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2021 Honda Civic Type R vs. 2020 Lexus RC 300 Review

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2021 Honda
Civic Type R

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2020 Lexus
RC 300

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MSRP*
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$37,895 to $43,995
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$41,295 to $48,540
Invoice* $35,324 to $41,002 $38,405 to $45,142
MPG - City 22 18 - 21
MPG - Hwy 28 24 - 30
Engine(s) Inline-4 Inline-4, V-6
Seating Capacity 4 4
Basic Warranty 3 years/36,000 miles 4 years/50,000 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
Due to its greater rear head- and legroom, backseat passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Honda Civic Type R than the Lexus RC 300. The Lexus RC 300 will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Honda Civic Type R.

Convenience
With the Lexus RC 300 you will definitely be making less frequent stops at the gas station than with the Honda Civic Type R, due to its tank size and 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). When looking only at MSRP, the Honda Civic Type R will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Lexus RC 300. 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 Lexus RC 300 have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Honda Civic Type R is much wider than the Lexus RC 300, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. The Honda Civic Type R is slightly shorter than the Lexus RC 300, which may make it easier to park.

Drivetrain
With somewhat higher torque, the engine of the Honda Civic Type R transmits a bit more power to the wheels than the Lexus RC 300.

Handling
The Honda Civic Type R has a significantly larger turning radius than the Lexus RC 300, making it much more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Honda Civic Type R is somewhat more powerful than the Lexus RC 300.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Honda Civic Type R and the Lexus RC 300. With its significantly greater cargo capacity, the Honda Civic Type R will be able to haul more equipment or luggage than the Lexus RC 300.

Warranty
The basic warranty of the Honda Civic Type R is not as nearly as extensive as that of the Lexus RC 300.