Coupe shootout: CR-Z vs RCZ
You wait ages for a chic little urban coupe, and then two come along at once...
Posted: 28 Oct 2010
Which means we can dismiss the frequent and lazy assertion that these cars exist to cater to the eco-conscious. The notion of eco-conscience is rubbish. People will not buy these cars to ensure the continued habitat of a fluffy penguin. It's all about money. These cars are about having a bit of fun and looking good on the road without being reduced to a weeping heap at the fuel pump or when renewing your tax disc.
On that score, the RCZ and CR-Z are closely matched. They might approach the Reasonably Economical Coupe problem from almost opposite directions, the hybrid Honda and the diesel Peugeot, but these two cars have ended up - statistically at least - in a similar place. What we have is a pair of front-drive coupes that'll manage over 50mpg (according to official figures at least, on which more in a tick), run from 0-60mph in a bit under 10 seconds and cost around £20,000.