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2021 Honda Civic Type R vs. 2020 Hyundai Ioniq Plug-In Hybrid Review

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2021 Honda
Civic Type R

MSRP*: $37,895 to $43,995
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2020 Hyundai
Ioniq Plug-In Hybrid

MSRP*: $26,500 to $32,950
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Invoice* $35,324 to $41,002 $25,589 to $31,387
MPG - City 22 MPG Info not available
MPG - Hwy 28 MPG Info not available
Seating Capacity 4 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space 46.2 ft3 Info not available
Engine Inline-4 Inline-4
Transmission Manual Manual
Drivetrain Front-wheel Front-wheel
Horsepower 306 hp 104 hp
Exterior Length 179.4 in 176.0 in
Exterior Width 73.9 in 71.7 in
Leg Room Front 42.3 in
Rear 35.9 in
Front 42.2 in
Rear 35.7 in
Head Room Front 39.3 in
Rear 37.4 in
Front 38.2 - 39.1 in
Rear 37.4 in
Basic Warranty 3 years/36,000 miles 5 years/60,000 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
The Honda Civic Type R offers rear passengers about the same space to stretch out as the Hyundai Ioniq Plug-In Hybrid with comparable rear head- and legroom in both vehicles. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the Honda Civic Type R and the Hyundai Ioniq Plug-In Hybrid in the front seats.

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 Honda Civic Type R will definitely make more of a dent in your wallet than the Hyundai Ioniq Plug-In Hybrid, 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 Honda Civic Type R and the Hyundai Ioniq Plug-In Hybrid have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Honda Civic Type R is much wider than the Hyundai Ioniq Plug-In Hybrid, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. When looking at overall length, the Honda Civic Type R takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Hyundai Ioniq Plug-In Hybrid.

Handling
The Honda Civic Type R has a significantly larger turning radius than the Hyundai Ioniq Plug-In Hybrid, making it much more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Honda Civic Type R has a much more powerful engine than the Hyundai Ioniq Plug-In Hybrid. 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 Honda Civic Type R does a much better job of transmitting power to the wheels than the Hyundai Ioniq Plug-In Hybrid.

Utility
The Honda Civic Type R has less seating than the Hyundai Ioniq Plug-In Hybrid, making the Hyundai Ioniq Plug-In Hybrid the better choice if you need to chauffeur many passengers.

Warranty
The basic warranty of the Honda Civic Type R is not as nearly as extensive as that of the Hyundai Ioniq Plug-In Hybrid.