2012 Honda CR-Z

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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

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.


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