Honda Civic Typer

Honda Civic Type R GT

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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

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