2019 Honda Civic Type R Prices Are Increasing (Again)

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, Senior Pricing Analyst - July 9, 2019

Pricing for one of Honda's fiercest cars is going up. Again. According to a letter from the manufacturer, pricing for the 2019 Civic Type R is increasing by $610 effective today. The amount reflects a $600 increase in base price and $10 hike in destination charge. The car will now start at $37,230, up from $36,620. That's almost $2,500 more than what the car cost when it was first introduced.

Back in 2017, the Type R debuted with an MSRP of $34,775. That quickly changed with at least two price increases for 2018. Last November, Honda revealed 2019 Type R pricing would start at $36,595, $1,000 more than the previous year. In January, the automaker raised its destination charge on cars to $920, a $25 increase. That's quite a bit of movement over the years.

That said, our analysis finds that Type R pricing remains on par with what we're seeing from competitors. Even at $37,230, the car will continue to undercut the 2019 Subaru WRX STI ($37,480).

Even with the latest price increase, the Type R is still more affordable than vehicles like the 2019 Volkswagen Golf R ($41,290 with manual transmission) and the now-discontinued Ford Focus RS (previously just shy of $42,000). The Type R comes in a single trim, the Touring, equipped with a 306 hp turbocharged engine paired with a 6-speed manual transmission in a front-wheel-drive configuration.

Unfortunately, the R won't be the only Honda subject to a price increase. MSRPs for other Civics, as well as the HR-V and CR-V are going up by $100. The automaker is also raising destination charges by $10 on all cars and $50 on its SUVS, the Odyssey, and Ridgeline. According to our records, this marks the second round of destination charge price hikes we've seen so far this year.

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, Senior Pricing Analyst

As CarsDirect’s resident pricing analyst, Alex offers must-know analysis of pricing & incentives to those looking to buy or lease a car. His consumer-oriented coverage of the latest trends and breaking news has been featured in publications such as Car and Driver, Motor Trend, Automobile Magazine and Autoblog.

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