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

13.01.2021 г.
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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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  • proper top tip .. That Toya is sth new and special .. Huiundajii N and Fiesta was purest (and cheapest) hot-hatches before ..

    buk kukbuk kukпреди ден
  • I wish I could order a GR Yaris with the circuit pack in the UK

    Jon AndrewsJon Andrewsпреди 3 дни
  • 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 Bannпреди 7 дни
  • Yellow Type R 💛🤙🏽🔥🔥

    Sandiyoga LawyersSandiyoga Lawyersпреди 8 дни
  • Man i miss clarckson 💔

    reza barareza baraпреди 9 дни
  • Not me

    Shyne Sto.domingoShyne Sto.domingoпреди 11 дни
  • This is NOT top gear. These clowns are insipid.

    Stan GoslingStan Goslingпреди 13 дни
  • Subaru WRX STI: Am I a joke to you?

    JJ-GameractJJ-Gameractпреди 14 дни
  • You show an amg 45 then why a gti and not r?

    Frederick DizonFrederick Dizonпреди 17 дни
    • There was no r

      Dragos PahontuDragos Pahontuпреди 17 дни
  • This show is so boring now, it makes me want to read the boring car reviews by boring old farts in newspapers.

    CoolJRTCoolJRTпреди 18 дни
  • wouldnt the audi hothatch be the s1?

    FranciscoFranciscoпреди 19 дни
  • 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

    NiccilusNiccilusпреди 19 дни
    • 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 Pahontuпреди 17 дни
  • *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_ XVIIпреди 22 дни
  • No BMW? Typical

    Mr GBMr GBпреди 23 дни
    • @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 Pahontuпреди 15 дни
    • @Dragos Pahontu clearly never owned one. Enjoy your horse

      Mr GBMr GBпреди 16 дни
    • I would go on a horse instead of owning a BMW

      Dragos PahontuDragos Pahontuпреди 17 дни
  • Hey Guys- I just started a BGworld channel and uploaded my first video on my Mk7 APR stage 2 golf R, would appreciate you guys checking it out! Thanks!

    Volkswagen BoyVolkswagen Boyпреди 25 дни
  • 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 OnTourпреди 28 дни
    • In your local mechanic shop

      Dragos PahontuDragos Pahontuпреди 17 дни
  • Man, learn to pronounce Hyundai properly.

    TheUnheardProphetTheUnheardProphetпреди 28 дни
  • This isn't top gear this is the bottom gear

    scadadle scadoodlescadadle scadoodleпреди 28 дни
  • So bring in A45S but not the golf R or ford RS yup makes sense

    POWERPOWERпреди 28 дни
    • The Civic is sweeettt, can't wait for the 4wd model, it will be a great daily.

      Dragos PahontuDragos Pahontuпреди 17 дни
  • After the Focus RS stopped production, the Yaris GR is the most interesting one currently.

    Edgar RenjeEdgar Renjeпреди 28 дни
  • A45 is a joke. For that money I'd rather buy a used GTR.

    ikraikraпреди 29 дни
  • What about vw polo r wrc street

    Mayank Maximum CXMayank Maximum CXпреди 29 дни
  • No wonder the golf is still the king.

    Durga PrasanDurga Prasanпреди 29 дни
    • I would take the Civic for overall practical and fun aspect. Maybe the R is better but the GTI is so dull.

      Dragos PahontuDragos Pahontuпреди 17 дни
  • We need these group reviews from Harris being brutally honest

    panamerapanameraпреди месец
  • Where is mazda 3 hatchback?

    Luka XomizuriLuka Xomizuriпреди месец
  • I would hug them all 😍

    AgataAgataпреди месец
  • I was waiting for the drag race..

    Uncle NielsUncle Nielsпреди месец
  • Abarth is the answer

    Kid RoveRKid RoveRпреди месец
  • Раньше было лучше

    Станислав СтасСтанислав Стаспреди месец
    • I like the Honda

      Dragos PahontuDragos Pahontuпреди 17 дни
  • VW is complete unreliable garbage with awful engineering.

    thewirah1thewirah1преди месец
  • Why complain about GTI's power and not mention the Golf R?

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

      Dragos PahontuDragos Pahontuпреди 17 дни
  • Bla bla bla... let'em play.

    PieTen FP0PieTen FP0преди месец
  • The Merc AMG is the fastest ...but very ugly..

    265justy265justyпреди месец
  • Mazda 3 Turbo ....will it come to Europe ..???? Would be a new hothatch contender.

    265justy265justyпреди месец
    • @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.

      265justy265justyпреди 17 дни
    • It's not a hot hatch. That engine is tuned like a diesel.

      Dragos PahontuDragos Pahontuпреди 17 дни
  • 😂😂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||||upjidasoidпреди месец
    • 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 Pahontuпреди 17 дни
  • 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

    Calum240Calum240преди месец
  • GR Yaris is the king of the 2020 hot hatch

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

      Dragos PahontuDragos Pahontuпреди 17 дни
    • 2021

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

    lotsofcurvesloverlotsofcurvesloverпреди месец
  • I thought this was going to be a race.

    Saim S.Saim S.преди месец
  • no Megane RS

    Christopher MischokChristopher Mischokпреди месец
  • Where is the drag race??

    Low LifeLow Lifeпреди месец
  • Ermmm what about the bmw M135?

