Used Honda NSX Coupe 2016-present review

Category: Coupé

Section: Alternatives

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  • Honda NSX Coupe (16-present)
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  • Honda NSX Coupe (16-present)
  • Honda NSX 2020 RHD right panning
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  • Honda NSX 2020 RHD front seats
  • Honda NSX 2020 RHD boot open

Alternatives

What alternatives should I consider to a used Honda NSX coupe?

We’d take a long, hard look at the Audi R8. On paper, it’s extremely similar to the Honda with a mid-mounted engine, two seats and four-wheel drive. In the flesh, though it offers a much more old-school driving experience, with a roaring V10 engine and more traditional handling. It’s also more widely available and considerably cheaper to buy used.

If practicality is key, though, a Porsche 911 Turbo or Turbo S might be a better bet. Not only do you get two extra seats, but it’s also more compact, and even faster than the NSX while also delivering better fuel economy.

Overview

The second-generation Honda NSX is still rather pricey, but it is a technological marvel and great fun to drive.

  • Astonishing traction and grip
  • Blistering acceleration
  • Impressive urban fuel consumption
  • Cheap-feeling interior
  • Awful infotainment
  • Not much luggage space