Seat Leon Cupra 280 DSG vs Honda Civic Type R

Picture of Honda Civic Type R (FK2)
Picture of Seat Leon Cupra 280 DSG
Category Honda Civic Type RLeon Cupra 280 DSG
Engine type R4, Turbo
Max power 310 ps (306 bhp)280 ps (276 bhp)
Max torque 400 Nm (295 lb-ft)350 Nm (258 lb-ft)
Curb weight 1382 kg (3047 lbs)1346 kg (2967 lbs)
Power / tonne 224 ps (221 bhp)208 ps (205 bhp)


Category Honda Civic Type RLeon Cupra 280 DSG
Top speed 270 kph (168 mph)250 kph (155 mph)
0 - 100 kph 5.7 s5.7 s
0 - 120 kph 7.9 s7.2 s
0 - 130 kph 8.5 s9.2 s
0 - 140 kph 10.1 s9.2 s
0 - 160 kph 12.5 s11.6 s
0 - 180 kph 15.7 s14.6 s
0 - 200 kph 20.1 s18.3 s
Est. 1/8 mile 9.6 s @ 85.7 mph9.9 s @ 85.7 mph
1/4 mile 14.1 s @ 105.6 mph13.7 s @ 108.7 mph
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. max acceleration 0.50 g (5 m/s²)0.51 g (5 m/s²)
100 kph - 0 36 m (117 ft)36 m (120 ft)
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)


Category Honda Civic Type RLeon Cupra 280 DSG
Track Performance 783789
Straight line speed 15751726
Total 23582515


Leon Cupra 280 DSG is the fastest by a small margin.

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Oioi   2m 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  3y 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  3y 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  4y ago

that seat must have a great chassis

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BR2+  4y 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  4y 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  5y 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  5y 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.!!