Honda Civic Type R vs Ford Mustang GT350R: What’s Your Pick?

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Comparing the latest Honda Civic Type R with the Ford Mustang GT350R is like comparing apples and oranges. Although both cars are tailored for different audience, they share one thing in common and that is performance. So between the two, which would you pick?

We raised this question because our recent trip to a local Honda dealer saw a mark-up on the Civic Type R’s price tag. Instead of having to fork out $36,000 for the car, the dealer is asking for no less than $53,000. This is a massive price hike and it puts the Civic Type R in the same price bracket with the Ford Mustang GT350R.

So if we have to decide based on the value of the dollar, the GT350R looks like the obvious choice here. The sports coupe runs on a 526hp mill and this is more than what the Civic Type R can offer. But on the other hand, getting the Civic Type R means you will get to own the world’s fastest FWD sports hatch.

Hence the question, which would you choose? Would you stick to preferences and go with the Civic Type R or are you the cost conscious sort that would settle for the Mustang GT350R?