Quickfire Hot Hatch Buying Guide: GR Yaris, Civic Type R, AMG A45 S, Fiesta ST, Golf GTI | Top Gear

13 Ιαν 2021
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The last 12 months have seen some cracking new additions and a few mid-life alterations to the hot hatch game. The already brilliant Civic Type R had an update with some special lightweight editions, VW released the 8th iteration of their benchmark for the sector - the Golf GTI - and then Toyota came along and blindsided everyone with the Toyota GR Yaris homologation special...
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  • Why does no one put ford Focus RS in these lineups????? Come on, forget about the Fiesta! It's just the little brother!

    James PowerJames PowerΠριν ημέρα
  • It’s sad when you don’t see any longer a Subaru or a Mitsubishi representation

    Pablo APablo AΠριν 3 ημέρες
  • Gr yaris is king

    Tyler Morgan from East EndersTyler Morgan from East EndersΠριν 4 ημέρες
  • Kako ga cepas jbt

    Unknown ArtistUnknown ArtistΠριν 5 ημέρες
  • 3:03 - верно слышу "хайэндай" ?

    Dmitry SinitsinDmitry SinitsinΠριν 7 ημέρες
  • proper top tip .. That Toya is sth new and special .. Huiundajii N and Fiesta was purest (and cheapest) hot-hatches before ..

    buk kukbuk kukΠριν 12 ημέρες
  • I wish I could order a GR Yaris with the circuit pack in the UK

    Jon AndrewsJon AndrewsΠριν 13 ημέρες
  • Yesterday I test drove the GR Yaris with circuit pack and I have to admit it is definitely a fun car to drive but is it as special as all the car journalists say it is? Absolutely NOT. After driving this thing, it is not that special, certainly not as a daily driver. My old Ford Mondeo ST220 is a better driver's car than this over marketed GR Yaris. Personal opinion. It is a beautiful, fast, fun and very direct (steering) car though.

    Goe BannGoe BannΠριν 18 ημέρες
  • Yellow Type R 💛🤙🏽🔥🔥

    Sandiyoga LawyersSandiyoga LawyersΠριν 19 ημέρες
  • Man i miss clarckson 💔

    reza barareza baraΠριν 19 ημέρες
  • Not me

    Shyne Sto.domingoShyne Sto.domingoΠριν 22 ημέρες
  • This is NOT top gear. These clowns are insipid.

    Stan GoslingStan GoslingΠριν 24 ημέρες
  • Subaru WRX STI: Am I a joke to you?

    JJ-GameractJJ-GameractΠριν 25 ημέρες
  • You show an amg 45 then why a gti and not r?

    Frederick DizonFrederick DizonΠριν 28 ημέρες
    • There was no r

      Dragos PahontuDragos PahontuΠριν 27 ημέρες
  • This show is so boring now, it makes me want to read the boring car reviews by boring old farts in newspapers.

    CoolJRTCoolJRTΠριν 29 ημέρες
  • wouldnt the audi hothatch be the s1?

    FranciscoFranciscoΠριν μήνα
  • Yeah the MK8 GTI is more powerful and smart than the mk7 but, the mk7 just looks so much better, and it’s got such a nice and neat interior. Mmm but that cheap 4wd Toyota is so intriguing

    NiccilusNiccilusΠριν μήνα
    • That Toyota is not cheap at all, Toyota are loosing money in every single one sold. Toyota isn't always obsessed with just selling cars and making a profit like VW and BMW.

      Dragos PahontuDragos PahontuΠριν 27 ημέρες
  • *Its both hilarious and impressive how the Yaris out of all things is now taking the hot hatch world by storm.*

    r e v e l a r e_ XVIIr e v e l a r e_ XVIIΠριν μήνα
  • No BMW? Typical

    Mr GBMr GBΠριν μήνα
    • @Mr GB it's much better than these new BMW's, I will buy one when they don't sell them with runflat😅.

