2015 Honda CR-Z vs 2015 Hyundai Veloster

2015 Honda CR-Z

2015 Honda CR-Z
2015 Hyundai Veloster

2015 Hyundai Veloster

The 2015 Honda CR-Z and the 2015 Hyundai Veloster are both small sporty hatchbacks that are turning heads here in the Schaumburg and Elgin, IL area. If you’re looking for a bold and fun-to-drive vehicle that yields plenty of fuel efficiency, then you might want to check these two fun little cars out. How do they compare head to head? Let’s take a closer look.

Performance and Efficiency

When you compare the base 2015 Honda CR-Z to the base 2015 Hyundai Veloster you get pretty similar numbers. The hybrid powertrain of the Honda CR-Z makes 130 hp and 127 lb-ft of torque while the Hyundai Veloster makes 138 hp and 123 lb-ft of torque.

When you compare fuel economy numbers, the Veloster falls behind, with its EPA rating of 28 mpg city/36 mpg highway/31 mpg combined when equipped with automatic transmission. The Honda CR-Z with automatic transmission is rated at up to 36 mpg city/39 mpg highway/37 mpg combined based on EPA estimates*.

You can see that the CR-Z offers a better balance of both power and performance. The CR-Z is also available with an aftermarket Honda Performance Development supercharger kit that bumps output up to 197 hp if you need more power.

Features and Options

The 2015 Honda CR-Z offers a few major advantages over the 2015 Hyundai Veloster. The CR-Z is equipped with front active head restraints, floor mats, automatic climate control, and stereo anti-theft, all standard, all of which the Veloster lacks. The Honda CR-Z also offers more interior cargo space with 25.1 cubic feet, compared to 15.5 cubic feet behind the rear seats.


When it comes to safety the clear choice is the 2015 Honda CR-Z. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety gave it the best possible Good score in the moderate overlap front, side, roof strength tests. The 2015 Hyundai Veloster received only an Average score in the side crash test and a worse Marginal score in the small overlap front crash test. You can see that the Veloster is not the safer choice in this comparison.

Visit Brilliance Honda of Crystal Lake

If you’re in the market for a sporty and fuel efficient small car, then the 2015 Honda CR-Z should be your top choice. This fun little Honda is available now at Brilliance Honda of Crystal Lake, apremier Honda dealer serving Schaumburg and Elgin. We’re located at 680 W. Terra Cotta Ave. in Crystal Lake, IL so come visit us today!

*36 city/39 highway/37 combined mpg rating. 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.