2016 Honda CR-Z vs. Its Competition

2016 Honda CR-Z

There are no direct competitors for the 2016 Honda CR-Z; it's the sole hatchback hybrid two-seater on the market.

But several other small cars are sportier, more fuel-efficient, and carry more people and luggage.

The new Scion iA is a fun-to-drive sporty four-door subcompact sedan with four seats and a huge trunk that comes in at the same 37 mpg as the CR-Z.

The aging Scion tC coupe offers more personalization options, better sound systems, and sportier driving.

The Fiat 500 range, from the sportiest Abarth to the open-roof Cabrio, is fun to drive, has a distinctive character, and offers more interior space.

The Ford Fiesta subcompact is more fun behind the wheel-the Fiesta ST ups the fun factor even more--and the all-new Chevy Spark minicar promises more interior space and excellent fuel economy.

Other competitors may include the sprawling MINI Cooper range, also sportier, and a whole raft of Toyota Prius models with more space and far higher gas-mileage ratings.

2016 Honda CR-Z2016 Honda CR-Z
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2016 Chevrolet Spark, test drive outside Detroit, July 20162016 Chevrolet Spark
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2015 Ford Fiesta2016 Ford Fiesta
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2016 Scion tC Release Series 10.02016 Scion tC
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2016 Scion iA2016 Scion iA
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2016 Fiat 500 (European spec)2016 FIAT 500
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Quick Specs
7.0
The 2016 Honda CR-Z hybrid hatchback two-seater is the sole car in its segment, but other cars are sportier, more fuel-efficient, and carry more people and luggage.
7.4
The 2016 Chevrolet Spark is an all-new version of the minicar that actually seats four adults; its more "adult" styling, higher-quality materials, and optional active-safety features may make it the best of the tiny cars.
7.6
The 2016 Fiesta offers fun and features not expected at these prices, but it lacks interior space compared to top rivals.
7.4
The 2016 Scion tC is a practical coupe with decent space and fuel economy, but power and performance are far from exciting.
6.8
The 2016 Scion iA isn't fast or particularly roomy, but it delivers a great blend of features and performance for a remarkable subcompact price.
6.6
The 2016 Fiat 500 remains distinctive and stylish, with the Abarth and Turbo models scoring high for driver excitement and the electric 500e perhaps the best all-round version (but only for Californians).
MSRP From     
$20,295$12,660$14,580$19,385$15,700$16,995
Gas Mileage     
31 MPG City / 39 MPG Hwy30 MPG City / 39 MPG Hwy26 MPG City / 36 MPG Hwy23 MPG City / 31 MPG Hwy31 MPG City / 42 MPG Hwy28 MPG City / 40 MPG Hwy
Engine     
Gas/Electric I-4Gas I4Regular Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded I-4Premium Unleaded I-4
EPA Class     
Two-SeatersSubcompact CarSubcompact CarsCompact CarsSubcompact CarsMinicompact Cars
Style Name     
3-Door Manual LX5-Door HB Manual LS4-Door Sedan S2-Door HB Manual (GS)4-Door Sedan Manual (GS)2-Door HB Easy
Drivetrain     
Front Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
245554
Passenger Doors     
N/A4N/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style     
HatchbackHatchbackSedanCoupeSedanHatchback
Transmission     
Manual w/ODManualManual w/ODManual w/ODManual w/ODManual w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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