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2019 Honda Civic Type R vs 2019 Subaru WRX STI

2019 Honda Civic Type R Exterior Driver Side Rear Profile vs 2019 Subaru WRX STI Exterior Passenger Side Rear Profile

2019 Honda Civic Type R vs 2019 Subaru WRX STI

It might have already been the most iconic version of the legendary Civic nameplate before it even became available in North America. The Type R was making waves in other markets for years before Honda finally decided to attempt to make a model that could adhere to the rigorous emissions requirements of the market here in North America. Now that it’s here, it’s without a doubt the most popular version of the Honda Civic there is. We wanted to see how it measures up to another popular and iconic sports car, despite the fact that it’s not a hatchback model, by comparing the 2019 Honda Civic Type R vs 2019 Subaru WRX STI.

2019 Honda Civic Type R Vs 2019 Subaru WRX STI
9.4 l/100km Combined Fuel Efficiency 12.4 l/100km
306 HP Horsepower 310 HP
3,117 lbs. Curb Weight 3,448 lbs.
25.7 cu. ft. Cargo Capacity 12.0 cu. ft.

2019 Honda Civic Type R Interior Cabin Front Seatbacks & Rear Seat Folded Flat

Advantages of the 2019 Civic Type R

The two vehicles are very similar to one another, as you can see by looking at the image up at the top of this page. The table just above tells a slightly different story, however. The first row highlights the two vehicles’ fuel economy ratings, which might not be the first thing you consider when shopping for a high-performance sports car, but it’s still important. Utilizing a full 3 litres less fuel to travel the same 100 kilometres is a pretty big deal, too, which the Type R does.

You might assume, then, that the WRX STI would blow the Type R out of the water in terms of power, but in truth, it only generates an extra 4 horsepower. That would hardly be noticeable, especially when you take into account that the Type R weights 331 pounds less than its Subaru counterpart. That weight difference would likely eliminate any HP advantage the STI has, considering it’s so small.

That brings us to the final row, which depicts cargo capacity. Now, this might be a little unfair, because as we mentioned the WRX STI isn’t a hatchback. But it’s difficult to argue with an extra 13.7 extra cubic feet of space to fill. That’s literally more than twice the size of the Subaru model’s trunk. If you’re interested in a Type R of your own, reach out to us right away!