Honda Civic Type R v Toyota GR Yaris: DRAG RACE

It's time for a showdown!

We have actually got Yianni in the brand-new , and he's taking on versus Mat in the GR Yaris!

So let's see how these two compare. Beginning with the , it's powered by a 2-litre turbo gas that can deliver 329hp and 420Nm of torque. It drives the front wheels through a manual transmission, and it suggestions the scales at 1,429 kg.

Then we have the GR Yaris. It's equipped with a 1.6-litre 3-cylinder turbo that can put down 261hp and 360Nm. Much like the , it's a manual, and it suggestions the scales at 1,280 kg. Nevertheless, it has one essential advantage over the – it's four-wheel drive!

Does this indicate it'll be a clean sweep for the GR Yaris? Or will the additional power of the Type R push it to triumph? There's just one method to find out … LET'S RACE!

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83 responses to “Honda Civic Type R v Toyota GR Yaris: DRAG RACE”

  1. carwow Avatar

    Type R or GR Yaris… Which are you choosing?

    1. Dough Nut Avatar
      Dough Nut

      Yaris…. miles better on the roads

    2. QuantumRice Avatar

      Golf R

    3. Xander Lanister Avatar
      Xander Lanister

      Don’t care about stretch. The GR, despite the fact that is a wondefull machine, can’t do what the FL5 can accomplish on a close circuit. The suspension, weight distributio & chasis of the FL5 is something special.

    4. PbPomper Avatar

      Yaris definitely. Lighter, cheaper, more fun and looks much better.

    5. HSZ97 Avatar

      I already got my new type r

  2. Hudson Hodge Avatar
    Hudson Hodge

    Keep up the good work carwow 😊

    1. Purwanti Allan Avatar
      Purwanti Allan


  3. Just a YouTube Commenter Avatar
    Just a YouTube Commenter

    Nice drag race carwow. I like these rarer hot hatches drag races. I’m looking forward to seeing what else you have coming up! πŸ‘€

    1. Purwanti Allan Avatar
      Purwanti Allan

      Agree. Imagine if we got GR Yaris vs Aston Martin DB9.

    2. Boeing AH-64 Apache Helicopter Avatar
      Boeing AH-64 Apache Helicopter

      ​@Purwanti Allan but why

  4. Lew Whalley Avatar
    Lew Whalley

    Β£47k for that Civic is absolutely mental.

    1. Easy Come Easy Go Avatar
      Easy Come Easy Go

      Especially one that barely breaks into the 13s.

    2. Easy Come Easy Go Avatar
      Easy Come Easy Go

      ​@layne travis to bad they dont make the rs anymore

    3. Easy Come Easy Go Avatar
      Easy Come Easy Go

      ​@Cornelius Scipio my father brought one of those in 99 brand new for 2800 usd.

    4. Hafid Galih Avatar
      Hafid Galih

      in indonesia 1.4 billion rupiah. In malaysia and thailand 1.8 billion rupiah

    5. DanniC Avatar

      Yeah ill stick to my 5k ep3 πŸ˜…

  5. Rayyan Ali Khan Avatar
    Rayyan Ali Khan

    Nice to see Matt and Yan racing together, I can’t believe that he thought a Civic TYPE R would be 80,000!

    1. Tim Wong Avatar
      Tim Wong

      @Aquaboy You are an absolute LIAR. GR Yaris in Thailand is $879,000 Baht, which is $113,545 Malaysian Ringgits. GR Yaris in Malaysia is $299,000 Malaysian Ringgits, which is more than 2 Times the Price of one in Thailand. 🀑🀑🀑

    2. Han Park Avatar
      Han Park

      In the states they’re roughly 80k with the markups

    3. Ruben Salvador Avatar
      Ruben Salvador

      But it is in USA. Nuts

    4. DEAD HEADØG Avatar

      I’ve seen them go for 75k what’re youuuu talking about

    5. James Williams Avatar
      James Williams

      I suppose when your last 10+ car’s have over 100k price tags you lose touch with reality πŸ˜‚

  6. carvroom Avatar

    Yianni did very good with a manual especially he barely has driven a manual! Hats off to him

    1. Mr Le0 Avatar
      Mr Le0

      I dont know if the clutch agrees with you

    2. Yiannimize Avatar

      Thank you

    3. Yiannimize Avatar

      @Mr Le0 oi πŸ˜‚

    4. Purwanti Allan Avatar
      Purwanti Allan

      @Mr Le0 wish he applied a racing clutch plate.

  7. Gabriel Skl Avatar
    Gabriel Skl

    Mat, try revving the Yaris with the traction control off (not expert mode) and you’ll see there’s not soft limiter anymore 😁😁

    1. A Kent Avatar
      A Kent

      … and u can then run high 12s

    2. RapperToad Avatar

      Sounds crap anyway

    3. A Kent Avatar
      A Kent

      @RapperToad you should do detailed car reviews, world class bro.

    4. Angel πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡¦ Avatar
      Angel πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡¦

      @A Kent I was surprised how bad their times are. My 2003 Mustang GT is faster with less hp. I guess rwd is better than fwd in drag races.

    5. bckpck_photography Avatar

      ​@Angel πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡¦ I had to Google the specs of your car ’cause I couldn’t believe a 4.6L V8 mustang of this century makes less hp than the yaris. Damn I stand corrected.

  8. hello Avatar

    Yanni doing better gear changes than that top gear guy.

    1. Elon Tusk Plaid Avatar
      Elon Tusk Plaid

      You mean…the Stig.

    2. Angel πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡¦ Avatar
      Angel πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡¦

      I haven’t watched top gear in years.

    3. Phatt Johnson Avatar
      Phatt Johnson

      The guy from Friends? Matt LeBlanc?

