2015 Honda CR-Z

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(4.7) 6 reviews
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Key Specs

of the 2015 Honda CR‑Z. Base trim shown.

  • Body Type:
  • Combined MPG:
    34 Combined MPG
  • Engine:
    122-hp, 1.5-liter I-4 (regular gas)
  • Drivetrain:
    Front-wheel Drive
  • Transmission:
    6-speed manual w/OD
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Our Take

From the Cars.com Vehicle Test Team

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
2015 Honda CR-Z exterior side view

Notable Features of the 2015 Honda CR-Z

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

2015 Honda CR-Z Overview

By Cars.com Editors
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

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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

 


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What Drivers Are Saying

Exterior Styling
(4.8)
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(4.7)
Interior Design
(4.5)
Comfort
(4.3)
Reliability
(5.0)
Value For The Money
(5.0)

Latest Reviews

(5.0)

Sporty and fun to drive, but also practical

by vmsmith16 from Bloomington, IN on May 18, 2018

The manual transmission makes this a fun little car to drive, but it also gets really good gas mileage. Its a great car for the money, hybrids are usually not very cheap. Read full review

(4.0)

Old and new school meet

by Carboy from Virginia on March 23, 2018

Fun little made in Japan car that has all the right touches and features. Plenty of torque available right off the line from the Hybrid system, although I would have preferred about 20 more HP at the ... Read full review

Safety & Recalls

Recalls

The 2015 Honda CR-Z currently has 1 recall

Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

The 2015 Honda CR-Z has not been tested.

Manufacturer Warranty

  • Bumper-to-Bumper

    36 months / 36,000 miles

  • Powertrain

    60 months / 60,000 miles

  • Roadside Assistance

    36 months / 36,000 miles

CPO Program & Warranty

Certified Pre-Owned by Honda

Program Benefits

Carfax vehicle history report

  • Limited Warranty

    7 years / 100,000 miles

    1-year/12,000-mile non-powertrain warranty begins after expiration of original warranty (3 years/36,000 miles) or on date sold as certified (no deductible); 7-year/100,000-mile powertrain warranty begins from the original in-service date (no deductible)
  • Eligibility

    Under 6 years / 80,000 miles

    Vehicles receive a 182 point inspection and reconditioning.

    See inspection details.

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Cars.com Car Seat Check

Certified child passenger safety technicians conduct hands-on tests of a car’s Latch system and check the vehicle’s ability to accommodate different types of car seats. The CR-Z received the following grades on a scale of A-F.*
* This score may not apply to all trims, especially for vehicles with multiple body styles that affect the space and design of the seating.

Warranty FAQs

What is a Bumper-to-Bumper warranty?

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.

What is a Powertrain warranty?

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.

What is included in 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).

What other services could be included in a warranty?

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.

What does CPO mean?

A certified pre-owned or CPO car has been inspected to meet minimum quality standards and typically includes some type of warranty. While dealers and third parties certify cars, the gold standard is an automaker-certified vehicle that provides a factory-backed warranty, often extending the original coverage. Vehicles must be in excellent condition and have low miles and wear to be certified, which is why off-lease vehicles feed many CPO programs.

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