Seat Leon Cupra 280 vs Honda Civic Type R

Picture of Seat Leon Cupra 280 (Mk III)
Picture of Honda Civic Type R (FK2)
Category Seat Leon Cupra 280Honda Civic Type R
Max power (ps / bhp) 280 / 276310 / 306
Max torque (Nm / lb-ft) 350 / 258400 / 295
Curb weight (kg / lb) 1336 / 29451400 / 3086
Power / tonne (ps / bhp) 210 / 207222 / 219
Average price €35,000€36,000


Speed & distance Seat Leon Cupra 280Honda Civic Type R
0 - 50 kph 2.5 s2.2 s
0 - 80 kph 4.8 s3.8 s
0 - 100 kph 5.7 s5.2 s
0 - 120 kph 7.2 s7.1 s
0 - 130 kph 8.4 s8.1 s
0 - 140 kph 9.2 s10.1 s
0 - 160 kph 11.6 s11.9 s
0 - 180 kph 14.6 s15.0 s
0 - 200 kph 18.3 s18.9 s
1000 m 24.5 s @ 220.0 kph24.6 s
60 - 100 kph (4) 4.2 s4.0 s
80 - 120 kph (5) 5.6 s4.9 s
80 - 120 kph (6) 7.3 s7.0 s
Est. 100 - 140 kph 4.0 s4.5 s
Est. 100 - 200 kph 13.4 s14.7 s
Est. 1/8 mile 9.9 s @ 87.6 mph9.8 s @ 88.2 mph
1/4 mile 13.7 s @ 108.7 mph13.5 s

General performance

Category Seat Leon Cupra 280Honda Civic Type R
Top speed 250 kph (155 mph)270 kph (168 mph)
Est. 0 - 100 mph - 0 19.6 s @ 1644 ft20.3 s @ 1739 ft
Est. max acceleration 0.51 g (5 m/s²)0.54 g (5 m/s²)
18m slalom 67.0 kph (41.6 mph)70.0 kph (43.5 mph)
Fuel economy 6.7 l/100 km (35 mpg US / 42 UK)7.3 l/100 km (32 mpg US / 39 UK)
100 kph - 0 32 m (106 ft)32 m (106 ft)
200 kph - 0 133 m (436 ft)129 m (422 ft)


Category Seat Leon Cupra 280Honda Civic Type R
Track Performance 697681
Straight line speed 24552499
Total 31523180


There is no clear winner in this comparison.

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Ibbsy67  2y 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   3y 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  6y 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  7y 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  7y ago

that seat must have a great chassis

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BR2+  8y 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  8y 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  8y 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  8y 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.!!


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