Mustang EcoBoost vs Subaru WRX vs Volkswagen GLI vs Honda Accord // DRAG & ROLL RACE

11 Nov 2020
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Thomas and James put some of the most exciting new cars head to head...most of the time. This time, it's the economy performance cars with automatic gearboxes. The 2020 Ford Mustang Ecoboost Premium ($42,275 CAD), with the largest displacement of the pack at 2.3L , goes toe to toe with the turbocharged Honda Accord 2.0T Touring ($40,405 CAD) the Subaru WRX ($35,795) and the VW GLI ($33,345) which packs the least punch of the three in terms of horsepower, but is the lightest. They all have automatic transmissions. Who will take the win, and by how much? Things don't always go as predicted. Watch to find out. Subscribe!
Huge thank you to our friends and family that helped on the day, who are our heroes. And thank you to @chris_malik for his EcoBoost, Ross for the WRX and @nithin_c_ for the GLI!
Drone flying by @daniel.pugliano
Post-production by Karston Chong
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  • The WRX is disappointing with the auto. Seriously this car is unrecommendable without a stick.

    Trades46Trades46Vor Stunde
  • Are you guys at sea level?

    Mustang_S550Mustang_S550Vor Tag

    LobotomizerLobotomizerVor Tag
  • Wrx sti ?

    EnmaEnmaVor Tag
  • Nobody buys a cvt wrx.

    Billy DeeBilly DeeVor 2 Tage
  • Its a WRX, not WRX STI 😁

    Maciej ZawadzkiMaciej ZawadzkiVor 2 Tage
  • The GLI is the best value until you have to take it to the dealership for service. Then they charge you the same dollar per hour as an Audi. FAIL

    Patrick KirkPatrick KirkVor 3 Tage
  • Something actually beat the Accord...FORD whoa

    Anthony LittleAnthony LittleVor 4 Tage
  • Uh, yeah. Whoever was driving the GLI doesn't know how to drive the GLI. Unless the 2020 GLI isn't the same as a 2017 GLI. DSG can move that muther, if you know it's there...and know how to use it. And two tunes adds 100 HP.

    D CD CVor 4 Tage
    • May have had the traction control on...

      vroomgcvroomgcVor 2 Tage
  • Wish James would Stan for Toyota like he does everything else. Natural born Hater! But good to see him back the Shit VW and The Shit Accord... atleast he stands for something even if it isn’t that great.

    edward thomas jredward thomas jrVor 5 Tage
  • Me in my vw jetta r line like 🥺 why tf did I buy it. Cuz I thought it looked nice. "Looked".

    Matthew DeckerMatthew DeckerVor 5 Tage
  • The stang isn't spinning... It's more aerodynamic and more power. Ofcourse it will win this

    LSPghibliLSPghibliVor 5 Tage
  • The accord may win the drag race but the driver will be in mortal agony due to the uncomfortable seats.

    benny bbenny bVor 6 Tage
  • that's why honda is knows as "honda motor company " , no one can make engines like them . Pound for Pound nothing comes close

    vicsagguvicsagguVor 6 Tage
  • If the ecoboost is anything like my 5.0 it is faster in drive with advanced track off than in sport or track/drag

    Edgar GEdgar GVor 6 Tage
  • Gli with nothing but a sw upgrade will put down 300whp and 380wtq.

    Jeff ShawJeff ShawVor 6 Tage
  • Looking at title, idk what accord is doing here

    DEE VEEDEE VEEVor 6 Tage
  • The GLI is suffering from a traction control nanny called rough road optimization. Use OBD11 to turn it off next race. The hankooks are a bad tire but they will do much better with RRO turned off.

    Camg243Camg243Vor 6 Tage
  • You guys better get the new Kia k5 in that line up 290hp and 311tq and a dual clutch transmission!

    EastCoast StingerEastCoast StingerVor 8 Tage
  • Get an sti not the base wrx

    Jorge SanchezJorge SanchezVor 8 Tage
  • So in a roll a wrx slow af Sames like it's slow to 60 too

    courtney phillipscourtney phillipsVor 8 Tage
  • I sold my '18 EcoBoost mustang and got a '20 accord 2.0T touring. Mustang is a mess. Ford should goto school at Honda U and learn how to make great cars.

    a npa npVor 8 Tage
  • No wet track and no corners. I will guarantee a different result in those circumstances.

