Honda Civic Typer
Honda Civic Type R GT
Years: 2015 to 2017 Engine: 2.0-litre 4cyl, 306bhp Ins group: 33 Official econ/co2: 38.7mpg/170g/km Why? Wild looks and free-revving 2.0-litre VTEC engine ensure the Type R is the exciting choice. £21,000 Prices from:
THE Honda Civic Type R goes as quickly as it looks. The shamelessly sculpted bodywork, complete with a huge rear diffuser and huge rear wing, is backed up by a turbocharged 2.0-litre VTEC engine producing 306bhp.
This makes it the fastest car of this trio, with 0-62mph taking 5.7 seconds, while the top speed is 167mph. The strict focus on performance means the ride is stiff and not as comfortable as the Leon’s, although it’s far more practical, with a large 498-litre boot.
However, the Civic left a poor impression on Driver Power respondents this year; a ranking of 61st place is disappointing.
Dramatic Civic interior won’t be to all tastes