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Pros: If you’re looking for fuel economy, and more specifically a hybrid vehicle, but you still like to drive and think a little outside the box, then the CR-Z will have it all. And the CR-Z is the only hybrid in Canada available with a manual ‘box. 

Cons: It’s really not changed much since it was first introduced in 2010, and while it boasts offering a “different” look, there are cars currently on the road that look just as radical, and offer a sportier driving experience (non-hybrid). 

2015 Honda CR-Z Price and Fuel Economy: There are only two versions of the Honda CR-Z and they are as follows: 

  • 2015 Honda CR-Z $24,541
  • 2015 Honda CR-Z Premium $27,041 

While there is only one engine, there are two transmissions on offer: a 6-speed manual and an automatic CVT. With the manual ‘box, you’ll see fuel numbers as follows: 7.6L/100km in the city and 6.9L/100km on the highway. And with the CVT those numbers change to 6.6L/100km in the city and 6.3L/100km on the highway. 

Powertrain: The 2015 Honda CR-Z comes equipped with one engine choice, a 1.5L i-VTEC 4-cyl with Integrated Motor Assist (with a lithium-ion battery) that pushes out 130 horsepower. Torque changes depending on which transmission you choose. With the manual, you’ll get 140 lb-ft, and with the CVT you’re looking at 127 lb-ft. 

Changes and Improvements: The Honda CR-Z has remained largely unchanged since it’s introduction, save for a minor facelift and interior design upgrades. 

Cargo Capacity: The 2015 Honda CR-Z offers up 710L of trunk space, and features a 40L fuel tank. The Honda CR-Z is only a 2-seater. 

Safety: The 2015 Honda CR-Z offers all manner of standard safety equipment and airbags, as well as ABS, EBD and hill-start assist, as well as Vehicle Stability Assist and Traction Control. 

Comparing the 2015 Honda CR-Z: Toyota Prius, Toyota Prius c, Chevrolet Spark EV.