Seat Leon Cupra 280 vs Honda Civic Type R

Picture of Honda Civic Type R (FK2)
Picture of Seat Leon Cupra 280
Category Honda Civic Type RSeat Leon Cupra 280
Max power (ps / bhp) 310 / 306280 / 276
Max torque (Nm / lb-ft) 400 / 295350 / 258
Curb weight (kg / lb) 1401 / 30891354 / 2985
Power / tonne (ps / bhp) 221 / 218207 / 204


Speed & distance Honda Civic Type RSeat Leon Cupra 280
0 - 80 kph 3.8 s4.8 s
0 - 100 kph 5.2 s5.7 s
0 - 120 kph 7.1 s7.2 s
0 - 130 kph 8.5 s9.2 s
0 - 140 kph 10.1 s9.2 s
0 - 160 kph 11.9 s11.6 s
0 - 180 kph 15.0 s14.6 s
0 - 200 kph 20.1 s18.3 s
1000 m 25.0 s @ 218.0 kph24.5 s @ 220.0 kph
Est. 100 - 140 kph 4.3 s4.1 s
Est. 100 - 200 kph 14.9 s13.3 s
Est. 1/8 mile 9.9 s @ 87.0 mph9.9 s @ 87.6 mph
1/4 mile 13.5 s13.7 s @ 108.7 mph

General performance

Category Honda Civic Type RSeat Leon Cupra 280
Top speed 270 kph (168 mph)250 kph (155 mph)
Est. max acceleration 0.50 g (5 m/s²)0.51 g (5 m/s²)
18m slalom 70.0 kph (43.5 mph)67.0 kph (41.6 mph)
Fuel economy 7.3 l/100 km (32 mpg US / 39 UK)6.7 l/100 km (35 mpg US / 42 UK)
100 kph - 0 36 m (117 ft)36 m (116 ft)


Category Honda Civic Type RSeat Leon Cupra 280
Track Performance 683693
Straight line speed 18221857
Total 25052550


There is no clear winner in this comparison.

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Ibbsy67  7m ago

It’s a great place to find ball park figures but.........
Study say hot hatches for 20 minutes and you will see these times are incorrect massively.

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Oioi   2y ago

That llandow lap is false. This is the seat 280 with dsg and that llandow lap is with a manual car the dsg would be quicker. That needs changing. And for the people saying the type r is faster in a straight line, it is against a manual car but not the dsg, this is dsg cupra

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Nick Harry  4y ago

It's so tragic. Drive a Type R and heads will turn. Drive the Seat, and no-one will even look. Only the 1% who know their cars will know what a dark horse the Seat is.

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Nick Harry  5y ago

The Seat wins most track battles AND straight line speeds! WHY OH WHY did SEAT not make the Cupra more dashing to look at! Just to get side skirts you have to specify Sub8 pack!

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Harrier  5y ago

that seat must have a great chassis

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BR2+  6y ago

...Even if it were unlimited the Seat woudnt touch 169Mph like the Type R, And no the Seat isnt faster to 200kph, That is a M claim, The Seat is slower in acceleration compared to a Type R.

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John  6y ago

The Seat has slightly higher track performance points than the Type R. The Type R has slightly higher straight line performance because the top speed is LIMITED on the seat... The Seat is actually faster to 200kph. Very close between both cars, clearly the Civic is not faster than its FWD hatch rivals like we were lead to believe when honda released "the ring" video with its modified car.

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zinky  6y ago

how can the comments say the leon is notiebly quicker same speed to 60 slower lap time and slower top speed????

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NickHarry  6y ago

I have just watched the Auto Express video of the Llandow lap, and the Type R BEAT the Seat with a time of 46.5,NOT 47.5.!!