2016 Honda CR-Z
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The 2016 Honda CR-Z and the 2016 Volkswagen Golf GTI are both sporty, stylish small hatchbacks for drivers here in the Frankfort and Orland Park, IL area. Beyond those commonalities, you’ll find some big differences, that might make your choice easier than ever. Find out how they compare below!


The 2016 Honda CR-Z starts at $20,945 MSRP with continuously variable transmission in the LX trim level. The 2016 Volkswagen GTI starts at $26,095 MSRP in the S trim level with the automatic transmission. That’s a pretty sizable difference – well over $5,000 – so keep that in mind as you consider these two small hatchbacks.

Performance and Efficiency

Take a look at how these two cars compare when it comes to efficiency and performance. The 2016 Volkswagen GTI is powered by a turbocharged four-cylinder engine that makes 210 hp. Of course, with that much power, the fuel economy suffers dramatically. The GTI is rated at 25 mpg city/33 mpg highway/28 mpg combined based on EPA estimates.

The 2016 Honda CR-Z is a hybrid vehicle with a gas-electric powertrain. It makes 130 hp and 140 lb-ft of torque maximum and earns an EPA estimated 36 mpg city/39 mpg highway/37 mpg combined* with continuously variable transmission.

Features and Options

While both of these vehicles come with plenty of features for this segment, you’ll find that the 2016 Volkswagen Golf GTI is missing automatic headlamps and automatic climate control. Both of those features are standard in the 2016 Honda CR-Z.

Safety Scores

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration gives the 2016 Honda CR-Z a 5-star rollover safety rating**, while the 2016 Volkswagen Golf GTI only gets a 4-star rating in that important test.

Cargo and Seating

The 2016 Honda CR-Z offers more front leg room than the 2016 Volkswagen GTI. The CR-Z also offers more cargo volume with all seats in place.

Visit Community Honda of Orland Park Today

Visit us today here at Community Honda of Orland Park, the premier Honda dealer serving the Frankfort area, to test drive the current Honda CR-Z. Community Honda of Orland Park is just quick trip from Frankfort, and anywhere else in the Chicagoland area, at 8340 W. 159th St. in Orland Park, so stop by soon to find out more about this fun-to-drive hybrid!


*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.
**Government 5-Star Safety Ratings are part of the U.S. Department of Transportation’s New Car Assessment Program (www.safercar.gov). Model tested with standard side airbags (SAB).