litre, 4 cylinder petrol
1.8 litre, 4 cylinder petrol
2.2 litre, 4 cylinder diesel
speed manual or auto FWD
mph (1.4 petrol)
127 mph (1.8 petrol)
127 mph (2.2 diesel)
seconds (1.4 petrol)
8.9 seconds (1.8 petrol)
8.7 seconds (2.2 diesel)
hp (1.4 litre)
138 hp (1.8 litre)
138 hp (2.2 diesel)
- 1473 kgs / 2753 - 3247 lbs
The Type S is the 3 door version of the latest shape Civic.
Not quite as sporty as the flagship Type
R, although the Type S still has sportier seats and suspension
than the 5 door versions. This gives it a slightly lower and
harder ride than the others, but not too hard like the Type
Like all Civics the Type S is very well equipped as standard,
with every version of the Type S receiving air conditioning,
electric mirrors, electric windows, remote central locking and
so on. There are two engines to choose from really because the
1.4 litre Type S is just so slow - seriously 15 seconds to 62
mph in a car with a Type S badge!
So that leaves the 1.8 vtec petrol and the 2.2i ctdi diesel.
Both have 138 bhp, but the diesel is the better of the two.
The petrol seems noisy and unrefined. And while the diesel is
obviously not the quietest of engines either, it's much better
The petrol version needs to be revved a lot to get much out
of it, and it feels raw and not very responsive. The diesel
has twice as much torque (241 lb-ft, as opposed to 128 lb-ft)
and its on tap all the way through the rev range. It's a great
engine. The diesel is also faster in the 0-62 mph sprint than
its petrol brother, and with a combined fuel consumption of
54.3 mpg it's considerably better on fuel too.
Out of all the Civics the Type S 2.2i ctdi is easily the one
I'd go for.
Words by Colin Fowler
Similar and related vehicles:
Honda Civic Type R (2001-2005)
Honda Civic Type R (2010)