The 2015 Honda CR-Z has no real direct competitors, as it's the sole two-seat hybrid hatchback on the market.
Other cars offer more driving fun or higher fuel efficiency, depending on which you prioritize.
The Scion tC coupe is now long in the tooth, but its focus on personalization options, sound systems, and infotainment combine with a sportier character.
Various MINI Coopers, from the standard and new-for-2014 three-door hatchback to the odd-looking Coupe, are all sportier from the get go.
The Fiat 500 Abarth is a blast to drive, and still manages decent fuel economy.
As for fuel efficiency, a whole raft of Toyota Prius models offers more space and much higher gas-mileage ratings.
But the biggest competition may be the remarkably good subcompacts from U.S.
makers: the Chevy Sonic and Ford Fiesta.
They're just as much fun behind the wheel, far more spacious for both people and gear, and cheaper to boot.
And you can up the fun factor with Sonic RS and Fiesta ST models as well.
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|3-Door Manual||4-Door Sedan Manual LS||4-Door Sedan S||2-Door HB Manual (GS)||2-Door HB Ribelle *Ltd Avail*|
|Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive|
|Manual w/OD||Manual||Manual w/OD||Manual w/OD||Manual w/OD|
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