2012 Honda CR-Z

Base FWD 2-Dr Hatchback I4 man trans

2012 honda cr-z Reviews and News

2012 Honda CR-Z
2012 Honda CR-Z
Open the door on a base model Honda CR-Z and you'll notice something interesting in the footwell: three pedals. The CR-Z is the only hybrid car sold with an available manual transmission. Hybrids are generally not revered for their handling prowess or sporting pretensions, but Honda set out to make the CR-Z a car that has those attributes. The CR-Z is not particularly powerful, with a combined 135 horses produced by the hybrid powertrain, but it handles well and it's actually fun to wring out on back roads. The CR-Z also delivers good fuel economy: a combined 37 mpg with the optional continuously variable transmission. The CR-Z comes with three selectable drive modes to tune the car for performance, economy, or a happy middle ground. The CR-Z is somewhat compromised by its two-seat packaging and poor rearward visibility, but it is still one of the most-fuel-efficient cars on the market. New competitors such as the funky Hyundai Veloster offer many of the same attributes as the CR-Z, including similar two-person seating, coupelike styling, and very good fuel economy, but the CR-Z should appeal to drivers who are looking for good, clean fun at a reasonable price.
HPD Supercharged CR Z Concept Engine 2
Honda debuted a supercharged CR-Z concept at the 2012 SEMA show. The concept was created in-house by Honda Performance Development (HPD) and features a sports exhaust, performance brakes, modified suspension, new wheels and high-performance tires. Last year, HPD showed a supercharged engine made for a CR-Z at the SEMA show.
Honda CR Z Mugen RZ Front
There is little disagreement that the Honda CR-Z could use more power and aesthetic panache. Japanese tuner Mugen has taken to the hybrid hatchback, upping the net output to 174 hp, and adding a more outlandish body kit to create the Honda CR-Z Mugen RZ.
2013 Honda CR Z Live Front Three Quarter 1
Honda had a bit of good news for car enthusiasts at the Paris Motor Show, starting with an update to its sporty hybrid two-door and ending with promises of two new Honda Civic variants.
Honda CR Z Teaser Video 2
A new version of the Honda CR-Z may debut at the Paris Motor Show, based on a new teaser video on the company's Japanese website. The brief teaser video shows several components of the CR-Z that appear to have been redesigned, and promises more information will be made public on September 27.

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2012 Honda CR-Z Specifications

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Engine
1.5L I4Engine
Fuel economy City:
31 MPG
Fuel economy Highway:
37 MPG
Horsepower:
122 hp @ 6000rpm
Torque:
128 ft lb of torque @ 1000rpm
  • Air Conditioning
  • Power Windows
  • Power Locks
  • Power Seats (optional)
  • Steering Wheel Tilt
  • Cruise Control
  • Sunroof (optional)
  • ABS
  • Stabilizer Front
  • Stabilizer Rear (optional)
  • Electronic Traction Control
  • Electronic Stability Control
  • Locking Differential (optional)
  • Limited Slip Differential (optional)
  • Airbag Driver
  • Airbag Passenger
  • Airbag Side Front
  • Airbag Side Rear (optional)
  • Radio
  • CD Player
  • CD Changer (optional)
  • DVD (optional)
  • Navigation (optional)
Vehicle
36,000 miles / 36 months
Powertrain
60,000 miles / 60 months
Corrosion
Unlimited miles / 60 months
Recall Date
12-31-1969:21:36:00
Component
AIR BAGS:FRONTAL:DRIVER SIDE INFLATOR MODULE
Summary
Honda (American Honda Motor Co.) is recalling certain model year 2007-2011 Honda CR-V, 2011-2015 CR-Z, 2010-2014 FCX Clarity, and Insight, 2009-2013 Fit, 2013-2014 Fit EV, 2007-2014 Ridgeline, 2013-2016 Acura ILX, 2013-2014 Acura ILX Hybrid, 2007-2016 RDX, 2005-2012 Acura RL, 2009-2014 Acura TL, and 2010-2013 Acura ZDX vehicles. The affected vehicles are equipped with a dual-stage driver frontal air bag that may be susceptible to moisture intrusion which, over time, could cause the inflator to rupture.
Consequences
In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the driver's frontal air bag, the inflator could rupture with metal fragments striking the driver or other occupants resulting in serious injury or death.
Remedy
Honda will notify owners, and dealers will replace the inflator, free of charge. Remedy parts are expected to be available in Fall 2016. Interim notices will be mailed to owners beginning on March 14, 2016. Owners will receive a second notice when remedy parts become available. Owners may contact Honda customer service at 1-888-234-2138. Honda's numbers for this recall are JX2, JX3 and JX4.
Potential Units Affected
2,230,000
Notes
Honda (American Honda Motor Co.)


NHTSA Rating Front Driver
4
NHTSA Rating Front Passenger
3
NHTSA Rating Front Side
3
NHTSA Rating Rear Side
Not Rated
NHTSA Rating Overall
4
NHTSA Rating Rollover
5
IIHS Front Moderate Overlap
Good
IIHS Overall Side Crash
Good
IIHS Best Pick
1
IIHS Rear Crash
Good
IIHS Roof Strength
Good

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