The 2016 Honda CR-Z vs. the 2016 Ford C-Max Hybrid

2016 Honda CR-Z

2016 Honda CR-Z

2016 Ford C-Max Hybrid

2016 Ford C-Max Hybrid

If you’re shopping for your next vehicle here in the Elgin and Crystal Lake, IL area, you might be comparing the 2016 Honda CR-Z and the 2016 Ford C-Max Hybrid. Obviously, both are hybrid electric models. Both are hatchbacks that offer high efficiency. Beyond that, they’re actually very different vehicles. The C-Max Hybrid is more of a tall wagon style vehicle with four doors and five seats. The CR-Z is actually a two-seat, two-door sports car. If that doesn’t make your decision an easy one, then you might want to consider some more details!

Fuel Economy and Performance

Since you’re shopping for hybrids, you should consider the EPA rating first – it makes the comparison cut and dry: the 2016 Honda CR-Z is more efficient than the 2016 Ford C-Max Hybrid on the highway. The CR-Z earns an EPA highway estimate of 39 mpg*, while the C-Max Hybrid is rated at only 37 mpg highway.


The 2016 Ford C-Max Hybrid will set you back $24,170 MSRP. The 2016 Honda CR-Z starts at only $20,295 MSRP, making it one of the more affordable hybrids out there. According to ALG, the Honda CR-Z will also retain more value than the C-Max Hybrid at both three years and five years, when it’s equipped with the continuously variable transmission.

Features and Options

You’ll find that you get more features standard in the 2016 Honda CR-Z. The CR-Z gets neck-injury-preventing active head restraints, plus a rearview camera for ease of parking and reversing. You also get a stereo anti-theft system standard in the CR-Z. You won’t find any of those features standard in the 2016 Ford C-Max Hybrid. The CR-Z even offers more cargo space, with 25.1 cubic feet, compared to the 24.5 cubic feet in the C-Max Hybrid.

Visit Brilliance Honda of Crystal Lake

The 2016 Honda CR-Z can be found right now at Brilliance Honda of Crystal Lake, your local Chicagoland and Elgin area Honda dealership. You can test drive this distinctive, sporty hybrid today at 680 W. Terra Cotta Ave. in Crystal Lake, IL, so stop by to see why the CR-Z will be the right pick for you!


*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.