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A new Civic is coming. And it looks awesome!

The Honda Civic has a long history of being one of the most sold compact cars in the world. Now, there is a new one on the way. The car has already been unofficially previewed through a number of leaked patent images and a number of renderings based on them.

The next-generation Honda Civic has been spotted wearing camouflage while being tested on public roads in its sedan version. Moreover, we now know how the prototype looks. Here’s what we can expect from the next-generation Honda Civic.

 

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The Next-Gen Honda Civic Type R Ends An Era That Barely Started

The Next-Gen Honda Civic Type R Ends An Era That Barely Started

The Civic Type R Just Arrived And It Will Depart Just As Quickly - at least as we know it, anyway

The current Honda Civic Type R, despite its track-focused and aggressive nature, made on hell of a daily driver. And, it was the first Type R from Honda or Acura that landed on U.S. roads since the Acura Integra Type R won over the hearts of ricers and tuners from coast to coast back in the 90s. Even cars like the NSX-R, for example, were left among the forbidden fruit that is the Japanese Domestic Market. Now, with the release of the 2022 Honda Civic sedan, we know that the next Civic Type-R is around the corner and it is, sadly, the last of a dying breed.

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Things Get Real When A Honda Civic Type R Races An Old Honda NSX

Things Get Real When A Honda Civic Type R Races An Old Honda NSX

Will the old beat the new or will the modern technology prevail?

Ask around and people will tell you that the current Honda Civic Type R is the best hot hatch out there, ticking almost every box there is. That’s why this video does a little apples-versus-oranges comparison in trying to see whether the Type R can face the first-generation Honda NSX.

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Here's Your First Look At The 11th Generation Honda Civic Sedan

Here’s Your First Look At The 11th Generation Honda Civic Sedan

More info to follow towards the end of the month

We finally get to see what the new 2022 Honda Civic sedan will look like as Honda was kind enough to publish a picture of the road-going model, an evolution of the Civic Prototype unveiled in November 2020.

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This 900HP AWD Honda Is Just Insane

This 900HP AWD Honda Is Just Insane

Yet another piece of proof that an old Honda Civic is a great platform to build upon

About three years ago, the most heavily-modified Honda Civics in the US gathered on a runway and had a drag race. Two of the cars pushed well-over 1,000 horsepower, but the winner was a relatively stock-looking EG hatchback, with 900 horsepower and all-wheel-drive conversion. Needless to say, the car proved a point – power is nothing without control. Fast-forward three years and AWD high-horsepower Civic builds are starting to become more mainstream. The YouTube channel “That Racing Channel” (TRC) stumbled upon one of them.

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A $140K Honda Civic? Yeah - It Does Exist

A $140K Honda Civic? Yeah - It Does Exist

Surprisingly, this is not some fancy one-off and not even a race-ready Civic

Would you pay $140,000 for an old Honda Civic? Not really, right? So, let us ask the question differently. Would you tweak and tune your Civic to such extremes that all the mods cost $140,000? This guy did just that.

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This AWD, 650HP Honda Civic Is Downright Insane

This AWD, 650HP Honda Civic Is Downright Insane

This Honda is a testimony to the Civic’s insane tuning potential

When most people think of the Honda Civic, they think of the 1990s riced-out econoboxes with fart cans and big wings that serve no function other than to look ridiculous. Not all Civics are the same, however, as those who know what they have and know how to get the most out of them turn them into extraordinary machines, capable of easily embarrassing an exotic car with a six-figure sticker price.

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You Can Now Cram The Honda Civic Type R's 306HP Engine In Just About Anything

You Can Now Cram The Honda Civic Type R’s 306HP Engine In Just About Anything

Honda’s turbo-four crate engine is finally available with ECU and wiring harness

When it comes to small-displacement crate engines available for immediate purchase, nothing beats Honda’s K20C1 unit. That’s the mighty 2.0-liter turbo-four from the Civic Type R, which has been available as a crate engine since 2017. Not exactly news, yes, but Honda is now offering an HPD Controls Package with it to make the process of getting it into your car much easier. It is now a complete package so you don’t have to deal with things like ECU and engine wiring harness. It’s a drop-in replacement so you might as well start working on that car project you’ve been dreaming about.

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Honda Will Electrify Its Entire Euro Lineup in 2022 - Here's What That Means For The Civic Type R

Honda Will Electrify Its Entire Euro Lineup in 2022 - Here’s What That Means For The Civic Type R

The Mk11 Civic-based Type R will be the last one to rely on fossil fuel alone

That car the industry is slowly but steadily shifting to electrified powertrains is not a novel trend anymore. Almost every echelon, from the budget-friendly sub-compact to the alien-looking supercar is getting either a hybrid or an out-and-out EV these days.

