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Honda CR-Z Sport (2012)

by Barry Green,reviewed June 2012

With its unique 3 Mode Drive System, Honda’s multi-dimensional CR-Z is equipped to deliver - at the push of a switch - the desired driving experience to suit the occasion.
Stuck in heavy traffic where you’re going nowhere fast and ‘Econ’ mode will help return optimum fuel economy. “Normal’ is fine for everyday driving and ‘Sport’ enlists the CR-Z’s electric motor’s assistance in helping propel the 1.5-litre conventional petrol engine along nicely.

Though a four seater, the rear is suitable only for children and rear three-quarter vision is not good. That said, Australia’s first sporty hybrid is a welcome addition to the market.
Honda CR-Z Sport 2012


Innovation, equipment, sporty drive


Poor rear vision, limited rear seating

Key features

Climate-control airconditioning, cruise control, tilt/reach steering, CD with MP3 compatibility, USB connectivity, bluetooth, immobiliser, central locking, keyless entry, alarm, 16” alloys


DFSCA, ABS, EBD, BA, ESC, TC, active front head restraints

Car Details

Vehicle make Honda
Vehicle model CR-Z Sport
Vehicle type Sports Under $80,000
Year 2012
Price when new $34,990 MLP
Current price range $ - $
ANCAP crash rating
5 out of 5 stars

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Engine 1.5-litre, petrol/electric 4-cyl

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This review is based on road testing conducted by The Road Ahead. Further vehicle reviews, in-depth comparisons and coverage of consumer motoring issues can be found in the Club's magazine. Prices listed were current at the time of review and are manufacturers list prices and do not include statutory and delivery charges. Prices can vary from time to time and dealer to dealer.