2012 Honda CR-Z vs. 2012 MINI Cooper

2012 Honda CR-ZAre you looking for a small, sporty car? We think that the 2012 Honda CR-Z will fit the bill, and you can try it out for yourself when you come to Boulder’s Fisher Honda! The new CR-Z has been a huge hit since it first arrived on the roadways of Colorado, and it’s easy to see why when you consider its sleek styling, impressive handling, and excellent fuel economy. In short, it’s an ideal small car! That said, drivers seeking a compact may be tempted by competing models like the 2012 MINI Cooper, so it’s instructive to compare the two vehicles.

The CR-Z Proves Its Worth

Sure, the 2012 MINI Cooper is a good car, but it doesn’t hold its own when held up against Honda’s sporty compact. There are several reasons why the 2012 Honda CR-Z is the better buy for drivers in Boulder and the rest of Colorado, and here are just a few of them:

  • It starts with price: the base MSRP of the new CR-Z is $20,485, while the Cooper goes for $20,700. You might think to yourself that the difference is small, but consider this: what would you do with an extra $215 in your pocket?
  • The savings extend to the pump, as 2012 CR-Z models with a 6-speed manual transmission can achieve an EPA-estimated 31 mpg city/37 mpg highway/34 mpg combined,* while the 2012 Cooper will give you 29 mpg city/37 mpg highway/32 mpg combined. This could add up in a big way over the years that you own the vehicle.
  • The new CR-Z gives you greater maximum cargo capacity than the new Cooper, along with more hip room and leg room.
  • Finally, you’ll be able to rest easy when you purchase a 2012 CR-Z, as Honda provides a 60-month/60,000-mile powertrain warranty — MINI only gives you a 48-month/50,000-mile warranty.

Come to Fisher Honda for Your Next Vehicle

Whether you’re looking for the 2012 Honda CR-Z or a different model, you can find what you need at Fisher Honda. We’ve got the full lineup of new Honda models, along with a diverse array of pre-owned cars, trucks, and SUVs from a variety of automakers. Check out our Facebook page, then come to our dealership in Boulder to see everything that we have to offer!

*Based on 2012 EPA mileage estimates. Use for comparison purposes only. Do not compare to models before 2008. Your actual mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.