2012 Honda
While the idea of a sport hybrid is a surprise…
…the badge on the car is not.
Proof that efficiency doesn’t have to come at the expense of beauty.
Its design not only slices through the wind, but turns heads as well.
The joining of man and machine.
Technology designed to enhance the driving experience. The controls and gauges
allow you to keep your hands on the wheel and eyes on the next apex.
The USB Audio Interface1 can
read flash drives loaded with
MP3 or Windows Media®2
Audio (WMA) music files. Plug
in your compatible MP3 player
to listen to your music and
keep the device fully charged.
The interior design draws inspiration
The available Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System4 (EX)
from numerous sources. The instrument
is renowned for being fast and intuitive. And something you’ll
panel and gauges borrow cues from
find you just can’t live without. The voice-recognition feature
fighter jets and touch-screen mobile
recognizes numbers, street names and cities, in addition to
devices. There’s even a dash of 3 - D. The
more than 600 voice commands.
result is simultaneously cutting-edge
yet classically simple.
Stylish, lightweight and
Bluetooth® 3 HandsFreeLink®
The CR-Z includes a 160-watt
durable, the textured-
on EX models keeps you
audio system with 6 speakers,
aluminum pedals found on
connected to those who
while EX models kick it up
EX models are optimally
matter most. Answer cell -
to a whopping 360 watts
positioned for heel/toe
phone calls without taking
with 7 speakers, including an
downshifting. How many
your eyes off the road or
8" subwoofer.
iPod classic® is not included. iPod classic is a registered trademark of Apple Inc.
hybrids can say that?
hands off the wheel.
Drive responsibly. Some state laws prohibit the operation of handheld electronic devices
while operating a vehicle. For safety reasons, always launch your audio application or perform
any other operation on your phone or audio device only when the vehicle is safely parked.
What mode are
you in? Sometimes
you don’t know
until you get behind
the wheel. That’s
why the CR-Z gives
you the choice.
Efficient driving may not come
naturally, especially if you’re
driving a car that likes to zip
around corners as easily as the
CR-Z. Eco Assist provides
real-time feedback so drivers can
adapt their habits to consume
less fuel and take advantage of
regenerative braking.
Accelerating down a curvy stretch
Normal is the happy medium and what
Stuck in traffic? Looking to maximize
of road? Sport mode is for you.The
you get at start- up.
your MPGs?5 ECON is all about efficiency.
steering feels more responsive, and
    Steering assist is normal
    Smooth acceleration with
the throttle comes on stronger.
    Acceleration feel that’s in -between
lowest possible engine rpm
    Additional IMA electrical power
Sport and ECON
    Air conditioning optimized
during acceleration
for higher fuel efficiency
    Firmer and more direct
steering assist
The CR-Z isn’t just a means to get from point A to point B. This is a car designed to create an
emotional bond with its driver. And its interior is a place you’ll want to return to over and over again.
The thick, leather-wrapped
3-spoke steering wheel (EX)
adds to the performance attitude
of the interior. The combination
of the tilt and telescopic steering
column with the seat-height
adjustment means you will
undoubtedly find the perfect
driving position.
From hairpin turns to highway
on-ramps, the bolstered silver
mesh sport seats are not only
stylish but, more important,
help keep you firmly in place.
Vehicle information is displayed within the Multi - Information Display
The expandable cargo area has
(MID) and can be toggled through by pressing the “i” button on the
up to 25.1 cubic feet of stowage.
steering wheel. The data includes:
The rear cargo console behind
    I MA system power flow indicator
the front seats provides a
    Eco and Eco Scoring
quick place to store things like
    Digital fuel - mileage indicators
a computer case. Folding the
    Average fuel economy, average speed and elapsed time indicators
console hides these items while
    Miles - to - empty indicator
also creating a flat floor for
    Exterior temperature indicator
transporting larger objects.
A contradiction in sheet metal - under the hood you’ll find
an electric motor, a gasoline engine and an interesting paradox.
A low center of gravity, wide tread and a compact
overall height contribute to the CR-Z’s excellent
handling. These virtues, together with specially
tuned independent front and torsion -beam rear
suspension, combine for an invigorating blend of
agility, stability and ride quality.
