|2016 Honda CR-Z||2016 Scion tC|
|6.4 l/100km||Combined Fuel Efficiency||9.0 l/100km|
|130 HP||Horsepower||179 HP|
|2,700 lbs.||Curb Weight||3,124 lbs.|
|25.1 cu. ft.||Cargo Capacity||14.7 cu. ft.|
2016 Honda CR-Z vs 2016 Scion tC
Considering there aren’t too many vehicles out there that replicate the sport hybrid coupe vibe Honda is going for with its CR-Z model, it can sometimes be difficult to decide which vehicles it might be competing against. But we still want to showcase its advantages over the competition, so today we decided to see how it measures up to a similarly-sized sport compact by comparing the 2016 Honda CR-Z vs 2016 Scion tC.
2016 will be the last year to find a Scion tC vehicle as the company shut its doors, but the popular sports car has been around since the 2005 model year giving it a bit of an advantage over the Honda CR-Z, which was just introduced in 2010. However, the CR-Z just received an update with some new features and design modifications for 2016 whereas the Scion tC is just running for a last hurrah, giving our sport hybrid coupe a bit of a leg up before diving into the real comparison.
Advantages of the 2016 Honda CR-Z
While it might have been easy to assume seeing that it’s a hybrid vehicle, the Honda CR-Z has a pretty substantial advantage in terms of combined fuel efficiency. Achieving a 6.4 l/100km average between city and highway, it utilizes roughly 2.6 l/100km less than the Scion tC.
Alternatively, the tC does deliver a sportier engine with an extra 49 horsepower – a substantial advantage in its own right; however, the CR-Z weighs 424 lbs. less than its Scion competitor, meaning it doesn’t need as much power to perform just as well. While it by no means eliminates the tC’s advantage, it definitely slashes it down a bit.
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Where the 2016 CR-Z has its true advantage comes in the way of cargo capacity, as it delivers an extra 10.4 cubic feet of space to fill with whatever you need to bring along with you – a perk of being a hatchback. If you think that the 2016 Honda CR-Z sport hybrid coupe is the right vehicle for you, make sure to schedule a test drive here on our website or give us a call with any questions that you might have.