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2019 Honda Civic Type R vs 2019 Subaru WRX STI

2019 Honda Civic Type R vs 2019 Subaru WRX STI

Today, we take a look at the 2019 Honda Civic Type R. Nearly identical to its own 2018 model, we feel it’s important to dedicate a comparison to this 2019 Honda Civic Type R for posterity’s sake. This is because the Honda Civic Type R is set to undergo a massive redesign for its upcoming 2020 model. By this, we mean in terms of features and looks, but most drastically with its powertrain as the 2020 Honda Civic Type R is heavily rumored to debut as a hybrid race car model.

However, let’s not get ahead of ourselves. We’ll make sure to cover that exciting news piece when the time comes. For now, let’s take a look at the 2019 Honda Civic Type R and see how it compares against our chosen competitor of today’s comparison. It’s the 2019 Honda Civic Type R vs the 2019 Subaru WRX STI!

2019 Honda Civic Type R


2019 Subaru WRX STI

2L VTEC® Turbocharged Inline 4 Baseline Engine 2.5L Turbocharged Flat 4
306 hp / 295 lb-ft Horsepower / Torque 310 hp / 290 lb-ft
22 City MPG* / 28 Highway MPG* Fuel Economy 17 City MPG / 22 Highway MPG
$35,700** Starting MSRP $36,595

2019 Honda Civic Type R Vineland, NJ

Compared against the 2019 Honda Civic Type R, the 2019 Subaru WRX STI has a touch more horsepower but less torque, a higher cost, and a significantly lower fuel economy despite nearly identical levels of engine power.

However, beyond mechanics, we should also take note of features. Coming with one trim level, meaning the following list is of standard inclusions, your purchase of 2019 Honda Civic Type R nets you the following:

  • Aluminum Shift Knob
  • Vortex Generators
  • Driver Information Interface
  • 3-Mode Drive System
  • 12-Speaker Premium Audio System
  • Brembo® Front Brake Calipers
  • Limited-Slip Differential
  • Leather-Wrapped Flat Bottom Steering Wheel
  • Red-and-Black Suede-Effect Sport Seats
  • Triple Center-Mounted Exhaust
  • Adaptive Damper System
  • Sport Pedals
  • Auto-On/Off LED Headlights
  • And More!

To test drive, buy, or learn more about the 2019 Honda Civic Type R, browse our online inventory and contact us with any questions you might have. The Rossi Honda staff can be reached online, by phone, or in person with a visit to our dealership located in Vineland, New Jersey. Find an incredible level of performance with the 2019 Honda Civic Type R!

*Based on 2019 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on driving conditions, how you drive and maintain your vehicle, battery-package/condition, and other factors.

**MSRP excluding tax, license, registration, $920.00 destination charge and options. Dealers set own prices.

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