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 Cars23 დღის წინ

    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

    15 დღის წინ


  • Deepani Karunarathna

    Deepani Karunarathna

    22 დღის წინ

    Typer R ❤️❤️

  • Hardy Mark

    Hardy Mark

    22 დღის წინ

    Where is the new 2021 jaguar f pace

  • Mukhlis Abdullah

    Mukhlis Abdullah

    22 დღის წინ

    Golf R

  • Stefan Parnreiter

    Stefan Parnreiter

    22 დღის წინ

    He is the best and best video so far

  • Holida eyy
    Holida eyy2 საათის წინ

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

  • Folci Cristian
    Folci Cristian4 საათის წინ

    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😉

  • Heavy Metal
    Heavy Metal8 საათის წინ

    WHICH! the ulimate hu hutch?

  • Amir Khan Mazari
    Amir Khan Mazari10 საათის წინ

    How can you compare AMG 45s with Toyota 🤔

  • Desmo drome
    Desmo drome11 საათის წინ

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

  • Dino Jakovljević
    Dino Jakovljevićდღის წინ

    Merc is a different league for these two

  • Robert Griggs
    Robert Griggsდღის წინ

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

  • Ek Tb
    Ek Tbდღის წინ

    Sometimes you seem illogical in your comparisons 👎👎👎

  • Ek Tb
    Ek Tbდღის წინ

    Of course, Mercedes A45s. No way, man

  • Chris
    Chrisდღის წინ

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

  • Waqar Ali khan
    Waqar Ali khanდღის წინ

    People can’t challenge to money

  • I prue Codet
    I prue Codetდღის წინ

    Mag A45 ,love the brand and the quality

  • Kostas T.
    Kostas T.2 დღის წინ


  • Abror Akbarov
    Abror Akbarov2 დღის წინ

    Fuck carwow! Mercedes 👍

  • Cameron McLean
    Cameron McLean2 დღის წინ

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

  • Mohamed Hallani
    Mohamed Hallani2 დღის წინ

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

  • Remuel Luna
    Remuel Luna2 დღის წინ

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

  • Nick Sloan
    Nick Sloan3 დღის წინ

    Yaris fanboy much?

  • GR8
    GR83 დღის წინ


  • N .A
    N .A3 დღის წინ

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

  • Leon K
    Leon K4 დღის წინ

    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 Santos5 დღის წინ

    Hi Mat, A45s amg, is 500Nm torque

  • Lukec4ge
    Lukec4ge5 დღის წინ

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

  • Lavish Kay
    Lavish Kay5 დღის წინ

    Dude your sense of humor is hilarious

  • TeamKeruak77 Channel
    TeamKeruak77 Channel5 დღის წინ

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

  • King Sim
    King Sim5 დღის წინ

    I love the Honda civic type r like that design

  • Ab Ab
    Ab Ab6 დღის წინ

    Please make a Toyota GR Yaris vs Audi S1

  • numbereightyseven
    numbereightyseven6 დღის წინ

    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 Williams6 დღის წინ

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

  • freshjive928
    freshjive9286 დღის წინ

    Whats the song playing at 19:15?

  • John Michael Manzano Manlangit

    John Michael Manzano Manlangit

    4 დღის წინ

    Starry eyed - Jane & the boy

  • Dirk Hanekom
    Dirk Hanekom6 დღის წინ

    Mat is officially a GR Yaris Fanboy😂

  • Dirk Hanekom
    Dirk Hanekom7 დღის წინ

    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
    Chris7 დღის წინ

    Fucking rigged

  • Daniel López
    Daniel López7 დღის წინ

    Amg vs yaris!!!?? 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

  • M M
    M M7 დღის წინ

    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 Канавичев7 დღის წინ

    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 обосрались7 დღის წინ

    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ک8 დღის წინ

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

  • シェイクک
    シェイクک8 დღის წინ

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

  • John Crook
    John Crook8 დღის წინ

    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 Thami8 დღის წინ

    Focus RS is the undisputed champ in this category.

