Honda Civic Type R 2018 price increases by $605 in the US market

Updated Sep 28, 2020 | Same topic: Highlights of the Week

The Honda Civic Type R 2018 price will be $35,595, still cheaper than its rival - the VW Golf R.

Recently, Honda has decided to increase the heated-up Honda Civic Type R 2018 price by $605 (equivalent to roughly P31,000) in the US market, pushing the car’s base price up to $35,595 (approximately P1,842,000) including $895 (P46,000) for destination charge.

According to the latest car news, the updated price will start being charged in this May. Besides, the increase of the Civic price will also affect the normal Honda Civics with an addition of $100 (P5,100) to the base price. Especially, with a slight bump, the Honda Civic Type R 2018 price is still less expensive than its upcoming contender - the VW Golf R.

Honda Civic Type R 2018 angular front

Honda has decided to increase the heated-up Honda Civic Type R 2018 price by $605 (P31,323) in the US market

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Despite getting a rise in pricing, the Civic Type R is still a worthy buying as the car stays in the $40,000 range with even more accessories including wireless charger, dust cover, carbon fiber rear spoiler, door mirror cover and side molding. At the new base price, there is already an available package consisting of an Android Auto/Apple CarPlay, 7’’ touchscreen with navigation, Brembo brakes, 20’’ wheels and Continental tires.

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Honda Civic Type R 2018 side view

Despite getting a rise in pricing, the Civic Type R is still a worthy buying as the car stays in the $40,000 range

The Honda Civic Type R 2018 is powered by a 2.0L turbocharged engine which is capable of cranking out 306 hp and 400 Nm of torque, driven by the front wheels and works in a conjunction with a standard 6-speed manual gearbox.

The Civic Type R is expected to go head to head with the hatch VW Golf R. Meanwhile, many believe that it will also fight against the Subaru WRX STI but in fact, the Subaru model is technically not a hatchback.

Honda Civic Type R 2018 on the road

The Civic Type R is expected to go head to head with the hatch VW Golf R

Still, there is no information about an increase in the Honda Civic Type R 2018 price in the Philippines. So the hot hatch's price is as follows:

Honda Civic Type R 2018 price in the Philippines
Model 2017 Price 2018 Price Difference
Honda Civic Type R 2.0 MT Turbo P2,980,000 P2,980,000 0

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Know more about Honda Civic Type R 2022

Honda Civic Type R

The fifth-generation Honda Civic Type R 2022 from motorsport stalwart Honda is based on the 10th-generation Honda Civic. To sum the model up, it a high-performance version of the Civic and it features an aggressive-looking exterior design. For the Philippine market, the Civic Type R only has one variant and it comes with a price of Php 3,210,000. 

Under the Philippine-spec Civic Type R's hood is a 2.0-liter K20C1 VTEC inline-4 which can produce a maximum of 306 horsepower and 400 Nm of torque. This engine is then paired with a six-speed manual transmission, which comes with a rev-matching function. Like the standard Civic, the Civic Type R is a front-wheel-drive vehicle. Size-wise, it measures 4,577mm long, 1,877mm wide, and 1,434mm in height. It also has a ground clearance of 134mm, and a wheelbase length of 2,700mm.

Competing against the Honda Civic Type R 2022 in the Philippine market is the Subaru WRX STI and the BMW Z4 sDrive20i Sport 2.0 AT, in that they somewhat fall into the same price range. As for other front-wheel-drive, compact-sized sports cars however, the Civic Type R's direct competitor in the global market is the Hyundai Veloster N, which is only available through indent order locally.

₱ 3,210,000

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