Honda, for example, wants to field a fully electrified lineup - made of hybrids and EVs - by 2022 in Europe, as emissions standards are becoming more and more strict. This, however, won’t affect the incoming Civic Type R, which is good. For now. At the same time, the new Type R might become the last Honda to feature a pure-gasoline powertrain.

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Does The Toyota Yaris GR Even Stand A Chance Against The Honda Civic Type R On The Strip?

Does The Toyota Yaris GR Even Stand A Chance Against The Honda Civic Type R On The Strip?

It’s not about what sort of power you put down, but how you put it

2020 had plenty of reasons for us to get excited and the Yaris GR is definitely one of them. Just when we thought there’s no more wiggle room in the hot hatch segment, Toyota pulls the rally-inspired Yaris GR out of the hat to every car reviewer’s delight.

The Yaris GR has been getting stellar reviews and pretty much every blogger, vlogger, and car journo is raving about Gazoo Racing’s pocket rocket. But can it face the current king of hot hatches and come out on top?

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Toyota GR Yaris Takes on Honda Civic Type-R in a Wet Hot Hatch Throwdown

Toyota GR Yaris Takes on Honda Civic Type-R in a Wet Hot Hatch Throwdown

Can the upstart GR Yaris take down one of the mighty Civic Type-R in the rain?

Carwow has been a constant supplier of drag races, and this time, the YouTube channel lined up what is arguably the most talked about hot hatch today, the Toyota GR Yaris, and put it up against one of the kings of the segment, the Honda Civic Type-R.

It’s not a fair fight on the surface — the Type R is far more powerful than the spunky GR Yaris — but this is the type of drag race where outright power and speed don’t immediately spell out victory. Add the element of rain into the proceedings and what looked like an unfair fight doesn’t look as lopsided now. Does the GR Yaris have what it takes to take down the Civic Type R? Time to find out.

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2022 Honda Civic Sedan

2022 Honda Civic Sedan

A new Civic is coming. And it looks awesome!

The Honda Civic has a long history of being one of the most sold compact cars in the world. Now, there is a new one on the way. The car has already been unofficially previewed through a number of leaked patent images and a number of renderings based on them.

The next-generation Honda Civic has been spotted wearing camouflage while being tested on public roads in its sedan version. Moreover, we now know how the prototype looks. Here’s what we can expect from the next-generation Honda Civic.

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Honda Had a Few Tricks Up Its Sleeve When Designing The 2022 Honda Civic

Honda Had a Few Tricks Up Its Sleeve When Designing The 2022 Honda Civic

The interior and powertrain are still covered in mystery, but the exterior has a nice story

Last week was a big one for Honda and its followers alike. There’s always great buzz whenever a new generation Civic is announced and Honda’s unveiling of the 2022 Civic prototype made no exception.

Now, we’ve already learned what we had to learn from the Japanese carmaker’s PR talk, but it’s time to delve deep into the 2022 Honda Civic topic with a little help from Gary Robinson, Head of Product Planning at American Honda.

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The 2022 Honda Civic Has Arrived, And It Doesn't Overcompensate

The 2022 Honda Civic Has Arrived, And It Doesn’t Overcompensate

This prototype gives us a glimpse of the production version that’s slated to arrive in the first half of 2021

After a five-year run with the 10th generation model, Honda has unveiled the prototype of the 11th generation Civic on Twitch. The car looks smart with a fresh face and derriere, and comes with better technology and safety features. This new design will be seen on the sedan, hatch, the Si, and Type-R models. Honda said the 2022 Civic will arrive something in late spring of 2021, which means we could see the actual production models in a few months from now.

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2021 Honda Civic Sedan

2021 Honda Civic Sedan

A bold move from Honda

Honda is known for many things. Having great racing history, making engines for land, sea, and air, as well as their reliable, economical, and cleverly-designed vehicles, like the Civic. One thing they are not associated with is sedans.

Even though they have given us fun sporty sedans, as well as comfortable luxury sedans, they don’t seem to be a part of their definitive portfolio. The new Civic is offered in both hatchback and sedan forms, and hatchbacks are generally known to be more practical, although that’s only partially true. This begs the question, does the Civic sedan have what it takes to survive the hatchback and crossover fever?

