2011 Honda CR-Z vs. Its Competition

2011 Honda CR-Z
Marty Padgett Marty Padgett Editorial Director

The new CR-Z cuts across the coupe spectrum in a new way, but no doubt shoppers like you will be looking for comps.

For iconic style, you’d be hard-pressed to find more recognizable shapes than those worn by the inevitably pricey MINI Cooper or the tired, uncompetitive Volkswagen New Beetle.

The Mitsu Eclipse is old and thirsty, but V-6 versions are truly quick, at least.

The Scion tC isn’t quite as miserly on gas, but it’s better-looking than the CR-Z and gets a new edge in its 2011 redo.

Finally, the new Ford Fiesta five-door has more room, spot-on styling, and better highway fuel economy than the CR-Z.

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Quick Specs
7.2
The 2011 Honda CR-Z blazes a new trail for eco-performance—but we’re not quite following.
7.8
If you're set on stylish and small, the 2011 Ford Fiesta might be your only choice, though you might miss the solid, roomy feel of a Fit.
7.2
The 2010 Mitsubishi Eclipse isn't particularly agile, but still offers head-turning styling with strong straight-line performance.
6.4
The 2010 Volkswagen New Beetle still has an attractive shape, but not much else about this car is very appealing.
8.6
The 2010 MINI Cooper/Convertible runs the gamut from smart econobox to thrusty sports convertible-all with unmatched driving feel and expertly interpreted styling heritage.
7.6
The 2010 Scion tC offers more sophisticated handling and lavish features than the low base price would indicate.
MSRP From     
$19,345$13,200$20,699$18,690$18,800$17,100
Gas Mileage     
31 MPG City / 39 MPG Hwy28 MPG City / 37 MPG Hwy16 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy20 MPG City / 29 MPG Hwy25 MPG City / 37 MPG Hwy20 MPG City / 29 MPG Hwy
Engine     
Gas/Electric I4Gas I4Gas I4Gas I5Gas 4-CylGas I4
EPA Class     
Two SeaterSubcompactSub-CompactSubcompact CarMinicompactSubcompact
Style Name     
3-Door Manual4-Door Sedan S3-Door Coupe Manual GS2-Door Manual PZEV2-Door Coupe2-Door HB Manual (GS)
Drivetrain     
Front Wheel DriveFront-wheel driveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
254445
Passenger Doors     
N/A4N/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style     
3 Door Coupe4-Door Sedan3 Door Coupe2 Door Coupe2 Door Coupe3 Door Hatchback
Transmission     
ManualManualManual w/ODManualManualManual w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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