8 reviews
2012 Honda CR-Z
2012 Honda CR-Z
Available Price Range $7,191-$13,819 TrimsN/A Combined MPG 34 SeatsN/A

Our Take on the 2012 Honda CR-Z

Our Take

The  CR-Z debuted last year and is Honda's third hybrid, joining the compact Civic Hybrid and Insight, which both seat five. Despite having just two seats, the small CR-Z has the lowest gas mileage of the three. The CR-Z is intended to be sportier, both in appearance and driving experi... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Mileage lower than other Honda hybrids
  • Split rear window like Insight and Prius
  • No backup camera option

Notable Features

  • Gas-electric hybrid
  • Two-seat hatchback
  • Manual or automatic
  • Selectable drivetrain modes
  • Six airbags


Consumer Reviews


Average based on 8 reviews

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Great car!

by 2012 owner from New Jersey on December 25, 2011

I've owned the 2012 CR-Z for about two months now and my biggest complaint is that I'm constantly making up errands just so I have a reason to go for a drive. I truly love this car. Ignore the bad rev... Read Full Review


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There is currently 1 recall for this car.

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Warranty Coverage





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Warranties Explained


Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.


Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

Roadside Assistance

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

Free Scheduled Maintenance

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

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