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2021 Dodge Challenger vs. 2021 Honda Civic Type R Review

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2021 Dodge
Challenger

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2021 Honda
Civic Type R

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MSRP*
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$28,870 to $59,570
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$37,895 to $43,995
Invoice* $28,447 to $57,981 $35,324 to $41,002
MPG - City 13 - 19 22
MPG - Hwy 21 - 30 N/A
Engine(s) V-6, V-8 Inline-4
Seating Capacity 5 4
Basic Warranty 3 years/36,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** ***** Not Tested
Frontal Crash Rating** **** Not Tested
Side Crash Rating** ***** Not Tested

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

Convenience
The Dodge Challenger 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 Dodge Challenger 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 Destination Charge for the Dodge Challenger is much higher than that for the Honda Civic Type R.

Dimensions
Since the Dodge Challenger is much wider than the Honda Civic Type R, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. If you go with the Dodge Challenger, you may be circling the block looking for a space large enough to park more often than with the Honda Civic Type R.

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

Handling
The Dodge Challenger 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 Dodge Challenger 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
The Dodge Challenger offers greater seating capacity than the Honda Civic Type R, making it a better choice for those who find themselves chauffeuring others around.

Warranty
The Dodge Challenger comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Honda Civic Type R.