      Dragos PahontuDragos PahontuΠριν 26 ημέρες
    • @Dragos Pahontu clearly never owned one. Enjoy your horse

      Mr GBMr GBΠριν 27 ημέρες
    • I would go on a horse instead of owning a BMW

      Dragos PahontuDragos PahontuΠριν 27 ημέρες
  • Hey Guys- I just started a GRworld channel and uploaded my first video on my Mk7 APR stage 2 golf R, would appreciate you guys checking it out! Thanks!

    Volkswagen BoyVolkswagen BoyΠριν μήνα
  • Edit my last comment, I was expecting a drag race 🤦‍♂️ waste of time that video 😂

  • Thats not fair why didnt you use the focus RS instead of the fiesta st 🤦‍♂️ poor little ford against the Merc A45 😂

  • Where is the BMW 135i?

    Frederick OnTourFrederick OnTourΠριν μήνα
    • In your local mechanic shop

      Dragos PahontuDragos PahontuΠριν 27 ημέρες
  • Man, learn to pronounce Hyundai properly.

    TheUnheardProphetTheUnheardProphetΠριν μήνα
  • This isn't top gear this is the bottom gear

    scadadle scadoodlescadadle scadoodleΠριν μήνα
  • So bring in A45S but not the golf R or ford RS yup makes sense

    POWERPOWERΠριν μήνα
    • The Civic is sweeettt, can't wait for the 4wd model, it will be a great daily.

      Dragos PahontuDragos PahontuΠριν 27 ημέρες
  • After the Focus RS stopped production, the Yaris GR is the most interesting one currently.

    Edgar RenjeEdgar RenjeΠριν μήνα
  • A45 is a joke. For that money I'd rather buy a used GTR.

    ikraikraΠριν μήνα
  • What about vw polo r wrc street

    Mayank Maximum CXMayank Maximum CXΠριν μήνα
  • No wonder the golf is still the king.

    Durga PrasanDurga PrasanΠριν μήνα
    • I would take the Civic for overall practical and fun aspect. Maybe the R is better but the GTI is so dull.

      Dragos PahontuDragos PahontuΠριν 27 ημέρες
  • We need these group reviews from Harris being brutally honest

    panamerapanameraΠριν μήνα
  • Where is mazda 3 hatchback?

    Luka XomizuriLuka XomizuriΠριν μήνα
  • I would hug them all 😍

    AgataAgataΠριν μήνα
  • I was waiting for the drag race..

    Uncle NielsUncle NielsΠριν μήνα
  • Abarth is the answer

    Kid RoveRKid RoveRΠριν μήνα
  • Раньше было лучше

    Станислав СтасСтанислав СтасΠριν μήνα
    • I like the Honda

      Dragos PahontuDragos PahontuΠριν 27 ημέρες
  • VW is complete unreliable garbage with awful engineering.

    thewirah1thewirah1Πριν μήνα
  • Why complain about GTI's power and not mention the Golf R?

    Baked FrodoBaked FrodoΠριν μήνα
    • It didn't exist at the time of filming. But I'd have the Honda out of these for daily driving.

      Dragos PahontuDragos PahontuΠριν 27 ημέρες
  • Bla bla bla... let'em play.

    PieTen FP0PieTen FP0Πριν μήνα
  • The Merc AMG is the fastest ...but very ugly..

    265justy265justyΠριν μήνα
  • Mazda 3 Turbo ....will it come to Europe ..???? Would be a new hothatch contender.

    265justy265justyΠριν μήνα
    • @Dragos Pahontu A Golf GTD is regarded as a Hot Hatch and that is a diesel... what's your point. ? The 3 is still a petrol no matter how the engine runs.

      265justy265justyΠριν 27 ημέρες
    • It's not a hot hatch. That engine is tuned like a diesel.

