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2020 BMW 230 vs. 2021 Honda Civic Type R Review

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2020 BMW
230

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2021 Honda
Civic Type R

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MSRP*
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$35,300 to $37,300
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$37,895 to $43,995
Invoice* $33,330 to $35,190 $35,324 to $41,002
MPG - City 21 - 24 22
MPG - Hwy 31 - 32 N/A
Engine(s) Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity 4 4
Basic Warranty 4 years/50,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles

*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 be able to stretch out a lot more in the Honda Civic Type R than the BMW 230, due to its greater head- and legroom. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the BMW 230 and the Honda Civic Type R in the front seats.

Convenience
With the BMW 230 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). When looking only at MSRP, the BMW 230 will have less of an impact on your bank account 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 BMW 230 and the Honda Civic Type R have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the BMW 230 is much slimmer than the Honda Civic Type R, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. The BMW 230 is slightly shorter than the Honda Civic Type R, which may make it easier to park.

Drivetrain
With its lower torque, the BMW 230 doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the Honda Civic Type R.

Handling
The BMW 230 has a significantly smaller turning radius than the Honda Civic Type R, allowing much better maneuverability in and out of tight spots.

Performance
The BMW 230 has less horsepower than the Honda Civic Type R, so it will probably be somewhat slower.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the BMW 230 and the Honda Civic Type R. The BMW 230 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 BMW 230 than that of the Honda Civic Type R.