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2021 Honda Civic Type R vs. 2020 Subaru BRZ Review

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2021 Honda
Civic Type R

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2020 Subaru
BRZ

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MSRP*
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$37,895 to $43,995
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$28,845 to $31,495
Invoice* $35,324 to $41,002 $27,367 to $29,831
MPG - City 22 20 - 21
MPG - Hwy 28 27 - 29
Engine(s) Inline-4 Horizontal
Seating Capacity 4 4
Basic Warranty 3 years/36,000 miles 3 years/36,000 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 Subaru BRZ. The Honda Civic Type R will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Subaru BRZ.

Convenience
The Subaru BRZ 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 Subaru BRZ, 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 Honda Civic Type R will cost more in transportation costs than the Subaru BRZ.

Dimensions
Since the Honda Civic Type R is much wider than the Subaru BRZ, 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 Subaru BRZ.

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 Subaru BRZ.

Handling
The Honda Civic Type R has a significantly larger turning radius than the Subaru BRZ, 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 Subaru BRZ. 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 Subaru BRZ. With its significantly greater cargo capacity, the Honda Civic Type R will be able to haul more equipment or luggage than the Subaru BRZ.

Warranty
The Honda Civic Type R comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Subaru BRZ.