The 2016 Honda CR-Z vs. the 2016 Hyundai Veloster

Honda CR-Z

2016 Honda CR-Z

Hyundai Veloster

2016 Hyundai Veloster


Both of these sporty little hatchbacks turn heads and provide plenty of performance and fuel economy, meaning the 2016 Honda CR-Z and the 2016 Hyundai Veloster probably appeal to the same kind of driver here in Elgin and Crystal Lake, IL. They’re both boldly styled small cars, but they’re far from equals when you look at the details. See for yourself below!

Performance and Efficiency

You’re probably wondering how these two models compare when it comes to fuel economy and performance. The 2016 Hyundai Veloster uses a 1.6L four-cylinder engine to produce 132 hp and 120 lb-ft of torque. The Veloster only earns 28 mpg city/36 mpg highway/31 mpg combined based on EPA estimates with six-speed automatic transmission.

Meanwhile, the 2016 Honda CR-Z gets a hybrid powertrain made up of a 1.5L four-cylinder paired with an electric motor for up to 130 hp and 127 lb-ft of torque. The Honda CR-Z is rated at up to 36 mpg city/39 mpg highway/37 mpg combined* in EPA estimates when equipped with a continuously variable transmission.

You can clearly see that while the two cars offer similar power outputs, the Veloster just can’t match up to the hybrid CR-Z when it comes to fuel economy. The CR-Z also has a smaller turning diameter, so it should feel a bit more nimble and maneuverable than the Veloster.

Comfort and Convenience

When you compare these two similarly priced cars, you’ll notice some important differences. The 2016 Honda CR-Z gives you important features like active front head restraints, automatic climate control, floor mats, and a stereo anti-theft system. None of those features are standard on the base 2016 Hyundai Veloster. The CR-Z also offers 25.1 cubic feet of cargo volume, while the Veloster falls short at 15.5 cubic feet.

Visit Brilliance Honda of Crystal Lake

Are you looking for a sporty, efficient small car that offers practical features and versatile cargo space? Then you need to come drive the latest Honda CR-Z here at your premier Honda dealer serving Crystal Lake and Elgin, Brilliance Honda of Crystal Lake. We’re located at 680 W. Terra Cotta Ave. in Crystal Lake, IL, and we welcome you to check out the CR-Z today!


*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.