      Dragos PahontuDragos PahontuΠριν 27 ημέρες
  • 😂😂Yaris. It’s fun. So predictable as all the reviewers put on a fake smile and pretend it does things that the others can’t. Out of them all the Yaris would be bottom with the type R I reckon.

    ||||upjidasoid||||upjidasoidΠριν μήνα
    • The Type R is the fastest on a dry track, and the Yaris would be the fastest in a damp track. When you buy a Golf you get a Golf.

      Dragos PahontuDragos PahontuΠριν 27 ημέρες
  • Why a GTI and not an R? Why a Fiesta and not a Focus? Doesn’t really make sense. And the A45 S is really unfair. If it’s not unfair then why use an S3 when you could’ve use an RS3? Just not very well thought through unless there are reasons

    Calum240Calum240Πριν μήνα
  • GR Yaris is the king of the 2020 hot hatch

    Will PlaysWill PlaysΠριν μήνα
    • @Sinan Shanavas hell yeah, so many people that are saying Golf are crazy

      Dragos PahontuDragos PahontuΠριν 27 ημέρες
    • 2021

      Sinan ShanavasSinan ShanavasΠριν μήνα
  • So they’re all great cars. That really helped me decide which one to get.

    lotsofcurvesloverlotsofcurvesloverΠριν μήνα
  • I thought this was going to be a race.

    Saim S.Saim S.Πριν μήνα
  • no Megane RS

    Christopher MischokChristopher MischokΠριν μήνα
  • Where is the drag race??

    Low LifeLow LifeΠριν μήνα
  • Ermmm what about the bmw M135?

    E EE EΠριν μήνα
    • It's in the shop

      Dragos PahontuDragos PahontuΠριν 27 ημέρες
  • You included the A45s over the A35, so why did you use the S3 instead of the RS3????

    WezzermWezzermΠριν μήνα
  • Golf R dude comon

    Aristotelis NicolaidesAristotelis NicolaidesΠριν μήνα
  • YARIS GR 😍 FUNNY CAR 👏👏👏👏👏

    peter gazarekpeter gazarekΠριν μήνα
  • Disappointed was waiting for the race to start.

    Proud AmericanProud AmericanΠριν μήνα
  • You have audi and you don t have Renault Megane RS..what kind of biased top is this guys ?

    George TudorGeorge TudorΠριν μήνα
  • Amazing that the BBC keeps beating this dead horse. You'd think the constant decline in ratings would make someone at the BBC try and fix this disaster.

    RickOShayRickOShayΠριν μήνα
    • Ikr

      Dragos PahontuDragos PahontuΠριν 27 ημέρες
  • How about the BMW M135i xDrive?

    youyiheng72youyiheng72Πριν μήνα
    • Broken

      Dragos PahontuDragos PahontuΠριν 27 ημέρες
  • I’m sorry but the Yaris is the only true hot hatch its a little 3 door car with a little engine I want the Honda just because it’s in Phoenix yellow but it’s still to big more of a family car than hot hatch and they all cost too much money 15 to 20 k max nor 30 to 50 k

    Joseph RobsonJoseph RobsonΠριν μήνα
    • It's amazing, but for daily driving or as a first car if have the Civic

      Dragos PahontuDragos PahontuΠριν 27 ημέρες
  • Shame on you !!!!!!!!! It is ridiculous that you let the Ford Fiesta ST instead of the Ford Focus RS or ST compete against these other manufacturers with their top models. the Fiesta is the weakest in the round and has no chance against the others, if only because it has no four-wheel drive and only 200PS, it is a small car and not a hot hatch. the comparison is unfair. Greetings from Germany.

    ash402rsash402rsΠριν μήνα
  • What horrible review with some hatches not even in the same class. Why a Golf GTI and an R instead. Everyone knows the R is the tip of the line Golf, especially if you're comparing hot hatches like the AMG A45....

    Regan YeeRegan YeeΠριν μήνα
    • The R didn't exist at the time of filming

      Dragos PahontuDragos PahontuΠριν 27 ημέρες
  • What about drag?

