2014 Honda Cr Z
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Love it

by from on March 4, 2014

Has a lot of standard features and sport mode, and the s+ is fun. It also does really good on gas and somewhat helps the environment
Has a lot of standard features and sport mode, and the s+ is fun. It also does really good on gas and somewhat helps the environment
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Renewing a lease

by from Iowa City, IA on July 18, 2014

When my 2011 CR-Z lease was up (leased on a whim, but totally satisfied with its performance) I tried to get a new one, under the same terms. Surprise! The downpayment and monthly payments almost doub...
When my 2011 CR-Z lease was up (leased on a whim, but totally satisfied with its performance) I tried to get a new one, under the same terms. Surprise! The downpayment and monthly payments almost doubled. This is the last year that Honda will produce the CR-Z, it seems, and there are no incentives available anymore. I still made an effort and got the newest model. Seems like the niche they aimed for is pretty narrow, and I am right in the middle of it. Fun to drive, reliable, relatively economical and relatively sporty--a good compromise, like any compromise should be. Wish they would not stop making them
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Big bang for my buck.

by from Danville, Pa on September 16, 2014

I love the styling! Everyone comments about the looks and the wheels. Many features included in base model. The rear view camera helps a lot when backing up and parking. This car handles corners with ...
I love the styling! Everyone comments about the looks and the wheels. Many features included in base model. The rear view camera helps a lot when backing up and parking. This car handles corners with the best of them. Performance is great for a hybrid and my average MPG is higher than the EPA ratings. I average 39 city 43 highway. Overall I have averaged 41.2 over the 2400 miles I have driven since I bought it new in May. I can drive this car hard in sport mode and still get 39 MPG and have a ball doing it. I love this car and will recommend it to everyone!
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The Perfect Car for Me

by from Washington, DC on July 24, 2015

Bought a used 2014 CR-Z EX (no nav) with 9k miles on it, black on black. I live in the city and commute in traffic to work daily for anywhere between 30 minutes and an hour and 30 minutes. I'm also si...
Bought a used 2014 CR-Z EX (no nav) with 9k miles on it, black on black. I live in the city and commute in traffic to work daily for anywhere between 30 minutes and an hour and 30 minutes. I'm also single. For me - it's perfect. A little bit of sportiness, really easy to park, great gas mileage - and with the black wheels, I think it looks really great. Any of the compromises are easy for me to deal with (bumpy ride sometimes, poor rear visibility, no back seats). I had put off test driving this car because reviewers had slammed it for not being either a sports car or a true hybrid - but I find the mix to be perfect... for me. Definitely won't be perfect for everyone.
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Pleasant Surprise!

by on August 16, 2017

Honda CR-Z is a sporty, fun-to-drive yet economical car. I was pleasantly surprised with the amount of get-up-and-go that this car has. Since it is a hybrid I thought it would be slow on acceleratio...
Honda CR-Z is a sporty, fun-to-drive yet economical car. I was pleasantly surprised with the amount of get-up-and-go that this car has. Since it is a hybrid I thought it would be slow on acceleration but it is great. Fun to drive. Handles cornering very well. Spacious cargo area. Comfortable seating. Fantastic ride.
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CRX of the future

by from on April 1, 2017

This car saves a lot of gas and fits almost anywhere. It has a really premium feel compared to other cars in the segment like the Civic or Fit. There are a ton of features on this car that makes it wo...
This car saves a lot of gas and fits almost anywhere. It has a really premium feel compared to other cars in the segment like the Civic or Fit. There are a ton of features on this car that makes it worth the price. If you are looking for a commuter and don't care about only having 2 seats, this is the car for you.
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A great vehicle you will be PROUD to own!

