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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  • 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.

    Mat Watson CarsMat Watson CarsPrieš mėn
    • the gr yaris

      Yeet YeetYeet YeetPrieš 4 dienas
    • Honda all day long

      B BlairB BlairPrieš 4 dienas
    • Did you film where the CarThrottle chanel does

      Enrique PršljaEnrique PršljaPrieš 5 dienų
    • A45s

      Muhammed AmodMuhammed AmodPrieš 22 dienas
    • Typer R ❤️❤️

      Deepani KarunarathnaDeepani KarunarathnaPrieš mėn
  • I love the gr yaris it is a new jdm car which is awesome

    GetmyrakalluxGetmyrakalluxPrieš 10 val
  • So what was the price as tested of the AMG A45 ? 60K ? or more ? Way too much IMHO.Reliability and service costs? One car to rule them all ? Civic Type R for me. GR Yaris a nice toy and would be my choice as such . Civic Type R looks= love it or hate it.(or at least can live with).

    Simon Alexander CritchleySimon Alexander CritchleyPrieš 12 val
  • Your mathematics sucks; the tests need to be weighted in a sensible manner to ensure that the things that really matter impact the result in a meaningful way. Might as well go and buy yourself a Burberry scarf and cap.

    Michael SmithMichael SmithPrieš 12 val
  • lost it everytime with the fart sound hahaha

    Max OlaussonMax OlaussonPrieš 12 val
  • Boy that merc is better And overall civic and merc is better, Yaris is a great car but it is best for boy racers

    aroSiv agaroSiv agPrieš 13 val
  • The Mercedes is so good that it's not even the same class car as the Toyota or Honda. Good troll video though.

    EenBijVoegelijkNaamWoordEenBijVoegelijkNaamWoordPrieš 16 val
  • How much pay Toyota UK 😂

    Doğus ABİKDoğus ABİKPrieš 23 val
  • why is there no hood over the guages/screens in the A45? what idiot thought that was a good idea?

    Bob LastBob LastPrieš dieną
  • The shivering witch namely bang because piano evolutionarily flower plus a draconian himalayan. smooth, busy jeep

    성수구범성수구범Prieš dieną
  • For me the Mercedes, type R and then the Yaris. Think you were alittle bias with the Yaris

    Leon BaptisteLeon BaptistePrieš 2 dienas
  • 5:03 COOOOL!!

    OH MIKEYOH MIKEYPrieš 2 dienas
  • Funny how can mat have a fetish for that ugly impractical little car...

    hazardhazardPrieš 2 dienas
  • Put the 100 points of quality and design to GR and foff with that wait-till-it-get-in-service-trash Mercedes!! How crap in the world to compare the king of hybrids and hhatches of with the crap of pimps Missererdes?! HOW?!! Trash for trash right!

    Angel R.A.Angel R.A.Prieš 2 dienas
  • People always being rude to him and complain about Mat's launch...stop complaining about it

    Mike AgamMike AgamPrieš 2 dienas
  • If you went by cost per features the GR is much, much better. If you go by Mileage per kilometre the GR is best. If you go by snow and ice performance the GR is best. The GR is almost like the Lotus Cortina back in the day. Faster, handles better and can beat other cars through cornering. At one point in time in the USA I had seven Cortina's with two that were Lotus. I would love to have one GR Yaris, even though I am now 68 years old I still love twisty roads going fast.

    Yonatan Ben AvrahamYonatan Ben AvrahamPrieš 2 dienas
  • Yaris is a pretty thing.

    poosnippoosnipPrieš 3 dienas
  • GR all the way !....

    Rajiv XX1Rajiv XX1Prieš 3 dienas
  • Very biased but that's ok.

    LDLDPrieš 3 dienas
  • Love AMG's but the bigger versions! for me the Yaris was the best car there, That civic is horrendous unless you wera braces and full of spots

    mark ellisonmark ellisonPrieš 3 dienas
    • Indeed. The Type R is an absolute munter. I find it hard to believe that someone was paid to make a car look like that.

      Joshua RosenJoshua RosenPrieš 3 dienas
  • How many bags can take honda? You skipped that. Rear seat in Yaris reminds me a lot on CHR It’s all balck arround, yust a litlle triangle shaped window to peak outside.

    zdravozdravoPrieš 3 dienas
  • AMG lost 0-60 mph AAHAHAH sure

    Nicola ManfroNicola ManfroPrieš 4 dienas
  • -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!

    Pez ArnyPez ArnyPrieš 4 dienas
  • 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!!

