Road Tests Real world tests of Civic Type-R vs Charger SRT8


Top speed

Civic Type-R
145 mph
Charger SRT8
174 mph


1/4 mile

Civic Type-R
14.9 s
Charger SRT8
12.8 s

Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Honda Civic Type-R

Reasons to consider the
Honda Civic Type-R

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Significantly lighter curb weight 2,981 lb vs 4,365 lb More than 30% lighter curb weight; less inertia to overcome when accelerating
Default view of Dodge Charger SRT8

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Dodge Charger SRT8

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A lot faster in the quarter mile 12.8 s vs 14.9 s Around 15% faster at the drag strip
A lot faster to 100mph 11 s vs 15.9 s More than 30% faster to 100mph
Faster top speed 174 mph vs 145 mph 29 more mph; leaves lesser cars in the dust on the straights
Way more more powerful engine 470 HP @ 6,000 RPM vs 198 HP @ 8,000 RPM More than 2.2x stronger engine
Much bigger engine 6,400 cc vs 2,000 cc Around 3.2x bigger engine
More torque 348 ft-lb @ 4,300 RPM vs 143 ft-lb Around 2.5x stronger engine from a stand-still; more acceleration power

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Civic Type-R  vs
Charger SRT8 
Brand Honda Dodge
Year 2007 2012

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 15.06 lb/hp 9.29 lb/hp
Maximum hp 198 HP @ 8,000 RPM 470 HP @ 6,000 RPM
Maximum torque 143 ft-lb 348 ft-lb @ 4,300 RPM
Engine placement Front Front
Steering system Rack and pinion Rack and pinion


Displacement 2,000 cc 6,400 cc
Valves per cylinder 4 2

physical dimensions

Curb weight 2,981 lb 4,365 lb

road tests

Civic Type-R  vs
Charger SRT8 
Top speed 145 mph 174 mph
1/4 mile 14.9 s 12.8 s
0-60mph 6.5 s 5 s
0-100mph 15.9 s 11 s


Drivetrain FWD AWD
Shift system Manual Automatic
Gearing Traditional Traditional
# of gears 6 5

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Disc Brembo Disc
Rear brakes Disc Brembo Disc
Honda Civic Type-R
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Dodge Charger SRT8
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