2017 Civic Type R is currently Honda’s hottest and most trending model, and fans are eagerly waiting for its arrival. For the past few months, people have been waiting patiently for information regarding the price of this Japanese rocket. And recently, folks from CivicX.com have released a photo of what seems to be a legitimate window sticker showing the Type R’s base price – a whopping $33,900.
The photo sure looks like the real deal and it shows that there are no optional items (just like the previous Honda Civic Type R models) for the Type R but specifies a $875 “destination and handling” charge as the only additional fee. Buyers will have to pay a total of $34,775 to get a hold of this Japanese rocket. It’s like paying an additional $10,000 premium over the Honda Civic Si.
While the amount falls on the estimated mid-$30,000 range, there are still some who find that this amount is too much for a Honda Civic, regardless of it being a powerful Type R. For the said amount, you can actually get a two-year old BMW M235 coupe complete with its factory warranty except that it can’t get you your dose of adrenaline rush at the Nurburgring with a lap time of 7 minutes and 43 seconds – the current track record of Type R front-wheel-drive vehicles.
Compared to its rear-wheel and all-wheel drive hot hatch competition (the likes of the Ford Focus RS and Volkswagen Golf R), the Type R is actually quite cheaper – by $2,000 against Ford and a huge difference of $5,550 less than the VeeDub. And, it is not only cheaper but it also easily outperforms its competition.
The highest trim other models in its lineup can get is the Touring trim – which means that chances are, the $34,775 price could actually be the price ceiling. That’s assuming that Honda doesn’t have anything else under its sleeve. The Type R does not have a drift button but will surely deliver the best in both performance and price in the hyper hot hatchbacks segment. It’s actually a good bargain for its price, to be honest.
Honda has been asked to comment on this and said that the official pricing will be released by mid-June. There are also rumors that the Japanese automaker is yet to offer a base model for 2018, which means that it could possibly be cheaper. Competition is tough in the U.S., so it’s quite brave for Honda to bring in the Civic Type R, joining co-red badge Honda Acura Integra Type R.
If you’re tight on the budget, then there’s also the “cheaper” Honda Civic Si. The Civic Si is $10,000 cheaper than its big brother Type R and may have lesser horsepower, but it can surely perform as well as the Type R. Those who have tested the Si will surely attest that having “prolific ponies” does not really equate to becoming a better entertainment machine – it just takes a lot of confidence to be better than any other.