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Parkers overall rating: 4 out of 5 4.0

Euro NCAP rates Civic as a four-star car; their only real criticism was child seat protection. To save weight, it loses the side airbags of other Civics, and there’s no traction control although it doesn’t seem to need it until it snows. Gets remote central locking, deadlocks and an alarm/immobiliser.

The rear seats split/fold for added practicality although there is no five door option (that's the not-so-manic Type-S). The boot is reasonably generous thanks to the fact that the Civic is one of the roomiest. The rear is easy to access and the centre console bin is ideal for hiding CDs and contains a drinks holder.

Basic equipment

The basic equipment list includes equipment that is standard across all versions of the Honda Civic Type-R (01-05).

  • ABS
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric mirrors
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front electric windows
  • Heated mirrors
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Remote locking
  • Space saver spare wheel
  • Sports seats
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment

Equipment by trim level

To view equipment options for a specific trim level, please select from the following list:

Equipment included on some trim levels
  • Air conditioning
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Leather seat trim
  • Lumbar support

Type-R equipment

Type-R standard equipment
  • Leather seat trim
Type-R optional equipment
  • Air conditioning

Type-R 30th Anniversary equipment

Type-R 30th Anniversary standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Lumbar support
Type-R 30th Anniversary optional equipment
  • Leather seat trim