The compact and simple Honda Integrated Motor Assist IMA® system adds
power and efficiency with an electric motor. The CR-Z’s 1.5-liter, 16-valve i-VTEC®
4-cylinder gasoline engine combines with an electric motor to provide 122
Popular opinion states that performance and efficiency can’t coexist.
horsepower and 128 lb-ft of torque6 (123 lb-ft CVT). Perfect for driving in the city,
We’ve never put much stock in popular opinion.
the IMA’s instantaneous torque at low rpm means quick off-the - line acceleration.
At 37 combined mpg (35 city/ 39 highway),5 the CVT-equipped CR-Z is one of
The world’s first 6-speed production hybrid,
the most fuel-efficient vehicles on the road today. Not far behind is the manual-
CR-Z’s sporting credentials include a 6-speed
transmission model, which gets an EPA- rated 31 city/ 37 highway/ 34 combined
manual transmission - a claim true of very few
mpg.5 Equally impressive is the AT-PZEV emissions rating in states that adhere
sport coupes, much less hybrids.
to California Air Resource Board (CARB) Zero - Emission Vehicle regulations.7
The available Continuously Variable Transmission
The battery pack, located down low behind the seats for an optimal center
(CVT) allows you to drive the CR-Z more
of gravity, supplies energy to the IMA system and stores recaptured energy
like a conventional automatic but also offers
from regenerative braking. The 7-module nickel-metal hydride (Ni-MH)
another pulse-quickening way to change
battery system includes an 8 -year/100,000 - mile limited warranty.8
gears. Using the paddle shifters mounted on
the steering wheel, the driver can shift
through seven simulated gear ratios at will.
Honda is committed to providing safety for everyone - that means crash protection not
only for our own drivers and passengers, but also for the occupants of other vehicles,
and injury mitigation for pedestrians. We are dedicated to identifying and implementing
advanced designs and features that help enhance the safety of vehicles on the road.
Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA® )* helps sense
Advanced Compatibility Engineering (ACE) enhances
oversteer or understeer in an emergency
occupant protection and crash compatibility in frontal
situation, and then adjusts brake pressure
collisions by utilizing a network of connected structural
Obviously, not all collisions can be avoided. That’s why every CR-Z includes
at each wheel and/or reduces engine power
elements to distribute crash energy more evenly
safety systems designed to help protect you if you’re in harm’s way.
to help restore driver control.
throughout the front of the vehicle.
The side curtain airbag
module is positioned along
the side of the headliner.
In the event of a sufficient
side impact, this system
will activate to help provide
protection for all occupants.
Both seats include active head
restraints. During a rear impact,
the head restraint moves
forward and upward, decreasing
the distance to the occupant’s
head and helping reduce
the likelihood of neck injuries.
Airbags inflated for display purposes.
The CR-Z is equipped with 4 -wheel disc brakes
Both the driver and passenger are protected by advanced front airbags that incorporate dual - stage,
with anti - lock braking system (ABS) for impressive
multiple-threshold technology. If deployed, these airbags are capable of being inflated at different rates,
stopping power. The Brake Assist feature helps
depending on crash severity, seat-belt usage and/or other factors. In the event of a moderate-to-severe
apply full braking in some emergency situations,
side impact, the side airbag inflates to help protect the driver’s or front passenger’s upper body.
and Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD) can
distribute brake force among the four wheels
based on how much load each wheel is bearing.
*VSA is not a substitute for safe driving. It cannot correct the vehicle’s course in every situation or compensate for reckless driving. Control
of the vehicle always remains with the driver.
Always use seat belts. The passenger’s airbag poses serious risks to children. Honda recommends that you do not carry a child age 12 or
under as a passenger. Please see your Honda dealer for details.
Two philosophies. One car. The union of performance and efficiency. Be sure to check
out the CR-Z Experience on cr-z.honda.com and see what happens when opposites react.
$19,545 MSRP* (CR-Z)
$21,105 MSRP* (CR-Z EX)
*MSRP excluding tax, license, registration, $770 destination charge and options. Dealer prices may vary.
