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View Photos of the 2019 Honda Civic Type R and 2019 Volkswagen Golf R

Volkswagen created the hot-hatch genre in 1976 when it spiced-up a Golf hatchback and named it the GTI. There have been many competitors since, but the 288-hp 2019 Volkswagen Golf R and 306-hp 2019 Honda Civic Type R take that time-tested formula to another level as the most potent of their kind currently on sale in the United States, with lofty prices that reflect their added capabilities. Read the full story here.

View Photos of the 2019 Honda Civic Type R and 2019 Volkswagen Golf R

Honda and VW push small-car performance to the max in two practical compacts that are full of surprises.

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