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Watch How a RWD Honda Civic Drift Car Comes to Life in Just 10 Minutes

Watch How a RWD Honda Civic Drift Car Comes to Life in Just 10 Minutes

From a beater to a drift monster!

Honda Civic conversions happen more frequently than most people realize. Most of these conversions usually involve turning the front-wheel-drive compact car to either rear-wheel-drive or all-wheel-drive, usually for reasons that involve one form of motorsport or another. These conversions aren’t difficult to do, and that probably explains why a lot of Civic conversions aren’t as well-thought-out as we’d expect them to be. They get the job done, sure, but the finished product still left a lot to be desired. Then there’s this Honda Civic conversion that comes to us by way of Jimmy Oakes of Oakes Garage. Not only was this build completely thought out, but the painstaking process and attention-to-detail is something to behold. To think this Civix started out as a beater and turned into a fully formed drift car is a testament to the work put in by Oakes and his peeps.

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Unique Car For Sale: Mid-Engined 1984 Honda Civic

Unique Car For Sale: Mid-Engined 1984 Honda Civic

A mid-engined, rear-wheel-drive Civic with a V-6 and a manual transmission can be yours

The Honda Civic is one of the most iconic cars that’s ever been built. The Civic has been around since the early 70s and is going strong even today. There’s no denying that the car has a loyal fan base, especially amongst enthusiasts, and one of the main reasons for is its mod-friendly nature. You pick any generation of the Honda Civic and you’ll find plenty of examples with bespoke customizations. One such example is this 1984 model.

This third-gen Civic has gone through numerous mods, and the biggest of them includes a heart transplant. It is one of the rare examples that was converted to a mid-engined layout around three decades back and it is now on sale on Bring-a-Trailer.com.

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2020 Honda Civic Hatchback by Mugen

2020 Honda Civic Hatchback by Mugen

You Can Now Make the Base Honda Civic Look a Lot Sportier Thanks to Mugen

When Mugen revealed its parts list for the 2020 Honda Civic Type R, it brought tons of carbon fiber, Alcantara, and some extreme exterior elements. For the most part, the same can be said for the standard Civic hatchback, but nothing is near as extreme. That is, arguably, a good thing, though, so let me explain to you what you can get for the base Civic hatch.

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Weird Comparison: Honda Civic Type R vs Mini John Cooper Works GP

Weird Comparison: Honda Civic Type R vs Mini John Cooper Works GP

These two are not exactly direct rivals, but they’re both hot hatches priced similarly… hence this video

There’s no shortage of hot hatches on the market - in fact, the niche is becoming a rather cutthroat arena slowly but steadily. There’s also no doubt that two of its hottest representatives come from Honda and Mini, in the shape of the Civic Type R and the bonkers John Cooper Works GP. These two happen to make the subject of a recent comparo by Edmunds. Care to see which one came out on top?

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If You Want a New Honda Civic Coupe, You Need To Move Quick

If You Want a New Honda Civic Coupe, You Need To Move Quick

Honda has decided to kill off the Civic coupe, announces 11th-gen model for 2022

The Honda Civic – it’s a good, reliable, efficient, and even a sporty car, but there’s one model that just isn’t meant to live beyond 2020. Honda is busy preparing to showcase the 11th-generation Civic in 2021 as a 2022 model, and now we’ve received confirmation that while the Hatchback and Sedan body styles will carry over, the coupe is officially dead in the water in the U.S. market. This will mark the first time in decades that we won’t have access to a new, two-door Civic. Times are certainly changing, but there’s some good news too.

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How Would You Feel About a 400-Horsepower, AWD Honda Civic Type R?

How Would You Feel About a 400-Horsepower, AWD Honda Civic Type R?

As good as this sounds, we’re still waiting for official word from Honda

The redesigned 2020 Honda Type R is still a fresh addition to the Japanese brand’s lineup but rumors about the next-gen Type R have been swirling on the interwebs for quite some time now.

Those familiar with what’s been written and predicted about the new generation Honda Type R know that the hot hatch has been touted with every possible powertrain: a hybrid one, an all-electric setup, and a pure-ICE configuration.

Basically, we know nothing about what’s going to motivate the new Type R yet a rumor from Japan takes the cake in terms of outrageousness.

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It Looks Like The 2022 Honda Civic Type R Won't Be Hybrid After All

It Looks Like The 2022 Honda Civic Type R Won’t Be Hybrid After All

Honda is likely to go traditional on the new Civic Type R, which is good news in and of itself

Honda’s 306-horsepower, 295-pound-feet hot hatch isn’t that long in the tooth so a replacement might take a couple of years to spring into reality, but there’s already talk about what the current Type R’s successor might bring to the table. And as things look right now, a hybrid powertrain isn’t in the cards.

