2016 Honda CR-Z
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The 2016 Honda CR-Z and the 2016 Scion tC are both dynamic, appealing hatchbacks for drivers here in the Frankfort and Orland Park, IL area. Both provide admirable efficiency. Both have the latest high-tech features. Despite all that, there is a clear winner in this comparison when you put these two models side by side and look at the details. See for yourself!

Performance and Efficiency

Fun-to-drive dynamics and efficiency don’t always go hand-in-hand, but here they do. Still, which model offers the better balance of fuel economy and performance?

The 2016 Scion tC generates 179 hp and 172 lb-ft of torque with its 2.5L four-cylinder engine and earns an EPA estimate of 23 mpg city/31 mpg highway/26 mpg with six-speed automatic transmission.

The 2016 Honda CR-Z, offers a hybrid gas-electric powertrain that’s made up of a 1.5L four-cylinder and an electric motor. The total system output is 130 hp and 140 lb-ft of torque with the six-speed manual. The EPA rates the CR-Z at 36 mpg city/39 mpg highway/37 mpg combined* with its standard engine and continuously variable transmission.

It’s fairly obvious that while the CR-Z is slightly less powerful than the Scion tC, it’s much more efficient, and since it is 500 pounds lighter than the tC, you should find similar performance. The lighter weight and the smaller turning circle diameter in the CR-Z should make it more fun to drive, too.

Features and Options

These two models might start at roughly similar prices, but the 2016 Honda CR-Z is better equipped with standard features, including:

  • Hill start assist
  • Variable assisted steering
  • Automatic climate control
  • A rearview camera
  • A stereo anti-theft system
  • A rear windshield wiper

None of those features come standard in the 2016 Scion tC. Plus the CR- Z has a cargo area almost twice as large as that of the tC, so you have more space for all your gear!

Visit Community Honda of Orland Park Today

Come find out more about the current Honda CR-Z at your leading local Honda dealer, Community Honda of Orland Park. We’re a quick trip from Frankfort and anywhere else in the Chicagoland area at 8340 W. 159th St. in Orland Park, so visit us today!

*36 city/39 highway/37 combined mpg rating. Based on 2016 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on driving conditions, how you drive and maintain your vehicle, battery-pack age/condition, and other factors.