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Honda Civic vs. Nissan GT-R

When comparing the Honda Civic to the Nissan GT-R, the Honda Civic has the advantage in the areas of typical lower range of pricing for one- to five-year-old used cars, and fuel efficiency, interior volume and overall quality score. The Nissan GT-R has the advantage in the area of base engine power. Based on this comparison of the Honda Civic versus the Nissan GT-R, the Honda Civic is a better car than the Nissan GT-R.

Honda Civic versus Nissan GT-R Pricing

A one- to five-year-old used Honda Civic ranges from $20,499 to $28,750 while a used Nissan GT-R from the same model year range is priced between $81,900 to $140,249.

Honda Civic versus Nissan GT-R Quality Rating

The iSeeCars Overall Quality rating for the Honda Civic is 9.2 out of 10 while the Nissan GT-R's quality rating is 7.8 out of 10. This results in the Honda Civic being ranked 1 out of 12 Best Small Cars for the Money and the Nissan GT-R being ranked 11 out of 40 Best Luxury Sports Cars.

Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison

For engine performance, the Honda Civic’s base engine makes 158 horsepower, and the Nissan GT-R base engine makes 565 horsepower. The Civic is rated to deliver an average of 33 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 459 miles. The GT-R is rated to deliver an average of 18 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 429 miles. The Civic uses regular unleaded, and the GT-R uses premium unleaded.

Passenger Space Comparison

The 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 trunk space. The Nissan GT-R, a sports car, has the advantage in the area of front leg room.

Safety Ratings Comparison

The Honda Civic has an average safety rating of 5 out of 5 Stars. When comparing IIHS evaluations, the Honda Civic has the advantage with a Top Safety Pick+ award.

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2023 Honda Civic

2021 Nissan GT-R

Pricing

New Asking Price:

$25,043 - $30,639

Used Asking Price:

$20,499 - $28,750

5-Year Depreciation (lower is better):

30.4%

Pricing

New Asking Price:

-

Used Asking Price:

$81,900 - $140,249

5-Year Depreciation (lower is better):

32%

iSeeCars Scores & Rankings

Overall Score:

9.2 / 10

Reliability:

8.6 / 10

Retained Value:

9.1 / 10

Safety:

10.0 / 10

iSeeCars Scores & Rankings

Overall Score:

7.8 / 10

Reliability:

7.5 / 10

Retained Value:

8.1 / 10

Safety:

Not available

iSeeCars Rankings

1 / 12
2 / 51
2 / 51
2 / 51
3 / 51

iSeeCars Rankings

11 / 40
16 / 40

Summary Review

Not yet available

Summary Review

Not yet available

Pros and Cons

Not yet available

Pros and Cons

Not yet available

Available Body Styles

Hatchback

Available Body Styles

Coupe

Available Drivetrain Options

Gasoline

Available Drivetrain Options

Gasoline

Trim Levels

Sport Touring, EX-L, Sport, Type R

Trim Levels

Premium, NISMO

Warranty Information

Warranty, Bumper-to-Bumper:

3 years / 36000 miles

Warranty, Powertrain

5 years / 60000 miles

Warranty, Roadside Assistance:

3 years / 36000 miles

Warranty Information

Warranty, Bumper-to-Bumper:

3 years / 36000 miles

Warranty, Powertrain

5 years / 60000 miles

Warranty, Roadside Assistance:

3 years / 36000 miles

Safety Ratings

NHTSA Safety Rating (last 5 year average):

5 out of 5 Stars

IIHS Safety Rating:

TOP SAFETY PICK +

Safety Ratings

NHTSA Safety Rating (last 5 year average):

Not yet available

IIHS Safety Rating:

Not yet available

Base Drivetrain Specifications

Horsepower:

158 hp @ 6500 rpm

Torque:

138 foot-lbs @ 4200 rpm

Power-to-Weight Ratio (higher is better):

0.054 hp per pound

Base Drivetrain Specifications

Horsepower:

565 hp @ 6800 rpm

Torque:

