Picking up your daughter from school in the 2019 Honda Civic Type R is almost as fun as driving the high-performance hatchback on a twisty mountain road. The Type R gets an incredible amount of attention. And it’s not just the kids who go wild for the hot hatch, as several members of the faculty also come over to ask about the Honda. You’d think I was driving a Ferrari or something.
The 2019 Honda Civic Type R is something special, and everyone knows it. Assembled in England, it’s the most powerful, best-performing, most radically styled, and — at $35,700 — the most expensive Honda Civic ever sold in America. It’s an absolute blast to drive, and it’s one of our favorites in the hot sport compact category, which also includes the Volkswagen Golf R, Hyundai Veloster N, and Subaru WRX STi.