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Parkers overall rating: 4.5 out of 5 4.5

The Civic only scored four stars in the Euro NCAP crash test ratings at a time when most alternatives have been awarded five. The Type-R gets six airbags as standard, electronic stability control, seatbelt pre-tensioners and Isofix child seat mounting points.

The Type-R offers superb luggage space with a 485 litre capacity - that's 100-litres more than the Ford Focus, plus the boot features a neat twin-level floor. But it's the rear seats that are the Civic's cleverest feature - they fold flat in one go, or alternatively the bases can be lifted up - there's also extra storage space underneath the chairs.

This is an area where the Honda is way ahead of rivals. However there are gripes - rear visibility is obscured slightly by the spoiler in the split rear screen and there's no rear wiper either, the bottom pane has a water-repellent coating that Honda claims clears itself - but in practice it doesn't really work and collects dirt easily.

Basic equipment

The basic equipment list includes equipment that is standard across all versions of the Honda Civic Type-R (07-10).

  • ABS
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric mirrors
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front electric windows
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Remote locking
  • Side airbags
  • Sports seats
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
  • Traction control

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
  • Cruise control
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Front fog lights
  • Headlight washers
  • Sat Nav

Championship White Type R equipment

Championship White Type R standard equipment
  • Cruise control
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Front fog lights
  • Headlight washers
Championship White Type R optional equipment
  • Sat Nav

Type R equipment

Type R standard equipment
Same as basic equipment
Type R optional equipment
None available

Type R GT equipment

Type R GT standard equipment
  • Cruise control
  • Front fog lights
Type R GT optional equipment
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Headlight washers
  • Sat Nav

Type R Mugen equipment

Type R Mugen standard equipment
  • Cruise control
  • Front fog lights
  • Headlight washers
Type R Mugen optional equipment
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Sat Nav

Euro NCAP Rating

The Honda Civic Type-R (07-10) was tested by Euro NCAP in and received the following safety ratings:

  • Adult Occupant - 4 stars
  • Child Occupant - 4 stars
  • Vulnerable road users - 3 stars

Euro NCAP provides motoring consumers with a realistic and independent assessment of the safety performance of some of the most popular cars sold in Europe. The safety ratings are determined from a series of vehicle tests, designed and carried out by Euro NCAP. These tests represent, in a simplified way, important real life accident scenarios that could result in injured or killed car occupants or other road users.