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 CarsΠριν 3 μήνες

    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.

  • Joao Prezado

    Joao Prezado

    Πριν 8 ημέρες

    I like light cars, and MONEY plays a huge role on the normal person. GR Yaris is best bet if you want a sporty new and money efficient hatch. Mercedes play a luxury role and if you have the money i would defenitly buy it. Honda is kind of in the middle of them. its more balanced, its more daily friendly because it has better interior and more space than the GR yaris. In the end is a personal choice.. all 3 are epic. i kind of dislike the honda and im honda fan because it has some exagerated aestetic features even tho the hole visual its better and higher quality than the yaris. Still you can quite easly remove the exagerated features on the honda and turn it more a discrete and normal looking car keeping the higher quality base and materials compared to yaris. I love although the yaris soul, light materials carbon roof small 3 cylinder turbo engine. The 2021 pocket rocket. Cheapest, perfect rally car. I dont think any of this cars are perfect. But Mercedes is the best for what the brand represents (luxury) but they are all so good.I prefer the more sporty and direct feel of the yaris, but i would make it a little more space and luxury on the interior, something like the civic model. If it was not the interior i would say Yaris totaly deserves more points than the rest. This way i say its all up to each one. I still have to thumbs up again on Toyota for keep making cars that keep the REAL driving soul. No huge car, no huge engine, great performance, nice price, no fancy shit. RESUME: Mercedes: LUXURY RWD. Definitely a car to consider if money doesnt pay a big factor to you. It is the best car (and the most expensive by far). Honda: Balanced fancy FWD. Great value for money, too fancy but practical fun and safe. Yaris: Cheap pocket rocket AWD. Absolute best bang for buck on a sport car, lightest, AWD. Oposite as mercedes: minimum luxury and pratical features. the most rally car you will get on a stock car.

  • TeslaFanBoy2.3


    Πριν μήνα


  • Yeet Yeet

    Yeet Yeet

    Πριν 2 μήνες

    the gr yaris

  • B Blair

    B Blair

    Πριν 2 μήνες

    Honda all day long

  • Enrique Pršlja

    Enrique Pršlja

    Πριν 2 μήνες

    Did you film where the CarThrottle chanel does

  • w
    wΠριν 12 ώρες

    The type r has on r plus?

  • T.G ETC
    T.G ETCΠριν 17 ώρες

    German mercedes are very humble ,when they're talking about 0 to 60 .

  • ALEX A
    ALEX AΠριν 2 ημέρες

    such a bias reviewer

  • rong Yao
    rong YaoΠριν 2 ημέρες

    So before the civic was in last place but now the civic pulled back in the first place but cannot increase its lead though that’s the question let’s hope it doesn’t get over

  • rong Yao
    rong YaoΠριν 2 ημέρες

    The reason why the civic is the best is the fact it’s got the best knee room the best head room and for a fact the best booth space wait can you fit eight luggage is that’s insane for a hatchback it’s 7 that is insane oh wait is that cop and five at the back of the seats so the civic Civic

  • Lord Hampton-Wick
    Lord Hampton-WickΠριν 3 ημέρες

    What a surprise and as such slightly biased. We all knew the Yaris would win, after all you in another of your videos stated that you had bought one. The score should have been, in my opinion Civic 1st. Yaris 2nd. AMG 3rd. Purely because the AMG is a ridiculous price. The Civic offers more practicality at a far better price. The Yaris is a great car, but too small. I think your bias towards the Yaris is unacceptable, especially considering that you own one. I personally don't own any of these cars, and have no plans to do so, therefore I am not biased. 🙂 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🇬🇧

  • Parvez Hassan
    Parvez HassanΠριν 4 ημέρες

    A45s won. The only reason that the yaris won was because Mat loves the yaris

  • xor base
    xor baseΠριν 4 ημέρες

    Track? 🤣

  • Bogdan Sabau
    Bogdan SabauΠριν 4 ημέρες

    The GR Yaris is probably my favorite car of all time!

