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2020 Honda Civic Si vs. 2021 Honda Civic Type R Review

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2020 Honda
Civic Si

MSRP*: $25,200 to $25,400
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2021 Honda
Civic Type R

MSRP*: $37,895 to $43,995
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Invoice* $23,405 to $23,590 $35,324 to $41,002
MPG - City 26 MPG 22 MPG
MPG - Hwy 36 MPG Info not available
Seating Capacity 5 seats 4 seats
Cargo Space 11.9 ft3 46.2 ft3
Engine Inline-4 Inline-4
Transmission Manual Manual
Drivetrain Front-wheel Front-wheel
Horsepower 205 hp 306 hp
Exterior Length 177.3 in 179.4 in
Exterior Width 70.9 in 73.9 in
Leg Room Front 42.3 in
Rear 35.9 in
Front 42.3 in
Rear 35.9 in
Head Room Front 36.5 in
Rear 34.5 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 Honda Civic Si, due to its greater head- and legroom. The Honda Civic Type R will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Honda Civic Si.

Convenience
With the Honda Civic Si you will definitely be making fewer stops at the gas station than with the Honda Civic Type R, due to its larger tank size and better fuel economy.

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 Honda Civic Si 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 Honda Civic Si and the Honda Civic Type R have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Honda Civic Si 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. When looking at overall length, the Honda Civic Si takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Honda Civic Type R.

Handling
The Honda Civic Si 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 Honda Civic Si 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 Honda Civic Si has much less torque than the Honda Civic Type R, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.

Utility
The Honda Civic Si offers greater seating capacity than the Honda Civic Type R, making it a better choice for those who find themselves chauffeuring others around. The Honda Civic Si 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 Honda Civic Si comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Honda Civic Type R.