|2016 Honda CR-Z||2016 Nissan Versa|
|130 HP||Horsepower||109 HP|
|6.3 l/100km||Combined Fuel Efficiency||6.6 l/100km|
|25.1 cu. ft.||Cargo Capacity||14.9 cu. ft.|
|74.2 cu. ft.||Passenger Volume||105.1 cu. ft.|
2016 Honda CR-Z vs 2016 Nissan Versa
With the exception of the HR-V, which just made its debut for the 2016 model year, the Honda CR-Z is the youngest vehicle on the lineup – not counting remodels and facelifts. The CR-Z was first introduced in 2010, quickly becoming known as a sport hybrid coupe, possibly the only one of its kind. With very few vehicles doing the exact same thing as the Honda CR-Z, it’s not the easiest to find direct competitors. But that doesn’t mean we don’t want to show the advantages of our favorite little hybrid, so today we decided to compare the 2016 Honda CR-Z vs 2016 Nissan Versa.
The Nissan Versa is a subcompact sedan, so while it isn’t a hybrid and has a couple of extra doors, it is a similar size and known for impressive fuel efficiency. Furthermore, it was introduced in 2011, so it’s almost just as old as the CR-Z. We think these things make it a pretty close competitor.
Advantages of the 2016 Honda CR-Z
Diving into the meat and potatoes of the comparison, you can take a look at the table above to see what are some of the most important specifications in our opinion. Starting from the top, horsepower is important in any car but especially a sporty vehicle. While the Versa might not have that in mind, the CR-Z certainly does, and it delivers with an extra 21 horsepower more than the Nissan Versa offers. But the engine’s advantages don’t stop at power, as it also happens to be more efficient as well, shaving 0.3 l/100km off of the combined fuel efficiency rating.
Another important aspect of any vehicle is its space. The hatchback CR-Z obviously delivers more cargo space than the Nissan Versa, 10.2 cu. ft. more to be precise, but it cabin isn’t quite as spacious for passengers as you can tell from above. However, while the Versa does deliver 30.9 cu. ft. more space for passengers, that’s also to accommodate an extra 3 passengers. If you’re interested in a Honda CR-Z, you’re okay with having a 2-seater, and that 74 cu. ft. of space will feel a lot roomier to just you and one other.
If you think you might be interested in a 2016 Honda CR-Z of your own, be sure to give us a call or schedule a test drive right here on our website.