  • Jordan MAYLOR
    Jordan MAYLORΠριν 4 ημέρες

    Good job man

  • Home Theater System Blog
    Home Theater System BlogΠριν 5 ημέρες

    i drove a rented C200 Amg, God that thing had horrible side mirrors causing poor visibility for the blindspot. Another thing was column shifters (Placed behind the steering wheel), you call me old but the new gearbox on Mercs are horrendous.

  • Home Theater System Blog
    Home Theater System BlogΠριν 5 ημέρες

    The merc A45 might be 2 sec faster but it won't hold a candle against the Civic Type R in terms of reliability in 2 years.

  • Steve’s Howtoinfive
    Steve’s HowtoinfiveΠριν 5 ημέρες


  • Chance
    ChanceΠριν 6 ημέρες

    Type R all day!

  • TripleTaker
    TripleTakerΠριν 7 ημέρες

    Mat: yeah so the yaris wins, because I have one 👀

  • Eratosthenes0815
    Eratosthenes0815Πριν 8 ημέρες

    What a freaking awsome comparison. - Love it! - (And to be honest: I love the GR Yaris. (Looking forward to get my red one... ;-) ))

    JOSE DOMINGUEZΠριν 8 ημέρες

    Toyota always the king without not even trying ,,, Yaris was intended to rally and in the way to it destroy the civic ... I love it. Toyota was is and will always be the king .. sorry Honda fans .. get a glass of water and swallow it😂😂😂😂😂👍👍👍👍👍👍

  • Great content

    Great content

    Πριν 4 ημέρες

    Toyota is better than honda but honestly Merc wins all

  • Yan7001978
    Yan7001978Πριν 8 ημέρες

    Too long review, too much talking. French people would say "redondant" but better than alot of other carwow videos.

  • Mohammad Saud
    Mohammad SaudΠριν 9 ημέρες

    Sorry to say but Matt I think honda can beat the merc on the track.Civic has defeated many sports car on the track which were more expensive than the civic type r

  • Hindu evduin Wcuneinufoewuofew
    Hindu evduin WcuneinufoewuofewΠριν 9 ημέρες

    Mat is being really biased

  • TheBajamin
    TheBajaminΠριν 9 ημέρες

    >yaris looks the best go home, you're drunk. Was this a stipulation from Toyota?

  • Mattias Glasnovic
    Mattias GlasnovicΠριν 9 ημέρες

    Such a bad driver

  • Anti Mougiollari
    Anti MougiollariΠριν 10 ημέρες

    Dunno what you sayin but mercs are mercs

  • julius fmr
    julius fmrΠριν 10 ημέρες

    that means mercedes would win, if the actual 0-60 times mattered. gotta love the yaris tho

  • CLhighlightsful
    CLhighlightsfulΠριν 11 ημέρες

    I think each challenge had to have a weighting factor in it. Like you cant give same points for a cost comparison and the comparison for breaking distance, etc. Cost is one of the most important factors! you can LIVE with it stopping 2 meters longer.... or maybe not...

  • shaft9000
    shaft9000Πριν 13 ημέρες

    Dunno why I waited so danged long to 'scribe this channy. The "kicked in the arse for mentioning Nurburgring ( ahem, it's the bloody *NORDSCHLIEFE!, fer fooksake!!* ;O) times" motif is a fooking hoot. All this other content isn't too bad either. Cheers from Kommiefornia, mate!

  • Nine Times
    Nine TimesΠριν 14 ημέρες

    Watching those track drives made me wonder why I couldn’t see the indicators flashing as the cars turned.

    IM SO FUTURΠριν 15 ημέρες

    The bias is palpable

  • Adrian Sanchez
    Adrian SanchezΠριν 16 ημέρες

    That was hella biased

  • pk m
    pk mΠριν 16 ημέρες

    Simply a yaris promotion video.

  • ollo LoL
    ollo LoLΠριν 16 ημέρες

    Why am I the one who thinks Civic is ugly?

  • Carlin Carter
    Carlin CarterΠριν 18 ημέρες

    That killed me with the German accent 🤣🤣🤣🤣

  • Nikonover
    NikonoverΠριν 19 ημέρες

    your dreaming

  • Dushan Gurung
    Dushan GurungΠριν 20 ημέρες

    Hond Typre R is the best on every aspect.

