The wait is nearly over. Two of Honda’s newest models are expected to go on sale sometime next year, much to the delight of fans around North America. It’s been a long journey for North American Honda fans, who for years have asked Honda to bring the European Type R to their market. In addition, the Honda Civic Si hasn’t been available since 2015. Fortunately, that’s all about to change in 2017. Which Civic is on your wish list? Here’s a closer look at the difference between the two.<
When it comes down to the details, the Honda Civic Si and Type R are two very different vehicles. To start, the Honda Civic Si is expected to come equipped with a 180-hp, turbocharged 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine under the hood. The Honda Type R on the other hand will feature a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine with a rumored total output of between 304-340 horses. That engine is paired with a six-speed manual transmission and tuned chassis, drive train and suspension for the ultimate driving experience.
If you’re looking for something a little different in your everyday drive, the Honda Civic Si is a good bet. It will be available with a variety of performance features, including upgraded brakes, an adaptive suspension, limited-slip differential, more precise shifter and more while remaining efficient for the morning commute. It’s a performance-orientated model that is fun and comfortable to drive on even the longest journeys.
Now the Type R is on constant beast mode. This is the most powerful Honda Civic and is only available in a hatchback version. For those who are looking for the ultimate ride, this is it.
What do you think of the Honda Civic Si and Type R? Which is on your wish list? Let us know in the comments below!