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2021 Chevrolet Spark vs. 2021 Honda Civic Type R Review

Picture of the 2021 Chevrolet Spark

2021 Chevrolet
Spark

MSRP*: $13,600 to $18,100
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Picture of the 2021 Honda Civic Type R

2021 Honda
Civic Type R

MSRP*: $37,895 to $43,995
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Invoice* $13,178 to $17,539 $35,324 to $41,002
MPG - City 29 - 30 MPG 22 MPG
MPG - Hwy 37 - 38 MPG Info not available
Seating Capacity 4 seats 4 seats
Cargo Space Info not available Info not available
Engine 98-hp, 1.4-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel) 306-hp, 2.0-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
Transmission Continuously Variable, M/T M/T
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Horsepower 98 hp 306 hp
Exterior Length 143.1 in 179.4 in
Exterior Width 62.8 in 73.9 in
Leg Room Front 41.7 in
Rear 33.0 in
Front 42.3 in
Rear 35.9 in
Head Room Front 39.0 in
Rear 37.0 in
Front 39.3 in
Rear 37.4 in
Basic Warranty 3 years/36,000 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 Chevrolet Spark, due to its greater head- and legroom. Offering just a little more front head- and legroom than the Chevrolet Spark, drivers may find the Honda Civic Type R a little roomier and somewhat more comfortable.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Chevrolet Spark as you will with the Honda Civic Type R, as they get the same number of miles per tank of gas.

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). Based on MSRP, the Chevrolet Spark is clearly a better financial choice over 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 Chevrolet Spark and the Honda Civic Type R have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Chevrolet Spark 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. If you go with the Chevrolet Spark, you'll have a much easier time finding a large enough space to park than you will with the Honda Civic Type R.

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

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Chevrolet Spark 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 Chevrolet Spark has much less torque than the Honda Civic Type R, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Chevrolet Spark and the Honda Civic Type R.

Warranty
The Chevrolet Spark comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Honda Civic Type R.