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2021 Honda Civic Type R vs. 2020 Toyota 86 Review

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2021 Honda
Civic Type R

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2020 Toyota
86

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MSRP*
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$37,895 to $43,995
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$27,060 to $30,190
Invoice* $35,324 to $41,002 $25,707 to $28,681
MPG - City 22 21
MPG - Hwy 28 N/A
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 Toyota 86. The Honda Civic Type R will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Toyota 86.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Honda Civic Type R as you will with the Toyota 86, as they get the same number of miles per tank of gas.

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 Toyota 86, 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 Toyota 86.

Dimensions
Since the Honda Civic Type R is much wider than the Toyota 86, 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 Toyota 86.

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 Toyota 86.

Handling
The Honda Civic Type R has a larger turning radius than the Toyota 86, making it slightly 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 Toyota 86. 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 Toyota 86. With its significantly greater cargo capacity, the Honda Civic Type R will be able to haul more equipment or luggage than the Toyota 86.

Warranty
The Honda Civic Type R comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Toyota 86.