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2021 BMW 430 vs. 2021 Honda Civic Type R Review

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2021 BMW
430

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2021 Honda
Civic Type R

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MSRP*
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$45,600 to $47,600
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$37,895 to $43,995
Invoice* $42,910 to $44,770 $35,324 to $41,002
MPG - City 24 - 26 22
MPG - Hwy 33 - 34 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 430, due to its greater 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 BMW 430.

Convenience
With the BMW 430 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 BMW 430 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 BMW 430 and the Honda Civic Type R have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The BMW 430 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 BMW 430, which is slightly longer than the Honda Civic Type R.

Drivetrain
With similar torque, the BMW 430 and the Honda Civic Type R do an equal job of transmitting their engine's power to their wheels.

Handling
The BMW 430 has a smaller turning radius than the Honda Civic Type R, allowing you to more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
The BMW 430 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 430 and the Honda Civic Type R. The BMW 430 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 430 than that of the Honda Civic Type R.