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


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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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  • Mat Watson Cars
    Mat Watson Cars21 天 前

    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.

  • Muhammed Amod

    Muhammed Amod

    12 天 前


  • Deepani Karunarathna

    Deepani Karunarathna

    20 天 前

    Typer R ❤️❤️

  • Hardy Mark

    Hardy Mark

    20 天 前

    Where is the new 2021 jaguar f pace

  • Mukhlis Abdullah

    Mukhlis Abdullah

    20 天 前

    Golf R

  • Stefan Parnreiter

    Stefan Parnreiter

    20 天 前

    He is the best and best video so far

  • Abror Akbarov
    Abror Akbarov小时 前

    Fuck carwow! Mercedes 👍

  • Cameron McLean
    Cameron McLean2 小时 前

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

  • Mohamed Hallani
    Mohamed Hallani7 小时 前

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

  • Remuel Luna
    Remuel Luna11 小时 前

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

  • Nick Sloan
    Nick Sloan20 小时 前

    Yaris fanboy much?

  • GR8
    GR8天 前


  • N .A
    N .A天 前

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

  • Leon K
    Leon K2 天 前

    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...

  • Julio Santos
    Julio Santos2 天 前

    Hi Mat, A45s amg, is 500Nm torque

  • Lukec4ge
    Lukec4ge2 天 前

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

  • Lavish Kay
    Lavish Kay3 天 前

    Dude your sense of humor is hilarious

  • TeamKeruak77 Channel
    TeamKeruak77 Channel3 天 前

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

  • King Sim
    King Sim3 天 前

    I love the Honda civic type r like that design

  • Ab Ab
    Ab Ab4 天 前

    Please make a Toyota GR Yaris vs Audi S1

  • numbereightyseven
    numbereightyseven4 天 前

    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.

  • Gareth Williams
    Gareth Williams4 天 前

    What a surprise, another CNbothr praising the Yaris 😴😴😴

  • freshjive928
    freshjive9284 天 前

    Whats the song playing at 19:15?

  • John Michael Manzano Manlangit

    John Michael Manzano Manlangit

    天 前

    Starry eyed - Jane & the boy

  • Dirk Hanekom
    Dirk Hanekom4 天 前

    Mat is officially a GR Yaris Fanboy😂

  • Dirk Hanekom
    Dirk Hanekom4 天 前

    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😶

  • Chris
    Chris4 天 前

    Fucking rigged

  • Daniel López
    Daniel López4 天 前

    Amg vs yaris!!!?? 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

  • M M
    M M5 天 前

    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.

  • Станислав Канавичев
    Станислав Канавичев5 天 前

    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 ))))

  • НАТО в шоке, США обосрались
    НАТО в шоке, США обосрались5 天 前

    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

  • シェイクک
    シェイクک5 天 前

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

  • シェイクک
    シェイクک5 天 前

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

  • John Crook
    John Crook5 天 前

    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.

  • Shashank Thami
    Shashank Thami5 天 前

    Focus RS is the undisputed champ in this category.

  • max parsons

    max parsons

    5 天 前


    IONIC HAUND5 天 前

    Toyota is the best

  • Aashan Haider
    Aashan Haider6 天 前

    bro the best is honda

  • Alan Fursland
    Alan Fursland6 天 前

    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....

  • K P
    K P6 天 前

    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?

    KYOWA ML6 天 前

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

  • max parsons

    max parsons

    5 天 前

    Why when the 2017 is better 😂😂😂

  • Miniman's videos
    Miniman's videos6 天 前

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

  • Banana
    Banana6 天 前

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

  • chimdindu nweke
    chimdindu nweke6 天 前

    Civic type r

    KOLIN6 天 前

    Engine sound isn’t a performance parameter!

  • Daniel Griffith
    Daniel Griffith6 天 前

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

  • Freddy Nainggolan
    Freddy Nainggolan6 天 前

    2 japan car vs 1 germany car

  • virtualyme
    virtualyme7 天 前

    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😂😂😂

  • ryan keegan
    ryan keegan7 天 前

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

  • max parsons

    max parsons

    5 天 前

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

  • Pablo
    Pablo8 天 前

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

  • herman stokbrood
    herman stokbrood8 天 前

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

  • Edward Cook
    Edward Cook8 天 前

    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)

  • Aref E
    Aref E8 天 前

    Practice changing gears! :))

  • John G. TV
    John G. TV8 天 前

    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

  • Earl Hwang
    Earl Hwang8 天 前

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

  • Simon Miller
    Simon Miller8 天 前

    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.

  • jgtemperton
    jgtemperton8 天 前

    Honda Civic. Fart.

  • HesteBremse
    HesteBremse8 天 前

    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

  • Mzwandile Harmans
    Mzwandile Harmans8 天 前

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

  • Kostas Pasvanis
    Kostas Pasvanis8 天 前

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

  • Jay Man
    Jay Man8 天 前

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

  • קארטיוב
    קארטיוב9 天 前

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

  • James Croad
    James Croad9 天 前

    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 CNboth 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 😁

  • Andrius Turba Lithuania
    Andrius Turba Lithuania9 天 前

    so stupid...

