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2021 Honda Civic Type R vs. 2022 MINI MINI-Hardtop Review

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2021 Honda
Civic Type R

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2022 MINI
MINI-Hardtop

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MSRP*
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$37,895 to $43,995
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$22,900 to $32,900
Invoice* $35,324 to $41,002 $19,000 to $30,470
MPG - City 22 22 - 27
MPG - Hwy 28 31 - 37
Engine(s) Inline-4 I-3, Inline-4
Seating Capacity 4 4 - 5
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 MINI MINI-Hardtop. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the Honda Civic Type R and the MINI MINI-Hardtop in the front seats.

Convenience
The MINI MINI-Hardtop requires fewer visits to the gas station than the Honda Civic Type R, making it more convenient to drive.

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 MINI MINI-Hardtop, 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 Destination Charge for the Honda Civic Type R is much higher than that for the MINI MINI-Hardtop.

Dimensions
Since the Honda Civic Type R is much wider than the MINI MINI-Hardtop, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. If you go with the Honda Civic Type R, you may be circling the block looking for a space large enough to park more often than with the MINI MINI-Hardtop.

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 MINI MINI-Hardtop.

Handling
The Honda Civic Type R has a significantly larger turning radius than the MINI MINI-Hardtop, 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 MINI MINI-Hardtop. However, something you should consider is that higher horsepower engines often command higher insurance premiums.

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

Warranty
The basic warranty of the Honda Civic Type R is not as nearly as extensive as that of the MINI MINI-Hardtop.