2012 Honda CR-Z Pricing, Specs & Reviews

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$19,695-$23,705
$18,763-$22,568
33 /CITY / 38 /HWY
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What's New for 2012:
- No significant changes for 2012

Exterior Features
According to Honda, the CR-Z is a \"sport hybrid.\" The CR-Z is a 2-seater with 2 side doors and a hatchback, available in base or EX trim. The base CR-Z features 16-inch wheels, some standard power features, automatic headlights, and keyless entry. The EX trim adds Xenon headlights, fog lights, and heated exterior mirrors.

Interior Features
A lighted dash with distinctive gauge treatment and multicolored lights is a characteristic feature of all Honda CR-Zs. Cloth upholstery is standard on the base model, along with automatic climate control, cruise control, some power accessories, cargo cover, and a 6-speaker sound system. The EX upgrades the stereo system and adds a leather-wrapped steering wheel, Bluetooth connectivity, and special metallic interior decoration. Cargo capacity behind the seats is 25.1 cubic feet.

Optional Features
A voice-controlled navigation system with touch-screen interface is a factory option on the CR-Z. Dealer-installed options include satellite radio, 17-inch alloy wheels, and performance tires.

Under the Hood
The Honda CR-Z standard power plant is a 1.5-liter 4-cylinder engine that combines with an electric motor to deliver 122 horsepower. The standard transmission is a 6-speed manual that features hill-start assist and a continuously variable transmission (CVT), with paddle shifters as optional.

Fuel Economy
EPA fuel-economy figures for the 2012 Honda CR-Z are:
- CR-Z with manual transmission: 31/37/34 mpg (city/highway/combined)
- CR-Z with CVT: 35/39/37 mpg

Safety
Standard safety features on the 2012 Honda CR-Z include anti-lock brakes, traction control, front-seat side air bags, and side curtain air bags.

In government tests conducted by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the CR-Z received 3 (out of 5) stars for side-impact crash protection and 5 stars for rollover protection. In tests conducted by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), the CR-Z received \"Good\" ratings--the Institute's highest--for frontal-offset and side-impact crash protection and roof strength.


What's New for 2012:
- No significant changes for 2012

Exterior Features
According to Honda, the CR-Z is a \"sport hybrid.\" The CR-Z is a 2-seater with 2 side doors and a hatchback, available in base or EX trim. The base CR-Z features 16-inch wheels, some standard power features, automatic headlights, and keyless entry. The EX trim adds Xenon headlights, fog lights, and heated exterior mirrors.

Interior Features
A lighted dash with distinctive gauge treatment and multicolored lights is a characteristic feature of all Honda CR-Zs. Cloth upholstery is standard on the base model, along with automatic climate control, cruise control, some power accessories, cargo cover, and a 6-speaker sound system. The EX upgrades the stereo system and adds a leather-wrapped steering wheel, Bluetooth connectivity, and special metallic interior decoration. Cargo capacity behind the seats is 25.1 cubic feet.

Optional Features
A voice-controlled navigation system with touch-screen interface is a factory option on the CR-Z. Dealer-installed options include satellite radio, 17-inch alloy wheels, and performance tires.

Under the Hood
The Honda CR-Z standard power plant is a 1.5-liter 4-cylinder engine that combines with an electric motor to deliver 122 horsepower. The standard transmission is a 6-speed manual that features hill-start assist and a continuously variable transmission (CVT), with paddle shifters as optional.

Fuel Economy
EPA fuel-economy figures for the 2012 Honda CR-Z are:
- CR-Z with manual transmission: 31/37/34 mpg (city/highway/combined)
- CR-Z with CVT: 35/39/37 mpg

Safety
Standard safety features on the 2012 Honda CR-Z include anti-lock brakes, traction control, front-seat side air bags, and side curtain air bags.

In government tests conducted by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the CR-Z received 3 (out of 5) stars for side-impact crash protection and 5 stars for rollover protection. In tests conducted by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), the CR-Z received \"Good\" ratings--the Institute's highest--for frontal-offset and side-impact crash protection and roof strength.


