Compare 2012 Honda CR-Z vs 2012 Ford Fiesta

2012 Honda CR-Z
2012 Ford Fiesta
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3-Door Manual
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
3-Door Manual 31 37 $18,763 $19,695
3-Door CVT 35 39 $19,379 $20,345
3-Door Manual EX 31 37 $20,243 $21,255
3-Door CVT EX 35 39 $20,860 $21,905
3-Door Manual w/Navi EX 31 37 $21,951 $23,055
3-Door CVT w/Navi EX 35 39 $22,568 $23,705
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4-Door Sedan S
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan S 28 38 $12,788 $13,200
5-Door HB S 28 38 $13,634 $14,100
4-Door Sedan SE 28 38 $14,170 $14,670
5-Door HB SE 28 38 $15,110 $15,670
4-Door Sedan SEL 28 38 $15,984 $16,600
5-Door HB SES 28 38 $16,830 $17,500
Pricing
Invoice Price
$18,763
$12,788
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$19,695
$13,200
Monthly Payment Estimate
$328 / month
$220 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.2
7.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2012 Honda CR-Z is the only hybrid sports coupe, but that's not quite enough for us. You could do better if you most value space and comfort, but the 2012 Ford Fiesta packs in a lot of style and substance.
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Fuel Economy
City
31 mpg 28 mpg
Highway
37 mpg 38 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Two Seaters Subcompact
Number of Passenger Doors
- 4
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in)
42.7 42.2
Passenger Capacity
2 5
Front Hip Room (in)
51.5 50.6
Front Head Room (in)
36.9 39.1
Front Shoulder Room (in)
53.8 52.7
Passenger Volume (ft³)
49.1 85.1
Second Leg Room (in)
- 31.2
Second Hip Room (in)
- 49.2
Second Head Room (in)
- 37.1
Second Shoulder Room (in)
- 49.0
Exterior Dimensions
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
68.5 67.8
Track Width, Front (in)
59.6 57.7
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
160.6 173.6
Height, Overall (in)
54.9 58.0
Track Width, Rear (in)
59.1 57.7
Wheelbase (in)
95.9 98.0
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
25.1 12.8
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.2 x - TBD - NA
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA 7.9 x - TBD -
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.3 x - TBD - 10.2 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
10.6 12.0
Steering
Steering Type
Electric Rack & Pinion Electric Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.48 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
12.8 14.3
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.4 34.4
Tires
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P195/55VR16 P185/65R15
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P195/55VR16 P185/65R15
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2657 2578
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6 15 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6 15 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
4.9 4.8
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Gas/Electric I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
128 @ 1000 - 1750 112 @ 5000
Engine Order Code
NA 99J
Displacement
1.5L/91 1.6L/97
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
122 @ 6000 120 @ 6350
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
31 (Est) 28
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
34 (Est) 33
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
37 (Est) 38
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.31 3.61
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.87 2.04
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.11 4.07
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.05 0.95
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.69 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.14 3.85
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.30 1.28
Trans Type
6 5
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front-wheel drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.85 0.76
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Summary
Body Style
Hatchback Sedan
Vehicle Name
Honda CR-Z Ford Fiesta
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
NA - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 0.9
Suspension Type - Rear
Torsion Beam Twist Beam
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
5.5 (2011 5.7
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
8 7 (2011)
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
Overall Side Crash Rating
Side Barrier Rating
Side Barrier Rating Driver
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
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Rollover Rating

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