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Splitting the Difference: 2003 Honda Civic Type R vs. 2020 Honda Civic Type R

Splitting the Difference: 2003 Honda Civic Type R vs. 2020 Honda Civic Type R

We’ll just call this the VTEC Wars

You know how they say ’respect and honor your elders?’ Well, we can all agree that Honda is doing just that with the Civic and in particular with the Civic Type R.

The nifty hot hatch has remained true to its origins - albeit switching to turbocharging along the way - but that original Type R ethos is still present in modern Type Rs. Don’t believe us? Check out Throttle House’s latest video.

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Can the Original NSX Keep Up With a Modern Civic Type R?

Can the Original NSX Keep Up With a Modern Civic Type R?

Even more, can old RWD beat new FWD?

As particular countries are relaxing protective measures against the coronavirus we are bound to see more car-related content flowing online, which is always a good thing to have.

Adhering to this trend is Mat Watson and carwow, who came up with a pretty interesting head-to-head between a 2005 Honda NSX and a 2017 Honda Civic Type R.

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Watch a 1500-Horsepower, AWD Honda Civic (Kinda) Jolt to 60 MPH in just 1.1 Seconds

Watch a 1500-Horsepower, AWD Honda Civic (Kinda) Jolt to 60 MPH in just 1.1 Seconds

One point one seconds in case you thought that was a typo

Alright. What’s the first thing that pops into mind when you hear the words Honda Civic? Nippy driving? Reliability? The Type R? A teenager’s car? Uber? Well, to us, it’s all of the above but to Norris Prayoonto and P-Racing, the Civic is proper dragster material. A downright scary one.

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 Will We Ever See an All-Electric Civic Type R from Honda?

Will We Ever See an All-Electric Civic Type R from Honda?

The answer might surprise you

There’s nothing we can say to further boost the Civic’s (and subsequently, the Type R’s) icon status among car nuts. But times are changing and with the current push for electrification, even such a revered moniker as the Type R is likely to adopt the trend sooner or later.

Recent info in that direction comes from within Honda’s official ranks. Apparently, there are folks over at Honda who believe in the possibility of an all-electric Type R-badged car, especially since the Japanese carmaker should begin mixing its performance-oriented cars with less polluting powertrains.

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Quick, Grab This Special 2021 Honda Civic Type R While It's Hot

Quick, Grab This Special 2021 Honda Civic Type R While It’s Hot

Seriously, Honda won’t bring that many to the U.S.

Honda didn’t forget about those Type R customers that live for track days and track days only, so it came up with a more circuit-oriented, limited-run Civic Type R that can only be had in one body color.

So, if the regular Honda Civic Type R wasn’t light enough for you, then please do check out the 2021 Type R Limited Edition, which Honda dubs as “the ultimate street-legal track-focused variant” of the Civic Type R. Oh, and it’s supposed to arrive on U.S. soil later this year, so hopefully future owners won’t have to wait a lot to get it.

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The Facelifted Civic Type R Finally Made it to America - Here's What Changed

The Facelifted Civic Type R Finally Made it to America - Here’s What Changed

The mighty Japanese hot hatch gets a significant mid-cycle facelift

The current-generation Honda Civic Type R has been around since 2017. It caused a ruckus when it first arrived, but like all things hyped, the frenzy surrounding the Civic Type R died down. Expectations among fans and customers were satisfied and it wouldn’t be until Honda gave the Civic Type R a mid-cycle refresh that the hype once again started to rise to a crescendo.

Well, that time has come. Honda unveiled the updated Civic Type R at the 2020 Chicago Auto Show with a few notable upgrades on its bodywork and its mechanical components.

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James May Just Did the Best Video Review of the Honda Civic Type R That We've Ever Seen

James May Just Did the Best Video Review of the Honda Civic Type R That We’ve Ever Seen

And you don’t need to put on hold everything for half a day to view it all

Honda may not be building too many exciting cars at the moment but when the Japanese do get up and slap a ’Type R’ badge onto something, we stop and listen. This is the case with the latest Civic Type R, introduced in 2017, that puts out 306 horsepower, features a social media-friendly body kit, and is a monstrously fast FWD hatchback. Don’t believe me? Maybe you will believe if James May says it.

