VW Golf R vs Honda Civic Type R

Picture of Honda Civic Type R (FK2)
Picture of VW Golf R (Mk VII)
Category Honda Civic Type RVW Golf R (Mk VII)
Max power (ps / bhp) 310 / 306300 / 296
Max torque (Nm / lb-ft) 400 / 295380 / 280
Curb weight (kg / lb) 1400 / 30861470 / 3241
Power / tonne (ps / bhp) 222 / 219204 / 201
Average price €36,000€43,000

Acceleration

Speed & distance Honda Civic Type RVW Golf R (Mk VII)
0 - 40 kph 2.0 s1.6 s
0 - 50 kph 2.2 s1.7 s
0 - 80 kph 3.8 s3.3 s
0 - 100 kph 5.2 s4.6 s
0 - 120 kph 7.1 s7.7 s
0 - 130 kph 8.1 s7.3 s
0 - 160 kph 11.9 s10.9 s
0 - 180 kph 15.0 s14.1 s
0 - 200 kph 18.9 s18.0 s
0 - 60 mph 5.4 s5.2 s
0 - 100 mph 12.4 s11.2 s
Est. 1/8 mile 9.8 s @ 88.2 mph9.5 s @ 90.1 mph
1/4 mile 13.5 s12.9 s

Rolling acceleration

Speed Honda Civic Type RVW Golf R (Mk VII)
60 - 100 kph (4) 4.0 s4.0 s
60 - 100 kph (5) 5.6 s5.7 s
80 - 120 kph (4) 4.4 s4.3 s
80 - 120 kph (5) 4.9 s5.4 s
80 - 120 kph (6) 7.0 s6.8 s
80 - 160 kph (4) 9.7 s9.2 s
80 - 160 kph (5) 11.8 s12.3 s
80 - 160 kph (6) 16.6 s15.8 s
Est. 100 - 200 kph 14.7 s14.3 s

General performance

Category Honda Civic Type RVW Golf R (Mk VII)
Top speed 270 kph (168 mph)250 kph (155 mph)
Est. 0 - 100 mph - 0 20.3 s @ 1739 ft19.7 s @ 1693 ft
Est. max acceleration 0.54 g (5 m/s²)0.59 g (6 m/s²)
18m slalom 70.0 kph (43.5 mph)69.2 kph (43.0 mph)
Fuel economy 7.3 l/100 km (32 mpg US / 39 UK)9.4 l/100 km (25 mpg US / 30 UK)
100 kph - 0 32 m (106 ft)32 m (105 ft)
200 kph - 0 129 m (422 ft)126 m (414 ft)

Summary

Category Honda Civic Type RVW Golf R (Mk VII)
Track Performance 592572
Straight line speed 28012945
Total 33933517

Verdict

There is no clear winner in this comparison.

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Dudi  4y ago

Golf is 4 wheel drive


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cars  4y ago

The golf r is faster than that when you get stage 3 tune you will leave everything in the dust!


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MRoo  5y ago

Not sure where they've got the 30mpg for the Golf R from. If you have it in eco, you'll get better than that (much better on longer drives) and if you're giving it a bit of toe in race mode, you'll get substantially less... I'm yet to find a need for the in-between 'drive' mode. You're thrashing it or you're cruising it!


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switch  5y ago

golf r with jb4 total nuts


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BR2+  6y ago

I also think the Type R looks a bit extreme too, What happened to the ole days where the Type R was more about fun rather then laptimes? And it looked like an actual car and not a spaceship?..


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saxy  6y ago

I'd pick the Golf R every time. I seriously would not be caught dead in the ricer. I'm in my 30s. Seriously. But again I wonder if young boys have the money to buy something like this.


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Nick Harry  6y ago

Type R wins the track battles 5-1!


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Nick Harry  6y ago

Sorry, wins every one,bar one, but,still!


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Nick Harry  7y ago

Like Chanante, I am perplexed by this verdict. In the 6 track comparisons, the Type R wins EVERY ONE!? But the Golf wins a drag race. While having disappointing consumption. Again, any hothatch worth its salt has to achieve more than 30mpg.


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Chanante  7y ago

I love Golf R but the 0 to 200 in 18s is very optimistic may be 20 or 21 seconds in real life. And the Type R is faster in all tracks but Golf is faster by small margin??? Really iam in stright line.com or fastestlaps.com? I dont understandit