Ford Mustang Side Profile

2020 Ford Mustang vs. Honda Civic Type R

Performance enthusiasts often turn to the popular Ford Mustang for a thrill on the Buffalo streets, but how does it compare to the Honda Civic Type R? In key areas like performance capabilities and driver technology, the Ford Mustang undoubtedly comes out ahead of the competition. Check out this 2020 Ford Mustang vs. Honda Civic R Type comparison from Basil Ford to learn more!

Mustang vs. Civic Type R: Engine Offerings

Given that the new Ford Mustang boasts a range of models and the Honda Civic Type R is only one model in the overall Civic lineup, it should come as no surprise to Cheektowaga drivers that the Mustang offers more variation in terms of performance. Discover the engine offerings and performance specs below:

Ford Mustang

  • Turbocharged 2.3L EcoBoost Inline-4 rated at 310 hp and 350 lb-ft of torque
  • 5.0L Ti-VCT V8 rated at 460 hp and 420 lb-ft of torque
  • BULLITT 5.0L Ti-VCT V8 rated at 480 hp and 420 lb-ft of torque
  • 5.2L Naturally Aspirated Ti-VCT V8 rated at 526 hp and 429 lb-ft of torque
  • 5.2L Supercharged Cross-Plane Crank V8 rated at more than 700 hp and 625 lb-ft of torque

Honda Civic R Type

  • Turbocharged 2.0L Inline-4 rated at 306 hp and 295 lb-ft of torque

Mustang vs. Civic Type R: Cockpit

Lancaster drivers who get behind the wheel of the Ford Mustang have access to a more customized, better connected cockpit than the Honda Civic Type R. Both models have specialized data logger systems that allow you to measure and analyze performance, but the Mustang makes things more personal with the following driver tech and options:

  • Customized gauge layout with class-exclusive 12-inch fully configurable LCD digital cluster
  • Accelerometer, which displays lateral and longitudinal g-forces, acceleration times, and lap times, as well as automatic and countdown starts
  • Electronic line-lock, which keeps front brakes locked while warming up the rear tires
  • Launch control, which integrates brakes, traction control, and powertrain control for the smoothest start possible

Test Drive the Ford Mustang at Basil Ford!

Make your way from Depew or Amherst to Basil Ford in Cheektowaga for a test drive of the legendary Ford Mustang! We know that once you get behind the wheel, you'll understand exactly why it beats out the competition. Don't hesitate to get in touch with any questions.


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