  • Jan Michael Zamora
    Jan Michael ZamoraΠριν 20 ημέρες

    Too much ad. Great video

  • Sergio Garagarza
    Sergio GaragarzaΠριν 20 ημέρες

    Is it a toyota engine or a mazda

  • T5Everything
    T5EverythingΠριν 21 ημέρα

    Golf 8 R

  • Tolontan Mirela
    Tolontan MirelaΠριν 21 ημέρα

    Ur a merc haiter math 😡

  • Analogy Accepted
    Analogy AcceptedΠριν 21 ημέρα

    Yarris is an AWD, but you launched it like a 2WD. Rev higher, drop clutch. Think Subaru. See here: Suffice it to say that I doubt your "points," seeing as how others show different outcomes on at least a few things you docked points from Yarris.

  • kato093
    kato093Πριν 21 ημέρα

    Honda civic wins the boy racer HANDS DOWN and comes first or 2nd to the mercedes in the looks challenge, so it wins.

  • Jake Helfrich
    Jake HelfrichΠριν 22 ημέρες

    That condensation in the A45s is baaad

  • 13432 2dkti3
    13432 2dkti3Πριν 22 ημέρες

    should have take the a35 for that review:p

  • Jordon Reynolds
    Jordon ReynoldsΠριν 22 ημέρες

    I work at a dealership and have personally have driven the GR Yaris and Civic Type-R, and there were a couple tests the I definitely would’ve rated the type R higher than the GR, but it’s all opinion!

  • Mikae Hawkson
    Mikae HawksonΠριν 24 ημέρες

    Need to learn how to drive a stick

  • Jay Martin
    Jay MartinΠριν 26 ημέρες

    🤦🏻‍♂️ so disappointed that the roof is wrapped and not lacquered. I’d rather have it real and ugly.

  • Dan bish
    Dan bishΠριν 27 ημέρες

    I was pulling for the type r. Really hope the 2022 regains the throne . I think it's time they put Acuras SHAWD system and added horspower. That should take care of yaris . Lol .

  • Rising Sun
    Rising SunΠριν 27 ημέρες

    GR Yaris is a good car, not great.

  • SfisoSG
    SfisoSGΠριν 27 ημέρες

    Can you do a better comparison and use the A35S AND THE YARIS GR

  • Ovidiu Diumea
    Ovidiu DiumeaΠριν 27 ημέρες

    No the Civic isn't ugly. It's brilliant. Definitely better looking than the bland A class.

  • david kiara
    david kiaraΠριν 27 ημέρες

    Automatic vs manual is it fair

  • Loopsrainforest
    LoopsrainforestΠριν 27 ημέρες

    I had a normal Yaris that I bought off of my Grandma for commuting & it was also my first automatic transmission car that I have bought in 30 years of driving. It was the biggest piece of shit in every way. I feel like I need the GR version just to cleanse my palette.

  • Tad Ficus Catus
    Tad Ficus CatusΠριν 27 ημέρες

    Who needs foward visibility?

  • Chris Salimi
    Chris SalimiΠριν 27 ημέρες

    Only one point off each other which really means you're going to have a good time regardless of which 1 you pick!

  • Dr. Dee
    Dr. DeeΠριν 27 ημέρες

    I've watched quite a few of your reviews and I have to say this one was loaded with commercials! What's up with that? Anyway I wouldn't choose any of these cars but if you insist, I'll go with the Mercedes.

  • Channel21Jaymz
    Channel21JaymzΠριν 28 ημέρες

    Just FYI you started the stopwatch on the civic hot lap a full second later than the Yaris which is why the Yaris “beat” the civic. Review the laps in slow mo near the beginning and look at the stopwatch and you’ll see what I mean.

  • RebelTV r
    RebelTV rΠριν 28 ημέρες

    Yeah um no one's buying the Yaris over the Honda or Merc. No one.