    Richard MurčoRichard MurčoΠριν μήνα
  • Clicked on this video to check how long I need to scroll down in the comments section until I read about Chris Harris. Was literally the first comment.

    lanista78lanista78Πριν μήνα
  • The civic and Yaris definately look like something else but the yaris is just so much better with 4x4

    onxiaftwonxiaftwΠριν μήνα
  • 2:08 : "1.5 liter triple turbo" really ?

    KarimKarimΠριν μήνα
  • How is the GTI in this Comparison? The Golf R should be and the A45S is also wrong ... new top gear really is shit ..

    leo pard 2leo pard 2Πριν μήνα
    • @Dragos Pahontu it’s definitely cheaper than the Golf interior and i do care about a good infotainment, since i also want a good sound system, which the honda doesn’t have

      leo pard 2leo pard 2Πριν 26 ημέρες
    • @leo pard 2 i would have to disagree, the interior is very well built, no rattles, no squeaking. It's a comfortable daily, I mean James May had one😅, he wouldn't have bought it if it weren't comfortable. The infotainment isn't the best but it has AA/AC. Out of these, the Honda has a special vibe compared to ze germans.

      Dragos PahontuDragos PahontuΠριν 26 ημέρες
    • @Dragos Pahontu more special in the way of cheap plastic interior, shitty infotainment? And even more horrible engine sound? The civic didnt use stock tires at the tracktest btw. Im not a golf fan but the civic is a pile of shit

      leo pard 2leo pard 2Πριν 26 ημέρες
    • @leo pard 2 normal dampers last twice as long. On VW forums you see them go at 100,000miles. The Civic is still the fastest around Nurburgring, if you care about lap times, which I don't. I just like the Civic because it is everything that the Golf is, but it manages to be more special.

      Dragos PahontuDragos PahontuΠριν 26 ημέρες
    • @Dragos Pahontu the golf is still faster around any racetrack , and the dampers maybe break ok the honda but not on the golf .

      leo pard 2leo pard 2Πριν 27 ημέρες
  • GR Yaris it is 💯

    Mayur NarayanMayur NarayanΠριν μήνα
  • And you left out the Megane because?...

    Andras OraveczAndras OraveczΠριν μήνα
  • How can you have a Hot Hatch buying guide with no Ford Focus ST ? And with the AMG A45 but no the RS3?

    Cazwhin UniqukesCazwhin UniqukesΠριν μήνα
    • I'd have the Civic

      Dragos PahontuDragos PahontuΠριν 27 ημέρες
  • Who else came here for a drag race

    Connor MarsdenConnor MarsdenΠριν μήνα
  • Jack rix should be side by side with Chris Harris and show on topgear tv

    Human BeingHuman BeingΠριν μήνα
  • Fiesta ST for me but not this limited edition. ST-3 is just as good but much cheaper. Yaris GR is too small and lack rear space and doesnt sound good either. Expensive too, I rather get Golf GTi 300 for those money.

    Andreas KarlssonAndreas KarlssonΠριν μήνα
    • I'd have the Civic because it's the largest and most exciting personally

      Dragos PahontuDragos PahontuΠριν 27 ημέρες
  • Probably a really odd point to make wen looking at these pocket rockets, however I tip my hat to ford & Toyota for keeping the St edition n Yaris as a 3 door!

    James MccormackJames MccormackΠριν μήνα
  • Bottom gear since Jeremy and crew left , cant watch it at all , tried but naaaa, GRAND TOUR rules

    Mark MMark MΠριν μήνα
  • Where's the Suzuki Swift Sport, Peugeot 208 Gti, Renault Megane/Clio, Fiat 500, Citroen DS3, Skoda Fabia, BMW M135i & Seat Cupra???

    Shilpa ShettyShilpa ShettyΠριν μήνα
  • I love VW and Audi, but for me the winner of these hot hatches is by far, with no doubt, the Honda Civic Type R. Do your research and know why.

