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2021 Honda Civic Type R vs. 2021 Nissan LEAF Review

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2021 Honda
Civic Type R

MSRP*: $37,895 to $43,995
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2021 Nissan
LEAF

MSRP*: $31,670 to $43,970
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Invoice* $35,324 to $41,002 $30,001 to $41,634
MPG - City 22 MPG 114 - 123 MPG
MPG - Hwy 28 MPG 94 - 99 MPG
Seating Capacity 4 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space 46.2 ft3 30.0 ft3
Engine Inline-4 147-hp, (electric), 214-hp, (electric)
Transmission Manual Automatic
Drivetrain Front-wheel Front-wheel
Horsepower 306 hp 147 - 214 hp
Exterior Length 179.4 in 176.4 in
Exterior Width 73.9 in 70.5 in
Leg Room Front 42.3 in
Rear 35.9 in
Front 42.1 in
Rear 33.5 in
Head Room Front 39.3 in
Rear 37.4 in
Front 41.2 in
Rear 37.3 in
Basic Warranty 3 years/36,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** Info not available *****
Frontal Crash Rating** Info not available ****
Side Crash Rating** Info not available *****

**Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries.

*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 Nissan LEAF. The Nissan LEAF will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Honda Civic Type R.

Convenience
With the Honda Civic Type R you will definitely be making fewer stops at the gas station than with the Nissan LEAF, due to its larger tank size and better 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). Whether you pick the Honda Civic Type R or the Nissan LEAF, it's going to cost you about the same. 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 will cost more in transportation costs than the Nissan LEAF.

Dimensions
Since the Honda Civic Type R is much wider than the Nissan LEAF, 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 Nissan LEAF.

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

Powertrain
With somewhat higher torque, the engine of the Honda Civic Type R transmits a bit more power to the wheels than the Nissan LEAF.

Utility
The Honda Civic Type R has less seating than the Nissan LEAF, making the Nissan LEAF the better choice if you need to chauffeur many passengers. With its significantly greater cargo capacity, the Honda Civic Type R will be able to haul more equipment or luggage than the Nissan LEAF.

Warranty
The Honda Civic Type R comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Nissan LEAF.