The FK8 Civic Type R based on the tenth-generation Civic is by far the most insane-looking Civic Type R of the lot and a lot of people out there have been harsh with the car for that very reason. Many say it’s more show than go while you may hear others joking that it was designed so that it will put tuning companies out of business. But this isn’t a car that can only bark and not bite as records on a number of world-renown race tracks will attest. But, for us, the reason why we like this Civic Type R so much is that we can, finally, taste it for ourselves as it’s the first Civic to be sold in the U.S. Let’s hope this is the start of a tradition and not just a one-off opportunity.

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The Next-Gen Honda Civic Type-R Will Most Likely Be a Hybrid-Powered Performance Beast

The Next-Gen Honda Civic Type-R Will Most Likely Be a Hybrid-Powered Performance Beast

It’s happening, folks, whether you like it or not

Honda has not been doing well in the European market and has made some big plans to boost its sales. By 2025, the Japanese giant will electrify all of its models in Europe. And, this is where the Civic Type-R comes into the picture. Based on the comments made by a senior Honda executive at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show, the next-gen Honda Civic Type-R will be electrified alongside a drastic change in design direction from the sharp and angular image of recent generations. Will the Civic Type-R’s performance remain the same even then?

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2020 VW Jetta GLI vs 2019 Honda Civic Si Sedan

2020 VW Jetta GLI vs 2019 Honda Civic Si Sedan

Clash of the hot compact sedans

Volkswagen has finally given its Jetta sedan for North America the power, exclusivity, and extra sporting edge that some enthusiasts felt were missing from the package. The new 2020 Jetta GLI has addressed all those concerns and is now a model with enough brawn and sophistication to go head to head with all the sporty sedans in its size and price brackets. If you’re into fast driving, then you will be happy to note the new Jetta GLI gets the exact same engine as the (Golf) GTI, a standard limited-slip differential, and a snappy six-speed stick shift.

One of the new Jetta GLI’s main rivals is the2019 Honda Civic Si sedan, a very hard contender indeed. The Civic Si has a smaller displacement engine than the Jetta GLI, and has less power, but it is also quite a light car, one renowned for its excellent handling and road manners. It also looks somewhat sportier than the Jetta too, especially if you see its trunk lid-mounted wing, the center exhaust, and the aggressive overall design and stance.

If this were purely a visual comparison to discover which car looked more aggressive, that distinction would automatically go to the Civic Si. But it’s not all about the visuals, especially since the Jetta is more powerful than the Civic and it also has a more sophisticated independent rear suspension that VW doesn’t offer on any other Jetta model.

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The Hyundai I30N Is Awesome, But Is it Good Enough to Dethrone the 2019 Honda Civic Type R?

The Hyundai I30N Is Awesome, But Is it Good Enough to Dethrone the 2019 Honda Civic Type R?

Can the new kid really challenge the hot hatch establishment?

Hyundai has to be applauded for creating the i30N, its first ever hot hatch, which is not only good for a first effort but genuinely good even when compared to offerings from automakers with much more experience in the segment. So, since they’re aiming for the top in this segment, it’s thoroughly justified to try out the i30N against the fastest front-wheel-drive hot hatch currently on sale, the Honda Civic Type R.

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The Best-Selling Cars In America This Year Through October 2018

The Best-Selling Cars In America This Year Through October 2018

The best-selling model this year is lapping the field

2018 has been a big sales year for automakers in the U.S. From January to October 2018, car sales in the U.S. have reached 14,262,604 sold units. That represents a 0.2 percent increase in total sales compared to the first ten months of 2017. If you take it from that perspective, Americans are buying more vehicles this year than they did last year. But there are a lot of pieces involve in this numbers, too. These pieces paint a more accurate picture of the automotive landscape in the U.S. in 2018. Sales of light trucks — these include SUVs and pickups are up 8.3 percent compared to their sales numbers from January to October 2017.

On the other hand, sales of passenger vehicles, including sedans, are down 13.3 percent in the same period. This tells us that more and more American buyers are buying SUVs and pickups compared to sedans. It’s no surprise, then, that when we compiled the top 10 list of best-selling vehicles in the U.S. in the first ten months of the year, the upper half of that list was dominated by, you guessed it, pickups and SUVs.