Available Trims for the 2012 Honda CR-Z
Transmission MSRP Engine City/Hwy MPG
Name 3dr Man Transmission Manual MSRP 19695.00 Engine 1.5L/91 City/Hwy MPG 31/37
Name 3dr CVT Transmission Continuously Variable Ratio MSRP 20345.00 Engine 1.5L/91 City/Hwy MPG 35/39
Name EX (3dr Man) Transmission Manual MSRP 21255.00 Engine 1.5L/91 City/Hwy MPG 31/37
Name EX (3dr CVT) Transmission Continuously Variable Ratio MSRP 21905.00 Engine 1.5L/91 City/Hwy MPG 35/39
Name EX (3dr Man w/Navi) Transmission Manual MSRP 23055.00 Engine 1.5L/91 City/Hwy MPG 31/37
Name EX (3dr CVT w/Navi) Transmission Continuously Variable Ratio MSRP 23705.00 Engine 1.5L/91 City/Hwy MPG 35/39
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INTERIOR
  • Silver mesh cloth sport front bucket seats -inc: driver manual height adjustment, active head restraints, reclining seatbacks
  • Tilt & telescopic steering column
  • Illuminated steering wheel-mounted audio controls, cruise control
  • Instrumentation -inc: blue backlit gauges, tachometer, idle-stop indicator, IMA system indicator, low oil/fuel, coolant temp, passenger-side airbag status, trunk/door-open, system message indicator
  • Multi-information display (MID) -inc: eco guide/eco score, average speed, average fuel economy, digital fuel-mileage, digital odometer, digital trip meter, IMA system pwr flow, outside temp
  • Maintenance Minder system
  • Pwr windows -inc: illuminated driver window switch, driver auto-up/down
  • Pwr door locks
  • Remote entry
  • Engine immobilizer
  • Security system
  • Automatic climate control
  • Rear window defroster
  • Upper instrument panel storage
  • Glove box
  • (3) cup holders
  • 12-volt pwr outlet
  • Front door-pocket storage bins
  • Driver visor vanity mirror
  • Front map lights
  • Courtesy lights, cargo-area light
  • Rear cargo console behind front seats
  • Retractable cargo area cover
  • Ambient console lighting
  • Textured aluminum pedals
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel
  • Illuminated steering wheel-mounted Bluetooth controls
  • Instrumentation -inc: blue backlit gauges, tachometer, idle-stop indicator, IMA system indicator, low oil/fuel, coolant temp, passenger-side airbag status, trunk/door-open, system message indicator , VSA system on/off indicator
  • Pwr windows -inc: illuminated window switches, driver auto-up/down
  • Polished interior accents
  • Driver & front passnger illuminated visor vanity mirrors
  • Leather-wrapped aluminum shift knob
  • Illuminated steering wheel-mounted Bluetooth controls, navigation controls
  • Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System w/voice recognition
EXTERIOR
  • 16" x 6.0" aluminum wheels
  • P195/55VR16 all-season tires
  • Compact spare tire
  • Projector-beam halogen headlights w/auto-on/off
  • LED brake lights
  • Body-color folding pwr mirrors w/integrated turn signals
  • Tinted glass
  • Variable intermittent windshield wipers
  • Rear window wiper w/washer
  • Body-color door handles
  • Push-to-release fuel filler door
  • High-intensity discharge headlights w/auto-on/off
  • Fog lights
  • Body-color folding heated pwr mirrors w/integrated turn signals
MECHANICAL
  • 1.5L SOHC MPFI 16-valve i-VTEC I4 hybrid engine w/DC brushless permanent-magnet electric motor, Integrated Motor Assist (IMA)
  • Nickel metal hydride (Ni-MH) 100-volt battery
  • Drive-by-wire throttle
  • Direct ignition system
  • Eco Assist system
  • 3-mode drive system (sport, normal, ECON)
  • Hill start assist
  • 6-speed manual transmission
  • Front wheel drive
  • MacPherson strut front suspension
  • Torsion-beam rear suspension
  • Front & rear stabilizer bars
  • Electric pwr rack & pinion steering
  • Pwr ventilated front/solid rear disc brakes
  • Continuously variable automatic transmission -inc: steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters
PACKAGE
    SAFETY
    • 4-wheel anti-lock braking system (ABS) w/electronic brake distribution (EBD)
    • Brake assist
    • Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA) w/traction control
    • Advanced Compatibility Engineering (ACE) body structure
    • Daytime running lights
    • Dual-stage, multiple-threshold driver & front passenger airbags
    • Dual front side-impact airbags w/passenger-side occupant position detection system
    • Driver/passenger side curtain airbags
    • 3-point seat belts w/front automatic tensioning system -inc: driver & front passenger seat belt reminder
    • Tire pressure monitoring system
    ENTERTAINMENT
    • 160-watt AM/FM/CD audio system -inc: MP3/WMA playback, aux input jack, USB audio interface, speed-sensitive volume, radio data system, CD text display capability, (6) speakers
    • Fin-type roof-mounted antenna
    • 360-watt AM/FM/CD premium audio system -inc: MP3/WMA playback, aux input jack, USB audio interface, speed-sensitive volume, radio data system, CD text display capability, (6) speakers, subwoofer
    • Bluetooth HandsFreeLink
    • 360-watt AM/FM/CD premium audio system -inc: MP3/WMA playback, aux input jack, USB audio interface, speed-sensitive volume, digital audio-card reader, CD text display capability, (6) speakers, subwoofer

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