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2015 Honda CR-Z

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Key specs

Base trim shown


Body style

Combined MPGe Combined MPGe

Miles per gallon-equivalent is how the EPA provides efficiency ratings for battery-electric vehicles in a way that can be used in comparison with gasoline-powered vehicles. Actual mileage will vary depending on driving conditions, driving habits, elevation changes, weather, accessory usage (lights, climate control), vehicle condition and other factors.

Related: Top 10 Most Efficient Electric Cars

Seating capacity

160.5” x 54.9”


Front-wheel drive



The good:

  • Only stick-shift hybrid
  • Sporty look
  • Seat comfort
  • USB audio connectivity standard
  • Backup camera standard

The bad:

  • Mileage lower than other Honda hybrid
  • Split rear window restricts visibility

2 trims

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Notable features

  • Two-seat hatchback
  • Gas-electric hybrid
  • Lithium-ion battery pack
  • Manual or automatic transmission
  • Selectable drivetrain modes

2015 Honda CR-Z review: Our expert's take

Vehicle Overview

The two-seat Honda CR-Z is intended to be a sporty hybrid — both in appearance and driving experience. Powered by a 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine that teams with an electric motor, the CR-Z is rated as high as 36/39/37 mpg city/highway/combined by the EPA. It competes with small cars like the Mini Cooper and Volkswagen GTI.
New for 2015
There are no significant changes.

Below is a list of highlighted features and not an exhaustive list. Features are standard unless otherwise noted.
Exterior Highlights

  • Wedgelike profile inspired by the Honda CRX
  • Split liftgate window
  • 16-inch alloy wheels; 17-inch wheels with performance tires available
  • LED taillights; LED daytime running lights available
  • Rear-window wiper
  • Available xenon high-intensity-discharge headlamps
  • Available fog lights
  • Available heated side mirrors

Interior Highlights

  • Manual-adjustable bucket seats
  • Tilt/telescoping steering wheel
  • Automatic climate control
  • CD stereo with USB port, MP3 jack and Bluetooth streaming audio
  • Storage bins behind the seats
  • Retractable cargo cover
  • Available premium stereo with subwoofer
  • Available Pandora integration
  • Available navigation system

Under the Hood

  • 1.5-liter four-cylinder gas engine and electric motor combine for 130 horsepower total
  • Fuel-saving stop-start technology
  • Six-speed manual or available continuously variable automatic transmission
  • Normal, Sport and Econ drive modes
  • Plus Sport system, activated by S+ steering-wheel button, provides acceleration boost

Safety Features

  • Required in every new car: front airbags, antilock brakes and an electronic stability system
  • Side-impact airbags
  • Side curtain airbags
  • Backup camera
  • Active head restraints


Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.5
  • Interior 4.7
  • Performance 4.7
  • Value 4.9
  • Exterior 4.9
  • Reliability 5.0
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Most recent consumer reviews


Absolutely an excellent car for me.

I have had my Z for almost a year and have only found one con. The seat leather/vinal, whatever on the left seat back, drivers side could be a lot thicker. I wore a hole from sliding in and out but the previous owner did not after 27,000 miles so its probably my entrance technique. Other than that I am 110% top shelf happy with this car.


Most reliable car I have ever had.

Most economic car because goes 45 miles a gallon. Looks very stylish and comfortable. I drove this car cross Country for 3 times and loved it.


Five years old and it's still a great car!

I needed a smaller car to drive that was great on mileage. It doesn't need much gas, it charges on it's own while driving. Great on speed and can turn on a dime.

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Based on the 2015 Honda CR-Z base trim.
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New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Honda True Certified+
New car program benefits
36 months/36,000 miles
60 months/unlimited distance
60 months/60,000 miles
Hybrid electric
96 months/100,000 miles
Roadside assistance
36 months/36,000 miles
Certified Pre-Owned program benefits
Maximum age/mileage
Less than 12 months or 12,000 miles from their original in-service date.
Basic warranty terms
4 years/48,000 if vehicle purchased within warranty period 1 year 12,000 miles if vehicle purchased after warranty period expired
7 years/100,000 miles
Dealer certification required
182-point inspection
Roadside assistance
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