New 2021 Honda Civic Type-R for sale in Edmonton, AB
The Civic Type R is the performance version of one of the world's most popular cars, but here in North America, we had to wait until this current fifth-generation was launched until it became officially available from dealers. It was certainly worth the wait though and this car's performance is everything we were told it would be. The styling is anything but subtle, but the aggressive stance, sporty air intakes and outrageous spoilers only tell the tale of what this car is capable of.
This a real head-turner of a car that's actually practical for a journey south to Calgary on Highway 2, but it's also a bit of a riot if you get chance to take it to a track and let loose where you don't have to worry about getting a speeding ticket.
If you’re the sort of person who likes to go about their business quietly, subtly and without causing a stir then the 2021 Honda Civic Type R probably isn't the car for you. The massive rear spoiler and purposefully aggressive front grille and fascia are further exaggerated by some of the colours the car is available in. You can have a Type R here in Canada in relatively subtle colours such as Crystal Black Pearl, Polished Metal Metallic or Sonic Grey Pearl, but you'll often find them in the much more overt colours such as Championship White, Boost/Racing Blue Pearl or Phoenix Yellow.
The interior is just as sporty as the exterior with two-tone seats, a flat-bottom steering wheel and shiny metal sport pedals, but it's also a very nice place to be where comfort certainly hasn't been overlooked. Unlike more expensive, more hardcore sports cars, the 2021 Civic Type R is perfectly suitable for a daily commute from Graham Heights to St. Albert every day.
Even though the Honda Civic Type R is a perfectly sensible daily driver, shopper and commuter car, the powertrain that can be as tame as you want it to be but it also turns this awesome Civic into a fearsome beast when you want it to. The engine you'll find under the hood is 2.0-litre turbo-four that pumps out a mighty impressive 306 horsepower and 295 lb.-ft. of torque that drives the front wheels through a six-speed manual transmission with rev-match control. There's also a 3-mode drive system that allows the driver to choose between Comfort, Sport and +R drive settings.
Although you will find cars with bigger, more powerful engines than this one for similar money, the Type R is about so much more than just straight-line speed and horsepower. This performance Civic will get you from 0 to 60 mph in a little over five seconds but it's the way it drives and handles that makes it so special. Put the type R on a road or tracks with plenty of twists and turns and it will easily leave a V-8 muscle car with twice as much power in its rearview mirror.
Prepare for a surprised
There's only one version of the 2021 Honda Civic Type R, but if you’re expecting some sort of stripped-down racer where even the radio is considered superfluous to requirements in the name of weight saving, then you’d be wrong. Standard equipment includes a 7.0-inch colour TFT meter display with Driver Information Interface, dual-zone climate control, and the Display Audio System with Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System and bilingual Voice Recognition.
You'll also get the HandsFreeLink bilingual Bluetooth wireless mobile phone interface, wireless phone charging, Alcantara-wrapped steering wheel, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility, HD Radio and SiriusXM, Wi-Fi tethering, and all the active and passive safety features you could wish for in a high-quality compact hatchback.
Meet the Type R legend in Edmonton, AB
The 2021 Honda Civic Type R is a relatively expensive version of the Civic hatchback, but this isn’t like any Honda Civic you've experienced before. A lot of cars claim to be "hot hatches" these days but few if any are as hot as the Type R is in many ways. Yes, it can be a ludicrous amount of fun for those who want a real driver's car without having to pay silly money, but it can also quite happily fulfil the day-to-day chores the evergreen Civic is so renowned for.
This is a car you have to experience to believe, so come and change everything you thought you knew about the Honda Civic and learn what Type R has to offer. Visit the award winning team at Wheaton Honda, 9688 34 Ave NW, Edmonton, Alberta.