Review: 2020 Honda Civic Type R Updates & New Features

Last month the 2020 Honda Civic Type R made its US debut at the Chicago Auto Show and it did so sporting its new Boost Blue exterior color. The updated, eye-catching Civic Type R received a bunch of updates and a host of new features for 2020. The Type R goes on sale in our Dublin Honda showroom at the end of 2020, so let’s take a moment to review what we have to look forward to.

Revised Styling

Refinement here, refinement there. Refinement, refinement everywhere! The Civic Type R continues to sport its race car good looks, and for 2020 includes:

  • new Alcantara™-wrapped steering wheel 
  • new suede-wrapped shifter 
  • restyled knob and shorter shift throws

Improved Handling & Braking

Now equipped with new two-piece brake rotors and brake pads, the 2020 Civic Type R is better equipped to reduce fade and improve high-speed braking efficiency. Plus, its received some updates to its suspension as well, including:

  • updated dampers for improved ride comfort
  • stiffer rear bushings for better grip
  • revisions to the front suspension and steering for even better steering feel

Better Engine Cooling

The 2020 Civic Type R also sports a redesigned grille, which allows for better engine cooling especially when operating under high demand. 

Powerful Engine

The 2020 Civic Type R gets its power from a race-bred 2.0-liter direct-injected and turbocharged 4-cylinder engine with VTEC valvetrain. It puts out a peak 306 horsepower and 295 lb.-ft. of torque, and distributes power to the front wheels through a close-ratio 6-speed manual transmission and limited-slip differential. 

As with earlier models, drivers can control their ride quality by using the Civic Type R’s three distinct driving modes – Comfort, Sport and +R. Toggling between modes provides varying suspension firmness, steering, and throttle response.

Honda Sensing

Now standard on the Civic Type R is Honda Sensing, Honda’s advanced suite of driver-assistive safety technologies. Standard features include:

  • Standard forward-collision warning and automated emergency braking
  • Standard lane-departure alert and lane-keeping assist
  • Standard adaptive cruise control

For more information on the new 2020 Honda Civic Type R, stop by our Dublin Honda dealership and meet with a member of our Dublin Honda sales team. 

Located in Dublin, California, Dublin Honda is the place for all your Honda needs, whether you’re looking to learn about the latest Honda models or in need of top-notch, trusted Honda service, Dublin Honda is the place for you.

Till next time!