Does the 2016 Honda CR-Z Hybrid Have the Best MPG?

July 2nd, 2016 by

2016 Honda CR-Z Hybrid

The 2016 Honda CR-Z mpg ratings are stellar when you compare them to most other cars on the road thanks to the vehicle’s gas/electric hybrid engine. But when you compare those ratings to other hybrid hatchbacks like the 2016 Toyota Prius, the CR-Z seems a lot less efficient. Before you buy, be sure to focus in on the specs that really matter. You’ll quickly discover that the Prius is simply the better daily driver. If and when you’re ready to learn more, work with the experts at Toyota of Naperville.

Fuel Economy

No one wants their fuel bill or their carbon footprint to be any bigger than it has to be. Unfortunately, the 2016 Honda CR-Z requires a lot more gas than the Prius.

  • CR-Z: Fuel-efficiency ratings top out at 36 mpg city and 39 mpg highway.
  • Prius: You can expect to get 54 mpg city and 50 mpg highway in most trims, and with the Eco trim, the ratings climb to 58 mpg city and 53 mpg highway. Think of you much gas you could save over a lifetime of ownership!

2016 Honda CR-Z Hybrid

Safety Ratings

If you want to feel fully protected on the roadway, the CR-Z is not the best option.

  • CR-Z: The NHTSA gave the car four out of five stars for overall safety, with just three stars for side-impact protection.
  • Prius: The car earned a perfect five-star rating overall as well as five stars for side-impact protection.
2016 Toyota Prius

Hybrid Size

You would expect the 2016 Honda CR-Z mpg ratings to fall short because it’s a larger-sized vehicle, but it actually carries significantly less than the Prius.  The cabin offers seating for just two people and 74.2 cubic feet of total interior volume. In the Prius, there is seating for five adults and plenty of room to spread out thanks to the 117.7 cubic feet total interior volume.
2016 Honda CR-Z Hybrid

Features and Technology

Don’t expect to find all the features you’re looking for included standard in the 2016 Honda CR-Z. Standard equipment includes regular lights, manual climate controls, one display screen, and no integration with a digital assistant. On the other hand, the base Toyota Prius trim comes with LED running and taillights, automatic climate controls, three separate display screens, and Siri Eyes Free for iPhone users.
driver in 2016 Toyota Prius

The 2016 Toyota Prius is Ready for a Test Drive

Why settle for good when you could go with great? Find out how much more the 2016 Toyota Prius has to offer by checking it out in person at Toyota of Naperville, located at 1488 W Ogden Ave, Naperville, IL. We have a large inventory onsite, and you are welcome to take one out on an extended test drive. If you have questions, please contact us.