    Mac SixtyfiveMac SixtyfivePrieš 4 dienas
  • 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

    TheEpyonzTheEpyonzPrieš 5 dienų
  • Yaris for smiles. Type R for long term and track. Lardy 45 if I was in TOWIE or a drug dealer. Great video thanks.

    Pete StuffPete StuffPrieš 5 dienų
  • He wanted to prove the GR was better. This test is completely personal. I'd love the type r hands down

    Anjana LiyanarachchiAnjana LiyanarachchiPrieš 6 dienų
  • Exhaust notes are now just as important as value and performance LMAO what a shite test

    Ahmed A.maksoodAhmed A.maksoodPrieš 6 dienų
  • So much bias, Matt I'm disappointed in you!!!

    VladimirVladimirPrieš 6 dienų
  • .....

    Tacky-WackyツTacky-WackyツPrieš 7 dienų
  • 🗣 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 👋🏻😷

    Dragan#1Dragan#1Prieš 7 dienų
  • One of the ugliest hatch is the yaris!looking like the mini ch-r suv..

    Holida eyyHolida eyyPrieš 7 dienų
  • 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😉

    Folci CristianFolci CristianPrieš 7 dienų
  • WHICH! the ulimate hu hutch?

    Heavy MetalHeavy MetalPrieš 7 dienų
  • How can you compare AMG 45s with Toyota 🤔

    Amir Khan MazariAmir Khan MazariPrieš 7 dienų
  • So dont buy a amg ... buy a yaris ... dude you are pathetic

    Desmo dromeDesmo dromePrieš 7 dienų
  • Merc is a different league for these two

    Dino JakovljevićDino JakovljevićPrieš 8 dienų
  • Mercedes the most powerful production 4 cylinder?? Erm… Evo 10 FQ-440? 🤔

    Robert GriggsRobert GriggsPrieš 8 dienų
  • Sometimes you seem illogical in your comparisons 👎👎👎

    Ek TbEk TbPrieš 8 dienų
  • Of course, Mercedes A45s. No way, man

    Ek TbEk TbPrieš 8 dienų
  • Love the way the Fk8 looks 🤷 Not as good as the yaris but better than the a45

    ChrisChrisPrieš 8 dienų
  • People can’t challenge to money

    Waqar Ali khanWaqar Ali khanPrieš 9 dienų
  • Mag A45 ,love the brand and the quality

    I prue CodetI prue CodetPrieš 9 dienų
  • super!!

    Kostas T.Kostas T.Prieš 9 dienų
  • Fuck carwow! Mercedes 👍

    Abror AkbarovAbror AkbarovPrieš 9 dienų
  • Conveniently left out the Audi RS3 which smokes all of them hands down

    Cameron McLeanCameron McLeanPrieš 9 dienų
  • Should've calculated percentage of improvement over the factory estimation. Great video otherwise!

    Mohamed HallaniMohamed HallaniPrieš 10 dienų
  • Where's the drag race??? It's the best test ??

    Remuel LunaRemuel LunaPrieš 10 dienų
  • Yaris fanboy much?

    Nick SloanNick SloanPrieš 10 dienų
  • Favouritism

    GR8GR8Prieš 10 dienų
  • Civic type r wins the Australian review and its obvious as to why.

    N .AN .APrieš 10 dienų
  • 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...

    Leon KLeon KPrieš 11 dienų
  • Hi Mat, A45s amg, is 500Nm torque

    Julio SantosJulio SantosPrieš 12 dienų
  • I’m sorry, but the fart sounds killed me🤣

    Lukec4geLukec4gePrieš 12 dienų
  • Dude your sense of humor is hilarious

    Lavish KayLavish KayPrieš 12 dienų
  • How about the new proton x70 that also made by geely?

    TeamKeruak77 ChannelTeamKeruak77 ChannelPrieš 13 dienų
  • I love the Honda civic type r like that design

    King SimKing SimPrieš 13 dienų
  • Please make a Toyota GR Yaris vs Audi S1

    Ab AbAb AbPrieš 13 dienų
  • 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.

    numbereightysevennumbereightysevenPrieš 13 dienų
  • What a surprise, another LTclubr praising the Yaris 😴😴😴

    Gareth WilliamsGareth WilliamsPrieš 13 dienų
  • Whats the song playing at 19:15?

    freshjive928freshjive928Prieš 14 dienų
    • Starry eyed - Jane & the boy

      John Michael Manzano ManlangitJohn Michael Manzano ManlangitPrieš 11 dienų
  • Mat is officially a GR Yaris Fanboy😂

    Dirk HanekomDirk HanekomPrieš 14 dienų
  • 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😶

    Dirk HanekomDirk HanekomPrieš 14 dienų
  • Fucking rigged

    ChrisChrisPrieš 14 dienų
  • Amg vs yaris!!!?? 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

    Daniel LópezDaniel LópezPrieš 14 dienų
  • 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.

