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2016 Honda CR-Z vs 2016 Ford Fiesta

2016 Honda CR-Z 2016 Ford Fiesta
130 HP Horsepower 120 HP
6.5 l/100km City Fuel Efficiency 8.4 l/100km
6.0 l/100km Highway Fuel Efficiency 6.5 l/100km
25.1 cu. ft. Cargo Capacity 14.9 cu. ft.

2016 Honda CR-Z vs 2016 Ford Fiesta

2016 Honda CR-Z vs 2016 Ford Fiesta

If you’ve read any of our other Honda CR-Z comparisons, then you already know it’s difficult to find a direct competitor to the sport hybrid coupe, seeing as not many other vehicles try to accomplish the same mix of things. However, we think we found as close as you can get, because while it might not be a hybrid vehicle it is a sport hatchback that is very small in size. We’re talking about a comparison between the 2016 Honda CR-Z vs 2016 Ford Fiesta, two of the most stylish subcompact hot hatches on the market in our opinion.

Advantages of the 2016 Honda CR-Z

But as you can tell from the table above, the two vehicles might not be as evenly matched as one would expect. Starting from the top, the Honda CR-Z offers an extra 10 horsepower more than the sporty Ford hatchback. And when it comes to fuel economy, the Fiesta really drops the ball, achieving nearly 2 full litres less per 100 kilometres in the city and a half litre on the highway. That means the 2016 Honda CR-Z delivers more power and still saves quite a bit of money in the gas tank.

As for space, both vehicles are hatchbacks, yet the Fiesta only delivers 14.9 cubic feet of cargo capacity, which is about the size of a regular trunk. So the CR-Z trumps it in that regard as well, offering an extra 10.2 cu. ft. of space for luggage or whatever you need to bring along. The downside is that the Fiesta has a much roomier cabin, but it’s also a 5-seat vehicle which means that extra passenger volume will be for up to 3 extra passengers, cutting that advantage down quite a bit in our opinion.

The 2016 Honda CR-Z makes a great sporty option, especially if you’re interested in a great blend between power and efficiency as its hybrid powertrain certainly delivers that. As long as you won’t need more than 2 seats, the CR-Z is perfect. If you think you might agree, be sure to schedule a test drive here on our site or give us a call with any additional questions.


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