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Top 10 Compact Cars Ranked From Best to Worst

Top 10 Compact Cars Ranked From Best to Worst

Small cars are still quite popular and the market is brimming with options even in 2018

Picking the best small car of the myriad of options available isn’t an easy thing to do. If you’ve made up your mind and you don’t want a compact SUV or crossover and, instead, go for a compact sedan or hatchback, there are the obvious choices like a Volkswagen Golf, a Honda Civic or a Toyota Corolla. But the market is much wider than that. and compact cars still represent great value for money, even in 2019, in a market flooded by SUVs and all kinds of niche crossovers. Compact models are a great choice as a first new car and, luckily, there’s still a great variety of cars to choose from. Here are our top 10 choices.

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2018 Honda Civic Type R TCR

2018 Honda Civic Type R TCR

The most extreme Civic Type R, but it’s not road legal

The Honda Civic Type R TCR is a purpose-built racing car for the TCR formula. It is based on the FK7/8 Civic Type R and is built by JAS Motorsport. The car, with all of its 340-horsepower, won the inaugural TCR title in the Pirelli World Challenge this year with driver Ryan Eversley and team RealTime Racing.

Touring car racing has seen many sets of regulations come and go, some more successful than others. We all remember the glorious Group A touring cars such as the BMW M3 (E30) Sport Evolution, the Mercedes-Benz 190E AMG Evo II or the Nissan Skyline GT-R R32. Then there was the Super Touring formula which took the world by storm and became a truly global phenomena spawning regional series all across the globe, including North America where the North-American Touring Car Championship was held for two seasons.

Now, there’s a new platform that’s at the peak of its popularity. It’s called TCR, and it was conceived by Marcello Lotti, head of World Sporting Consulting, as a cost-effective option to the TC1 cars that were used in the World Touring Car Championship (WTCC).

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2018 Honda Civic Deep Orange 9

2018 Honda Civic Deep Orange 9

Clemson University Students Build 600-horsepower Hybrid Civic

Graduate students at Clemson University have completed building one of the coolest Honda Civics you’ll ever see. It still looks like the current Civic, but a lot of what lies under the surface has changed, none more important than the car’s powertrain. No longer is this Civic running solely on a traditional gas engine. It still has one in the form of a 2.0-liter, supercharged, four-cylinder engine, but it also features an electric motor that helps bring the car’s total output to 600 horsepower.

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Budget Direct Renders the Evolution of 7 Timeless Models

Budget Direct Renders the Evolution of 7 Timeless Models

Don’t expect any of these models to go away anytime soon

There is no shortage of car models in the auto industry these days. Some models have gained followings while others have become flashes in the pan. Then there are the titans of the business, the models that have lasted the test of time and have been around, literally, for generations. In the course of their respective lifetimes, these models have evolved in more ways than one, none more evident than their designs. These seven models have been around for so long their designs have evolved considerably from when they first came out. Knowing their place in the business, these models are unlikely to go away anytime soon.

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The 2019 Honda Civic Is Safer and Better Looking

The 2019 Honda Civic Is Safer and Better Looking

The coupe can now be had in Sport trim now too

While the Type R may be a bit over the top with its styling, the lesser versions of the latest Honda Civic are definitely exceptional in their compact-car mission. Now, Honda has revealed the 2019 Civic with new styling features for the coupe and sedan. As an added bonus the Sport trim can now be had on the Civic Coupe.

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The Best 2018 Cars Under $20,000

The Best 2018 Cars Under $20,000

Everything you need without breaking the bank

Finding the right car for you isn’t exactly easy. From horsepower to mpg, interior room to standard equipment, there’s a lot to take in and consider. Of course, doing your homework is critical to finding that perfect ride, and luckily, if you’re looking for something under the $20K-mark, we’ve got you covered right here.

Continue reading for the full list.

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10 Most Affordable New Sports Cars for 2018

10 Most Affordable New Sports Cars for 2018

When you gotta go fast for not much cash

Although it’s easy to get lost in the deluge of noise surrounding fully self-driving, electron-powered commuter bubbles, there’s still a strong number of gas-powered sports machines out there to enjoy. And we aren’t talking about six-figure unobtanium supercars either - nope, we’re talking about loads of driving goodness to be had in the far more reasonable $20k to $30k price range. As such, we put together the following list of the 10 Most Affordable Sports Cars on the market today.

Looking over the list, some of you out there will undoubtedly point out how several entries aren’t your typical “sports car,” whether it’s the body style, drivetrain layout, or both. Regardless, every single one of these models comes packed with maximum smiles per miles, and for a lightweight price tag to boot. As such, we’ve included a few hot hatchbacks, a rally car, and a few others that fall outside the traditional sports car spectrum. Of course, there’s plenty of RWD coupes in there as well, so fear not and read on.

Continue reading for the full list.

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8 Cars With Amazing Front Wheel Drive Systems That Prove You Don't Always Need AWD

8 Cars With Amazing Front Wheel Drive Systems That Prove You Don’t Always Need AWD

Have you ever seen a front wheel drive car making a one wheel burnout? You have? Great! That’s the problem many manufacturers have been trying to circumnavigate or completely resolve on FWD cars. Not so much to deter you from making one wheel burnouts, but to make the car corner better and safer with putting down the power to the wheel that actually has some grip. The reason a FWD car (or any car for that matter) tends to send power to the wheel with least grip is the so-called open differential - a system designed to send power to the wheel with 50 percent of power reaching one wheel and 50 percent the other. However, as opposite wheels on cars must spin at different rates (like when cornering), the open differential cannot be locked, thus allowing for some extreme tendencies to send the power through the path of least resistance. Simply said - to the wheels with the least grip. Using this system saves a ton in R&D, the simple design of open differential makes it cheap to produce, and it doesn’t put too much strain on the various drivetrain elements. However, some tend to make fun of open diffs. “They are just like a one-wheel drive.” Is there any truth to this? After all, the power always goes to the wheel with the least resistance.

While an open diff works great in normal conditions (on a surface and in conditions that provide similar grip to both wheels,) more extreme circumstances (cornering fast, driving on slippery surfaces and the like) do limit its effectiveness fast. That is why manufacturers found a number of ways to circumnavigate these problems with mechanical means. Those cars using systems to defeat the limitations of open diffs are usually in the upper echelons of the car world, and I am presenting you nine of them.

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Honda Civic Type R Sets New Lap Record

Honda Civic Type R Sets New Lap Record

Going balls to the wall in Portugal

Even if you’re a diehard domestic lover with a heart made of American iron and spare V-8’s, ‘ya gotta give it up for the Honda Civic Type R. Over the year, the H Badge has worked hard to refine and polish this FWD hero to a gleaming finish, and the latest fifth-generation FK8 that dropped in 2017 at the Geneva Motor Show brings all the tricks and innovation together into a single high-speed package. To prove its worth, the new R’d-out Civic has been on a worldwide tour, smashing lap records as it goes, with the latest fast results coming out of a trip to Portugal.

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Updated Honda Civic Type R Caught Testing; It Could be a Hotter Version!

Updated Honda Civic Type R Caught Testing; It Could be a Hotter Version!

Finally a rival for the Ford Focus RS?

The latest Honda Civic Type R was introduced just a year ago, but the Japanese firm is already working on a facelift. A revised prototype with mild camouflage over its front and rear fascias was spotted testing on public roads, and it seems that Honda is planning to replace the hatchback with an updated version in 2019.

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The Honda Civic Type R Smashes New Record, This Time at Silverstone

The Honda Civic Type R Smashes New Record, This Time at Silverstone

The record-breaking hot hatch is on a record-breaking roll

The Honda Civic Type R has broken another front-wheel-drive lap record to add to its growing list of records it already has under its belt. This time around, the Civic Type R went to Silverstone in the U.K. to claim a new lap record for a front-wheel-drive production car with a time of 2:31.320, beating the previous record that was held by the previous-generation Civic Type R.

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Honda and Charlie Puth Create Special Edition Civic Type R

Honda and Charlie Puth Create Special Edition Civic Type R

The special edition Civic Type R is part of this year’s Honda Civic Tour

Honda and pop singer Charlie Puth have collaborated to create a unique Civic Type R that will be showcased at this year’s Honda Civic Tour. The one-off was designed by the singer, who was also given the same task on a Rebel 300 motorcycle that is going to be raffled off as part of this year’s Civic Tour festivities. Those who end up joining the fun could win the Puth-designed Rebel 300 motorcycle or a Honda Civic of their choice.

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Honda Civic Type R Sets Lap Record at Spa-Francorchamps

Honda Civic Type R Sets Lap Record at Spa-Francorchamps

More benchmarks will follow in 2018

It’s been some time since the new Honda Civic Type R hit the market and the Japanese hot hatch is still making headlines. On top of bringing it to the U.S. for the very first time, Honda is also using the Type R to set records for FWD cars on Europe’s most iconic race track. After setting new benchmarks on the Nurburgring and Magny-Cours GP circuits, the Type R established a new record on Belgium’s Spa-Francorchamps track too.

