2016 Honda CR-Z vs. 2016 Mini Cooper

2016 Honda CR-Z

2016 Honda CR-Z

2016 Mini Cooper

2016 Mini Cooper

The 2016 Honda CR-Z and the 2016 Mini Cooper are both distinctive, stylish, and small hatchbacks that offer impressive fuel economy. If you’re looking for a sporty little car here in the Elgin and Crystal Lake, IL area, they’ll both fit the bill. But, if you’re having trouble picking between these two vehicles, you should read on to see how they compare side by side!

Powertrains and Performance

Take a look at how these two little cars compare when it comes to performance and efficiency:

  • The 2016 Honda CR-Z comes with a hybrid powertrain that puts out a total of up to 130 hp. The EPA estimate for the CR-Z is 36 mpg city/39 mpg highway/37 mpg combined* with continuously variable transmission.
  • The 2016 Mini Cooper comes with a 1.5L gas engine that generates 134 hp. The Mini Cooper falls well short of the Honda CR-Z in fuel economy, with an EPA estimate of 28 mpg city/39 mpg highway/32 mpg combined.

While the Cooper offers a couple of extra horsepower, does it outweigh the advantage the CR-Z has when it comes to fuel economy?

Warranty Coverage

Honda offers a powertrain warranty that covers the hybrid powertrain of the 2016 Honda CR-Z for up to 60 months/60,000-miles. The 2016 Mini Cooper is only offered with 48-months/50,000-miles of powertrain warranty coverage.

Safety and Security

The 2016 Honda CR-Z gets a five-star rollover crash test safety rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The 2016 Mini Cooper only gets a four-star rating in that test. The CR-Z also comes with active front head restraints standard – a feature that can help prevent neck injuries in the event of a rear-end collision – while the Mini Cooper lacks that feature.

Features and Options

The 2016 Honda CR-Z gets important features like a rearview camera for ease of parking and reversing, a CD player, and an MP3 player. None of those features are standard in the 2016 Mini Cooper.

Cargo and Cabin Space

While the 2016 Honda CR-Z offers a spacious 25.1 cubic feet of cargo space, the 2016 Mini Cooper only offers 8.7 cubic feet.


The 2016 Honda CR-Z starts at $20,295 MSRP in the LX trim with six-speed manual transmission while the 2016 Mini Cooper starts at $21,700 MSRP.

Visit Brilliance Honda of Crystal Lake

Visit Brilliance Honda of Crystal Lake, your premier Honda dealer serving Elgin and Crystal Lake, to learn all about the latest Honda CR-Z. We’re located at 680 W. Terra Cotta Ave. in Crystal Lake, IL, and we’ve got the CR-Z in stock now. We hope to see you soon!

*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.