2021 Honda Civic Type R vs. 2020 Hyundai Ioniq Plug-In Hybrid | NewCars.com

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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

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2020 Hyundai
Ioniq Plug-In Hybrid

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MSRP*
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$37,895 to $43,995
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$26,500 to $32,950
Invoice* $35,324 to $41,002 $25,589 to $31,387
MPG - City 22 N/A
MPG - Hwy 28 N/A
Engine(s) Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity 4 5
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.

Drivetrain
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.

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.

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.