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2023 Honda Civic Type R Is a Little More Adult, No Less Fun

With a more mature aesthetic but more power than the previous generation, the 2023 Civic Type R is still about driving excitement first and foremost.

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Andrew Krok
Cars are Andrew's jam, as is strawberry. After spending years as a regular ol' car fanatic, he started working his way through the echelons of the automotive industry, starting out as social-media director of a small European-focused garage outside of Chicago. From there, he moved to the editorial side, penning several written features in Total 911 Magazine before becoming a full-time auto writer, first for a local Chicago outlet and then for CNET Cars.
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The Honda Civic Type R is back.

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The 2023 Honda Civic Type R picks up a more mature aesthetic, except for the giant wing out back -- which, mind you, is functional.

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Under the hood is a 2.0-liter turbocharged I4.

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It produces 315 horsepower and 310 pound-feet of torque.

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Those figures represent a 9-horsepower and 15 pound-foot improvement over the outgoing Type R.

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Another part of the Honda Civic Type R that's grown is, sadly, its price.

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A 2023 Civic Type R will run you a hair under $44,000.

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That's a hefty sum, considering the Toyota GR Corolla starts nearly $8,000 lower, while coming standard with all-wheel drive and nearly the same power output.

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When it reaches owners, the Type R will also have to do battle with the Hyundai Elantra N, which is down on power but also vastly more affordable.

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Don't forget to read our full first-drive review of the 2023 Honda Civic Type R, and stay tuned for our first impressions from the street in a month or so.

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