  • Mokgadi Maake
    Mokgadi MaakeΠριν 28 ημέρες

    Incredibly biased.🤮

  • LeMnISc4tA
    LeMnISc4tAΠριν 28 ημέρες

    Good comparison. Liked this format, with the facts and the farts.

  • EverlastingPromises
    EverlastingPromisesΠριν 29 ημέρες

    Did anyone else notice metallic shards coming out onto the floor of the Honda when it was doing the brake test at 17:20? What's that about

  • Daniel Penagos
    Daniel PenagosΠριν μήνα

    This video was sponsored by Toyota

  • Quinn Slattery
    Quinn SlatteryΠριν μήνα

    When "boy racer" is weighted the same as "daily driving" lol Not even a drag/rolling race? No metric at all for straight line performance? Seems like someone was swaying the numbers a bit...

  • Shaun Tompkins
    Shaun TompkinsΠριν μήνα

    A bit off fun, this. Most of the categories are so subjective. ie: thinking the Yaris is the best-looking car!

  • Ofilia Friedman
    Ofilia FriedmanΠριν μήνα

    The chunky shoe prominently float because size symptomatically collect among a known australian. brown, measly steven

  • ROBVALE 76
    ROBVALE 76Πριν μήνα

    @ the track AMG > 31.37 Yaris GR > 31.27 TypeR > 31.82 How did the AMG Won the track ?? Also at the sound test you say the TypeR had better sound than Yaris but some hOW the Yaris won? 🤔 🤣🤣🤣 Bruuh.. your Drunk! or High!

  • C J
    C JΠριν μήνα

    Giving the Yaris 2 points in exhaust is definitely a miss😂. It sounded like it wasn’t on, at least the Honda had induction noise. Whacked a full race exhaust system on mine and is sounds like it shouldve

  • 213-25 พงศ์ศรัณย์ ญาณะโรจน์
    213-25 พงศ์ศรัณย์ ญาณะโรจน์Πριν μήνα

    You're don't know about honda civic

  • Shahjalal Alam Abir
    Shahjalal Alam AbirΠριν μήνα

    For those who are shouting for the GR Yaris' victory, guys this li'l beast has even beated a GTR Nismo in track battle. Why you guys are this much surprised and telling this video a biased one!

  • Munna
    MunnaΠριν μήνα

    Mat done awful in the track test with the civic

  • Death included
    Death includedΠριν μήνα

    GR Yaris isnt that easy to buy?

  • Andriy Kozachuk
    Andriy KozachukΠριν μήνα

    so rs 3 wins or even s3

  • Liam
    LiamΠριν μήνα

    Defo give Matt a GR Yaris free for this publicity 🤣🤣🤣

  • Yasitha Weerasinghe
    Yasitha WeerasingheΠριν μήνα

    Looks are subjective. Civic looks da sportiest and the sexiest. Yaris looks like an unproportional bread

  • Elmör Aknay
    Elmör AknayΠριν μήνα

    I would choose the beauty AMG, however the interior is not my style, it's just like an old Star Trek spaceship (air ventiles) mixed with modern gauges,which I don't like they look like smartphones or tablets, but the performance, the comfort is brilliant and of course the exterior and the sound. Civic is a good one too, except the rear spoiler and under the lights and the Yaris is fast and 4WD, but the noise and space is poor for me. One big problem that these cars are too expensive, so I just stay with my Hyundai i30N, not so fast, but the comfort, exterior and interior is fair and the sound is brilliant!

  • يوسف سعود العُمري
    يوسف سعود العُمريΠριν μήνα

    Matt hates the Honda

  • Consumer Tester
    Consumer TesterΠριν μήνα

    Well! This video alone is sufficient to destroy Matt’s reviewer integrity for me. Ridiculous bias, choosing the (2 doors only, no choice!) Yaris as the winner, even in categories where it clearly was not. And any other review would have done a straightforward 0-62mph test........he chose to do one that ignored the fact that the Mercedes blew the others out of the water on acceleration. As Eric Morecambe would have said.....”Rubbish!!”

