Review of the 2020 Honda Civic Type R - Lumberton NC

Review of the 2020 Honda Civic Type R - Lumberton NC View Inventory

Vehicle Overview

The 2020 Honda Civic Type R introduces some notable upgrades to a vehicle generation that was introduced more than four years ago. The new Civic Type R available at Lumberton Honda has gotten a facelift, including a new front grille, as well as additional body colors to pick from. In addition, there are performance-oriented upgrades, including a revised front suspension, new brake rotors and pads and a redesigned shifter intended to give you a shorter throw. The standard equipment as been expanded and now includes Honda Sensing and the options have also been broadened. The new Civic Type R is available to test-drive in Lumberton today, and we have models available across all trim levels.

Lumberton NC - 2020 Honda Civic Type R's Overview

Exterior - 2020 Honda Civic Type R

In addition to Rallye Red, your color choices include Championship White and Aegean Blue as well as more subdued metallic options like Crystal Black, Polished Metal and Sonic Gray. Each 2020 Honda Civic Type R gets gloss black 20-inch alloy wheels, performance tires, a red accent on the wheel lip and red brake calipers. The distinctive Type R styling elements, such as the large spoiler, are present on every vehicle. There are some options to personalize your Type R exterior, including body-colored side molding, chrome door trim, carbon-fiber side mirror covers and window deflectors.

Lumberton NC - 2020 Honda Civic Type R's Exterior

Interior - 2020 Honda Civic Type R in Lumberton

The Type R is meant to be performance-oriented and comfortable, and you can expect nothing less than premium racing seats. You still have the same headroom and legroom as the Civic, which makes the rear seats comfortable for adults. The 2020 Honda Civic Type R interior theme is distinct and features high-quality materials throughout. The accents are both racy and very red. This year’s infotainment center has been updated some for better visibility as well as better usability due to dedicated physical controls for volume and the like. There are some interior options, including console illumination, a wireless phone charger, all-season floor mats, a cargo organizer and a cargo net.

Lumberton NC - 2020 Honda Civic Type R's Interior

Mechanical - Honda Civic Type R specs in Lumberton

The Civic Type R is different mechanically than the basic Civic, and as mentioned in the introduction, there have been a number of key improvements. All Type R models use front-wheel drive. The 2020 model has a revised front suspension that improves steering and responsiveness. The Type R has larger brakes than the basic Civic, and these have been improved with even higher-performance rotors and pads. The new grille design has a mechanical aspect in that it is intended to let more air in and cool the engine faster. The shifter has been retooled for shorter throws. The Type R has three driver-selectable modes, and Honda engineers have opted for synthetic engine noise to make each mode sound unique.

Lumberton NC - 2020 Honda Civic Type R's Mechanical

Powertrain - Honda Civic Type R specs in Lumberton NC

The turbocharged four-cylinder that Honda makes exclusively for the Type R is carried over in the redesign, but it has been refined for more torque. Both the old and new engine are rated for 306 horsepower, but whereas last year’s engine made 285 pound-feet of torque, the new version delivers 295. This engine is paired with a six-speed manual transmission. There is no automatic option. The redesigned shifter is in perfect sync with the precise clutch action, and a centered triple-pipe exhaust helps to achieve that horsepower rating and gives the Type R style to match.

Safety - 2020 Honda Civic Type R dealer

Concerning safety, the biggest change is that Honda Sensing is now standard equipment. You do not have to pay extra for it, and Honda includes it at every trim level. The rearview camera and the driver assistance technologies are also accessed from a satellite-linked Honda navigation system. The system provides you access via a 7.0-inch HD color touchscreen as well as voice commands. Honda Sensing includes a cruise control system that can adapt to current driving conditions. You get a blind-spot monitor as well as a lane centering assist system and a warning system for non-signaled lane departures. There is also a system to detect forward collisions and automatically activate braking as needed.

Experience the New Civic Type-R

The 2020 Honda Civic Type R is a fantastic vehicle, but you really have to see it firsthand and test-drive it to appreciate it. You can do that by visiting us in Lumberton whenever it is convenient. Although not required, you are also welcome to schedule an appointment. Want to shop from the comfort of your home or office? Peruse our inventory via our website. You can also email us or live chat with us. We have team members available to provide quotes, assist with financing preapproval and much more.

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