2017 Honda Civic Type R: First Drive Review

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On the Road
On the street, the biggest surprise of this hot hatch with 300 horsepower delivered through front wheels turns out to be something that it lacks — torque steer. It has none. The 2.0-liter turbo offers abundant power for passing at highway speeds, but Type R drivers will need to be on their best behavior. There is nothing stealthy about the look, and the Type R practically begs to be pushed a bit more. Running up through a couple gears from a dead stop puts even the tamest drivers dangerously close to local speed limits, and the Type R proves extremely capable handling twists above posted limits.

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