467 foot-lbs @ 3300 rpm

Power-to-Weight Ratio (higher is better):

0.144 hp per pound

Engine Specifications

Engine Size:

2 liters

Engine Configuration:

Inline

Number of Cylinders:

4

Transmission:

Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT Automatic)

Standard/Optional Drivetrain Type:

FWD

EPA Fuel Economy (City/Highway/Combined MPG):

30 / 37 / 33

Range (city/hwy):

372 / 459 miles

Recommended Fuel Type:

Regular Unleaded

Engine Specifications

Engine Size:

3.8 liters

Engine Configuration:

V

Number of Cylinders:

6

Transmission:

Automatic

Standard/Optional Drivetrain Type:

AWD

EPA Fuel Economy (City/Highway/Combined MPG):

16 / 22 / 18

Range (city/hwy):

312 / 429 miles

Recommended Fuel Type:

Premium Unleaded

Standard/Optional Features

Apple CarPlay:

Standard

Android Auto:

Standard

Wireless Smartphone Charging:

Available

Keyless Entry:

Standard

Keyless Ignition:

Standard

Adaptive Cruise Control:

Standard

Heated Seats:

Available

Cooled/Ventilated Seats:

N/A

Leather Upholstery:

Available

Navigation System:

Available

Sunroof/Moonroof:

Available

Heated Steering Wheel:

N/A

Standard/Optional Features

Apple CarPlay:

Standard

Android Auto:

N/A

Wireless Smartphone Charging:

N/A

Keyless Entry:

Standard

Keyless Ignition:

Standard

Adaptive Cruise Control:

N/A

Heated Seats:

Standard

Cooled/Ventilated Seats:

N/A

Leather Upholstery:

Standard

Navigation System:

Standard

Sunroof/Moonroof:

N/A

Heated Steering Wheel:

N/A

Safety Equipment

Forward Collision Warning:

Standard

Pedestrian Detection:

Standard

Lane Departure Warning:

Standard

Lane Keeping Assist:

Standard

Blind Spot Monitoring:

Available

Rear Cross-Traffic Alert:

Available

360-Degree Camera:

N/A

Rear Seat Reminder:

Standard

Driver Attention Monitoring:

Standard

Safety Equipment

Forward Collision Warning:

N/A

Pedestrian Detection:

N/A

Lane Departure Warning:

N/A

Lane Keeping Assist:

N/A

Blind Spot Monitoring:

N/A

Rear Cross-Traffic Alert:

N/A

360-Degree Camera:

N/A

Rear Seat Reminder:

N/A

Driver Attention Monitoring:

N/A

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room:

39.3 inches

Front Leg Room:

42.3 inches

Front Shoulder Room:

57 inches

Rear Head Room:

37.1 inches

Rear Leg Room:

37.4 inches

Rear Shoulder Room:

56 inches

Cargo Space:

14.8 cubic feet

Overall Interior Volume:

99.0 cubic feet

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room:

38.1 inches

Front Leg Room:

44.6 inches

Front Shoulder Room:

54.3 inches

Rear Head Room:

33.5 inches

Rear Leg Room:

26.4 inches

Rear Shoulder Room:

50 inches

Cargo Space:

8.8 cubic feet

Overall Interior Volume:

79.0 cubic feet

Exterior Dimensions

Curb Weight:

2935 lbs

Width:

70.9 inches

Height:

55.7 inches

Length:

183.3 inches

Wheelbase:

107.7 inches

Ground Clearance:

Not yet available

Exterior Dimensions

Curb Weight:

3935 lbs

Width:

74.6 inches

Height:

53.9 inches

Length:

185.4 inches

Wheelbase:

109.4 inches

Ground Clearance:

Not yet available

Standard Wheel/Tire Information

Wheel Size:

18.0 x 8.0 inches

Wheel Type:

painted alloy

Tire Size:

235/40R18

Standard Wheel/Tire Information

Wheel Size:

20.0 x 9.5 inches

Wheel Type:

alloy

Tire Size:

255/40ZR20