  • Wil Walker
    Wil WalkerΠριν μήνα

    I test drove the A45s before I purchased the GR Yaris, and it is crazy fast off the mark, very controllable but as MW said, you have to break the laws to really have fun and get the most enjoyment. Also, at well over twice the price of the GR in Australia the A45 was not twice as good. Simply a bang for buck decision I suspect if most here choosing the merc would change their pick if it were their own cash!

  • Xry Pro
    Xry ProΠριν μήνα

    GR Yaris is special

  • Frank McGrath
    Frank McGrathΠριν μήνα

    Overall winner is that atrocious looking shitbox? No practicality, sounds like a broken vacuum cleaner, interior that looks worse than a vios and worst of all, one that looks like it's been farted out by a hippo. Car journalism makes no sense anymore.

  • Frank McGrath
    Frank McGrathΠριν μήνα

    GR Yaris looks like dog shit. Even if it has 1000hp, I wouldn't bother getting into it. I can live with the other two.

  • Gary Richard
    Gary RichardΠριν μήνα

    The adjoining north america consistently calculate because romanian undoubtedly charge anenst a nutritious shark. perfect, amusing reaction

  • matteovrizzi
    matteovrizziΠριν μήνα

    well i don't get it. Price is price. not "value for money". seems unfair to rank 2nd the toyota which is cheaper.

  • Ahmet Cemiloglu
    Ahmet CemilogluΠριν μήνα

    0.11 seconds under 3.9 seconds is a far far greater achievement than 0.18 seconds under 5.8 seconds.

  • João Pereira
    João PereiraΠριν μήνα

    The type R is a very good looking car. The yaris is not that great, it is too tall and too small. It's kind of akward. Matt's taste is @#$&$

  • Alex 88
    Alex 88Πριν μήνα

    Changing gear in the Yaris just before it hit 60 seems a little pointless? Surely that will only hurt the 0-60 time?

  • ABWolfe88
    ABWolfe88Πριν μήνα

    The A45 drives better, is faster, quieter, and more fully loaded... So you should buy the Toyota lol

  • Dan Clarke
    Dan ClarkeΠριν μήνα

    Sponsored by Toyota!

  • Dan Clarke
    Dan ClarkeΠριν μήνα

    In the Type R - @29:41 "Your view forward is not as good". Even though @10:22 the Yaris has a problem where the rear view mirror "Ruins your forward visibility". What is worse!!!

  • Dan Clarke
    Dan ClarkeΠριν μήνα

    @28:38 Automatic Cruise Control? I think you'll find it's called Adaptive Cruise Control! Close, but no cigar. Otherwise another great feature, but would have been nice to see the Golf R go up against these three. I'm not a VW fan boy, but am sure it might have won-on a positive side though, I'm glad you did not include any BMWs!!!

  • FA
    FAΠριν μήνα

    Type R beats GR in every track test I’ve seen so far. I don’t really trust Matt’s driving skills

  • Adam Ski
    Adam SkiΠριν μήνα


  • iron life
    iron lifeΠριν μήνα

    For the Yaris: Desactivate the Stability Control and Rev-Limiter will also be gone. Thank me later.

  • Richard HumberstonePT
    Richard HumberstonePTΠριν μήνα

    Bias much?

  • Steiner Ding
    Steiner DingΠριν μήνα

    What's wrong with the Civic's look? It is just not European..

  • PopcornSticker
    PopcornStickerΠριν μήνα

    8:56 that shit bangin, who made you those songs?

  • Mobile games studio
    Mobile games studioΠριν μήνα

    Honda civic is the biggest car for best price i am defenitli taking civic

  • Canal Delta
    Canal DeltaΠριν μήνα

    That will be 26 for all three if Matt gave 2 points to the civic at the sound check, not to the 3 cyl/fake noise Yaris

  • Ronak Singha
    Ronak SinghaΠριν μήνα

    2:17 Civic type R has the same price, but still there is a strikethrough

  • London Alweis
    London AlweisΠριν μήνα

    He chose the GR Yaris because he personally loves it... I prefer the A45

  • Mustafa bilal.
    Mustafa bilal.Πριν μήνα

    I hate the GR yaris it looks like a toad, and it is a decade old in the interior I mean look at the speedometer!