When we compare the Ford Mustang GT's and the Honda Civic Type R's specifications and ratings, the Ford Mustang GT has the advantage in the areas of new vehicle base pricing, typical lower range of pricing for one- to five-year-old used cars, reliability, resale value and base engine power. The Honda Civic Type R has the advantage in the areas of fuel efficiency, interior volume and overall quality score. Based on this comparison of the Ford Mustang GT's and the Honda Civic Type R's specifications and ratings, the Ford Mustang GT is a better car than the Honda Civic Type R.
Ford Mustang GT vs. Honda Civic Type R Pricing
A used 2023 Ford Mustang GT ranges from $38,575 to $51,055 while a used 2023 Honda Civic Type R is priced between $51,997 to $61,988. For a new model, the Ford Mustang GT's price is between $38,315 and $49,448, with the Honda Civic Type R priced between $44,215 and $54,870.
Ford Mustang GT vs. Honda Civic Type R Resale/Retained Value
Looking at the 5-year depreciation rate for both models, the Ford Mustang GT loses 21 percent of its value and the Honda Civic Type R loses 36 percent of its value. This means the Ford Mustang GT retains 14.9 percentage points more of its value and has the advantage of higher resale value versus the Honda Civic Type R.
Ford Mustang GT vs. Honda Civic Type R 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 8.6 out of 10. This results in the Ford Mustang being ranked 1 out of 15 Best Sports Cars and the Honda Civic being ranked 4 out of 28 Best Hatchbacks.
Ford Mustang GT vs. Honda Civic Type R Reliability Rating
iSeeCars’ Reliability Rating for the Ford Mustang is 8.4 out of 10. For the Honda Civic the reliability rating is 8.3 out of 10. This gives the Ford Mustang a slight advantage in reliability compared to the Honda Civic.
Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison
For engine performance, the Ford Mustang GT’s base engine makes 450 horsepower, and the Honda Civic Type R base engine makes 315 horsepower. The GT is rated to deliver an average of 18 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 384 miles. The Type R is rated to deliver an average of 24 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 347 miles.This gives the Honda Civic Type R the advantage in fuel efficiency and the Ford Mustang GT the advantage in maximum range. The GT uses regular unleaded, and the Type R uses premium unleaded.
Passenger Space Comparison
The Honda Civic Type R, a compact car, has the advantage of offering more interior volume, reflected in more front head room, rear head room, rear shoulder room, rear leg room, and cargo space. The Ford Mustang GT, 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 Ford Mustang GT and the Honda Civic Type R have the same average safety rating of 5 out of 5 Stars. When comparing IIHS evaluations, the Honda Civic Type R has the advantage with a Top Safety Pick award.