Compare 2012 Hyundai Veloster vs 2012 Honda CR-Z

2012 Hyundai Veloster
2012 Honda CR-Z
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3-Door Coupe Manual w/Gray Int
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
3-Door Coupe Manual w/Black Int 27 37 $16,699 $17,300
3-Door Coupe Manual w/Gray Int 27 37 $16,699 $17,300
3-Door Coupe Manual w/Red Int 27 37 $16,699 $17,300
3-Door Coupe Automatic w/Black Int 27 35 $17,887 $18,550
3-Door Coupe Automatic w/Gray Int 27 35 $17,887 $18,550
3-Door Coupe Automatic w/Red Int 27 35 $17,887 $18,550
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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
Pricing
Invoice Price
$16,699
$18,763
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$17,300
$19,695
Monthly Payment Estimate
$288 / month
$328 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.0
7.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2012 Hyundai Veloster starts with niche appeal, but its impressive handling and strong, high-value feature set should play well to the mainstream. The 2012 Honda CR-Z is the only hybrid sports coupe, but that's not quite enough for us.
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Fuel Economy
City
27 mpg 31 mpg
Highway
37 mpg 37 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
- TBD - Two Seaters
Number of Passenger Doors
3 -
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
31.7 -
Front Head Room (in)
39.0 36.9
Passenger Capacity
5 2
Second Hip Room (in)
52.6 -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.6 53.8
Second Head Room (in)
35.3 -
Second Shoulder Room (in)
54.0 -
Front Leg Room (in)
43.9 42.7
Passenger Volume (ft³)
89.8 49.1
Front Hip Room (in)
53.2 51.5
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.5 68.5
Track Width, Front (in)
61.5 59.6
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.6 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
166.1 160.6
Height, Overall (in)
55.1 54.9
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.0 59.1
Wheelbase (in)
104.3 95.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
15.5 25.1
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.0 x - TBD - 10.3 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.3 x - TBD - 10.2 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
13.2 10.6
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
14.2 12.8
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.1 35.4
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Electric Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.88 2.48
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P215/45HR17 P195/55VR16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P215/45HR17 P195/55VR16
Spare Tire Size
NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2584 2657
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.0 16 x 6
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.0 16 x 6
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 4.9
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
90 - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System
Direct Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
123 @ 4850 128 @ 1000 - 1750
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
1.6L/97 1.5L/91
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
138 @ 6300 122 @ 6000
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas/Electric I4
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
31 (Est) 34 (Est)
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
37 (Est) 37 (Est)
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
27 (Est) 31 (Est)
Transmission
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.68 0.69
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.61 3.14
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.37 1.30
Trans Type
6 6
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.79 0.85
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.54 3.31
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.95 1.87
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.26 4.11
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.03 1.05
Summary
Body Style
3 Door Coupe Hatchback
Vehicle Name
Hyundai Veloster Honda CR-Z
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.91 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
NA NA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.94 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
NA NA
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
- TBD - 5.5 (2011
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
7 8
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
- --
Rollover Rating
-

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