2024 Honda Civic Type R: All confirmed so far | Taza Khabre

Key findings

  • The 2024 Honda Civic Type R is the most powerful generation with 315 horsepower and turbochargers featured in the transmission.
  • The car features cosmetic changes including a larger grille, a fixed carbon fiber wing and a shallow hood scoop for engine cooling.
  • The Civic Type R offers a driver-focused cabin with a digital driver display, access to a data logger and red-padded bucket seats, while retaining the manual transmission and limited edition serial number.

The 2023 Honda Civic Type R caused a stir in the world of performance cars when he destroyed the Suzuka lap record. This impressive display of performance clearly demonstrated how Honda The Civic Type R still commands respect in the hot hatchback segment, and with a few subtle tweaks, the 2024 model aims to maintain that reputation.

It’s the most powerful generation ever, it boasts cool aesthetic accessories that serve a real purpose, and despite the slight price increase, it’s still the fastest new car performance for less than $50,000 that can tear up the track one day and get the kids to school the next morning. Read everything you need to know about the latest Type R news and updates.


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The 2024 Honda Civic Type R has benefited from cosmetic changes

Yes, Honda enthusiasts can relax as there will be a 2024 Honda Civic Type R. This latest Honda Civic Type R doesn’t make many new changes from the 2023 model, which isn’t surprising since this generation of the FL5 Type R wasn’t released until 2022. However, the car was a resounding success, so Honda enthusiasts and gearheads alike are likely happy to see that Honda isn’t messing with the recipe too much.

The fixed rear wing, which creates real downforce at speed, is available in carbon fiber through Honda Accessories and attaches to the fully resin-coated rear hatch. Thanks to the hatch being made from resin, the FL5 Type R reduces weight by 20% compared to the steel counterpart of the smaller models. In addition, the now-iconic features of the Civic Type R return, such as the triple-exit exhaust pipes, as well as the front grille, which boasts a significantly larger opening than the previous model.

Each of the 4 driving modes emits a different, custom-tuned note through the triple exhaust via an active exhaust valve

Aesthetic features of the 2024 Honda Civic Type R

  • The 2024 Honda Civic Type R has a 48% larger radiator opening compared to the previous generation.
  • A fixed wing is available in carbon fiber as an option at extra cost
  • A shallow hood scoop provides important engine cooling without compromising aerodynamics

It is the most powerful Civic Type R ever built

2024 Honda Civic Type R Engine

Gone are the days when manufacturers were afraid to send huge amounts of horsepower through the front wheels of a hot hatchback, as Honda proved here by sending 315 unstoppable horses straight to the wheels. This makes the current Type R the most powerful ever produced, largely due to the introduction of turbochargers to the once famous naturally aspirated power unit. In an effort to control the power going to the front wheels, Honda shod them with 265mm wide Michelin Pilot Sport 4 S tires, which are 20mm wider than the previous generation Type R tires.

Avid drivers will be pleased to see that the 6-speed manual transmission prevails. What’s more, Honda equipped this transmission with a rev matching control system that keeps the engine and vehicle speeds in sync during gear changes.

2024 Honda Civic Type R Engine Specifications


Turbocharging and intermediate cooling in-line-4


2.0 liter


315 horsepower

A turning point

310 lb-ft

Method of transmission

6-speed manual gearbox with speed control


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The 2024 Civic Type R boasts a driver-centric cabin

Despite its extreme practicality, thanks to 5 doors and a spacious trunk, the Civic Type R is first and foremost a driver’s car. Nowhere is this more evident than in the cabin, thanks to the abundance of technology and toys designed solely for driving pleasure. For example, the digital driver display will show a flashing gear indicator near the red line in the +R driving mode. Other modes include individual, sport and comfort.

The center screen also provides access to much more than Apple CarPlay in the Civic Type R. Drivers can access a state-of-the-art data logger that will record lap times and display a range of useful facts and figures about the car’s performance, such as oil temperature and even tire friction

In true Type R fashion, front passengers will be packed tightly into bright red bucket seats with bolsters.

2024 Honda Civic Type R Features a driver-focused interior

  • The driver information interface changes depending on the selected driving mode
  • Driving enthusiasts will be pleased to see that the FL5 Type R is still a manual transmission, with an aluminum joystick taking pride of place in the cockpit.
  • The serial plate indicates the limited edition number of your car

Honda has combined these tricks for handling

Driver's view of the 2024 Honda Civic Type R

While the improved performance and new horsepower are fantastic attributes for a hot hatchback, the Civic Type R’s focus is, and always has been, on superb handling on the track. So Honda had to do whatever it took to make the chassis handle 315 horsepower, and installed some cool new hardware in the process.

For example, a helical limited-slip differential has been added, which should help reduce slip and roll when trying to put all that power through the two front wheels, since those Michelin tires can only handle so much. Behind the wheels is a huge Brembo brake system new intelligent suspension that works hard to keep you cornering flat when you’re pushing hard on the track.

2024 Honda Civic Type R Suspension and Handling Highlights

  • An adaptive damping system controls pitch and roll throughout the turn, allowing you to push harder
  • Up front, four-piston Brembo calipers spin on two-piece 13.8-inch rotors for confident braking.
  • The Type R boasts a helical limited-slip differential that helps reduce front-wheel slip


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The 2024 Honda Civic Type R starts at $44,795

Red 2024 Honda Civic Type R power car

The 2023 Honda Civic Type R hit the market at $43,795, and no doubt thanks to continued inflation in car prices and manufacturing processes, Honda is now asking an extra $1,000 for the new 2024 model. While that’s not a small amount of money, it’s still nearly $2,000 cheaper than the Volkswagen Golf R and matches the GR Corolla’s superior specs. So it’s not cheap, but when you consider the sports car performance that this practical hatch packs, it’s easy to see that the Civic Type R is definitely worth the cost for those looking for a competitive track car for the road.

The 2024 Honda Civic Type R is available starting at $44,795

2023 vs 2024 Honda Civic Type R Price Comparison


Starting price

2023 Honda Civic Type R


2024 Honda Civic Type R


Sources: Honda

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