Although the 2015 CR-Z remains unchanged from last year's car, Honda's HPD Street Performance division now offers the option of a dealer-installed supercharger kit. The kit will fit 2013 and 2014 models as well and bumps output to 197 horsepower, up from 130 horsepower in the stock car.
When most people hear the word "hybrid" they don't usually think "sporty," "fun" or "fast." But, that's just what you'll find behind the wheel of the 2015 Honda CR-Z 2-seat hybrid. Molded in the tradition of the classic CRX commuter car, the CR-Z modernizes the formula with a hybrid powertrain, a more substantial body and the latest in safety and infotainment equipment. Although the CR-Z can accommodate only two people, it offers plenty of room for long legs and a decent cargo area under its hatchback door. It's also the only compact hybrid to offer the option of a 6-speed manual. Because the CR-Z doesn't look or perform like a boring economy car, you can satisfy your need to be green without sacrificing your love of driving.View Honda CR-Z vehicles for sale near you.
By skilogan on Tuesday, September 03, 2013
I own this car - My approximate mileage is 68,000overall rating 8 of 10rating details
Pros: "Great MPG, Fun Handling, Good Looks, Fairly Priced"
Cons: "Sluggish Acceleration, Little Storage"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9
"I bought this car with the sole purpose of using it to drive back and forth to work. Since purchasing, I have found to enjoy this little car so much that I drive it more often than any of my vehicles. I drive 85 miles (170 miles round trip) each day to work and average about 4,900 miles/month. I have tracked all of my fuel and overall associated costs for this car to see how I am doing. Since I bought this car, I have averaged 42mpg with the best tank being 46.7mpg and the worst tank being 32.6mpg. In the spreadsheet that I created to track all of my costs, I have determined that this car literally pays for itself when compared to the cost of driving my Toyota Tacoma over the same amount of mileage (to date, I have saved over $9k in fuel costs alone). This car is extremely economical, but still a fun little car that can handle some winding roads with ease. I would recommend this car to anyone looking for a cheap & fun little car, but not for anyone with intentions of using it as a family car."
31 people out of 31 found this review helpful
By zzpot on Friday, October 21, 2011
I own this car - My approximate mileage is 12,000overall rating 7 of 10rating details
Pros: "Good mileage, Sporty look and feel"
Cons: "ROAD NOISE! no armrest, Sluggish"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9
"Quick and zippy but has no real power. Even in sport mode the car seems sluggish once the initial torque from the electric motor runs out. The 6 speed version may be more fun to drive but the CVT really takes some of the driving feeling out of it. The suspension is lacking in both comfort and performance. This car has a good deal of body roll in tight turns and the road noise is unforgivable. Let's not forget though that this is a hybrid and honestly we just are not quite there yet as far as merging a power and economy. Bottom line, great fun solution for a boring long commute just remember when you wish you had more power that it only takes $30 to fill and that will get you around 400 miles."
17 people out of 17 found this review helpful
By cs on Thursday, December 15, 2011
I own this car - My approximate mileage is 12,500overall rating 7 of 10rating details
Pros: "Reliable, spunky, fun to drive in sport mode"
Cons: "gas mileage, no center arm rest, bad visibility"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10
"I like the looks of the CR-Z and it is fun to drive in sport mode. In econ mode, i feel like i need to open the door and help it with my left foot. The left and right rear visibility is terrible and probably dangerous. It is very hard to back out of a parking spot because it is lower than other cars and has bad visibility. There is plenty of storage space, the hatch is nice, the seats are almost comfortable. I had to buy a center arm rest aftermarket, it really needed it. I bought the body side molding kit to protect the sides. Gas mileage of 35mpg is so-so for such a small engine with the hybrid system"
8 people out of 8 found this review helpful