2016 Honda CR-Z Vs 2016 Toyota Prius in Tampa FL
Serving Lakeland,Winter Haven,Tampa,Wesley Chapel
Whether you are looking to save the environment or to save a few bucks on gas - and who isn't? - you might be considering a hybrid car for your next vehicle purchase. Brandon Honda in Tampa has the perfect thing for you: the 2016 Honda CR-Z! This sporty vehicle offers sleek styling modeled after the beloved CR-X hatchback and an advanced hybrid drivetrain that will offer many years and miles of efficient performance. The 2016 Honda CR-Z is a sporty fun to drive 2-seater that features a hybrid power plant; it makes the perfect commuter car for fuel-savvy drivers who want something a little different from their vehicle. If you are shopping for a new car and want to check out the 2016 Honda CR-Z, come check out the inventory here at Brandon Honda in Tampa. We proudly serve all of Lakeland,Winter Haven,Tampa, and Wesley Chapel, and the surrounding areas from our conveniently located Honda dealership in Tampa, FL.
The Toyota Prius name is practically synonymous with hybrids in this country, but as well-known as the 2016 Prius is, it is still rather bland, and it's not inexpensive either. The 2016 Honda CR-Z is a much better choice for your next hybrid vehicle, especially if you don't need room for five.
Exterior Style and Design
Some reviews have called the Toyota Prius the "poster child" for hybrid cars and have lauded its aerodynamic design and easy-going shape. While its shape might have been made to excel in the wind tunnel, it is quite a boring shape indeed, and offers no drama, no pizazz, and little in the way of imaginative thinking. Sitting directly opposite this ho-hum hybrid is the flashy and interesting Honda CR-Z. This little car really lives up to its "sport hybrid" name thanks to its CR-X DNA; Honda kept everything drivers loved about the quirky little CR-X wagon and upgraded it for the modern age. In fact, the 2016 CR-Z looks like something straight out of a super hero movie or a sci-fi adventure. The Honda CR-Z brings the future to life both in design and mechanics, but it also keeps something of its ancestry intact: the 2016 Honda CR-Z is the only hybrid vehicle in its class to offer a sporty manual transmission.
Driving Dynamics and Fun
Hybrid vehicles get good gas mileage, sure, everyone knows that. But another thing everyone knows is that most hybrid vehicles, like the Toyota Prius, are boring is not downright dreary to drive. In the nearly two decades that the Toyota Prius has been sold, that is the number one complaint against it. The Prius can't even get from 0-60 in less than 10 seconds. The 2016 Honda CR-Z is here to save you from the boring hybrid doldrums. This peppy little vehicle features a drive-by-wire throttle system as well as Honda's Sport Plus (S+) system, which gives the car a 5-second boost of power and torque from the electric motor when the driver engages the system. With the automatic CVT gearbox, the Honda CR-Z will get to 60 miles-per-hour in 6.5 seconds. Drivers who prefer to shift gears for themselves will enjoy the standard 6-speed manual transmission; with this sporty transmission, you can shave another 1/2 second off the acceleration time, reaching 60 miles-per-hour in just six seconds. How's that for fun?
Price, Value, and Interior Features
If you are worried about the often high prices of most hybrid cars, the 2016 Honda CR-Z is here to assuage your fears with its affordable price tag. Honda offers the 2016 CR-Z with a starting MSRP of $20,295* more than $4,000 less than the lowest priced Prius, which starts with an MSRP of $24,200 in its Two trim. What's more, the top of the line CR-Z EX-L Navi costs only $240 more than the entry level Prius Two, and you get the advanced CVT gearbox, navigation, LED daytime running lights, heated power-adjustable side mirrors, an aluminum shifter knob, leather-wrapped steering wheel, textures aluminum pedals, ambient console lights, dual illuminated vanity mirrors, and heated leather seats all standard. Comparing the entry-level 2016 CR-Z LX and Prius Two models, here are some of the extra features you get from Honda that you won't find in the Toyota Prius at the base level:
- Manual gearbox and six-second 0-60 times
- Speed-sensitive power steering
- Map lights
- Voice-controlled Bluetooth phone integration and audio streaming
- SMS texting function for hands-free texting
- Floor mats
- LED taillights
The 2016 Honda CR-Z might seem a little quirky, but the fact is that all the best things are. Come down to Brandon Honda in Tampa, FL to check out the new Honda CR-Z sport hybrid and forget about the Toyota Prius. Honda's got this one in the bag!
* MSRP excluding tax, license, registration, $835.00 destination charge and options. Dealer prices may vary.View Inventory