Video: Which is faster, Honda Civic Type R or Toyota GR Corolla?

https://www.youtube.com/embed/uDZklO_-q5A?si=vQweVjC69-hS9xCY

Sure, the Civic Type R is fast on track, but is it faster than a GR Corolla

We took the Type R to our official test track, the Florida International Rally & Motorsport Park, and compared its on-track data against the data from the Corolla to find out.

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Colin Wood
Colin Wood Associate Editor
3/12/24 11:17 a.m.

Track times aside, I never thought we'd be comparing a Civic Type R against a Corolla.

Msterbee
Msterbee Reader
3/12/24 12:33 p.m.

In reply to Colin Wood :

The lesser models of Civic and Corolla are direct marketplace competitors. It doesn't seem like a stretch at all. It's just that the Type R has many years of history and the GR is a relatively new thing. 

aw614
aw614 HalfDork
3/12/24 1:17 p.m.
Msterbee said:

In reply to Colin Wood :

The lesser models of Civic and Corolla are direct marketplace competitors. It doesn't seem like a stretch at all. It's just that the Type R has many years of history and the GR is a relatively new thing. 

Sucks we never got some of the performance oriented Corollas from Japan from the 90s to compete with some of the Civics/Integras of the day

Dootz
Dootz Reader
3/12/24 6:02 p.m.

Closest Toyota ever tried in the past for USDM was the XRS with the 2ZZ

Appleseed
Appleseed MegaDork
3/12/24 8:48 p.m.

I'd imagine both have a smilar terminal velocity once pushed out of the back of a C-130 at altitude.

BLRB
BLRB GRM+ Memberand Reader
3/13/24 10:22 a.m.

Any takeaways compared to the Elantra N?  Did the CTR also out-grip the EN or was it grip + acceleration?

I think the GRC comes with pilot sport 4, but the Elantra N comes with pilot sport 4S like the CTR.

JG Pasterjak
JG Pasterjak Production/Art Director
3/13/24 4:13 p.m.
BLRB said:

Any takeaways compared to the Elantra N?  Did the CTR also out-grip the EN or was it grip + acceleration?

I think the GRC comes with pilot sport 4, but the Elantra N comes with pilot sport 4S like the CTR.

The FK8 Civic, GRC, Elantra N and Veloster N were basically dead heats on the clock. The Honda pulled a little harder and the Hyundais handled a little better and the GRC kind of split the difference. 

This does bring up and interesting point that we're looking at doing some data analysis comparisons now that we have all of this track data and b roll on various cars, so we'll definitely put a direct Hyundai/Honda comparo on that wish list for a deeper dive.

z31maniac
z31maniac MegaDork
3/13/24 7:13 p.m.

Can we get a quick written break down? 

kevinatfms
kevinatfms GRM+ Memberand HalfDork
3/14/24 12:55 p.m.
JG Pasterjak said:
BLRB said:

Any takeaways compared to the Elantra N?  Did the CTR also out-grip the EN or was it grip + acceleration?

I think the GRC comes with pilot sport 4, but the Elantra N comes with pilot sport 4S like the CTR.

The FK8 Civic, GRC, Elantra N and Veloster N were basically dead heats on the clock. The Honda pulled a little harder and the Hyundais handled a little better and the GRC kind of split the difference. 

This does bring up and interesting point that we're looking at doing some data analysis comparisons now that we have all of this track data and b roll on various cars, so we'll definitely put a direct Hyundai/Honda comparo on that wish list for a deeper dive.

Never thought id see this from a Hyundai over a Honda R car. 

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