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The Honda Civic Type R is Trashing Europe's Best Racetracks

The Honda Civic Type R is Trashing Europe’s Best Racetracks

Add another lap record to the mighty Japanese hot hatch

The Honda Civic Type R continues to set benchmarks after posting a front-wheel-drive production car lap record at Spa Francorchamps. The hot hatch monster recorded a scintillating lap time of 2:53.72 at one of the world’s most famous race tracks, doing so with the help of Super GT driver and LMP2 champion Bertrand Baguette.

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Wallpaper of the Day: 2017 Honda Civic Type R

Wallpaper of the Day: 2017 Honda Civic Type R

The Civic Type R is here in the United States? Boy is it a good time to be alive! To make it better, download one of our wallpapers and give your desktop some of that Type R treatment!

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Honda Debuts a Civic Type R Pickup and We've Officially Seen it All

Honda Debuts a Civic Type R Pickup and We’ve Officially Seen it All

It’s actually kinda cool – better than the Roofless Nissan Leaf, anyway

The Honda Civic Type R is an awesome machine, and it got even cooler with the latest generation when Honda decided to bring it to U.S. shores and finally gave us a taste of the once forbidden fruit. With 306 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque on tap, it’s the definition of Japanese-bred hot hatch. It’s also the fastest car that’s spun its front two wheels around the Magny-Cours track. And, in a weird turn of events, Honda engineers have decided to chop one up and turn it into a proper pickup truck. Yes; a pickup truck. And, the weird part is that it’s pretty damn cool.

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As Ford Cancels its Future Sedans in America, Honda Introduces the Civic Saloon to the U.K.

As Ford Cancels its Future Sedans in America, Honda Introduces the Civic Saloon to the U.K.

It’s an affordable “four-door coupe”

Honda’s new-gen Civic is quite the looker. Here in the States, we were lucky enough to get both the hatchback (and the Type R, finally) and the sedan or “saloon” as our European brethren call it. Over in the U.K., however, the only choice is the Civic Hatch, but that will change now as Honda plans to bring the saloon to U.K. dealers by August 2018.

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You Can Get a Civic Type R for Free – If You Play Forza 7

You Can Get a Civic Type R for Free – If You Play Forza 7

The may update comes with a free car

Okay, so you can’t just stop by your local Honda dealer and roll off the lot in a $36,000 Civic Type R without paying a penny. But, if you play Forza 7, you can get one for free and – in this case – that’s the next best thing. The free Civic Type R comes as part of the May update that addresses the locked-liveries bug and kicks off a month of honoring none other than Honda. What a better way to do so than to give everyone a free Civic Type R, right?

The best part is, you don’t even have to do anything really. Well, if you’re a Car Pass player, you don’t. Those who have Car Pass will find the car sitting in their garage as soon as they download the update. If you don’t have Car Pass, don’t worry – it’s free for you too, you just have to go to the buy cars screen and pick it out of the lineup. Again, it won’t cost you anything, so what are you waiting for? Go get your 306-horsepower track monster and see what it’s like to drive it, at least in the virtual world, anyway.

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As the Ford Focus RS Fades to Black, Honda Jacks Up the Price on the Civic Type R

As the Ford Focus RS Fades to Black, Honda Jacks Up the Price on the Civic Type R

It remains the best deal for the money but still…

Reports are coming in, and it looks like the Honda Civic Type R will see a small price increase starting in May of 2018. As Cars Direct reports, the Civic Type R will see a baseline price increase of $600, raising the entry cost to $35,595 including destination which also saw a $5 increase across the board. This isn’t the first time the Civic Type R has seen a price increase but nearly triple that of the $215 price increase that went into effect for November 2017. For what it’s worth, the entire Civic lineup sees an increase, but models below the Type R will only increase by $100.

This news comes right on the heels of Ford’s announcement to execute damn near all of its car lineup, including the Focus RS, at least for now. If Ford doesn’t bring the next-gen Focus RS to U.S. shores, the Civic Type R will have just one true competitor, the Volkswagen Golf R – a model that comes in at $5,040 more than the Type R as of the time of this writing. Of course, you could count the Subaru WRX STI as a competitor, and we do, but – despite its similar performance – it’s not really a hatchback. It’s also more expensive, though, hitting the wallet for a minimum of $36,995 or $1,400 more if you include Subaru’s $860 destination charge.

So, while Honda has increased the pricing of the Civic Type R mid-year, with no sign of any improvement whatsoever, it’s still the cheapest performance hatchback on the market, even if you include the non-hatch WRX STI.

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