Comparison between the Civic Type R and the Subaru BRZ:
- The 2023 Civic Type R will likely cost between $11,000 and $12,000 more than the new Subaru BRZ.
- The Subaru BRZ will be slower and less powerful than the all-new Civic Type R.
- All-new and redesigned 2023 Civic Type R – BRZ completely redesigned for 2022 (MY).
All-new Civic Type R for 2023; The Subaru BRZ underwent a complete redesign last year. This brings major changes to both. The BRZ coupe is one of the best sports cars you can buy, but the Civic Type R is one of the best sports hatchbacks you can buy.
How do you choose between these two great options? There are some important factors to consider.
|2023 Civic Type R.||2023 Subaru BRZ|
|price range||Estimated $39,000 – $40,000+||$28595 – $32795|
|Engine Options||2.0 liter turbo four cylinders||2.4 liter four-cylinder engine|
|horse power||306+ HP (Unconfirmed)||228 hp|
|torque||295+ lb-ft (Unconfirmed)||184 lbs ft|
|Transmission||Manual Transmission||6-sp manual / 6-sp automatic|
|MPG تقييم Rating||to be announced later on||21 cities / 30 highways|
|curb weight||Unavailable||2,815 – 2,881 lbs|
|IIHS safety rating||to be announced later on||to be announced later on|
|NHTSA Safety Rating||to be announced later on||to be announced later on|
2023 Honda Civic Type R vs. 2023 Subaru BRZ: Differences and Similarities
There are more differences than similarities between the 2023 Type R and the 2023 Subaru BRZ, although both attract a similar audience.
The Civic Type R is a five-door hatchback/rear-wheel drive chassis and front-wheel drive. Subaru BRZ is a rear-wheel drive two-door coupe. The Civic comes loaded with a powerful, turbocharged four-cylinder engine, which will likely deliver more than the usual 306 horsepower for 2023. The BRZ arrives with a non-turbocharged four-cylinder boxer engine. It only produces 228 horsepower, but it’s a smaller and lighter car.
The 2023 Civic Type R differs in almost every respect from its twins, the Subaru BRZ and Toyota 86. But there is one thing they all share: the spirit of a sports car.
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The all-new 2023 Type R will cost more than the BRZ
Car and Driver estimates that a 2023 Civic Type R will cost around $39,000 – $40,000 to start. Depending on how many changes the all-new hatchback has, and how many features come standard, the starting price could be higher. The Subaru BRZ Premium 2023 costs just $27995, and it comes loaded with several features.
Even a fully loaded BRZ Limited coupe costs around $33,000 when equipped with all the goodies. That’s $6000 – $8000 less than the basic 2023 variant will likely cost, even without any additional packages or features.
We are waiting for official pricing and specifications for the 2023 Civic Type R.
Honda Civic Type R vs Subaru BRZ 0-60 times
- 2023 Civic Type R.: Estimated 0-60 inches
- 2023 Subaru BRZ0-60 in 5.4 seconds
Car and Driver lists the 2022 BRZ’s time as a quick 5.4 seconds, which should equal the 2023’s time without any powertrain changes. That’s nearly half a second slower than the expected 5.0 seconds from the fastest Honda Civic. The 2023 Civic Type R is expected to be faster than its predecessor, so the 0-60 time could be even faster. In the pure speed competition, the Type R hatchback easily wins.
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Civic Type R vs Subaru BRZ: BRZ for beginners, Civic for sport
It’s time to pick the best of these two well-matched contenders. Both compact sports cars are great options for a solid performance under $50,000. After 50 years of civilian development, it looks like Honda has really nailed the recipe. But, the Subaru BRZ coupe is no slouch. It delivers power and performance in a small, affordable package.
Subaru BRZ is the best choice for those looking for an entry-level sports car that is fun to drive and won’t break the budget. Honda Civic Type R is the best choice for those who want to increase power.
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