This year's Honda Civic Type R hatchback is brand-new and might be on sale in the fall.

Even though the 2017 Civic Type R could have more power than the WRX STI, their 0-60 times are probably comparable.

For the world of sports cars, it's a terrific moment. 

For the 2023 model year, Honda is entirely redesigning the Civic Type R, Toyota is introducing the GR Corolla

Compare the performance of these two highly capable small cars from Honda and Subaru.

We've previously discussed reasons to choose a Honda Civic Type R over a Subaru WRX

 but is the latter's potent sedan now a more capable foe of Honda's brash hatchback?

Although Honda hasn't yet provided official specifications for the 2023 Civic Type R, Car & Driver provides some

 Honda made a suggestion that the most recent Type R would be more potent than the one it replaces

but we already know that it will still be powered by the model's venerable 2.0-liter four-cylinder turbo engine. 

The 2023 Type R will almost certainly have greater figures than the 306 horsepower and 295 lb-ft

This hatchback is only offered as a front-wheel drive model.