The 2013 Honda CR-Z vs. The 2013 Hyundai Veloster
The Honda CR-Z came onto our lot here at Silko Honda in Raynham during the 2011 model year. A popular option for drivers in the Easton area, the CR-Z was a brand-new conception of the compact car. This can be gleamed right away from its name, which stands for “Compact Renaissance Zero.” Since its introduction, this compact sports hatchback has offered drivers a winning fusion of sporty style, performance, and fuel-efficiency from its hybrid engine. While the CR-Z has certainly found a high demand niche for itself, it has almost immediately been followed up by similar models from companies like Hyundai, which first released its Veloster compact sport hatchback for the 2012 model year. While both of these models have plenty going for them, let’s see how the 2013 Honda CR-Z stands up against the 2013 Hyundai Veloster.
The 1.5L inline-4 hybrid engine of the 2013 Honda CR-Z and the 1.6L inline-4 engine of the Hyundai Veloster are both capable of packing a surprising amount of power from their small and efficient engines. Measured at 137 hp and 138 hp respectively, they are peers in the horsepower game. However, the Honda CR-Z increases its performance this year with an extra boost, stepping up to 140 lb-ft of torque, which easily outclasses the Veloster’s 123 lb-ft of torque. Additionally, the 2013 CR-Z’s impressive hybrid performance is backed up by a standard continuously variable transmission (CVT), eliminating the steps between gears for maximum fuel efficiency and peak horsepower performance.
While outperforming the Veloster in the power category, it may seem surprising that the CR-Z is also more fuel-efficient than the Veloster: the CR-Z gets an EPA estimated 39 mpg highway and 36 mpg city* while the Veloster gets 37 mpg highway and 28 mpg city. That’s a lot of savings at the gas pump with the Honda CR-Z hybrid, and with this model you don’t have to sacrifice performance to get this kind of efficiency.
Come Test Drive the All New 2013 CR-Z at Silko Honda
The 2013 Honda CR-Z is available now at Silko Honda, located at 1580 New State Highway in Raynham, just a short 15-minute drive from Easton down MA-24 South. Come visit our dealership and test drive this zippy new model so you can see for yourself all that it has to offer!