Which Version of the Honda Civic Should You Buy: Sedan, Hatchback, or Type R?

2020 Honda Civic TypeR | Sherwood, AR

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One of the things that makes the Honda Civic appealing is its different body styles. The Civic is offered in three forms: sedan, hatchback, and Type R. Let’s go over each version’s highlights and the features that may draw you to one over the others.

Honda Civic Sedan

Of all the Honda Civic models, this version has the lowest starting price. It’s also the most efficient, with an EPA-estimated fuel economy of 31 mpg in the city and 40 mpg on the highway, though the Civic Hatchback is not far behind.* It delivers the essential features you want even at the base trim level, including the Honda Sensing® suite of smart safety technologies, smartphone connectivity with available wireless integration, and a peppy 158-horsepower engine.

Honda Civic Hatchback

The biggest difference between the Honda Civic Sedan and Civic Hatchback is obviously the rear end. While the sedan’s trunk can swallow a respectable 14.8 cubic feet of luggage, the hatchback’s taller fifth door has room for 24.5 cubic feet of stuff, even though passenger space remains identical. Additionally, thanks to the hatch’s wide opening, it’s easier for you to load big objects. The hatchback offers an EX-L trim that makes leather upholstery a little more affordable than it is on the sedan.

Honda Civic Type R

Based on the hatchback model, the Honda Civic Type R is the fastest and most powerful Honda-badged car you can buy in the United States. Designed for performance first and everything else second, it boasts a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine rated at 306 horsepower and 295 lb-ft of torque. The large rear wing among other aero-enhancing body parts help it cut through the air, and its chassis components are designed for reducing lap times at the track.

For many young drivers here in Sherwood, the Honda Civic Sedan has what they need in a commuter car. Those seeking extra practicality may find it in the Honda Civic Hatchback at only a slight premium, while enthusiasts on the hunt for performance will appreciate the Honda Civic Type R. Check out all three at Russell Honda in Sherwood, Arkansas.

*31 city/40 highway/35 combined mpg rating for LX. 30 city/37 highway/33 combined mpg rating for Sport. 33 city/42 highway/36 combined mpg rating for EX. 31 city/38 highway/34 combined mpg rating for Touring. Based on 2022 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions and other factors.

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