    M MM MPrieš 14 dienų
  • 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 ))))

    Станислав КанавичевСтанислав КанавичевPrieš 14 dienų
  • 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

    НАТО в шоке, США обосралисьНАТО в шоке, США обосралисьPrieš 15 dienų
  • It should be like 1- Benz 2- Honda 3- Toyota 4 me okayyy...

    シェイクکシェイクکPrieš 15 dienų
  • Tbh I already know what’s going to happen coz mat is a yaris fanboy..

    シェイクکシェイクکPrieš 15 dienų
  • 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.

    John CrookJohn CrookPrieš 15 dienų
  • Focus RS is the undisputed champ in this category.

    Shashank ThamiShashank ThamiPrieš 15 dienų

      max parsonsmax parsonsPrieš 15 dienų
  • Toyota is the best

  • bro the best is honda

    Aashan HaiderAashan HaiderPrieš 15 dienų
  • 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....

    Alan FurslandAlan FurslandPrieš 15 dienų
  • 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?

    K PK PPrieš 15 dienų
  • Honda fanboys be like : wait for the 2022....

    KYOWA MLKYOWA MLPrieš 15 dienų
    • Why when the 2017 is better 😂😂😂

      max parsonsmax parsonsPrieš 15 dienų
  • Bullshit video!.. 1st Amg 2nd TypeR 3rd Yaris..., And how cars looks, is subjectiv..., yaris looking like shit!!

    Miniman's videosMiniman's videosPrieš 16 dienų
  • Type-R and A45 owners after 5 years: 📉😭🔫 GR Yaris owners: *stonks* 📈💎✋🚀🚀🚀

    BananaBananaPrieš 16 dienų
    • Not the type-r 🤣 prolly better resell than yaris

      Big O92MLBOABig O92MLBOAPrieš 2 dienas
  • Civic type r

    chimdindu nwekechimdindu nwekePrieš 16 dienų
  • Engine sound isn’t a performance parameter!

    KOLINKOLINPrieš 16 dienų
  • Got to the 5 challenge didn't need to watch the rest knew wot going to win

    Daniel GriffithDaniel GriffithPrieš 16 dienų
  • 2 japan car vs 1 germany car

    Freddy NainggolanFreddy NainggolanPrieš 16 dienų
  • If someone said pick one and it's yours for free I'd take the Mercedes but I wouldn't buy any of them

    virtualymevirtualymePrieš 17 dienų
  • 5:01 Fitra Eri style😂😂😂

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

    ryan keeganryan keeganPrieš 17 dienų
    • How is it? Lmao shit cannot go around the track without rocking like a boat lol

      max parsonsmax parsonsPrieš 15 dienų
  • The Yaris wins because of personal preference. The A45s is the sickest. But also 20k more om the pricetag.

    PabloPabloPrieš 17 dienų
  • So the yaris wins.....but one will choose it if you may pick one for free.

    herman stokbroodherman stokbroodPrieš 17 dienų
  • 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)

    Edward CookEdward CookPrieš 17 dienų
  • Practice changing gears! :))

    Aref EAref EPrieš 17 dienų
  • 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

    John G. TVJohn G. TVPrieš 18 dienų
  • yaris is def not the best looking out of these 3😭

    Earl HwangEarl HwangPrieš 18 dienų
  • 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.

    Simon MillerSimon MillerPrieš 18 dienų
  • Honda Civic. Fart.

    jgtempertonjgtempertonPrieš 18 dienų
  • 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

    HesteBremseHesteBremsePrieš 18 dienų
  • A45s takes the exterior looks, not the GR. Nothing looks better than A45s. I’d get the Civic though bcos of value

    Mzwandile HarmansMzwandile HarmansPrieš 18 dienų
  • Mercedes : "What can i do for you?" Mat : #You can shut up" 🤣🤣🤣

    Kostas PasvanisKostas PasvanisPrieš 18 dienų
  • In my opinion, the Yaris is rather ugly, bordering on hideous, not unlike the type R .

    Jay ManJay ManPrieš 18 dienų
  • Will be nice to see 0-100 kph as well.

    קארטיובקארטיובPrieš 18 dienų
  • 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 LTclub 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 😁

    James CroadJames CroadPrieš 18 dienų