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2021 Ford Mustang vs. 2021 Honda Civic Type R Review

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2021 Ford
Mustang

MSRP*: $27,205 to $52,400
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2021 Honda
Civic Type R

MSRP*: $37,895 to $43,995
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Invoice* $26,117 to $49,780 $35,324 to $41,002
MPG - City 14 - 21 MPG 22 MPG
MPG - Hwy 22 - 29 MPG Info not available
Seating Capacity 4 seats 4 seats
Cargo Space 13.5 ft3 46.2 ft3
Engine Inline-4, V-8 Inline-4
Transmission Manual Manual
Drivetrain Rear-wheel Front-wheel
Horsepower 330 - 480 hp 306 hp
Exterior Length 188.3 in 179.4 in
Exterior Width 75.4 in 73.9 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 39.3 in
Rear 37.4 in
Basic Warranty 3 years/36,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** ***** Info not available
Frontal Crash Rating** ***** Info not available
Side Crash Rating** ***** Info not available

**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 Ford Mustang, due to its greater head- and legroom. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the Ford Mustang and the Honda Civic Type R in the front seats.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Ford Mustang 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). When looking only at MSRP, the Ford Mustang will have less of an impact on your bank account 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 Ford Mustang is much higher than that for the Honda Civic Type R.

Dimensions
The Ford Mustang is a little wider than the Honda Civic Type R, so getting in and out of the car in a crowded parking lot may be a little more of a squeeze. For some people, bigger is better. If that's the case for you, then you'll be happier with the Ford Mustang, which is slightly longer than the Honda Civic Type R.

Handling
The Ford Mustang 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 Ford Mustang 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.

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 Type R.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Ford Mustang and the Honda Civic Type R. The Ford Mustang 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
The Ford Mustang comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Honda Civic Type R.