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2014 Honda CR-Z vs 2013 Hyundai Veloster

When you take the 2014 Honda CR-Z vs 2013 Hyundai Veloster, you’re given two performance-driven, fun to drive hatchbacks. However, one of the compact cars clearly stands out as the top competitor.

What separates the two vehicles is the engine found under the hood of the Honda CR-Z. The majority of the hatchback’s power comes from an efficient 1.5-liter engine. Although it’s a four-cylinder, at low rpms, one of the intake valves is shut down, allowing for increased efficiency. Efficiency is further increased by an electric motor which starts the engine, accelerates the car and recharges the battery. An innovative regenerative braking system captures energy while braking and coasting and sends it to the battery. It keeps the CR-Z from ever having to be charged.

The CR-Z also remains the only hybrid to pair the engine with a six-speed manual transmission. It’s just another factor that adds to the fun to drive aspect of the hybrid. The Veloster also comes standard with a manual transmission, but as a gas-powered car, it doesn’t exactly provide the same “wow factor” that the CR-Z does.

2014 Honda CR-Z Interior
2014 Honda CR-Z Exterior

Drive Further in the 2014 Honda CR-Z

The CR-Z may be one of the most fun to drive hybrids available, but it’s also one of the most efficient.

With the electric motor tackling the majority of the fuel-sucking tasks, the CR-Z is capable of traveling 36 mpg* in the city. It makes the CR-Z a great vehicle for commuting to work or running errands. At 27 mpg in the city, the Veloster still offers a decent rating when compared to other vehicles on the market, it just looks weak against the superior CR-Z.

The biggest difference between the two vehicles is found under the roof. The CR-Z offers only two seats while the Veloster offers five. However, the CR-Z compensates for the loss by providing 25 cubic feet of storage which is easily accessible with the hatchback door. Despite being a hatchback, with the back seat taking up space, the Veloster is only able to offer a cargo volume less than many sedans on the market.

If you’re looking for a small sporty car that’s not only efficient, but fun to drive as well, the 2014 Honda CR-Z is definitely one of the top competitors. To find out more about the hybrid, get in touch with the experts at Benson Honda today.

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** Based on 2013 EPA mileage estimates. Use for comparison purposes only. Your actual mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.

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