2011 Honda CR-Z vs. Its Competition

2011 Honda CR-Z
Martin Padgett Martin 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.

2011 Honda CR-Z2011 Honda CR-Z
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2011 Ford Fiesta 2011 Ford Fiesta
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2010 Mitsubishi Eclipse GT2010 Mitsubishi Eclipse
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2009 MINI Cooper Clubman2010 MINI Cooper
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2010 Scion tC2010 Scion tC
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Quick Specs
The 2011 Honda CR-Z blazes a new trail for eco-performance—but we’re not quite following.
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.
The 2010 Mitsubishi Eclipse isn't particularly agile, but still offers head-turning styling with strong straight-line performance.
A big-bodied extrovert, the 2010 MINI Cooper Clubman's the most desirable MINI for anyone beyond their single stage of life.
The 2010 Scion tC offers more sophisticated handling and lavish features than the low base price would indicate.
MSRP From    
Gas Mileage    
31 MPG City / 39 MPG Hwy28 MPG City / 37 MPG Hwy16 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy25 MPG City / 37 MPG Hwy20 MPG City / 29 MPG Hwy
Gas/Electric I4Gas I4Gas I4Gas 4-CylGas I4
EPA Class    
Two SeaterSubcompactSub-CompactMinicompactSubcompact
Style Name    
3-Door Manual4-Door Sedan S3-Door Coupe Manual GS2-Door Coupe2-Door HB Manual (GS)
Front Wheel DriveFront-wheel driveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity    
Passenger Doors    
Body Style    
3 Door Coupe4-Door Sedan3 Door Coupe2 Door Coupe3 Door Hatchback
ManualManualManual w/ODManualManual w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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