When we compare the Honda Civic Type R's and the Honda Accord Sport's specifications and ratings, the Honda Civic Type R has the advantage in the areas of resale value, interior volume and base engine power. The Honda Accord Sport has the advantage in the areas of new vehicle base pricing, typical lower range of pricing for one- to five-year-old used cars, and fuel efficiency, reliability and overall quality score. Based on this comparison of the Honda Civic Type R's and the Honda Accord Sport's specifications and ratings, the Honda Accord Sport is a better car than the Honda Civic Type R.
Honda Civic Type R vs. Honda Accord Sport Pricing
A used 2023 Honda Civic Type R ranges from $51,997 to $61,988 while a used 2022 Honda Accord Sport is priced between $27,494 to $35,000. For a new model, the Honda Civic Type R's price is between $44,215 and $54,870, with the Honda Accord Sport priced between $28,313 and $33,606.
Honda Civic Type R vs. Honda Accord Sport Resale/Retained Value
Looking at the 5-year depreciation rate for both models, the Honda Civic Type R loses 36 percent of its value and the Honda Accord Sport loses 39 percent of its value. This means the Honda Civic Type R retains 3 percentage points more of its value and has the advantage of higher resale value versus the Honda Accord Sport.
Honda Civic Type R vs. Honda Accord Sport Quality Rating
The iSeeCars Overall Quality rating for the Honda Civic is 8.6 out of 10 while the Honda Accord's quality rating is 9.1 out of 10. This results in the Honda Civic being ranked 4 out of 28 Best Hatchbacks and the Honda Accord being ranked 1 out of 13 Best Midsize Cars.
Honda Civic Type R vs. Honda Accord Sport Reliability Rating
iSeeCars’ Reliability Rating for the Honda Civic is 8.3 out of 10. For the Honda Accord the reliability rating is 9.2 out of 10. This gives the Honda Accord a slight advantage in reliability compared to the Honda Civic.
Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison
For engine performance, the Honda Civic Type R’s base engine makes 315 horsepower, and the Honda Accord Sport base engine makes 192 horsepower. The Type R is rated to deliver an average of 24 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 347 miles. The Sport is rated to deliver an average of 32 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 518 miles. This gives the Honda Accord Sport the fuel efficiency and maximum range advantage over the Honda Civic Type R. The Type R uses premium unleaded, and the Sport uses regular unleaded.
Passenger Space Comparison
The Honda Civic Type R, a compact car, has the advantage of offering more interior volume, reflected in more cargo space. The Honda Accord Sport, a midsize car, has the advantage in the areas of front head room, rear head room, rear shoulder room and rear leg room. The Honda Civic Type R and Honda Accord Sport are comparable in regards to front leg room.
Safety Ratings Comparison
When comparing crash test ratings from NHTSA, both the Honda Civic Type R and the Honda Accord Sport 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.