2015 Honda CR-Z

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Both the 2015 Honda CR-Z and the 2015 Ford Fiesta ST provide an interesting option for anybody in the Chicagoland area that wants a boldly stylish, sporty small hatchback. That audience has been growing significantly in recent years, with many drivers seeking the versatile hatchback body style, preferring nimble handling, high-fuel economy, and easy-to-park dimensions over larger performance vehicles. If you’re cross shopping these two small cars here in Frankfort, Orland Park, or the greater Chicago, IL area, read on to find out how they compare!

Fuel Economy and Performance

Fuel economy is important, as it is a big part of how much it actually costs to drive and own a vehicle. The 2015 Honda CR-Z uses a high-tech hybrid powertrain to yield 36 mpg city/39 mpg highway/37 mpg combined based on EPA estimates when equipped with a continually variable transmission*. Unfortunately for the 2015 Ford Fiesta, you can only expect 26 mpg city/35 mpg highway/29 mpg combined based on EPA estimates.

The Ford Fiesta ST does make more power than the base Honda CR-Z with 197 hp thanks to its turbocharged four-cylinder. But if you opt for the dealer installed supercharger kit from Honda Performance Development, you get exactly the same output from the CR-Z, and you can probably still expect better fuel economy, though the aftermarket install doesn’t get an EPA estimate.

Features and Options

One thing that the 2015 Honda CR-Z beats the 2015 Ford Fiesta at is cargo space – the CR-Z offers a generous 25.1 cubic feet while the Fiesta only provides 10.1 cubic feet behind the rear seats. The Honda CR-Z also comes with some important features you won’t find on the Ford Fiesta. You won’t get a standard rearview camera for easy and safe reversing and parking in the Fiesta. You won’t get a standard anti-theft stereo in the Fiesta, either. Nor will you get get active whiplash preventing head restraints in the Fiesta. You can see that the Honda CR-Z is simply better equipped than the Ford Fiesta.

Stop by Community Honda of Orland Park Today

Come drive the sporty, efficient, and smart 2015 Honda CR-Z here at Community Honda of Orland Park. We’re your trusted Frankfort and Chicagoland area Honda dealer, and we’re located at 8340 W. 159th St. in Orland Park, IL. Come visit us today!


*Based on 2015 EPA mileage estimates. Use for comparison purposes only. Do not compare to models before 2008. Your actual mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.