Honda Civic Type-R Dimensions Guide
Stylish looking and performance focused the Honda Civic Type-R is sure to delight those looking to lease a racy red-hot hatchback. However, it’s no good having a car that looks and drives as well as this does if it’s not practical for your day-to-day life.
We’ve created a handy guide featuring all the essential Honda Civic Type-R dimensions and vital stats, allowing you to see if leasing a Honda Civic Type-R really will stack up and fit your lifestyle.
At 4557mm long the Civic Type-R is slightly longer than a BMW 2 Coupe and SEAT Leon ST. It’s also slightly wider at 1877mm, but this wide stance is a key feature and helps to give the Civic its appealing sporty stance.
The height of the vehicle has been constrained by the designers to just 1434mm, but again this helps add to the sporty race-ready appearance. The Honda Civic Type-R wheelbase is 2699mm.
The Honda Civic Type-R only seats 4, however this helps to ensure that passengers have extra space and feel more comfortable. It also means the cabin feels less cramped and has allowed Honda to scatter a handful of useful storage areas, like cubby holes and cup holders, throughout.
Up front there is more than adequate head and legroom available, equalling 998mm and 107mm respectively. Shoulder wise the Type-R offers 145mm of space, while hip room is a generous 136mm.
Passengers travelling in the back will find they get much more legroom than in a Ford Focus RS or BMW M140i with around 911mm available. However headroom in the rear is compromised slightly by the Type-R’s sloping roof and measures up at just 949mm. Shoulder room, on the other hand, is more than adequate at just under 140mm while hip room falls just short of 124mm.
The Honda Civic Type-R has a class-leading boot capacity of 420-litres beating the likes of the M140i’s and Focus RS’s. It easily accommodates day to day gear as well as offering the versatility of 60/40 split fold-down rear seats to increase load space to 786-litres.
The fuel tank capacity is average at 46-litres, however as it’s a performance model fuel efficiency is less in the Type-R compared to the standard Civic. Honda’s claimed combined fuel consumption of 36.7mpg should mean you can cover around 370 miles on a full tank, although it really will depend on how enthusiastic your foot is on the pedal.
The turning circle at the body is 12.56m while at the wheel centre it is 11.78m, pretty average for a vehicle of its size and means you shouldn’t have a problem with manoeuvres. However optional front and rear parking sensors are available meaning you can spec it up for fuss-free parking all of the time.
Sports models are typically lower than other cars and the Honda Civic Type-R is no exception. With a ground clearance of 126mm (when only the driver is on board), you will need to take it steadily over any speed bumps.
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