The Toyota GR Corolla and the Honda Civic Type R are both dynamic performance hatchbacks. However, the Toyota GR Corolla presents a more rounded experience with its National Auto Sport Association (NASA) membership perks, comfort and convenience features, standard all-wheel drive (AWD), and a lower starting MSRP of $35,900 for the Core Edition — all while providing performance that rivals that of the Honda Civic Type R.
The GR Corolla is compact and powerful, embodying the Gazoo Racing department’s multi-decade motorsport engineering and design expertise. A 1.6-liter, 3-cylinder turbocharged engine, GR-Four all-wheel drive with selectable modes, and a 6-speed short shift manual transmission with rev-matching complete an experience that resonates with your inner rally racer.
The Honda Civic Type R is a car revered among car enthusiasts for its striking design and performance marks. Now in its sixth generation, the Civic Type R represents some of the best performances the hot hatch segment has to offer.
Both these performance vehicles have plenty to offer, but which of them delivers greater value? Find out in this hot hatchback head-to-head comparison between the 2023 GR Corolla and the 2023 Civic Type R.
Adaptive cruise control
1.6L inline 3-cylinder
2.0L inline 4-cylinder
Estimated Combined (MPG)
6 , Optional 8 JBL
12 BOSE Premium Sound System
Whole vehicle warranty months / (miles)
36 / 36000
36 / 36000
Roadside assistance months / (mi)
24 / Unlimited
36 / 36000
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Both the Toyota GR Corolla and Honda Civic Type R are highly desirable performance hatchback cars whose nameplates are held dear by many car enthusiasts.