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2016 Honda CR-Z LX vs 2016 Scion tC 6AT

Honda CR-Z vs Scion tC

Quality & Value Analysis

The Honda CR-Z is slightly more expensive than Scion tC, so they should be a good comparison.  Scion has an ALG Residual value of 52% after 36 months, and 35% after 60 months.  Honda CR-Z is newer model and less well known so it has a lower Residual value of 40% after 36 months and 27% after 60 months.  CR-Z is more fuel efficient, getting 36 mpg city/39 mpg* highway.  Scion tC gets just 23 mpg city/31 mpg highway.  Both coupes are backed by a 36 month/36,000 mile Basic Warranty and a 60 month/60,000 mile Powertrain Warranty.

Performance & Engineering

Honda CR-Z has a 1.5-Liter engine that has 122 horsepower @6,000 rpm, and 107 Torque @4,800 rpm.  Scion tC has a 2.5-Liter engine that has 179 horsepower @6,000 rpm, and 174 Torque @4,100 rpm.  Honda also has 122 Electric horsepower @6,000 rpm, and 127 Electric torque @1,000 rpm.  Scion does not have Electric Horsepower or Torque.  Both vehicles have manually interactive automatic transmission with paddle shifters.   Scion has a 14.5 gallon fuel tank, Honda has a smaller 10.6 gallon fuel tank, being a more fuel efficient vehicle.  Both coupes have front and rear disc brakes.  CR-Z has Hill Start Assist, and Variable Assisted Steering which are not available on tC.  CR-Z also has a 33.5 turning diameter, tighter than tC's 37.4 turning diameter.

Honda CR-Z vs Scion tC

Safety & Security

Scion tC and Honda CR-Z both have Driver, Front Passenger, Front Side, and Front Rear Airbags.  Vehicle Stability Control System, Traction Control, ABS Brakes, Brake Assist, Tire Pressure Monitor, and Front Passenger Airbag Cutoff Sensor are also safety features of both Coupes.

Comfort & Convenience

Some Interior features of Scion tC and Honda CR-Z are: Air Conditioning, Power Windows, Power Door Locks, Cruise Control, Steering Wheel Mounted Controls for Audio and Cruise Control, Map Lights, Tilt/Telescopic/Adjustable Steering Column, Cargo Area Light, Driver's Vanity Mirror, Front Power Outlet, Rear Window Defroster, Delayed Power Retention, Multi-function remote, and Exterior Temperature Gauge.  CR-Z also has Automatic Climate Control and Rearview Camera, features not available on Scion tC.  Both vehicles have front bucket seats with adjustable seat height.

Scion has an AM/FM stereo with mp3 player.  Honda has an AM/FM Radio Seek, Scan, Speed Sensitive Volume and 6 speakers CD/MP3 player with Anti-Theft.  Storage features of both vehicles include Beverage Holders, Console Storage, and Door Pocket Storage.   Exterior features of Scion tC and Honda CR-Z include: Rear Wiper, Remote Keyless Access System, Vehicle Theft Deterrent System, Folding Power Side Mirrors, Tinted Glass, and Automatic Auto-Off Headlights.  Both vehicles come with Alloy Wheels and All-Season tires.

Upgrade from Scion tC to Honda CR-Z, the clear choice!

*31 city/38 highway/34 combined mpg rating for 6MT models. 36 city/39 highway/37 combined mpg rating for CVT models. Based on 2016 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on driving conditions, how you drive and maintain your vehicle, battery-pack age/condition, and other factors.

Honda CR-Z Right Choice

*31 city/38 highway/34 combined mpg rating for 6MT models. 36 city/39 highway/37 combined mpg rating for CVT models. Based on 2016 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on driving conditions, how you drive and maintain your vehicle, battery-pack age/condition, and other factors.