    Backs4moreBacks4moreVor 10 Tage
  • Don't call that shit a mustang

    Your MotherYour MotherVor 11 Tage
  • I was actually seriously considering a GLI 😓

    Mathew DemersMathew DemersVor 11 Tage
  • Why no Audi 2.0t

    Jacob GonzalesJacob GonzalesVor 12 Tage
  • Auto or manual for the Accord 2.0T? Did they ever do a video on those random times when the manual kind of sucks and the auto is shockingly good?

    Stephen MaherStephen MaherVor 14 Tage
  • The four door Honda almost beat the two door mustang.

    Humberto FloresHumberto FloresVor 14 Tage
  • Gotta add that Mazda 3 turbo to the race

    Anthony Alvarez Del RealAnthony Alvarez Del RealVor 14 Tage
  • I Just bought the Accord 2.0T Sport and I am amazed at how quick it is. The thing has serious balls!

    Ross WilliamRoss WilliamVor 15 Tage
  • I owned a 2019 VW GLI, while the car was fast for daily driving and looked nice somewhat blah 😑. It was CHEAP! I bought it brand new and tons of rattles and you heard the DSG hunting for gears. I traded it in.

    Raymond AdamsRaymond AdamsVor 15 Tage
  • Ford ahead of the game like always 😂

    Juan TorresJuan TorresVor 15 Tage
  • Can you guys pls make a review on civic si vs gli vs wrx pls.

    Christopher BismonteChristopher BismonteVor 15 Tage
  • Imagínate si fuese un honda accord v6

    jorge figuerajorge figueraVor 15 Tage
  • I knew the VW would be slow.

    mack cummymack cummyVor 16 Tage
  • Accords are amazing tbh

    Jassy CamposJassy CamposVor 17 Tage
  • Mustang👏

    vahit efe brawl starsvahit efe brawl starsVor 18 Tage
  • Wow, the car that as 100 hp and 50 pound of torque more than the others, won!!!!! Didnt see it coming!!!! I presume the WRX was cvt's......

    turlubambabouturlubambabouVor 19 Tage
  • Ok, put 4” of snow down and race through a mountain pass...give me the WRX every damn time!

    Matthew DoeblerMatthew DoeblerVor 19 Tage
  • I’ll stick to my V8, cool video though

    Joseph BlakelyJoseph BlakelyVor 19 Tage
  • Honda should be more motivated in developing their Accord more! Its definitely SOMETHING!

    Rey TorinoRey TorinoVor 19 Tage
  • Saludos desde MEXICO! excelente Video 🤙🏼

    David Velazquez SoriaDavid Velazquez SoriaVor 20 Tage
  • make a mustang gt rave these same cars so we can see how much of a difference there is between entry level sport cars and basic cars.

    robert smithrobert smithVor 20 Tage
  • Team Volkswagen

    Aaron ThompsonAaron ThompsonVor 20 Tage
  • HONDA rules,, I love my Accord touring HPF...

  • VW nerfed the GLI. Those TSI Gen 3 engines have crazy headroom with just a tune.

  • Don’t sleep on the ecoboost mustangs. They’ll catch ya off guard

    BarOfSoapBarOfSoapVor 21 Tag
  • The WRX falls behind because you can’t shift faster than an computer in the other cars

    Daniel DDaniel DVor 22 Tage
  • This is really funny bc die hard wrx guys genuinely think they can outrun 5.0 stangs

    MakMotorsMakMotorsVor 22 Tage
  • The ecoboost mustang costs €55,000 here 😂🇮🇪

    kodfish1985 🇮🇪kodfish1985 🇮🇪Vor 22 Tage
  • Subaru!!! Thats our family car. Legit

    uri masckauri masckaVor 22 Tage
  • this same race with just a flash tune on each vehicle would be awesome to see

    mike Peterson'smike Peterson'sVor 22 Tage
  • Thanks guys. Entertaining. I'm a GLI autobahn fan. Plan to stick with it for price, comfort and performance. Oh, and the looks...

    Jeffrey HarrisonJeffrey HarrisonVor 24 Tage
  • Where are the teenage wrx fanboys crying?

