Can the Toyota GR Yaris beat a Honda Civic Type R in a straight line?

What do you think? Place your bets in the comments!

7w ago

Sure, the new Toyota GR Yaris is great fun on the road and is full of rally-pedigree, but how does it fare in a wet drag race? No, this isn't a euphemism, instead this is a drag race in the rain...grow up.

In order to put it through its paces, Carwow have put one up against the brand new Honda Civic Type R to see which one is better in a straight line.

What are the specs?

Honda Civic Type R:

- 2.0L turbocharged engine

- 320hp

- 400Nm of Torque


- 6-speed manual gearbox

- Weighs 1,380kg

- Price: £32,820

Toyota GR Yaris:

- 1.6L turbocharged engine

- 261hp

- 360Nm of Torque


- 6-speed manual

- Weighs 1,280kg

- Price: £33,495

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Comments (14)

  • I love the GR Yaris

      1 month ago
  • Quite what I was expecting...

      1 month ago
  • The Yaris sounds better

      1 month ago
  • Since when were hot hatches a topic for straight line speed? Weren't they just supposed to be fun little hatch cars to "drive" around as a daily or on a track if they so wish?

      1 month ago
  • Does it really matter? Hot hatches have never been about drag racing. But I’d expect the AWD GR to be quicker off the mark.

      1 month ago