  • Dorian Jetzt
    Dorian Jetzt9 天 前

    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?!😂😂😂

  • Miguel_ Pansgrou
    Miguel_ Pansgrou9 天 前

    I thought he switched to reverse in the middle of driving



  • Harto Siahaan
    Harto Siahaan9 天 前

    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!!!

  • Fedja Drndarski
    Fedja Drndarski9 天 前

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

  • LedCustoms1
    LedCustoms19 天 前

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

  • André Almeida
    André Almeida9 天 前

    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

  • Harry Burton
    Harry Burton9 天 前

    A45 S

  • adrleo
    adrleo9 天 前

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

  • Games, Guns, Gears
    Games, Guns, Gears9 天 前

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

  • spaghettguy
    spaghettguy9 天 前

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

  • Only games
    Only games9 天 前

    A45s is winner 😁

  • ゴーストghost
    ゴーストghost10 天 前

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

  • Lahiru Seelagama
    Lahiru Seelagama10 天 前

    How much did toyota paid for this promotion???

  • Mika8513
    Mika851310 天 前

    Looks like Toyota sponsored the video 🤔

  • Rowland Ortiz
    Rowland Ortiz10 天 前

    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.

  • Kieran Devlin
    Kieran Devlin10 天 前

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

  • db Tech
    db Tech10 天 前

    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 😂

  • ding luo
    ding luo10 天 前

    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.

  • Kursat Osmanoglu
    Kursat Osmanoglu10 天 前

    Buy a used manual back wheel M140i with 6 cylinders and hold on to it

  • miragejeff1
    miragejeff110 天 前

    Are English TV presenters told to use the word "bespoke"" as many times as they can?. They use it in car shows , house design shows, even cooking shows. Drives you nuts!.

  • fredofoto
    fredofoto10 天 前

    I figured it out... Joan and Matt's Mom are talking about how much they love the Yaris. When a man is outnumbered by the ladies in his life he has to justify why the Yaris wins.

  • fredofoto
    fredofoto10 天 前

    @6:33 No way the Yaris wins exterior Looks. The AMG A45 has it hands down. I think Matt is just to in love with the Yaris to post a really fair competition. A Yaris beating the AMG A45??? Come on now

  • WarriorRex
    WarriorRex10 天 前

    the Mercedes was 20k more how is that fair really

  • SonOfTheRightHand29
    SonOfTheRightHand2910 天 前

    All the junior salesmen in the comments getting mad that someone is talking down on their financed

  • Joseph Smith
    Joseph Smith10 天 前

    In my opinion the type r is one of the best looking cars I've seen

  • iTzGodlikexS exe
    iTzGodlikexS exe10 天 前

    The A class should use an aftermarket exhaust

  • iTzGodlikexS exe
    iTzGodlikexS exe10 天 前

    I30N would be nice to be in there

  • Yury Kaygorodov
    Yury Kaygorodov10 天 前

    Yaris 3-cyl sounds like a beast.👍 A45 has awsome gearbox.👍 Civic.. donnow what to like)

  • Republika Dugave
    Republika Dugave10 天 前

    Turning circle of yaris is 0,1m...just flick it and pull up the hand brake...

  • tysbgl
    tysbgl11 天 前

    I think hes bias over the yaris im pretty sure the a45 is better

  • Rashad
    Rashad11 天 前

    Toyota money truck just passed from here

  • James Medina
    James Medina11 天 前

    I would pick the GR, but I would definitely not mind the AMG either. I own a lower model Civic Hatch, made in Swindon and the seats are a little too low. I would love the GR but it is not being sold in the States...yet! One can dream right?

  • redshirtspeaker
    redshirtspeaker11 天 前

    Yaris interior is a deal breaker.

  • coc village
    coc village11 天 前

    yaris like whispers

  • will cow
    will cow11 天 前

    bro remove the pillow on ur neck

  • Shilpa Shetty
    Shilpa Shetty11 天 前

    Better than Jack Rix Quickfire hot hatch buying guide...

  • Aneek Wazeem
    Aneek Wazeem11 天 前

    Yea we Toyota Fan Boys Enjoyed this, Thanks Mat

  • SoccerBoi500
    SoccerBoi50011 天 前

    Great video, but the simple fact remains that the AMG is better in every category that matters. It’s faster, better looking, infinitely better interior and build quality, turns more heads, better brand image, more technologically advanced, more comfortable, and easier to live with. Comparing a Mercedes, especially an AMG, to a Toyota and Honda is quite frankly insulting.

  • Carsten
    Carsten11 天 前

    Why lose the Yaris the Break Test? Look at this Video:

  • Amc547 Warlord
    Amc547 Warlord11 天 前

    At one point he literally says the gr obviously sounds worse than the type r yet he points it above the type r. Also his gear changes in the type r were horrendous, bouncing off of the limit several times b4 being changed. Must hv lost atleast .25 or .3 of a second. Finally was he biased 2wards the gr for some reason? The way he points it sometimes meks it seem like he is. This was by no means a fair test. Disappointing.