    NebuchadnezzarNebuchadnezzarVor 24 Tage
  • Americans: Very nice this race because have normal cars for day use. Eu com meu corsa na garagem: como assim carros normais pro dia a dia? Wtf

    Thiago LopesThiago LopesVor 24 Tage
  • Imma happy Honda fanboi

    Matt HMatt HVor 25 Tage
  • The accord is fast,.,,,,

    Juan Carlos HVJuan Carlos HVVor 25 Tage
  • Why is the 2.0T so fast compared to it's power rating?

    Lennox LewisLennox LewisVor 25 Tage
  • do a wrx with the manuel the cvt is trash

  • The GLI comes with Hankook tires--either all-season or summer. What exact tires were you dragging on? This would be helpful information!

    Da VenDa VenVor 26 Tage
  • Why keep adding GLI s to these races? It’s WAYYYYY underpowered

    UndefeatedGaulUndefeatedGaulVor 26 Tage
  • Just something special about the way VW cars drive. For two cars that coast the same the Subaru really does feel cheap to drive, none of the Japanesecars really appealed to me here in Aus as they cost so much compared to European cars.

    Slow EntropySlow EntropyVor 26 Tage
  • Is that a CVT WRX

    Daniel ZhengDaniel ZhengVor 27 Tage
  • Was the wrx stick or auto?

  • you kinda sound like daniel ricciardo

    colin riveracolin riveraVor 28 Tage
  • Is this the fastest 4 door accord ever...are there faster ones in earlier models

    Thotty DaGodThotty DaGodVor 29 Tage
  • None of these guys know how to drive the wrx smokes all of them

  • i want my GLI up against this line up my GLI will smash this lineup you guys should redo this with my car

    GLI MK7GLI MK7Vor 29 Tage
    • @Brayan Guillen yes Neuspeed tune 3 inch pipe cold air intake running on 7psi 3 inch pipe from the front to the rear straight piped I pull on eco boost mustang all day I’ll even pull on a lot V8s

      GLI MK7GLI MK7Vor 28 Tage
    • Is your GLI tuned?

      Brayan GuillenBrayan GuillenVor 28 Tage
  • El más perro es el GLI

    Dany OrtizDany OrtizVor 29 Tage
  • I mean props to the Subaru for being ancient and still keeping up though

    TeddyR00seveltTeddyR00seveltVor Monat
  • It’s kinda funny when this new gen accord came out everyone thought it was ugly, hated the new 2.0T, and sold horribly. Now look 3 years later everyone wants one😂😂😂😂

    Tavin McGheeTavin McGheeVor Monat
    • Not everyone if you look around when your driving. I dont see very many of them when I'm out

      vroomgcvroomgcVor 2 Tage
  • its a Auto WRX looks like from the Price and they didn't even specify thats a big difference from a win to 3rd place! 6speed wrx would have won that

    haroot pashayanharoot pashayanVor Monat
  • Gli is garbage

    Caio CalisthenicsCaio CalisthenicsVor Monat
  • The eCoBoost is pretty Fast 💨 my Friend has one but I honestly think 🤔 if the Subaru Guy would launch 🚀 it, he will just take off on all 3.

    Austin Bravo AldamaAustin Bravo AldamaVor Monat
    • I was thinking the same thing. This doesn't really show the whole situation. Subaru likely tunes the CVT transmission steps with launch control in mind.

      Colin WeickColin WeickVor 10 Tage
  • Damn accord is fast for cheap lol he took the WRX 😂

  • Honda forever!

    Bubu MaciBubu MaciVor Monat
  • Lol now check the fuel ⛽️!!!

    GenGenVor Monat
  • I wish they put the 2.0t in the si

    JC LIJC LIVor Monat
  • Wow I'm shocked that wrx came third and honestly that accord hanging with the ecoboost mustang is crazy, value for the performance isn't bad at all.

    Victor PhoVictor PhoVor Monat
  • WRX has a manual, so..

    Brett TinderBrett TinderVor Monat
  • My question is, how well does the small EcoBoost stand up in longevity in being in a car that size?

    jeff bauerjeff bauerVor Monat
  • Awesome video

    TheMixology ChannelTheMixology ChannelVor Monat
  • This just remind me why I watch top gear and carwow. In what universe would a wrx sti come last to a Honda and VW?

