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Honda Civic Type R hatchback (2015-2017) - Reliability & safety

A strong performance by the standard Civic in our Driver Power customer satisfaction survey bodes well for the new Honda Civic Type R

Carbuyer Rating

4.1 out of 5

Owners Rating
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Reliability & safety Rating

4.6 out of 5

A solid standing for the standard Civic hatchback in our Driver Power 2015 owner satisfaction survey bodes well for the Type R’s reliability and overall ownership experience. Plus, an impressive suite of technology means it’s a very safe car.

Honda Civic Type R reliability

The Civic hatchback placed 41st out of the top 200 cars in our Driver Power 2015 survey, where drivers praised its build quality and reliability. That position wasn’t enough to warrant a podium finish in the compact family car class, but it’s a solid result for reliability nonetheless.

Safety

A five-star Euro NCAP crash-test rating proves the Civic is a very safe car. A whole host of airbags, along with anti-lock brakes and electronic stability control, are standard. Seatbelt pre-tensioners, seatbelt reminder buzzers, tyre-pressure monitoring, braking assistance, hill-start assistance and ISOFIX child-seat points are present, too.

The optional GT Pack throws in Honda’s latest safety technology: lane-departure warning, an automatic emergency braking system, blind-spot monitoring and traffic-sign recognition.

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Richard is a former editor of Carbuyer, as well as sister site DrivingElectric.com, and he's now Deputy Editor at Auto Express. Having spent a decade working in the automotive industry, he understands exactly what makes new car buyers tick.

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