BY sanjana behera

The Hot Hatch Duel: Civic Type R Vs GR Corolla

We've put two of the gearheads' top picks for hatchbacks and compared them to see which performs better...

Toyota Corolla GR/Pinterest

CIVIC TYPE R

2023 HONDA 

GR COROLLA 

2023 TOYOTA

how DO THE TWO DIFFER

?

CIVIC TYPE R: $40,000 GR COROLLA: $36,995

PRICE

CIVIC TYPE R: 2.0L, Turbo I4 GR COROLLA: 1.6L, Turbo I3

ENGINE

CIVIC TYPE R: 315 HP with 310 lb-ft torque. GR COROLLA: 300 HP with 272 lb-ft torque.

Power & TORQUE

CIVIC TYPE R: RWD with 6-speed manual. GR COROLLA: AWD with 6-speed manual.

DRIVETRAIN

In terms of performance, the Civic R edges out GR Corolla , however, GR Corolla packs a super punch with its affordability and value-for-money.

FINAL VERDICT: