GR Yaris v AMG A45 v Civic Type-R battle: 0-60mph, lap time & brake test!

Avaldati 6 veebr 2021
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Welcome to the ULTIMATE hot hatch battle!
We’ve got the all-new, much loved Toyota GR Yaris going up against the Mercedes-AMG A45 S and Honda Civic Type R across a series of 13 challenges.
Mat’s brought these three beloved hot hatches together to find out which one is the must-have in 2021. From lap times and interiors through to prices and boy racer features, this video includes it all!
But which will come out on top - the 1.6-litre turbo powered Toyota GR Yaris, which can produce 261hp & 360Nm? Or perhaps the Civic Type R, which has a 2-litre turbo which will put down 320hp & 400Nm? Or maybe it’ll be the most powerful car here, the A45 S, which despite only having a 2-litre turbo, can produce a HUGE 421hp and 500Nm!
All we know is, this is NOT to be missed!
00:00 Intro
00:58 Prices
02:32 Fanboy Facts
04:22 Hooligan Features
05:17 Exterior Design
06:41 Sound Test
08:59 Interior
10:34 0 - 60mph
15:26 Boy Racer Features
16:53 Braking
19:19 Practicality
20:58 Lap Times
24:27 Twisty Road Driving
27:38 Daily Drivers
33:25 Result
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  • Hi Mat here. Which of these three cars would you pick? Let me know and we'll see which gets the most comments: GR, Type R or A45 S.

  • -1 point for shit video -2 points for saying the civic looks and sounds shit and -3 points for having the shittest accent in england!

  • No idea why everyone is getting fizzie with this new GR Yaris. A 2018 Audi S1 3 door, far more luxurious high quality material cabin than any of these cars, therefore if included in this comparison would win the daily/living with category by a mile! But go ahead dudes and invest in all that plastic Toyota are selling you!!

  • Let’s be honest. If money wasn’t a factor the a45 is the hot hatch to get. You get the full package there interior/exterior/performance

  • Yaris for smiles. Type R for long term and track. Lardy 45 if I was in TOWIE or a drug dealer. Great video thanks.

  • He wanted to prove the GR was better. This test is completely personal. I'd love the type r hands down

  • Exhaust notes are now just as important as value and performance LMAO what a shite test

  • So much bias, Matt I'm disappointed in you!!!

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  • 🗣 T H E O N L Y CAR “ Y O U M i S S E D “!?” W A S T H E” G O L F R “_ otherwise “ mathematically 100%,”, but amg 45,,, wins all ways “ even if it costs 20 k more 👋🏻😷

  • One of the ugliest hatch is the yaris!looking like the mini ch-r suv..

  • Ciao quando farai una prova con la nuova bmw 128ti sarei curioso di qualche sfida con le sue concorrenti vedi golf gti 8 o altre😉

  • WHICH! the ulimate hu hutch?

  • How can you compare AMG 45s with Toyota 🤔

  • So dont buy a amg ... buy a yaris ... dude you are pathetic

  • Merc is a different league for these two

  • Mercedes the most powerful production 4 cylinder?? Erm… Evo 10 FQ-440? 🤔

  • Sometimes you seem illogical in your comparisons 👎👎👎

  • Of course, Mercedes A45s. No way, man

  • Love the way the Fk8 looks 🤷 Not as good as the yaris but better than the a45

  • People can’t challenge to money

  • Mag A45 ,love the brand and the quality

  • super!!

  • Fuck carwow! Mercedes 👍

  • Conveniently left out the Audi RS3 which smokes all of them hands down

  • Should've calculated percentage of improvement over the factory estimation. Great video otherwise!

  • Where's the drag race??? It's the best test ??

  • Yaris fanboy much?

  • Favouritism

  • Civic type r wins the Australian review and its obvious as to why.

  • I have a Yaris GR 4 and it is as awesome as everyone says but I would say both the Type R and AMG are both excellent cars in their own right...

  • Hi Mat, A45s amg, is 500Nm torque

  • I’m sorry, but the fart sounds killed me🤣

  • Dude your sense of humor is hilarious

  • How about the new proton x70 that also made by geely?

  • I love the Honda civic type r like that design

  • Please make a Toyota GR Yaris vs Audi S1

  • Just like the Jimny comparison test vid, this whole episode was devised to achieve the contrived result. Eg, how much faster a car can accelerate than the manufacturers' claims, is just a brainless, almost-cringeworthy, metric.

  • What a surprise, another EEcloner praising the Yaris 😴😴😴

  • Whats the song playing at 19:15?

  • Mat is officially a GR Yaris Fanboy😂

  • Matt there os NO WAY IN HELL where the Yaris is the best looking, the Merc wins that by a country mile and even the Honda looks better, the Yaris is underwelming in looks😶

  • Fucking rigged

  • Amg vs yaris!!!?? 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

  • Nice review, better with track drive, rather than the not much use 0-60mph, drag race 🥱 (other than Yani) A45s for me, Honda just looks awful, which is a shame, because a good drivers car.

  • Hi, Mat! It will be great to see the same test with added new Golf R and new Audi RS3. P.S.: From Russia with love ))))

  • Agree with everything, but not the last round. Merc 1st, Civic 2nd and Yaris 3rd... and that makes it all have equal score that proves they are all good in its own way

  • It should be like 1- Benz 2- Honda 3- Toyota 4 me okayyy...

  • Tbh I already know what’s going to happen coz mat is a yaris fanboy..

