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2016 Honda CR-Z vs 2016 Volkswagen Golf GTI

2016 Honda CR-Z 2016 Volkswagen Golf GTI
6.8 l/100km Combined Fuel Efficiency 8.0 l/100km
130 HP Horsepower 210 HP
2,648 lbs. Curb Weight 2,972 lbs.
25.1 cu. ft. Cargo Capacity 22.8 cu. ft.

2016 Honda CR-Z vs 2016 Volkswagen Golf GTI

2016 Honda CR-Z vs 2016 Volkswagen Golf GTI

The Honda lineup is teeming with sporty, fuel efficient vehicles, but you don’t get much more of either than in the 2016 Honda CR-Z. It has been dubbed a sport hybrid coupe, and is unlike most other hybrid vehicles on the market. With few direct competitors to compare it to, we’ve decided to branch out and simply see how it measures up to some of the most popular, efficient sports cars on the market. So today, let’s take a look at the 2016 Honda CR-Z vs 2016 Volkswagen Golf GTI to see what the differences between and advantages of each compact car are.

Advantages of the 2016 Honda CR-Z

Taking a gander at the table above, it is plain to see that the Honda CR-Z is definitely the more efficient of the two models, achieving a combined fuel economy rating of 1.2 l/100km less than the Volkswagen Golf GTI – which is the popular compact car’s sporty trim level. Unfortunately, what the Golf GTI sacrifices in fuel efficiency it more than makes up for in horsepower, delivering 80 hp more than the CR-Z.

But that advantage is hindered quite a bit when considering the fact that the Honda sport hybrid coupe also weighs 324 lbs. less than its rival. A lower curb weight means it doesn’t need quite as much power to deliver the same enjoyable driving experience, though the Golf GTI’s 80-horsepower advantage is not completely forgone.

Lastly, the Honda CR-Z fires one more advantage back, offering more cargo capacity behind its only row of seats, giving drivers an extra 2.3 cu. ft. of space to fill with whatever bags or other items they need to bring along. Essentially this comparison comes down to space and efficiency vs power, so the decision therein lies in your hands. If you think the 2016 Honda CR-Z is the right sporty hybrid for you, then feel free to give us a call or schedule a test drive right here on our website.


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