The Honda has a 2.0-litre turbocharged engine driving the front wheels. It's fun, it's agile, it's wild to look at and thrilling to drive.
The Volkswagen Golf R gives, we think it's fair to say, a more mature driving experience. It has four-wheel drive, more understated looks and slips into your life like a favourite pair of slippers.
But which is the best hot hatchback; the better driver's car? Join Dan Prosser and Matt Prior on some great roads as they find out.