by from Erlanger on September 12, 2017

This vehicle is Reliable, in Great Condition, AND has been meticulously Cared for! It will be a super vehicle for you to enjoy for years to come!
This vehicle is Reliable, in Great Condition, AND has been meticulously Cared for! It will be a super vehicle for you to enjoy for years to come!
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A true hybrid

by from Kent, WA on September 9, 2017

Switching from a 97 Acura RL to this car is a world of difference. I love how the car can be in Econ mode and satisfy my environmentalist side, then switch to Sport mode and satisfy the "Im a 19 year ...
Switching from a 97 Acura RL to this car is a world of difference. I love how the car can be in Econ mode and satisfy my environmentalist side, then switch to Sport mode and satisfy the "Im a 19 year old male" side of me. If you're looking for a car that will save you money on gas yet turn into a modest sport machine at the press of a button, this is the car for you. A note on fuel efficiency: I live in Washington state on a HUGE hill, if you're in the Midwest you'd probably call it a mountain. Going down the hill I get over 100mpg, but back up, I average under 10mpg. The negative seems to outweigh the positive on this. Hills damage the fuel efficiency. This hybrid is best for someone in a flat area, with traffic that isn't as bad as Seattle's traffic. Overall, this car is a fun little ride that will last for many thousands of miles, and for a lot cheaper than many of its competitors.
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Honda CR-Z: The good & the bad

by from New Jersey on August 23, 2017

Clearly I have a biased opinion writing this review as I currently own one myself. Let me get to the point, its a great little fun car with very good fuel economy. When looking for a car to purchase m...
Clearly I have a biased opinion writing this review as I currently own one myself. Let me get to the point, its a great little fun car with very good fuel economy. When looking for a car to purchase my criteria included 2 things: being a hybrid, and having a manual transmission. It was the only car I could find. Having owning this car for almost 2 years now here is the rundown. The Good 1. Fuel efficiency. I average around 36/37 mpg for my daily drive in to work(city and highway). During a recent road trip I was averaging 39/40 mpg. These numbers aren't that impressive when compared to some other hybrids on the market, but it is a huge increase from what I was used to. 2. Looks. It is a stunning car, from both the inside and out, see for yourself in a test drive. 3. Manual. The manual transmission is so smooth (it is a Honda after all). 4. 3 modes. Although I spend most of my time in the default normal mode. For traffic, the econ mode is perfect. For those winding turns the sport mode is great as it noticeably stiffens the suspension. S+ is great for passing cars while highway driving as it gives just the right boost you are looking for. 5. Hatchback. It is so convenient to have the hatch, as well as rear buckets that fold down to give plenty of room for storage. 6. Seats. The seats in this car are surprisingly comfortable and keep you in place. 7. Solid. What do I mean by solid, well just close the doors. It feels heavy and very solid and provides a feeling of being safe, while being in such a small car. 8. Reliability. It is a Honda, need I say more. The Bad 1. Battery storage. There isn't much battery capacity in the car, for average driving it isn't noticeable, but for giant hills when the battery runs out of juice, better go in the right lane and expect to downshift because the car just doesn't have the power to get up. 2. Horsepower/Torque. These numbers are both pretty low for a car that is suppose to be "sporty" and it shows when driving. Not a huge issue if you aren't pushing your car to the max, and the batteries tend to make up for the lack of power produced by the engine, but still obvious that the car is under-powered. 3. Noise. You will hear the engine from inside the vehicle. Not too much sound dampening in the car but after a while you kind of get used to it. 4. No Back Seats. Being in my 20's and kids aren't a problem, it doesn't bother me too much. I can count the number of times I've needed rear seats on one of my hands there were so few. Yet for those few times I have, its very unfortunate for whoever gets thrown in the back. 5. Armrest. The car does not come standard with an armrest, however one is available for purchase as an accessory. I bought the armrest and installed it myself (not that complicated). It matches perfectly, however it is small, very small. When I have a passenger in the car its uncomfortable because it really is only meant for one person. The storage w the armrest is also undersized, however the armrest was still a worthwhile purchase. I love my car and some added aftermarket accessories really make this car personal and give it just that extra something.
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