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2016 Honda CR-Z vs 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata

2016 Honda CR-Z 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata
6.5 l/100km City Fuel Efficiency 8.7 l/100km
6.0 l/100km Highway Fuel Efficiency 6.5 l/100km
130 HP Horsepower 155 HP
25.1 cu. ft. Cargo Capacity 4.6 cu. ft.

2016 Honda CR-Z vs 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata

2016 Honda CR-Z vs 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata

We often talk about how the Honda CR-Z is a vehicle much in its own class, as there are very few vehicles on the market that are even remotely similar – if any. But that can be said of another vehicle available here in Canada as well, the Miata – a 2-seat roadster with a drop top. We thought we’d compare the two sporty vehicles to one another, to see what sets them apart in terms of specifications, by pitting the 2016 Honda CR-Z vs 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata. Though it is immediately obvious that one vehicle is more for the efficient-minded driver while the other is for those interested in sportiness, we still wanted to see exactly how they fare.

Advantages of the 2016 Honda CR-Z

Let’s start by taking a gander at the table above, which clearly depicts each vehicle’s advantages just as we suspected. In the first row, it becomes clear that the hybrid Honda CR-Z will offer superior efficiency in comparison to the MX-5 Miata. Utilizing a whopping 2.2 l/100km less fuel through city streets, and 0.5 l/100km on the highway, Honda’s sport hybrid coupe will save you quite a bit of money at the pump.

But in order to save that long-term money, drivers will have to make a bit of a sacrifice, in the form of giving up 25 horsepower to the Mazda MX-5. While that’s not a mind-blowing disadvantage, those 25 horses will certainly give the convertible a bit more pickup than the hybrid. So this battle truly does come down to power vs efficiency, and the CR-Z is waving the flag for fuel economy.

However, to sweeten the pot, there is one more fairly substantial advantage in favor of the Honda CR-Z. The sport hybrid coupe is a hatchback, while the Miata is just a convertible roadster, and roadsters don’t have much in the way of space. Due to that fact, the Honda CR-Z offers an extra 20.5 cu. ft. of space to hold luggage or any other cargo you need to bring along with you. If that helps make up your mind, be sure to schedule a test drive right here on our website or give us a call at the sales desk.

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