2020 Honda Civic Type R Specs

Red 2020 Honda Civic Type R in desert

It’s impossible for any driving enthusiast to look at 2020 Honda Civic Type R specs without wanting to experience this exceptional performance-focused compact for themselves. Whether checking out the bodywork or exploring Honda Civic Type R engine numbers, you’ll find first-class engineering combining to deliver a stunning ride.

To see what we mean, simply read on to explore:

  • Honda Civic Type R Horsepower and Torque
  • Honda Civic Type R MPG Ratings
  • Honda Civic Type R Performance Features
  • Honda Civic Type R Active Safety Features

2020 Honda Civic Type R Horsepower and Torque

The Honda Civic Type R uses a its 2.0L In-Line 16-Valve DOHC VTEC 4-Cylinder with Turbocharger to deliver:

  • Up to 306 hp
  • Up to 295 lb-ft of torque

Those numbers deliver track-like performance and lightning agility whether you’re taking off from standstill or changing lanes on the highway. Here’s what the Honda Civic Type R can do:

  • Honda Civic Type R 70 MPH to Zero Braking Distance: 142 feet during Car and Driver testing.
  • Honda Civic Type R Top Speed: Approximately 170 mph.
  • Honda Civic Type R 0 to 60: Just 5.4 seconds during Car and Driver testing.

2020 Honda Civic Type R MPG Ratings

The Honda Civic Type R understands the value of retaining a 6-Speed Manual Transmission (6MT) with Rev-Match Control. Boasting the ability to control shifts directly for seamless power delivery and an intimate connection with how the vehicle handles, the manual transmission also delivers surprisingly strong MPG ratings for such a potent vehicle.

You’ll make:

  • Up to an EPA-Estimated 22 mpg in the city and 28 mpg on the highway*

2020 Honda Civic Type R Performance Features

As written by Car and Driver in their Honda Civic Type R review: “The 2020 Honda Civic Type R begs the question: How in your face is too in your face?” Just a look at the exterior tells every passerby this is a model bred for track-like agility. Just a few features include:

  • Wing Spoiler: Manages downforce.
  • Rear Diffuser: Reduces drag.
  • Vortex Generators: Manages airflow across the top.
  • Underbody Spoiler Kit: Manages airflow beneath the vehicle.
  • Air Curtains: Improve engine cooling.

The result of that world-class bodywork is precision handling and stability. You can even use the Honda LogR Datalogger System to track factors like cornering force and acceleration.

Just a few further performance features include:

  • Limited-Slip Differential
  • 3-Mode Drive System (Comfort/Sport/+R)
  • Drive-by-Wire Throttle System
  • Adaptive Damper System
  • Dual-Axis MacPherson Strut Front Suspension
  • Multi-Link Rear Suspension
  • Front and Rear Stabilizer Bar
  • Brembo® 4-Piston Aluminum Front Brake Calipers
  • Maximum-Performance Summer Tires

alcantara wrapped steering wheel of 2020 Honda Civic Type R

2020 Honda Civic Type R Active Safety Features

You shouldn’t just look at performance features when you’re considering how the Honda Civic Type R can handle. It also equips a strong selection of active safety features across all trims to help keep you in total command through every second of every drive.

Active safety features include:

  • Vehicle Stability Assist™ (VSA®) with Traction Control: Enhances driver confidence by monitoring a wide array of inputs and intelligently adjusting driving dynamics to help maintain control.
  • Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS): Holds wheels near their point of maximum traction during hard braking to let you brake and steer without feeling the brakes locking or tires skidding.
  • Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD): Optimizes braking performance by ensuring proportionate braking force is sent to each wheel.
  • Brake Assist: Detects an extreme rate of pedal application and applies full emergency stopping power.
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS): Having too little air in your tires impacts performance, so this system lets you know when they need attention.

2020 Honda Civic Type R Performance Surpasses All Conventional Standards

Reading about Honda Civic Type R performance is one thing, but nothing can quite compare to experiencing it yourself during a test drive. To arrange yours, find out more, or simply hear about current specials, feel free to contact us today or visit your local Hampton Roads Honda dealer.

*Based on 2020 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.