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With the demise of the Subaru WRX STI and Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution, where does one get a rally-car-for-the-streets these days? From Toyota, that’s where. The new GR Corolla takes everything we love about the GR Yaris that’s sold overseas, and puts it in a larger package.

Despite only having a three cylinder engine, the GR Corolla pumps out a healthy 300 hp. Firmly in the car’s crosshairs are the likes of the Honda Civic Type R and Volkswagen Golf R.

One Year Later, the Toyota GR Corolla Still Lives Up to the Hype

And so Toyota said: FOMO no mo’.

Being a car enthusiast means getting used to the idea of missing out. When Toyota—buttoned-up, Camry-peddling, SUV-loving Toyota—announced the GR Yaris for other markets a few years ago, there was a collective sigh out of Canada and the US.

Then the Japanese company dropped a bombshell: it would be swapping the pint-sized homologation special’s wicked powertrain into the larger Corolla and selling that here. Even better, this wouldn’t be some wholesale heart transplant, either: the G16E-GTS three-cylinder engine would get a boost up to a full 300 horsepower.

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VIDEO: 2023 Toyota GR Corolla Vs 2023 Volkswagen Golf R Comparison

2023 Toyota GR Corolla Vs 2023 Volkswagen Golf R Comparison

Here are two of the hottest hatches on sale today, the Volkswagen Golf R and the Toyota GR Corolla.

Both drive all four wheels, have five doors, six manual gears, and at least 300 horsepower. But the similarities end there. The GR Corolla is rally-inspired and puts performance above all else, while the Golf R is a more premium, track-tuned compact. Both approaches are fun, but which is better?

To find out, we’ll spend hours driving the cars on the track, city streets, and twisting country roads. As a follow up to our Best Performance Car AutoGuide Shootout brought to you by WeatherTech, once again, we’ll spend plenty of time at Toronto Motorsports Park. The ultimate goal? To see which car puts a bigger smile on our face, and more importantly, keeps it there after a day of driving.

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Video: 2023 Honda Civic Type R vs 2023 Toyota GR Corolla Comparison

2023 Honda Civic Type R vs 2023 Toyota GR Corolla Comparison

Remember the 1990s?

Performance cars were everywhere, especially in Japan, where seemingly every model had some sort of sporty special. Two of the main brands leading this charge back then where Toyota and Honda. Cars like the MR2, NSX, Supra, Prelude, and Celica were some of the most in demand performance vehicles on the planet.

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VIDEO: Best Performance Car: Civic Type R vs Elantra N vs Golf R vs GR Corolla

Best Performance Car: Civic Type R vs Elantra N vs Golf R vs GR Corolla

Spoiled. That’s what we are. Flat-out spoiled. Just look at what we’ve gathered together for the latest Best Performance Car AutoGuide shootout brought to you by WeatherTech.

At our disposal is a Honda Civic Type R, Toyota GR Corolla, Volkswagen Golf R, and Hyundai Elantra N. All four vehicle are based on sensible compact commuters, but have incredible levels of power, performance, and thrills behind the wheel. Although they may all target the same mission, they’re actually quite different.

Body style, cylinder count, and drivetrains differ from car to car. But more importantly, each car feels different to drive. Each has its own character and charm. We honestly could see ourselves owning any one of the following four cars. But this is an AutoGuide Shootout and a winner must be chosen. So we spent a week driving these high performance compacts back to back on city streets, the highway, and the track at Toronto Motorsports Park.

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2023 Toyota GR Corolla Review First Drive: Sporty Toyota International

Sometimes, it pays to be patient. That’s how we end up with this, the 2023 Toyota GR Corolla.

A few years ago, Toyota debuted the GR Yaris in other parts of the globe. It was a homologation-special hot hatch, stuffed full of performance bits unique to the little sub-compact. A turbocharged three-cylinder engine was the most powerful of its kind, and it sent its power to the rally-inspired all-wheel-drive system via a genuine six-speed manual. North American enthusiasts salivated over this forbidden fruit.

Fast forward to late summer 2022. Toyota has invited us to Utah Motorsports Campus to test both the revised 2023 GR Supra ( now with a manual) and new GR Corolla. The Yaris yearning is now a distant memory. In crafting the GR Corolla, Toyota has built a car that not only aligns better with North American tastes, but a fun, involving, and reasonably affordable hot hatch that deserves our attention.

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Track Testing Toyota GR Sports Cars

Mom was perplexed.

I was telling her about a recent assignment, where I’ll spend a day at the Vancouver Island Motorsport Circuit track testing a Toyota trio of spicy sports car offerings. “I didn’t know Toyota made sports cars”, she said. After all, Toyotas are largely sought out by shoppers after safety, sensibility, residual value and a fuss-free long-term ownership experience. The brand’s sales center around crossovers. pickups, and sensible compacts.

Cars are not dead at Toyota though. While leveraging some six decades of sports car history, the automaker now offers three thrilling sports models with 3 pedals, six manually-shifted gears, no electrification, and that all-important driver-to-car connection that lets owners jump in with both hands and both feet.

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Detailed Specs


$36,100 - $44,700


1.6-liter turbo 3-cylinder


300 hp


273 lb-ft.





Fuel Economy (city/hwy)

21 mpg / 28 mpg

Cargo Capacity

17.8 - 36.6 cu ft. Staff Staff

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