2015 Honda CR-Z

Distinctive styling. Fun-to-drive dynamics. Fuel-thrifty efficiency. Those are all things that the 2015 Honda CR-Z and the 2015 Mini Cooper have in common. If you want a small sporty car with a big personality, you might be considering both of these here in the Frankfort and Orland Park, IL area. Read on if you want to learn about how these two models really stack up!

Powertrains and Performance

Both the 2015 Honda CR-Z and the 2015 Mini Cooper offer impressive fuel economy and performance.

The distinctive Honda CR-Z uses a hybrid powertrain that consists of a 1.5L four-cylinder engine that’s aided by an electric motor and battery pack. The Honda CR-Z makes 130 hp with the six-speed manual transmission in the base trim, or, if you go for the Honda Performance Development supercharger kit, 197 hp. Based on EPA estimates, the Honda CR-Z is good for up to 37 mpg combined*.

The Mini Cooper is a slightly more traditional gas-only vehicle that uses a turbocharged 1.5L three-cylinder engine that makes a total of 134 hp. While that’s more than the base CR-Z, the Mini Cooper is only rated at 33 mpg combined.

You can easily see that the Honda CR-Z provides a superior blend of performance and efficiency.

Warranty and Features

While it’s not necessarily a feature that you want to take advantage of, when you need it, it’s something that’s invaluable: the 2015 Honda CR-Z is covered by a 60 month/60,000 mile powertrain warranty, while the 2015 Mini Cooper is only covered for a 48 month/50,000 mile warranty.

The CR-Z also offers more space than the Mini Cooper when it comes to front legroom, shoulder room, and cargo volume. It also comes standard with some important features that are lacking in the Mini Cooper; these include:

  • Active head restraints
  • A rearview camera
  • A CD player

You won’t get any of those features in the base Mini Cooper.

Stop by Today

View InventoryCome visit Community Honda of Orland Park to test drive the latest Honda CR-Z today! We’re located at 8340 W. 159th St. in Orland Park, which is easily accessible from Frankfort and anywhere in Chicagoland. We hope to see you soon!


*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.