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2021 Audi A5 vs. 2021 Honda Civic Type R Review

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2021 Audi
A5

MSRP*: $41,800 to $44,000
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2021 Honda
Civic Type R

MSRP*: $37,895 to $43,995
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Invoice* $39,292 to $41,360 $35,324 to $41,002
MPG - City 24 - 25 MPG 22 MPG
MPG - Hwy 31 - 34 MPG Info not available
Seating Capacity 4 - 5 seats 4 seats
Cargo Space 10.9 - 21.8 ft3 46.2 ft3
Engine Inline-4 Inline-4
Transmission Manual Manual
Drivetrain All-wheel Front-wheel
Horsepower 201 - 261 hp 306 hp
Exterior Length 184.9 - 187.2 in 179.4 in
Exterior Width 72.6 - 72.7 in 73.9 in
Leg Room Front 41.3 in
Rear 32.7 - 35.1 in
Front 42.3 in
Rear 35.9 in
Head Room Front 37.4 - 37.8 in
Rear 36.1 - 37.0 in
Front 39.3 in
Rear 37.4 in
Basic Warranty 4 years/50,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** ***** Info not available
Frontal Crash Rating** **** Info not available
Side Crash Rating** ***** Info not available

**Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries.

*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.

Comparison Review

Comfort
Passengers in the back seat will feel a little more squished in the Audi A5 than in the Honda Civic Type R, due to the Audi A5's smaller rear head- and legroom. The Honda Civic Type R will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Audi A5.

Convenience
With the Audi A5 you will definitely be making fewer stops at the gas station than with the Honda Civic Type R, due to its larger tank size and better fuel economy.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). The Audi A5 is somewhat more expensive than the Honda Civic Type R. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Audi A5 will cost more in transportation costs than the Honda Civic Type R.

Dimensions
The Audi A5 is a little narrower than the Honda Civic Type R, so you'll have an easier time getting in and out of the car in a tight parking spot. For some people, bigger is better. If that's the case for you, then you'll be happier with the Audi A5, which is slightly longer than the Honda Civic Type R.

Handling
The Audi A5 has a smaller turning radius than the Honda Civic Type R, allowing you to more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Audi A5 is significantly less powerful than the Honda Civic Type R. The good news is that, reportedly, cars with lower horsepower engines often have lower insurance premiums.

Powertrain
The Audi A5 has much less torque than the Honda Civic Type R, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.

Utility
The Audi A5 offers greater seating capacity than the Honda Civic Type R, making it a better choice for those who find themselves chauffeuring others around. The Audi A5 has significantly less cargo room than the Honda Civic Type R, which may be a concern if you do a lot of warehouse shopping.

Warranty
You'll have greater peace of mind with the more generous basic warranty of the Audi A5 than that of the Honda Civic Type R.