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2020 BMW M4 vs. 2021 Honda Civic Type R Review

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2020 BMW
M4

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2021 Honda
Civic Type R

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MSRP*
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$69,150 to $103,100
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$37,895 to $43,995
Invoice* $64,810 to $96,385 $35,324 to $41,002
MPG - City 17 - 18 22
MPG - Hwy 23 - 25 N/A
Engine(s) Inline-6 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 M4, due to its greater head- and legroom. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the BMW M4 and the Honda Civic Type R in the front seats.

Convenience
The BMW M4 will require fewer stops at the gas station than the Honda Civic Type R, making it more convenient to drive.

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 M4 will definitely make more of a dent in your wallet than the Honda Civic Type R, which has a much lower MSRP. 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 M4 and the Honda Civic Type R have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The BMW M4 is about the same width as the Honda Civic Type R. For some people, bigger is better. If that's the case for you, then you'll be happier with the BMW M4, which is slightly longer than the Honda Civic Type R.

Drivetrain
Due to its much higher torque, the engine of the BMW M4 does a much better job of transmitting power to the wheels than the Honda Civic Type R.

Handling
The BMW M4 has about the same turning radius as the Honda Civic Type R, allowing equal maneuverability in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the BMW M4 has a much more powerful engine than the Honda Civic Type R. However, something you should consider is that higher horsepower engines often command higher insurance premiums.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the BMW M4 and the Honda Civic Type R. The BMW M4 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 M4 than that of the Honda Civic Type R.