There are several similarities and differences when you are comparing Grand Tour vs. Top Gear.
You are going to find Top Gear on the BBC channel. It comes on every Sunday. Grand Tour can be found with the Amazon Prime Video. It had 13 different parts that played between November and February. The next episodes are going to air this autumn.
Both shows begin with a 20 second split screen of a bunch of cars in exotic locations. This is going to end with the gear cog logo that is very familiar. The opening of the show has a lot of different retro travel graphics.
The presenters of the Top Gear show is Matt LeBlanc, Chris Harris, and Rory Reid. All of these men are known for their work with cars. Grand Tour is hosted by Jeremy Clarkson, James May, and Richard Hammond. These men are known for having the dad jeans, bad teeth, hangovers, leather blousons, and unkempt hair.
The studio for Top Gear is in the hangar of the Aerodrome. Therefore, it is going to be styled with scaffolding poles, checkerboard walls, and floodlights. The studio of the Grand Tour is all over the world. This is because the hosts are going to travel the globe to places like Loch Ness, Whitby, Johannesburg, California, Dubai, and Lapand. The tent is decorated with faded rugs, wooden furniture, ceiling fans, vintage luggage, and exposed light bulbs.
The audience of Top Gear is going to be standing around as they are laughing at the jokes of the hosts. They might also be sitting on chairs that look like green leather Rolls Royce seats. The difference for the Grand Tour is going to be sitting around a small stage. This means that there is going to be more of an interaction with the audience.
Some of the regular features of the Grand Tour is they talk about reasonably priced cars and the news about different cars. The difference of this with Top Gear is they are just going to talk about the reasonably priced cars while testing out super cars.
Some of the guests of Top Gear include Paul Hollywood and Bear Grylls. This also includes celebrities like Kevin Hart. The guests of the Grand Tour include Jeremy Renner and Simon Pegg.