What’s New in the 2023 Civic Type R?


New Performance Hatchback at Cambridge Centre Honda

The look of the 2023 Honda Civic Type R is more conservative than that of its radically styled predecessor, but that shouldn't prevent it from being more exhilarating to drive. The Civic Type R is only available as a hatchback and has the same turbocharged four-cylinder engine as the previous model, but with output up to 315 horsepower and 310 pound-feet of torque. The six-speed manual transmission in the front-wheel-drive Type R has also been modified to accommodate the increased power, and Honda has enhanced brake cooling to better manage intense wear-and-tear. Learn more about the 2023 Type R at Cambridge Centre Honda, and find out how to order yours, today.


More Power

The 2023 Honda Civic Type R (CTR) is powered by 315 horsepower and 310 pound-feet of torque. This marks a 9-horsepower and 15-pound-feet improvement over the previous-generation automobile, which had totals of 306 and 295, respectively. Maximum horsepower remains at 6500 rpm, while peak torque is now generated between 2600 and 4000 rpm. While the new CTR has the same turbocharged 2.0-liter 4 cylinder as previously, Honda made many changes that led to the power increase that will improve engine responsiveness. A freer-flowing air intake, a revamped turbo, and a new exhaust system with an active valve that now opens at higher rpm are among the improvements.

Racing-Focused Enhancements

Better engine cooling is one of the several track-focused enhancements provided to the R-rated Civic. Honda has achieved this by increasing the grille aperture and installing a larger radiator with a large-diameter fan. The brakes are also enhanced, with greater cooling and an upgraded brake booster that makes the pedal simpler to handle. The 2023 CTR also has a wider and heavier body than before, creating more downforce for the aerodynamic profile. With more downforce, a wider and more rigid frame, and a retuned dual-axis strut front and multilink rear suspension, the Type R is more track-ready than ever before.


Learn how you can get the new 2023 Civic Type R at Cambridge Centre Honda, and enjoy taking this performance hatchback out to your local racetracks in the Kitchener and Guelph regions. Explore everything Honda sales, repair and maintenance, parts, and more at our Cambridge, Ontario dealership location, today.