When comparing the 2021 Ford Mustang's and the 2021 Honda Civic's specifications and ratings, the 2021 Ford Mustang has the advantage in the areas of resale value and base engine power. The 2021 Honda Civic has the advantage in the areas of typical lower range of pricing for used cars, and fuel efficiency, reliability, interior volume and overall quality score. Based on this comparison of the 2021 Ford Mustang's and the 2021 Honda Civic's specifications and ratings, the 2021 Honda Civic is a better car than the 2021 Ford Mustang.
2021 Ford Mustang vs. 2021 Honda Civic Pricing
A used 2021 Ford Mustang ranges from $25,707 to $90,902 while a used 2021 Honda Civic is priced between $19,999 to $27,660.
2021 Ford Mustang vs. 2021 Honda Civic Resale/Retained Value
Looking at the 5-year depreciation rate for both models, the 2021 Ford Mustang loses 21 percent of its value and the 2021 Honda Civic loses 30.4 percent of its value. This means the 2021 Ford Mustang retains 9.4 percentage points more of its value and has the advantage of higher resale value versus the 2021 Honda Civic.
2021 Ford Mustang vs. 2021 Honda Civic Quality Rating
The iSeeCars Overall Quality rating for the Ford Mustang is 8.3 out of 10 while the Honda Civic's quality rating is 9.0 out of 10. This results in the Ford Mustang being ranked 1 out of 15 Best Sports Cars and the Honda Civic being ranked 3 out of 26 Best Compact Cars.
2021 Ford Mustang vs. 2021 Honda Civic Reliability Rating
iSeeCars’ Reliability Rating for the Ford Mustang is 8.4 out of 10. For the Honda Civic the reliability rating is 8.8 out of 10. This gives the Honda Civic a slight advantage in reliability compared to the Ford Mustang.
Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison
For engine performance, the 2021 Ford Mustang’s base engine makes 310 horsepower, and the 2021 Honda Civic base engine makes 158 horsepower. The Mustang is rated to deliver an average of 24 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 450 miles. The Civic is rated to deliver an average of 33 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 471 miles. This gives the 2021 Honda Civic the fuel efficiency and maximum range advantage over the 2021 Ford Mustang. Both models use regular unleaded.
Passenger Space Comparison
The 2021 Honda Civic, a compact car, has the advantage of offering more interior volume, reflected in more front head room, front shoulder room, rear head room, rear shoulder room, rear leg room, and cargo space. The 2021 Ford Mustang, a sports car, has the advantage in the area of front leg room.
Safety Ratings Comparison
When comparing crash test ratings from NHTSA, both the 2021 Ford Mustang and the 2021 Honda Civic have the same average safety rating of 5 out of 5 Stars.