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2021 Ford Mustang vs. 2020 Honda Civic Si Review

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2021 Ford
Mustang

MSRP*: $27,205 to $52,400
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2020 Honda
Civic Si

MSRP*: $25,200 to $25,400
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Invoice* $26,117 to $49,780 $23,405 to $23,590
MPG - City 14 - 21 MPG 26 MPG
MPG - Hwy 22 - 29 MPG Info not available
Seating Capacity 4 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space 13.5 ft3 11.9 ft3
Engine Inline-4, V-8 Inline-4
Transmission Manual Manual
Drivetrain Rear-wheel Front-wheel
Horsepower 330 - 480 hp 205 hp
Exterior Length 188.3 in 177.3 in
Exterior Width 75.4 in 70.9 in
Leg Room Front 44.5 in
Rear 30.6 in
Front 42.3 in
Rear 35.9 in
Head Room Front 37.6 in
Rear 34.8 in
Front 36.5 in
Rear 34.5 in
Basic Warranty 3 years/36,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** ***** *****
Frontal Crash Rating** ***** ****
Side Crash Rating** ***** *****

**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 Si than the Ford Mustang, due to its greater head- and legroom. The Ford Mustang will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Honda Civic Si.

Convenience
The Honda Civic Si requires fewer visits to the gas station than the Ford Mustang, 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 Ford Mustang will definitely make more of a dent in your wallet than the Honda Civic Si, 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 Destination Charge for the Ford Mustang is much higher than that for the Honda Civic Si.

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

Handling
The Ford Mustang has about the same turning radius as the Honda Civic Si, allowing equal maneuverability in and out of tight spots.

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

Powertrain
Due to its much higher torque, the engine of the Ford Mustang does a much better job of transmitting power to the wheels than the Honda Civic Si.

Utility
The Ford Mustang has less seating than the Honda Civic Si, making the Honda Civic Si the better choice if you need to chauffeur many passengers. The Ford Mustang has a roomier cargo area for holding your bags or other items than the Honda Civic Si.

Warranty
The Ford Mustang comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Honda Civic Si.