    Bajan AussieBajan AussieVor Monat
    • @Bajan Aussie i get confused to between the 2 sometimes too. Especially when i see a winged wrx and a wing deleted sti

      Brayan GuillenBrayan GuillenVor 19 Tage
    • @Brayan Guillen true,not sure why I said sti

      Bajan AussieBajan AussieVor 19 Tage
    • It's a WRX not a STI.

      Brayan GuillenBrayan GuillenVor 28 Tage
  • I tell ppl dont sleep on them accords man they just a slighty detuned type r engine them shits quick🔥🔥

    Aidan Barrera IIIAidan Barrera IIIVor Monat
  • Cool line up.

    HeraklesHeraklesVor Monat
  • 😴😴😴😴

    Instagram Blizzy_s6Instagram Blizzy_s6Vor Monat
  • Way back Honda made the Accord S with a 2.5l, pls bring back the 2.5

    Johan LabuschagneJohan LabuschagneVor Monat
  • Big oof on the best value for the GLI

    John SJohn SVor Monat
  • Wish they made accord RWD. Engien is nice with tune it can push more than 300hp

    sasha puhalosasha puhaloVor Monat
  • I rented an Ecoboost Mustang 2 years ago. Worth every penny. Have driven 5.0 back in the day... and this thing was a monster. This car spoiled me. I want one now. It was just that good as a base offering.

    Brian RichardsonBrian RichardsonVor Monat
  • I think it would interesting to see how these cars would compare on a track Personally I think the gli will perform much better than it did in the drag race because german cars generally handle better than japanese and american cars

    Hopingforthebest expectingtheworstHopingforthebest expectingtheworstVor Monat
  • If that gli had a Manuel transmission everything would be different. I got a Mk6 gli Manuel and I’ve hurt so much feelings including lots of Honda Accord sports. Ain’t talking trash I actually like how the accord looks but that 10speed automatic makes the car slower. If u know how to shift a Manuel u can squeeze the juice out of every gear.

    Marcos EspinozaMarcos EspinozaVor Monat
  • Even if it was slower I'd choose the Mustang.

    Martin RuMartin RuVor Monat
  • Out of curiosity. What if you lined up the accord 2.0T against something older. I drive an 01 Acura CL Type S. It boasts 260 hp. I love the car with power high red line at 6800 rpm for a SOHC 3.2 V6. Just a thought.

    Joe BolognaJoe BolognaVor Monat
  • WRX shameful ricer

    IntelligenceIntelligenceVor Monat
  • Isnt the wrx awd??

    Drucker RichardDrucker RichardVor Monat
  • I got nervous when Thomas was in the Mustang. He always seems to end up in the slower car.

    Dave CoonsDave CoonsVor Monat
  • I've got a GLI with the 6 speed, and man, from a dig it will spin those wheels with stock tires. Gotta pop a few mods, and it becomes a complete beast for what you paid

    Demonslayer2597Demonslayer2597Vor Monat
    • @Demonslayer2597 yea awe is the way to go. I got the track edition with a cts catless dp welded on. Oof i want the pilot sports too but I think im going to settle with firestone indy 500 for now. Cobb is good , i got the accesport but I'm running on EQT tune which it's more aggressive. Don't forget about upgrading the clutch!

      Brayan GuillenBrayan GuillenVor 27 Tage
    • @Brayan Guillen right now I've got stock tires, so I'm running it as basically factory, just the exhaust is changed to AWE. Once I run the tires out, changing them to Pilot sports, and doing a COBB tune again

      Demonslayer2597Demonslayer2597Vor 28 Tage
    • GLIs and GTIs stock tires are trash. Is your GLI tuned? My gti is literally skating on them even more since I've got it tuned.

      Brayan GuillenBrayan GuillenVor 28 Tage
  • I remember when I first got my car from car max, and I had to bring it in for some issue, and they gave me the accord sport 2.0t to use for the time being. They gave me one with Honda’s gorgeous platinum white pearl and black OEM rims. Absolutely beautiful, and I even played around with a stinger GT on the highway at one point. The car is way faster than you think, and it definitely made me consider trading my car in for one

    Kelton SmithKelton SmithVor Monat
  • 🤣 this is a weird true

    Ay yoAy yoVor Monat