Honda’s sporty 2015 CR-Z is a hybrid that wants you to have fun while saving gas. Come see this unique 2-seater hybrid at Honda of Superstition Springs in Mesa, AZ. We’re worth the short trip over from Phoenix for our service and selection.
The 2015 Fiat 500 tries to be cute, sporty and fuel efficient all at the same time, but it has to make too many compromises trying to be all three at once
CR-Z Power vs. 500
The Honda CR-Z is a hybrid, with both gas and electric power, while the Fiat 500 is merely gas powered. Plenty of other cars have only a gas engine, but the one in the Fiat makes less power than the Honda’s even before the CR-Z adds in the electric power. When you factor in the hybrid system, Honda has nearly 30 more horsepower, and a similar amount of extra torque. The Honda only weighs about 300lbs more too. This means getting on the freeway in the Fiat it takes almost an extra 2 seconds to reach 60 mph, in the manual transmission version, 3 seconds longer in the automatic.
CR-Z Space vs. 500
It’s hard to compare these cars directly because the Fiat 500 has 2 small rear seats, and the Honda doesn’t bother; it’s strictly a 2-seater. Let’s compare front seat room though, the Honda has more leg, shoulder and hip room by several inches in each dimension. The Fiat claims to have more cargo room with the rear seat folded but remember that is because it is taller, and they are assuming it’s packed floor to roof.
CR-Z Fuel Economy vs. 500
People buy small cars and hybrids for their fuel economy, and both of these do really well. If you prefer to shift the transmission yourself, the CR-Z will return 31 city and 38 mpg highway, while the 500 will get the same city and 2 more mpg highway. If you prefer an automatic transmission the Honda CR-Z blows the Fiat away with 36 city/39 highway compared to the 500’s 27city/34 highway. And remember, the Honda has a lot more power too.
For a sporty, fun and frugal hybrid, the only choice is the 2015 Honda CR-Z. Come take one for a spin at Honda of Superstition Springs in Mesa, AZ and see how much fun fuel economy can be.
* 36 city/39 highway mpg rating for CVT models. Based
on 2015 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.