    E EE Eпреди месец
    • It's in the shop

      Dragos PahontuDragos Pahontuпреди 17 дни
  • You included the A45s over the A35, so why did you use the S3 instead of the RS3????

    WezzermWezzermпреди месец
  • Golf R dude comon

    Aristotelis NicolaidesAristotelis Nicolaidesпреди месец
  • YARIS GR 😍 FUNNY CAR 👏👏👏👏👏

    peter gazarekpeter gazarekпреди месец
  • Disappointed was waiting for the race to start.

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

    George TudorGeorge Tudorпреди месец
  • 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.

    RickOShayRickOShayпреди месец
    • Ikr

      Dragos PahontuDragos Pahontuпреди 17 дни
  • How about the BMW M135i xDrive?

    youyiheng72youyiheng72преди месец
    • Broken

      Dragos PahontuDragos Pahontuпреди 17 дни
  • 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 Robsonпреди месец
    • It's amazing, but for daily driving or as a first car if have the Civic

      Dragos PahontuDragos Pahontuпреди 17 дни
  • 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.

    ash402rsash402rsпреди месец
  • 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 Yeeпреди месец
    • The R didn't exist at the time of filming

      Dragos PahontuDragos Pahontuпреди 17 дни
  • What about drag?

    Richard MurčoRichard Murčoпреди месец
  • 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.

    lanista78lanista78преди месец
  • The civic and Yaris definately look like something else but the yaris is just so much better with 4x4

    onxiaftwonxiaftwпреди месец
  • 2:08 : "1.5 liter triple turbo" really ?

    KarimKarimпреди месец
  • 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 2преди месец
    • @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 2преди 15 дни
    • @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 Pahontuпреди 15 дни
    • @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 2преди 15 дни
    • @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 Pahontuпреди 15 дни
    • @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 2преди 16 дни
  • GR Yaris it is 💯

    Mayur NarayanMayur Narayanпреди месец
  • And you left out the Megane because?...

    Andras OraveczAndras Oraveczпреди месец
  • 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 Uniqukesпреди месец
    • I'd have the Civic

      Dragos PahontuDragos Pahontuпреди 17 дни
  • Who else came here for a drag race

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

    Human BeingHuman Beingпреди месец
  • 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 Karlssonпреди месец
    • I'd have the Civic because it's the largest and most exciting personally

      Dragos PahontuDragos Pahontuпреди 17 дни
  • 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 Mccormackпреди месец
  • Bottom gear since Jeremy and crew left , cant watch it at all , tried but naaaa, GRAND TOUR rules

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

    Shilpa ShettyShilpa Shettyпреди месец
  • 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 Allenпреди месец
    • I agree! VW make good cars, but nothing exciting

      Dragos PahontuDragos Pahontuпреди 17 дни
    • @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 Pahontuпреди 17 дни
    • The Civic looks atrocious.

      thewirah1thewirah1преди месец
  • Triple turbo fiesta st?!

    Y333 HJSY333 HJSпреди месец
  • ¿doesn't still exists renault nor bm'[w]

    Carlo MoroCarlo Moroпреди месец
  • AUDI RS 3😃

  • Booooring

    Gabrijel KGabrijel Kпреди месец
  • Triple turbo?

    Brad PBrad Pпреди месец
  • 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 godfreyпреди месец
  • The 05 Hot Hatches....

    Arjun Manikyam VisweswaranArjun Manikyam Visweswaranпреди месец
  • 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...

    LaPulgaMLaPulgaMпреди месец
  • more in-depth review on the new i30n with dct pls

    MUR47_kMUR47_kпреди месец
  • 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 Tavaresпреди месец
  • The A45S has 421 HP! This new Top Gear really does not live up one bit to the old one. Truly disappointing...

    Dan GeorgescuDan Georgescuпреди месец
  • Renault alpine: bgworld.info/section/video/trHL1dhnkYeC25k.html

    kurias joykurias joyпреди месец
  • 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 kkmпреди месец
  • Did he say the Fiesta ST is a triple turbo? 😂

    Alexander WalkerAlexander Walkerпреди месец
  • 'nuff said. Toyota # 1.

    Le LupusLe Lupusпреди месец
  • You guys are missing the Mini Cooper gp 3

    Autops Dream CarsAutops Dream Carsпреди месец
  • Cupra Leon is missing, my favourite hot hatch

    KrusssHKrusssHпреди месец
  • Gr yaris

    AzmanAzmanпреди месец
  • I'm waiting for money.

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

    B AB Aпреди месец
  • 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 Nпреди месец
  • Old top gear: 3 blokes having fun New top gear: a typical car show

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

    AlejandroAlejandroпреди месец
  • Fiesta, i30 or Yaris for me 👍😎

    Mike CMike Cпреди месец
  • Focus st????😡

    H8XMEH8XMEпреди месец
  • Should only be Chris Harris doing this.

    James CollingeJames Collingeпреди месец
  • Hyundai underestimate.. for me hyundai the best packaging

    Adi WinataAdi Winataпреди месец
  • "Where is chris?" M8... where is CLARKSON!!!

    Miami ActualMiami Actualпреди месец
  • i wonder how much Toyota is paying

    wazza banzookwazza banzookпреди месец
  • The Type R isn't a hatchback anymore; it's a fastback. Its hatch is so sharply angled that it can't hold any more than sedan. Is everyone just not talking about this?

    cjoutdoors1991cjoutdoors1991преди месец