1.5 - liter, 16 -valve i -VTEC® 4 - cylinder engine
Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA®)
Standard Features (adds to CR-Z)
Integrated Motor Assist IMA®
with traction control
High-intensity discharge (HID) headlights
MT: 31/37/34 CVT: 35/39/37 (City/ Hwy/Combined)5
Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)9
with auto - on /off
3-mode drive system
Security system with remote entry
Fog lights
Eco Assist system
LED brake lights
Heated power side mirrors
AT-PZEV CARB emissions rating7
Automatic climate control with air filtration
Leather-wrapped steering wheel
6-speed manual transmission with hill start assist
Power windows with auto-up/down
Aluminum shift knob with leather (6MT)
Available continuously variable transmission
driver’s window
360-watt premium audio system with 7 speakers,
(CVT) with paddle shifters
160 -watt AM/ FM/CD audio system with
including subwoofer
Cruise control
6 speakers
Bluetooth®3 HandsFreeLink®
4-wheel disc brakes
MP3/auxiliary input jack
Textured-aluminum pedals
16" alloy wheels
USB Audio Interface1
Available Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation 4
Front, front side and side curtain airbags
with voice recognition, steering wheel- mounted
Active head restraints
controls and digital audio - card reader
Personalize and protect with Honda Genuine
Your dealer’s team of trained technicians is at the ready to help keep your Honda in superb shape. All 2012 Honda vehicles
Accessories. They’re manufactured to the
-and any Honda Genuine Accessories-are covered by the 3-year/36,000-mile New-Vehicle Limited Warranty.10 Plus, Honda
same strict standards as the rest of the vehicle.
cars and trucks are covered by a 5-year/60,000-mile Limited Powertrain Warranty,10 too. For more information or assistance,
Please see your Honda dealer for details.
please see your Honda dealer or give us a call at 1-800-33-Honda.
1 The USB Audio Interface is used for direct connection to and control of some current digital audio players and other USB devices that contain MP3, WMA or AAC music files. Some USB devices with security
software and digital rights - protected files may not work. Please see your Honda dealer for details. 2 Windows Media® is a trademark or registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other
countries. 3 The Bluetooth® word mark and logos are owned by the Bluetooth SIG, Inc., and any use of such marks by Honda Motor Co., Ltd., is under license. 4 The Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System is available
on EX models in the United States, except Alaska. Please see your Honda dealer for details. 5 Based on 2012 EPA mileage estimates. Use for comparison purposes only. Do not compare to models before 2008. Your
actual mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle. 6 Horsepower and torque measured with IMA system. 7 AT-PZEV (Advanced Technology Partial Zero - Emission Vehicle) models as certified
by California Air Resources Board (CARB) are available in California and states that have adopted California Zero-Emission Vehicle regulations. 8 Battery-pack limited warranty may vary. Please see your Honda dealer for
details. 9 For optimal tire wear and performance, tire pressure should be checked regularly with a gauge. Do not rely solely on the monitor system. Please see your Honda dealer for details. 10 3-Year/36,000-Mile Limited
Warranty. 5-Year/60,000-Mile Limited Powertrain Warranty. Ordinary maintenance or adjustments, parts subject to normal wear and replacement, and certain items are excluded. Please see your Honda dealer for
details. Always use seat belts. The passenger’s airbag poses serious risks to children, Honda recommends that you do not carry a child age 12 or under as a passenger. Please see your Honda dealer for
details. Specifications, features, illustrations and equipment shown in this electronic brochure are based upon the latest available information at the time of production. Although descriptions are believed to be correct,
accuracy cannot be guaranteed. American Honda Motor Co., Inc., reserves the right to make changes at any time, without notice or obligation, in colors, specifications, accessories, materials and models. Some features
mentioned herein are not available in all areas. Please see your Honda dealer for details. Some vehicles may be shown with optional equipment. Available = Optional. All images contained herein are either owned by
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Vehicle Stability Assist and VSA are trademarks of Honda Motor Co., Ltd. © 2011 American Honda Motor Co., Inc.

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