Honda Civic Type R vs VW Golf GTI TCR

Picture of VW Golf GTI TCR (Mk VII facelift)
Picture of Honda Civic Type R (FK8)
Category VW Golf GTI TCRHonda Civic Type R
Engine layout 2.0 l R42.0 l R4
Max power (ps / bhp) 290 / 286320 / 316
Max torque (Nm / lb-ft) 380 / 280400 / 295
Curb weight (kg / lb) 1436 / 31661405 / 3097
Power / tonne (ps / bhp) 202 / 199228 / 225
Average price €43,000€40,000

Acceleration

Speed & distance VW Golf GTI TCRHonda Civic Type R
0 - 40 kph 1.9 s1.9 s
0 - 50 kph 2.3 s2.3 s
0 - 80 kph 3.9 s4.2 s
0 - 100 kph 5.2 s5.5 s
0 - 120 kph 7.3 s7.3 s
0 - 130 kph 7.8 s8.0 s
0 - 140 kph 9.5 s9.6 s
0 - 160 kph 11.2 s11.6 s
0 - 180 kph 14.4 s14.9 s
0 - 200 kph 18.4 s18.5 s
1/4 mile 13.4 s13.5 s @ 108.0 mph

Rolling acceleration

Speed VW Golf GTI TCRHonda Civic Type R
60 - 100 kph (4) 3.8 s3.7 s
60 - 100 kph (5) 5.4 s5.2 s
80 - 120 kph (4) 4.0 s4.1 s
80 - 120 kph (5) 5.3 s4.8 s
80 - 120 kph (6) 7.0 s6.7 s
80 - 160 kph (4) 8.8 s8.9 s
80 - 160 kph (5) 11.5 s11.1 s
80 - 160 kph (6) 15.5 s15.4 s
80 - 120 kph 3.2 s2.9 s

Braking distance

Speed VW Golf GTI TCRHonda Civic Type R
50 kph - 0 9 m (30 ft)8 m (27 ft)
100 kph - 0 31 m (102 ft)30 m (99 ft)
130 kph - 0 54 m (178 ft)58 m (191 ft)
190 kph - 0 113 m (371 ft)132 m (433 ft)
200 kph - 0 128 m (421 ft)131 m (428 ft)

General performance

Category VW Golf GTI TCRHonda Civic Type R
Top speed 260 kph (162 mph)272 kph (169 mph)
Est. 0 - 100 mph - 0 19.2 s @ 1650 ft20.1 s @ 1709 ft
Est. max acceleration 0.58 g (6 m/s²)0.51 g (5 m/s²)
18m slalom 70.4 kph (43.7 mph)70.2 kph (43.6 mph)
Fuel economy 6.4 l/100 km (37 mpg US / 44 UK)6.6 l/100 km (36 mpg US / 43 UK)

Summary

Category VW Golf GTI TCRHonda Civic Type R
Track Performance 391400
Straight line speed 33953525
Total 37863925

Verdict

There is no clear winner in this comparison.

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