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2021 Honda Civic Type R vs. 2020 Porsche 718 Cayman Review

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2021 Honda
Civic Type R

MSRP*: $37,895 to $43,995
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2020 Porsche
718 Cayman

MSRP*: $57,500 to $99,200
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MPG - City 22 MPG 16 - 20 MPG
MPG - Hwy 28 MPG 23 - 26 MPG
Seating Capacity 4 seats 2 seats
Cargo Space 46.2 ft3 14.7 - 14.9 ft3
Engine Inline-4 Horizontal
Transmission Manual Manual
Drivetrain Front-wheel Rear-wheel
Horsepower 306 hp 300 - 414 hp
Exterior Length 179.4 in 172.4 - 175.5 in
Exterior Width 73.9 in 70.9 - 71.0 in
Leg Room Front 42.3 in
Rear 35.9 in
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Head Room Front 39.3 in
Rear 37.4 in
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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

Convenience
The Porsche 718 Cayman 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). Based on MSRP, the Honda Civic Type R is clearly a better financial choice over the Porsche 718 Cayman. 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 carries a much lower Destination Charge than the Porsche 718 Cayman.

Dimensions
Since the Honda Civic Type R is much wider than the Porsche 718 Cayman, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. For some people, bigger is better. If that's the case for you, then you'll be happier with the Honda Civic Type R, which is slightly longer than the Porsche 718 Cayman.

Handling
The Honda Civic Type R has a larger turning radius than the Porsche 718 Cayman, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
The Honda Civic Type R has less horsepower than the Porsche 718 Cayman, so it will probably be somewhat slower.

Powertrain
With its lower torque, the Honda Civic Type R doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the Porsche 718 Cayman.

Utility
The Honda Civic Type R offers greater seating capacity than the Porsche 718 Cayman, making it a better choice for those who find themselves chauffeuring others around. With its significantly greater cargo capacity, the Honda Civic Type R will be able to haul more equipment or luggage than the Porsche 718 Cayman.

Warranty
The basic warranty of the Honda Civic Type R is not as nearly as extensive as that of the Porsche 718 Cayman.