  • max parsons

    max parsons

    8 დღის წინ


    IONIC HAUND8 დღის წინ

    Toyota is the best

  • Aashan Haider
    Aashan Haider8 დღის წინ

    bro the best is honda

  • Alan Fursland
    Alan Fursland8 დღის წინ

    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 P8 დღის წინ

    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 ML8 დღის წინ

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

  • max parsons

    max parsons

    8 დღის წინ

    Why when the 2017 is better 😂😂😂

  • Miniman's videos
    Miniman's videos8 დღის წინ

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

  • Banana
    Banana8 დღის წინ

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

  • chimdindu nweke
    chimdindu nweke8 დღის წინ

    Civic type r

    KOLIN8 დღის წინ

    Engine sound isn’t a performance parameter!

  • Daniel Griffith
    Daniel Griffith9 დღის წინ

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

  • Freddy Nainggolan
    Freddy Nainggolan9 დღის წინ

    2 japan car vs 1 germany car

  • virtualyme
    virtualyme9 დღის წინ

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

    ALEONGG THONG10 დღის წინ

    5:01 Fitra Eri style😂😂😂

  • ryan keegan
    ryan keegan10 დღის წინ

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

  • max parsons

    max parsons

    8 დღის წინ

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

  • Pablo
    Pablo10 დღის წინ

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

  • herman stokbrood
    herman stokbrood10 დღის წინ

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

  • Edward Cook
    Edward Cook10 დღის წინ

    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 E10 დღის წინ

    Practice changing gears! :))

  • John G. TV
    John G. TV10 დღის წინ

    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 Hwang10 დღის წინ

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

  • Simon Miller
    Simon Miller11 დღის წინ

    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
    jgtemperton11 დღის წინ

    Honda Civic. Fart.

  • HesteBremse
    HesteBremse11 დღის წინ

    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 Harmans11 დღის წინ

    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 Pasvanis11 დღის წინ

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

  • Jay Man
    Jay Man11 დღის წინ

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

  • קארטיוב
    קארטיוב11 დღის წინ

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

  • James Croad
    James Croad11 დღის წინ

    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 GEheads 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 Lithuania11 დღის წინ

    so stupid...

  • Dorian Jetzt
    Dorian Jetzt11 დღის წინ

    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_ Pansgrou11 დღის წინ

    I thought he switched to reverse in the middle of driving

    JASON LEE WEN XUAN Moe11 დღის წინ


  • Harto Siahaan
    Harto Siahaan11 დღის წინ

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

    ADVERSARY NEMESIS11 დღის წინ

    Type R hands down for all around!!!

  • Fedja Drndarski
    Fedja Drndarski11 დღის წინ

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

  • LedCustoms1
    LedCustoms112 დღის წინ

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

  • André Almeida
    André Almeida12 დღის წინ

    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 Burton12 დღის წინ

    A45 S

  • adrleo
    adrleo12 დღის წინ

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

  • Games, Guns, Gears
    Games, Guns, Gears12 დღის წინ

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

  • spaghettguy
    spaghettguy12 დღის წინ

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

  • Only games
    Only games12 დღის წინ

    A45s is winner 😁

  • ゴーストghost
    ゴーストghost12 დღის წინ

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

  • Lahiru Seelagama
    Lahiru Seelagama12 დღის წინ

    How much did toyota paid for this promotion???

  • Mika8513
    Mika851312 დღის წინ

    Looks like Toyota sponsored the video 🤔

  • Rowland Ortiz
    Rowland Ortiz12 დღის წინ

    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 Devlin12 დღის წინ

    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 Tech12 დღის წინ

    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 luo12 დღის წინ

    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 Osmanoglu12 დღის წინ

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

  • miragejeff1
    miragejeff112 დღის წინ

    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
    fredofoto12 დღის წინ

    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
    fredofoto12 დღის წინ

    @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
    WarriorRex13 დღის წინ

    the Mercedes was 20k more how is that fair really

  • SonOfTheRightHand29
    SonOfTheRightHand2913 დღის წინ

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

  • Joseph Smith
    Joseph Smith13 დღის წინ

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

  • iTzGodlikexS exe
    iTzGodlikexS exe13 დღის წინ

    The A class should use an aftermarket exhaust

  • iTzGodlikexS exe
    iTzGodlikexS exe13 დღის წინ

    I30N would be nice to be in there