The 2016 Honda CR-Z vs. the 2016 Ford Fiesta ST

Honda CR-Z

2016 Honda CR-Z
Ford Fiesta ST

2016 Ford Fiesta ST


You know that the 2016 Honda CR-Z and the 2016 Ford Fiesta ST are both sporty little hatchbacks. If you’re shopping for a small car with fun-to-drive dynamics and impressive fuel economy estimates here in the Elgin and Schaumburg, IL area, then it’s no surprise that these two have landed at the top of your list. You can find out how they actually match up, side-by-side, below!

Fuel Economy and Performance

Most shoppers probably prioritize fuel economy first and horsepower second when shopping in this segment. If that’s how your priorities line up, then the 2016 Honda CR-Z is the clear winner. It provides an impressive 36 mpg city/39 mpg highway/37 mpg combined* EPA estimate thanks to the efficient hybrid powertrain and continuously variable transmission. The 2016 Ford Fiesta ST can’t keep up with that, receiving only a 26 mpg city/35 mpg highway/29 mpg combined estimate from the EPA – an unimpressive rating for a car in this class.

The Ford Fiesta ST might beat the Honda CR-Z when it comes to muscle, with 197 hp, but the CR-Z has a smaller turning circle at 33.5 feet, so it will be more nimble and quicker handling than the Fiesta ST, with its turning diameter of 35.5 feet.

Features and Options

While both of these small cars might come with plenty of standard equipment, the 2016 Honda CR-Z gives you more of the features you want. It gets a standard rearview camera for easy backing up and parking, a stereo anti-theft system, and a brake assist system that helps maximize brake force in the event of a panic stop. None of those features are standard in the base 2016 Ford Fiesta ST.

Comfort and Convenience

The 2016 Honda CR-Z is more spacious than the 2016 Ford Fiesta ST, when you compare front leg room, shoulder room, and hip room. The Honda CR-Z also gives you more cargo volume with 25.1 cubic feet of cargo space, while the Fiesta ST tops out at 10.1 cubic feet of cargo space.

Visit Brilliance Honda of Crystal Lake

The 2016 Honda CR-Z is available now at Brilliance Honda of Crystal Lake, your local Schaumburg and Elgin area Honda dealership. We’re located at 680 W. Terra Cotta Ave. in Crystal Lake, IL, so contact us with any questions and visit us today if you’re ready to upgrade to a sporty, efficient little hatchback like the Honda CR-Z!


*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.