  • Several of your statements are your opinion and may disagree with you. I would buy a vehicle for practicality and price as my main reasons for purchase. So the Merc is far too expensive and the Yaris is not as practical. I have never owned any of the brands featured but would go for the Type R any day.

  • Focus RS is the undisputed champ in this category.

  • Toyota is the best

  • bro the best is honda

  • A 2 bedroom house new in 1984 with garage was 27.500 . Today buy a new car basic model on finance it will cost over 30 thousand what a wast of hard earned....

  • Was ist mit der Höchstgeschwindigkeit? Was fahren die 3 Spitze? Ich bin mit meinem Type R (2017) 293 km/h gefahren, was können die Anderen?

  • Honda fanboys be like : wait for the 2022....

    • Why when the 2017 is better 😂😂😂

  • Bullshit video!.. 1st Amg 2nd TypeR 3rd Yaris..., And how cars looks, is subjectiv..., yaris looking like shit!!

  • Type-R and A45 owners after 5 years: 📉😭🔫 GR Yaris owners: *stonks* 📈💎✋🚀🚀🚀

  • Civic type r

  • Engine sound isn’t a performance parameter!

  • Got to the 5 challenge didn't need to watch the rest knew wot going to win

  • 2 japan car vs 1 germany car

  • If someone said pick one and it's yours for free I'd take the Mercedes but I wouldn't buy any of them

  • 5:01 Fitra Eri style😂😂😂

  • Matt your Crazy ! The A45S is the benchmark for hothatches!!

    • How is it? Lmao shit cannot go around the track without rocking like a boat lol

  • The Yaris wins because of personal preference. The A45s is the sickest. But also 20k more om the pricetag.

  • So the yaris wins.....but one will choose it if you may pick one for free.

  • Wouldn’t call the civic’s look shit, seems a bit harsh, it’s polarising but that’s not a bad thing. I love the look and It seems I’m not alone (although the back just has too much going on)

  • Practice changing gears! :))

  • Love the new scoring system for these 3-way comparison vids, but one gripe to note: Should’ve taken averages for the 0-60 test. Merc woulda won. Please continue to do this style of review Carwow Team. Bring us this 3-way next: 2021 BMW M4 Comp 2022 Merc Benz C63s 2021 Audi RS5

  • yaris is def not the best looking out of these 3😭

  • GR Yaris. I've got one and I've also got four other cars: BMW 50i, 335i, Giulietta QV and Fiesta ST. They are all awesome in their own way but I find myself driving the GR Yaris more because every drive is an occasion and you can have ridiculous fun without as Mat says "going straight to jail." Plus everyone comments on the GR Yaris which is cool.

  • Honda Civic. Fart.

  • Not an suv fan, but this Q looks pretty good, I really like the stance, and some funky stuff going on with the volumes/angles making it land somewhere around sporty, modern, chunky but not vulgar, I’d say good up version

  • A45s takes the exterior looks, not the GR. Nothing looks better than A45s. I’d get the Civic though bcos of value

  • Mercedes : "What can i do for you?" Mat : #You can shut up" 🤣🤣🤣

  • In my opinion, the Yaris is rather ugly, bordering on hideous, not unlike the type R .

  • Will be nice to see 0-100 kph as well.

  • I know *some* people will be aware of this, but most manufacturers quote metric figures for acceleration i.e. 0-100km/h which AS WE ALL SHOULD KNOW, is 62mph. Matt should be clear on this: it might after all explain how he was easy to beat the factory times. Also, manufacturers test under consistent conditions - 75% fuel (I believe) and weight of driver as 75kg. So depending on the laden weight of those cars and the weight of the driver, comparing to manufacturers times will be an unreliable test. This is why 0-60 test times on EEclone cannot be relied on - particularly if people are going off their speedometer and not a GPS laptimer. The mobile apps are not as good, btw, from experience. Anyway, those cars all sound a bit naff because they are 4 cylinders. This is an automotive constant 😁

  • so stupid...

  • Wtf! The Toyota with the coolest AWD on the market (2 Torsen und a variable clutch front/rear) und Mat says the Honda is more for the money just because its bigger?!😂😂😂

  • I thought he switched to reverse in the middle of driving


  • Try to convince people to buy Yaris cuz he got more commission for selling them on his website... eh 🤔

  • Type R hands down for all around!!!

  • You are wrong about ease of achieving claimed accelerations. Merc is #1.

  • My opinion : 1. AMG A45 2. Civic turbo 3. Yaris 4. LOL

  • The reason why the tool has meters and not foots is because it's for the world and not for only a couple of countries with hipster personality when it come to measures

  • A45 S

  • Not sure if It's a fair fight and comparison...

  • Want test, which one would everyone want. The answer is the AMG. 😂

  • i recognise that track............

  • A45s is winner 😁

  • People that care about cars know why the Yaris won. It’s a very special car.

  • How much did toyota paid for this promotion???

  • Looks like Toyota sponsored the video 🤔

  • I don't need to watch it till the end to know who won. Matt just pissed me off as no Yaris can stand close to an AMG. Matt should just grow up and buy his Yaris and leave us alone.

  • The fact that the civic can do 5.6 0-60 with that much wheel spin shows you how much acceleration it has.

  • The Yaris is the best looking!!! What are you on? The AMG beats it hands down. The Civic is just too ‘boy racer’ for anyone with more mature years yet you voted the Yaris as the best boy racer??? The Yaris just looks cheap. The AMG is easily the best overall but very expensive - you get what you pay for 😂

  • The Yaris is good enough, but by given the same amount of money, I would go with type R, if the money wasn’t an issue and then Merc.