21 September 2017

The new Honda Civic Type R is one of the world's best, and most exciting, hot hatchbacks. But, then, so is the Volkswagen Golf R.

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.


Volkswagen Golf R 

Honda Civic Type R

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Spanner 24 September 2017


Both amazing cars. How lucky are we to live in an era where old supercar performance is available to the masses. 

For me the decision turns on looks alone. If you like the Honda's showiness, buy the Honda. If you prefer the German techno sharp suit of the golf, buy the golf.

if you can really sense/use the difference on the road, you should be driving for Ferrari.

erolorhun 24 September 2017

Even with subtitles trying to

Even with subtitles trying to follow what was said in this video made my head hurt. Prosser works in front of a camera - the guy with glasses, although entertaining to read, is mumbling way too much to make sense. If I remember correctly he made the same mistake in another video from a few years back. 

manicm 23 September 2017

I've seen the video, this is

I've seen the video, this is a hot hatch contest where the CTR is the better handling, more visceral car, yet the GR wins? May as well have entered a Corolla into this contest.