    4. Eurasian Lynx Avatar
      Eurasian Lynx

      Bruh don’t disrespect the golden era stig like that.

  9. Darren Prior Avatar
    Darren Prior

    Hey Matt. I’ve got a GR Yaris too. Are you aware that if you switch the safety aids off and stick it in sport mode, you kill the soft limiter? Just thought I’d chuck it in there mate. Cheers

    1. Clavicle Notch Avatar
      Clavicle Notch

      Shame that Matt never reads the comments lol

    2. Ric Chrono Avatar
      Ric Chrono

      πŸ˜‚ does he not?

    3. Chris Dooley Avatar
      Chris Dooley

      @Clavicle Notch on YT here there’s zero engagement which is kind of sad really

    4. AwesomeCarGuy Avatar

      He used to do it in some of his previous GR Yaris drag race videos, but now he seems to have forgotten.

    5. Chris Christofis Avatar
      Chris Christofis

      Yea perhaps he needs to stick to the pedal bike

  10. David Shenton Avatar
    David Shenton

    The type-R hasn’t necessarily gone up in value, it’s gone up in price, which is NOT the same thing.

    1. David Shenton Avatar
      David Shenton

      @Angel πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡¦ But why in Gods name would anyone want one of those pieces of junk? Plus don’t know if you noticed but the steering wheel on these two cars is on the other side, so factor in a RHD conversion to be similar πŸ˜‚

    2. Eddie Padilla Avatar
      Eddie Padilla

      I need to reiterate I guess: AT MSRP

    3. camelsac Avatar

      ​@Angel πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡¦Yeah but Mustangs are πŸ’©

    4. iMel Avatar

      @Angel πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡¦ take it to a track and it will get nowhere near a stock type r lol its not all about power buddy

  11. Works Y Avatar
    Works Y

    It’s so wholesome to see two guys having a nice conversation

    1. Purwanti Allan Avatar
      Purwanti Allan


  12. Marko Dolenec Avatar
    Marko Dolenec

    I am happy that Yanni didn’t destroy that stick…:) great battle guys!

  13. alvaro crespo Avatar
    alvaro crespo

    Mat with all the cars: let’s make 7 launches
    Mat with his own Yaris: let’s make rolling races only please

    πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ I fully understand your point

    1. Diplogod Avatar

      I think they also both got the best launches they thought they could get so no point in repeating

    2. Bruno Santos Avatar
      Bruno Santos

      ​@Diplogod nah, he just doesn’t want to ruin his gearbox and awd components, it does have point , entertaining us

    3. Juan Pablo Zawadzki Avatar
      Juan Pablo Zawadzki

      Yep, Matt is the type of guy that doesn’t mind destroying other’s cars, but not his…

    4. Ali Avatar

      @Juan Pablo Zawadzki im guessing you’re the type of guy who would rather destroy his own car, rather than somebody else’s.

    5. Juan Pablo Zawadzki Avatar
      Juan Pablo Zawadzki

      @Ali Nope, I’m the one who takes cares of the cars in general, trying not to destroy them πŸ˜‰

  14. Justin Dunn Avatar
    Justin Dunn

    Damn Yianni was doing them Fast and Furious gear changes πŸ˜‚ awesome race

    1. Yiannimize Avatar

      Yeah baby

    2. Purwanti Allan Avatar
      Purwanti Allan

      @Yiannimize Yianni nailed those always.

    3. Joseph Avatar

      ​@Yiannimize πŸ™ŒπŸ»

    4. Ilya Kanis Avatar
      Ilya Kanis

      He is PDK in the flesh

  15. DensoStyle Avatar

    Yanni shifts gears like Fast and Furious Movies. So funnyπŸ˜‚

    1. Purwanti Allan Avatar
      Purwanti Allan

      Yianni shifts those like when driving Porsche 959.

    2. LobsterChannel Avatar

      He learned it from Dmo

  16. Fitra Eri Avatar
    Fitra Eri

    Interesting results. GR yaris is really something special. I wonder how the two compares when it comes to lap timing in a race track.

    1. Kamil G Avatar
      Kamil G

      honda is faster

    2. Iwan Avatar

      trio om fitra, ridwan dan om mobi ga ada yg nyntuh gr86 di video2ny ya, cma ada om mobi itu g brz 😭😭😭

    3. SapereAude Avatar

      Wah om fitra disini

    4. Hafid Galih Avatar
      Hafid Galih

      ayo om di coba drag race gr yaris vs civic type r fl 5

    5. Ichika Tama Avatar
      Ichika Tama

      Sewa runway bandara bang biar mirip carwow πŸ˜…

  17. Duck Avatar

    The cuts to how quiet the race is from the outside killed meπŸ˜‚

    1. promessa_ex Avatar

      Toyota and Honda stock exhausts, made for crowded japanese city streets

    2. Duck Avatar

      @Fred I have an EP3 with a N/A K20 and it already is pretty loud, I’m sure these cars would sound very good with the right exhaust setup

    3. JDM Avatar

      shows how much of a joke both of these cars are.

    4. mista maog Avatar
      mista maog

      For some reason the Japanese put the quietest exhausts on their cars. They’re just begging for exhaust upgrades

    5. Boeing AH-64 Apache Helicopter Avatar
      Boeing AH-64 Apache Helicopter

      @Mr Shaggings more baby flat 6 than v6. I have one with a catback

  18. Riffs4U Avatar

    CarWow delivers always good content! Thanks Matt and the team!

  19. 7ampint Avatar

    Imagine buying a manual car after Yianni drove it πŸ’€

    1. Abroham Avatar

      For sure β€œbroken in”

  20. Rapid Abdul Avatar
    Rapid Abdul

    The way yianni was charging gears as if he was ripping the gear box πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

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