec
      Rolling start, 5-60 mph: 5.8 sec
      Top gear, 30-50 mph: 9.4 sec
      Top gear, 50-70 mph: 6.1 sec
      Standing ¼-mile: 13.5 sec @ 108 mph
      Top speed (drag limited, C/Dest): 170 mph
      Braking, 70-0 mph: 142 ft
      Roadholding, 300-ft-dia skidpad: 1.02 g

      FUEL ECONOMY:
      EPA combined/city/highway: 25/22/28 mpg
      C/D observed: 23 mpg
      C/D observed 75-mph highway driving: 29 mpg
      C/D observed highway range: 350 mi

      This article was originally published in forum thread: C&D 2017 Honda Civic Type R test results - 3111 lb curb weight, 0-60 in 4.9, 1/4 mile in 13.5@108 started by Sticky View original post
      Comments 4 Comments
      1. Bowser330's Avatar
        Bowser330 -
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      1. Surquhar's Avatar
        Surquhar -
        It looks like a pretty cool car. For the right buyer at 35k not bad.
      1. Aces's Avatar
        Aces -
        The exterior is just too much rice.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Aces Click here to enlarge
        The exterior is just too much rice.
        That's the target market.