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2016 Honda CR-Z vs 2016 Toyota Prius c near Washington, D.C.

Take Control of a Sporty Hybrid with the Honda CR-Z

If you’re looking to save a little some money at the gas pump and help the environment at the same time, you should be taking a look at getting a hybrid vehicle. For a comparison to aid your research process, check out the side-by-side look between the 2016 Honda CR-Z vs 2016 Toyota Prius c near Washington, D.C.

Everyone expects supreme fuel economy when you’re driving a hybrid, but the 2016 Honda CR-Z might catch some off guard with how sporty it is on the road. The CR-Z records 36/39/37 MPG city/hwy/combined1, but is also able to generate 122 horsepower and 107 lbs.-ft. of torque – vastly superior to the 73 horsepower and 82 lbs.-ft. of torque in the Prius c. The CR-Z married i-VTEC® technology with an electric motor to increase efficiency and power, as the electric motor produces 130 horsepower and 140 lbs.-ft. of torque. For when you need a burst of speed on Route 29, the CR-Z’s Plus Sport System® displaces maximum battery power for a jolt of acceleration when you press the button mounted on the steering-wheel. To contribute even more to the sporty feel of the 2016 Honda CR-Z, it’s the only hybrid equipped with a close-ratio 6-speed manual transmission.

The comparison between the 2016 Honda CR-Z vs 2016 Toyota Prius c near Washington D.C. moves to their respective interiors. The CR-Z offers 25.1 cubic ft. of trunk space2, which is eight cubic ft. more than the 18.1 cubic ft.2 available in the Prius c. There’s even a cargo area light in the CR-Z for added convenience. With the rear cargo console behind the front seats, in addition to the center console, the CR-Z is full of little spaces for those valuables that you want to keep out of sight. For added comfort, the CR-Z’s seats are heated and trimmed with leather, while the Prius c’s front seats don’t have those features available.  

The CR-Z is fun to drive on the road, thanks in part to its extensive multimedia system. It has seven speakers distributed around the cabin – compared to the Prius c’s four – and with the 7-inch Display Audio touchscreen, you can have access to a whole world of music and entertainment. The CR-Z comes standard with Bluetooth® hands-free calling3 and streaming audio capabilites3. Finding your way to the Smithsonian National Zoological Park has never been easier due to the Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System™4, which provides turn-by-turn directions. The Prius c doesn’t have a navigation system on its base trim, so you should pack a map if you’re riding in a Toyota.

When it comes to the 2016 Honda CR-Z vs 2016 Toyota Prius c near Washington, D.C., there’s no debate. To see for yourself, schedule a test drive at your local Honda dealer, Pohanka Honda of Fredericksburg, to get behind the wheel of a brand-new CR-Z. You won’t regret it!


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1. Based on EPA ratings. Use for comparison only. Your mileage will vary depending on driving conditions, how you drive and maintain your vehicle, battery-package/condition (for hybrid vehicles) and other factors

2. Carrying too much cargo or improperly storing it can affect the handling, stability and operation of this vehicle. Follow applicable load limits and loading guidelines.

3. The Bluetooth® word mark and logos are owned by the Bluetooth SIG, Inc., and any use of such marks by Honda Motor Co., Ltd., is under license.

4. The Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System™ is standard on EX-L Navi models in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico. (Honda HD Digital Traffic service only available in the United States, except Alaska). Please see your Honda dealer for details.


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