Source: AutoVerdict
May 31, 2017
by Nick Saporito

So far we know every detail surrounding the 2017 Honda Civic Type R, but its price. Honda has yet to formally announce how many dollars this hot hatch will set you back, but some keen readers over at forum may have solved the mystery by snapping a photo of the window sticker.

According to the photo evidence (at the link above), the Civic Type R will start at $33,900 with a mandatory $875 destination charge that will bring the grand total to $34,775. The reader apparently shot a photo of the window sticker off one of many Type R's sitting at the port. Why are there a bunch of Type R's at a port in the U.S. you may ask? Because they are manufactured by Honda in the United Kingdom and shipped to here.

By all indications the photo appears legitimate and the circumstances surrounding it certainly add up. The (possibly?) official price also coincides with the lip service Honda has been providing about the car; that the price tag would fall in the mid-$30,000 range for the 2017 model.

The window sticker spy shot also confirms that Honda is officially calling all 2017 Civic Type R's Touring trim levels. In the Honda world that is a higher trim level, meaning every Type R comes very well equipped with virtually no options to add to the price. There is talk that Honda will add a lower, cheaper trim level to the Type R for the 2018 model year.

For now, the pricing model makes the Type R look like a pretty good deal. With 306 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque, the $35,000 price tag doesn't seem to shabby. Granted, it has less power than a Ford Focus RS or Volkswagen Golf R, but it's also going to leave thousands of dollars in your bank account after the purchase too.

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