No matter if you are looking to leave a smaller footprint on the environment or to save significant money on fuel costs (and who isn't?), you may be considering a hybrid car for your next vehicle. Space Coast Honda in Cocoa has the ideal vehicle for you: the 2016 Honda CR-Z! This sporty small hybrid features sleek styling modeled after the beloved CR-X hatchback and an advanced hybrid powertrain that provides efficiency and that fun to drive feeling. The sporty 2016 Honda CR-Z 2-seater that makes for the perfect commuter car for drivers who want to enjoy the drive, not dread it behind the wheel of a conventional hybrid. If you are shopping for a new car and you want to check out the 2016 Honda CR-Z hybrid near Cocoa, FL, come and see the inventory here at Space Coast Honda. We proudly serve drivers near Cocoa, Melbourne, Viera, Titusville, Rockledge, and Cocoa Beach, and the surrounding areas from our conveniently located Honda dealership in Cocoa, FL.
For every exciting and fun to drive hybrid like the new Honda CR-Z, there is a handful of bland and uninspiring hybrids, like the Toyota Prius. While the Prius name may be practically synonymous with hybrids, it is mostly a mode of transport, and not too enjoyable to drive. If you want a fuel-sipping hybrid that you will look forward to driving every time, then the Honda CR-Z is a much better choice. Let's see how the 2016 Honda CR-Z compares to the 2016 Toyota Prius in other areas.
If you have some negative perceptions of hybrids, those attitudes likely came from the 'poster child' for hybrids: the Toyota Prius. While its uninspiring wedge shape may excel in the wind tunnel, it certainly isn't winning any design awards or accolades from consumers or automotive journalists. Comparing the style of the ho-hum Prius hybrid to the flashy and sporty Honda CR-Z is quite striking. The small CR-Z really lives up to its 'sport hybrid' moniker thanks to its CR-X DNA; Honda kept everything drivers loved about the quirky little CR-X hatchback of old, while upgraded it for the modern age. In fact, the 2016 CR-Z looks more like a small sports car than what you would expect a hybrid to look like! The Honda CR-Z is truly unique in many ways, including the fact that it is the only hybrid vehicle in its class that is available with a sporty manual transmission.
If you only want your hybrid to get good gas mileage, and nothing more, than the Prius may be an option for you. But if you want to enjoy the drive and, in fact, even forget that you are driving a hybrid, the CR-Z is the car for you! Everyone knows that most hybrid vehicles, like the Toyota Prius, are boring if not downright a chore to drive. In the nearly two decades that Toyota's Prius has been sold, poor driving dynamics is the number one complaint against it. The Prius can't even get you from 0-60 in less than 10 seconds! The 2016 Honda CR-Z is here to save you from that world of boring hybrids with its sporty driving dynamics. This peppy little 2-seater hatchback 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. If you opt for the CVT automatic gearbox, the Honda CR-Z will get you to 60 miles-per-hour in just 6.5 seconds. Drivers who prefer to shift through the gears for themselves will enjoy the standard 6-speed manual gearbox; with this sporty transmission, you can shave another half-second off the acceleration time, reaching 60 miles-per-hour in a mere six seconds. Doesn't that sound like fun?
Many drivers expect to pay a pretty penny to drive a hybrid, but the 2016 Honda CR-Z is here to assuage your fears with its highly affordable price tag. Honda offers the 2016 CR-Z with a starting MSRP of $20,295, or more than $4,000 less than the lowest priced Prius, which starts at an MSRP of $24,200 in its Prius Two trim. What's more, the range-topping CR-Z EX-L Navi costs only $240 more than the entry level Prius Two! With the 2016 Honda CR-Z EX-L Navi model, you get the advanced CVT gearbox, navigation, heated power-adjustable side mirrors, heated leather seats, an aluminum shifter knob, leather-wrapped steering wheel, textured aluminum pedals, ambient console lights, dual illuminated vanity mirrors, and LED daytime running lights as standard equipment. Some of the extra features you get on the entry-level Honda CR-Z that you won't find in the Toyota Prius at the base level include:
Isn't it about time for you to get behind the wheel of the sporty and sleek 2016 Honda CR-Z hybrid to experience it for yourself? If you live near Cocoa, Melbourne, Viera, Titusville, Rockledge, and Cocoa Beach, FL, then come on down to Space Coast Honda to see the new CR-Z. Don't forget that you can shop our current inventory of new CR-Z hybrids and other fuel-efficient Honda vehicles right here on our website, too. Explore our website further to get pre-approved for your new car loan, value your trade-in vehicle, order genuine Honda auto parts and accessories, and much more. Our full-service Honda dealership is also home to a Honda certified auto service center that is here to keep your Honda running like new for many years to come. Plan your visit to Space Coast Honda today!View Inventory