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2021 Honda Civic Type R vs. 2021 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Review

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2021 Honda
Civic Type R

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2021 Mercedes-Benz
C-Class

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MSRP*
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$37,895 to $43,995
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$47,200 to $49,200
Invoice* $35,324 to $41,002 $44,368 to $46,248
MPG - City 22 23 - 24
MPG - Hwy 28 32 - 33
Engine(s) Inline-4 Inline-4
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 Mercedes-Benz C-Class. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the Honda Civic Type R and the Mercedes-Benz C-Class in the front seats.

Convenience
With the Mercedes-Benz C-Class 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). Based on MSRP, the Honda Civic Type R is clearly a better financial choice over the Mercedes-Benz C-Class. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. In this case, the Honda Civic Type R will cost less to deliver to the dealership than the Mercedes-Benz C-Class.

Dimensions
Since the Honda Civic Type R is much wider than the Mercedes-Benz C-Class, 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 Mercedes-Benz C-Class, 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 Mercedes-Benz C-Class.

Handling
The Honda Civic Type R has a larger turning radius than the Mercedes-Benz C-Class, making it slightly 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 Mercedes-Benz C-Class.

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 Mercedes-Benz C-Class. With its significantly greater cargo capacity, the Honda Civic Type R will be able to haul more equipment or luggage than the Mercedes-Benz C-Class.

Warranty
The basic warranty of the Honda Civic Type R is not as nearly as extensive as that of the Mercedes-Benz C-Class.