    Josiah AllenJosiah AllenΠριν μήνα
    • I agree! VW make good cars, but nothing exciting

      Dragos PahontuDragos PahontuΠριν 27 ημέρες
    • @thewirah1 it may not be beautiful, but it's not trying to hide the fact that it's Japanese and that's what they like over there. I'd have to take the Honda because it's the most practical and exciting.

      Dragos PahontuDragos PahontuΠριν 27 ημέρες
    • The Civic looks atrocious.

      thewirah1thewirah1Πριν μήνα
  • Triple turbo fiesta st?!

    Y333 HJSY333 HJSΠριν μήνα
  • ¿doesn't still exists renault nor bm'[w]

    Carlo MoroCarlo MoroΠριν μήνα
  • AUDI RS 3😃

  • Booooring

    Gabrijel KGabrijel KΠριν μήνα
  • Triple turbo?

    Brad PBrad PΠριν μήνα
  • C'mon bro the a45s and the s3 are the most fastest and top notch tech on the rail, the rest you are probably advertising🤏😎

    yuzlon godfreyyuzlon godfreyΠριν μήνα
  • The 05 Hot Hatches....

    Arjun Manikyam VisweswaranArjun Manikyam VisweswaranΠριν μήνα
  • Golf GTI but not a Golf R? Fiesta ST and not a Focus RS? I think the AMG is in it's own class at that price range...

    LaPulgaMLaPulgaMΠριν μήνα
  • more in-depth review on the new i30n with dct pls

    MUR47_kMUR47_kΠριν μήνα
  • Any guy that really understands about cars ,knows that the good choice is the type R. Its the all arround better car. Period.

    Fábio TavaresFábio TavaresΠριν μήνα
  • The A45S has 421 HP! This new Top Gear really does not live up one bit to the old one. Truly disappointing...

    Dan GeorgescuDan GeorgescuΠριν μήνα
    • 415bhp is 421hp so he is right ;)

      Adrián Sesmonde SangiaoAdrián Sesmonde SangiaoΠριν 10 ημέρες
  • Renault alpine: grworld.info/fund/hq6iq9ibkYWB35w/b-nteo

    kurias joykurias joyΠριν μήνα
  • Buy a golf if you're at the end of your life and boring.Anyone else skip the audi another boring car.Type r or the the hyundai or the yaris more reliable.

  • I thought I would see a race 🤦‍♂️

    khanya kkmkhanya kkmΠριν μήνα
  • Did he say the Fiesta ST is a triple turbo? 😂

    Alexander WalkerAlexander WalkerΠριν μήνα
  • 'nuff said. Toyota # 1.

    Le LupusLe LupusΠριν μήνα
  • You guys are missing the Mini Cooper gp 3

    Autops Dream CarsAutops Dream CarsΠριν μήνα
  • Cupra Leon is missing, my favourite hot hatch

    KrusssHKrusssHΠριν μήνα
  • Gr yaris

    AzmanAzmanΠριν μήνα
  • I'm waiting for money.

    okoye kingsleyokoye kingsleyΠριν μήνα
  • It is a really bad show please watch old top gear or grand tour

    Berke AksoyBerke AksoyΠριν μήνα
  • Should have included the RS3 with the unique 2.5 5 cylinder, not the S3 and GTI. Agreed on the Yaris. It is an absolute banger. Toyota has just hit the right spot there.

    Son NSon NΠριν μήνα
  • Old top gear: 3 blokes having fun New top gear: a typical car show

    memeless boi vlogsmemeless boi vlogsΠριν μήνα
  • Me: Sees video on feed! Clicks on it! Video: Theres no Chris Harris on it. Me: aww damn it 😭😩😤😤

    AlejandroAlejandroΠριν μήνα
  • Fiesta, i30 or Yaris for me 👍😎

    Mike CMike CΠριν μήνα
  • Focus st????😡

    H8XMEH8XMEΠριν μήνα