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Toyota GR Supra Vs. Honda Civic Type R Differences

2019 Honda Civic Type R vs 2020 Toyota GR Supra

If you're shopping for a new sports car and have narrowed it down to the Toyota GR Supra vs. Honda Civic Type R, then you probably want to know things like: Which car has the bigger engine, and which car has more horsepower? Good news! We've put together a comparison chart and review of the Supra vs. Civic Type R so you can see how both vehicles compare on the page.

Then, after you see how the new Honda Civic for sale outperforms the new Supra, you'll want to experience the Honda turbocharged performance for yourself. Take a moment to schedule your test drive, so you can see which is faster: the Honda Civic Type R or the Toyota Supra.

Honda Civic Type R Vs. Toyota Supra: Engine & Performance

Under the hood of the new 2021 Honda Civic Type R is a 2.0-Liter VTEC® Turbocharged and Intercooled DOHC 4-Cylinder Engine with Direct Injection that produces 306 horsepower and 295 pound-foot of torque. If you're looking for a new hot hatch with turbocharged performance and front-wheel drive, look no further than the latest Civic Type R from Honda.

In case you're interested in a vehicle that only comes with an automatic transmission and two fewer seats, the 2021 Toyota Supra is motivated by a 3.0-Liter turbocharged six-cylinder engine that delivers a range of 255-382 horsepower and 295-368 lb-ft of torque, depending on the configuration.

When you want to know what horsepower you're getting, opt for the Honda when deciding between the Toyota GR Supra vs. Honda Civic Type R.

Toyota Supra Vs. Type R: Starting MSRP and MPG

Both of these new sports cars deliver plenty of excitement, value, and fun. But, which one delivers more? The new Civic Type R has a $37,895 starting MSRP,1 while the 2021 GR Supra comes in significantly higher with a $43,090 starting MSRP. When you want performance and value, the choice between the Toyota Supra v. Civic Type R becomes clear — go with the Type R.

When it comes to EPA-estimated fuel economy between the Toyota GR Supra vs. Honda Civic Type R, the 2021 Civic Type R delivers 22/28/25 mpg2 (City/Highway/Combined), while the GR Supra 3.0 gives you an EPA-estimated 22/30/25 mpg (City/Highway/Combined). As you can see, when it comes to getting you around town, both vehicles deliver the same estimated mpg and roughly the same highway figures for an identical combined mpg rating.

Where price and fuel economy are concerned, when considering the Toyota Supra compared to Honda Civic Type R, the Civic Type R clearly gives you better value than the GR Supra.

If you're ready to take home a new sports car and are looking for ways to save on a Honda Civic Type R, be sure to browse our inventory of used Honda Civic for sale. We offer a selection of used Civic Type R for sale and Type R Limited Edition models in a variety of color options.

Toyota GR Supra Vs. Honda Civic Type R: Cargo Room & Usability

A benefit of both the Toyota GR Supra vs. Honda Civic Type R is daily usability. These are both reliable sports cars that you can drive every day. So, if you're looking for that new car to excite your weekends and give your commute a boost while still providing some everyday practicality and room for groceries, which one should you choose?

Easy. The Civic Type R gives you 25.7 cubic feet of cargo room. The 2021 GR Supra gives you less than half that amount with only 10.2 cubic feet of cargo room. If you want to take advantage of having four seats and an accommodating trunk, then the Type R easily outperforms other vehicles in the hot hatch segment.

By now, the choice between the Toyota GR Supra vs. Honda Civic Type R should be clear. The Civic Type R consistently outperforms the new GR Supra. If you're ready to get behind the wheel of one of these Japanese performance cars for sale, drop by our Honda dealership for a test drive.

Because, at the end of the day, while reading about how the Toyota GR Supra vs. Honda Civic Type R compare on paper is informative, it's not as telling as feeling the hairs on your neck stand up during a road test.

Running Through the Gears

Another point in the Toyota GR Supra vs. Honda Civic Type R debate, which has motoring enthusiasts and petrol heads everywhere excited, is the Honda Civic Type R has a six-speed manual transmission with automatic downshift rev-matching for maximum performance. In the GR Supra, you're limited to an eight-speed automatic.

Now that you've seen how the Civic Type R outperforms the new GR Supra for sale, you might be interested in another Honda vs. Toyota comparison. If so, we suggest our Honda Civic vs. Toyota Corolla review and model comparison.

2021 Toyota GR Supra 2021 Honda Civic Type R
Starting MSRP: $43,090 $37,895
Engine: 3.0-Liter turbocharged 6-cylinder 2.0-Liter VTEC® Turbocharged and Intercooled DOHC 4-Cylinder Engine with Direct Injection
Performance:
  • Power: 255-382 hp
  • Torque: 295-368 lb-ft
  • Power: 306 hp
  • Torque: 295 lb-ft
EPA-Estimated MPG (Highway/City): 30/22 mpg 28/22 mpg
Cargo Volume: 10.2 cubic feet 25.7 cubic feet

Frequently Asked Questions

Which one is faster: the Supra or Type R?

If you are trying to decide between these popular Japanese performance cars for sale, performance is definitely a deciding factor between the Toyota GR Supra vs. Honda Civic Type R. The Civic Type R delivers all-around performance, exceptional cornering, and a smooth ride as well as seating for two more people while being roughly $5,000 cheaper than the GR Supra.

Is the Type R turbo?

Yes, the new Honda Civic Type R is turbocharged. Under the hood is a 2.0L turbocharged engine that delivers 306 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque. The forged connecting rods and sodium-filled exhaust valves combine to create an iconic exhaust note that you'll love to wind up again and again, then downshift with rev-matching before entering any canyon tunnels that might come your way.

How much HP can the Type R handle?

The 2.0L turbocharged engine in the Civic Type R turbo produces 306 horsepower and pairs with a six-speed manual transmission with a lightweight flywheel and limited-slip differential to help you downshift and rev-match with ease, so you can power through the corners without losing traction from excessive wheelspin. To experience over 300 horsepower in a Honda Civic, schedule your test drive today.


1MSRP excluding tax, license, registration, $1175 destination charge and accessories. Dealer prices may vary. MSRP does not include $395 charge for select premium colors. $395 charge applies to 2021 and newer models.

222 city/28 highway/25 combined mpg rating. Based on 2021 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions and other factors.

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