Today, we put the fun back in the drive. This is for those of you who place road handling and performance ahead of all else, who spend your week thinking of what roads you’ll tear up on the weekend. This comparison is for you.
2019 Honda Civic R
It took eight generations of the Civic before we finally got an Type R-badged one here in Canada. Well known to Europeans and Japanese, this variant was, shall we say, highly anticipated here.
To help it reach a larger audience, the Civic Type R is based on the sedan but features a wider, lower profile and a decidedly more athletic overall style. Large air intakes at the front, a prominent spoiler on the trunk and a triple exhaust complete this unique look. Overall, it’s a look that departs pretty radically from the usual conservative Honda products.