The Type R is the ultimate performance version of the Honda Civic. While it is based on the standard Civic Hatchback, the Type R is tuned for a completely different driving experience, uncompromising in terms of performance. Slotting in above the Civic Si, the Type R is always the most powerful version of the Civic, and always comes with a manual transmission. Honda gives the Type R more aggressive, performance-oriented styling, inside and out. Bigger wheels, spoilers, vents and diffusers are usually added. But the Type R is not without creature comforts and the latest in technology. The sport seats offer more support, but are also comfortable. There is available touchscreen infotainment, navigation, and a premium sound system. Honda has added the option of a number of electronic safety features as well, and a backup camera to help avoid low-speed collisions. The Type R has set a number of front-wheel-drive lap records at racetracks all over the world, and is absolutely the most iconic car in the performance compact market.