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2016 Honda CR-Z vs 2016 Mini Cooper

2016 Honda CR-Z 2016 Mini Cooper
7.9 l/100km City Fuel Efficiency 8.4 l/100km
130 HP Horsepower 134 HP
127 lb-ft. Torque 162 lb-ft.
25.1 cu. ft. Cargo Capacity 8.7 cu. ft.

2016 Honda CR-Z vs 2016 Mini Cooper

2016 Honda CR-Z vs 2016 Mini Cooper

It’s difficult to find precise segment rivals for the Honda CR-Z, as it’s pretty much the only sport hybrid coupe model on the market. We still like to see how it measures up against similar vehicles, so we’ve stretched its class a bit and decided to see pit it against a popular subcompact hatchback that has become somewhat iconic across the globe by comparing the 2016 Honda CR-Z vs 2016 Mini Cooper Hatch.

While this precise version of the Mini Cooper was introduced in 2000, the vehicle’s heritage stretches back much further, giving it a bit of an “experience” advantage over the 2010-introduced Honda CR-Z. As always, we’ll let the comparison come down to a look at some of its specifications.

Advantages of the 2016 Honda CR-Z

The Honda CR-Z fits into a difficult mold as Honda tried to find the perfect balance between efficiency and sportiness. It has a hybrid drivetrain, allowing it to operate electrically or by utilizing gasoline. Inherently, that makes it a pretty efficient vehicle, but not quite as efficient as one might assume due to its performance features. In terms of city fuel efficiency, the CR-Z only has a 0.5 l/100km advantage over the Mini Cooper due to the Mini’s small size.

Unfortunately, the Mini Hatch does deliver more power than the CR-Z in the way of an extra 4 horsepower and 35 pound-feet of torque. That’s not a huge advantage, so we think that the efficiency and power kind of balance each other out between the two vehicles. Where the CR-Z has a true advantage is in terms of space, as it delivers an extra 16.4 cubic feet of cargo capacity which is pretty substantial.

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If you think Honda’s innovative sporty hybrid coupe, the 2016 Honda CR-Z, might be the perfect vehicle for you, be sure to schedule a test drive right here on our website. If you have an additional questions don’t hesitate to give us a call, we can’t wait to get you behind the wheel of the perfect new vehicle for you.


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