Rivalries

Renault 19 16S VS Citroen ZX 1.9i Volcane

In this rivalry, we compare two C-Segment hot hatches from France, coming from the early 90s - the  Renault 19 16S and the Citroen ZX 1.9i Volcane. Those yougtimers were known for their great handling ...

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Suzuki Swift Sport VS Abarth 595

The A-Segment may be populous but only a handful of city cars have a hot hatch version nowadays. Among the A-Segment hot hatches currently available are the Suzuki Swift Sport, the Abarth 595 (facelift) and the VW Up! GTi. ...

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VW Golf IV R32 VS Alfa Romeo 147 GTA

The Volkswagen Golf IV R32 (2002) and the Alfa Romeo 147 GTA (2003) were the only V6 powered hot hatches in the 00's and two of the most powerful hatchbacks at the time of their ...

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Mini Cooper S (F55/F56) VS DS3 Performance

Mini Cooper S (F55/F56) and DS3 Perfomance are premium B-Segment hot hatches, combining stylish looks with lots of performance and sporty handling. The third generation of the Mini Cooper S was launched back in 2014 but ...

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Ford Focus RS (MK1) VS Honda Civic Type R (EP3)

ExteriorInteriorSpecifications   Model Ford Focus RS MK1 Honda Civic Type R MK2 (EP3)Production 2002-2003 2001-2004Segment C CDoors 3 3Layout FWD FWDEngine Displacement 1988 cm3 1998 cm3Cylinders L4 L4Induction Turbocharged Naturally AspiratedFuel Gasoline GasolineFuel System Multipoint Injection Multipoint InjectionPower (hp) 212 200Power (kw) 158 147Power (@rpm) @5500 rpm @7400 rpmTorque (Nm) 310 196Torque (@rpm) @3500 rpm @ 5900 rpm0-100km/h 6,7 sec 6,8 secTop Speed (km/h) 232 km/h 235 km/hTop Speed ...

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