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2012 Honda CR-Z

2012 Volkswagen Beetle

  2012 Honda CR-Z 3dr CVT EX w/Navi Side Exterior View 2012 Volkswagen Beetle
MSRP
$19,695
$18,495
Invoice $18,763 $17,755
MPG
City/Highway
31/39 21/31
Rating
7.2
/ 10
TCC Rating
8.0
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TCC Rating
Bottom Line The 2012 Honda CR-Z is the only hybrid sports coupe, but that's not quite enough for us. Read Full Review It's a tale of two Bugs: base Beetles are boring, but 2012 VW Beetle Turbos have us seeking out the nearest exit ramp. Read Full Review
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Likes:

  • Has the magic "hybrid" badge
  • Superb gauge graphics teach better driving
  • Higher fuel economy than virtually any other coupe
  • Six-speed gearbox adds sportiness to hybrid

Dislikes:

  • Weighs as much as an Insight, uses more gas
  • Suspension crashes over rough roughs
  • Driving fun doesn't come with the CVT
  • Very little cargo room

Likes:

  • Flat-top styling
  • A vintage tinge to its interior
  • Appealing turbo thrust
  • Fast-acting dual-clutch transmission
  • That old familiar feeling--now with working heat!

Dislikes:

  • Still a 2+2, despite more room
  • Dull five-cylinder engine
  • Gas mileage lags...the Mustang?
  • Herbalist fan base may actually miss bud vase
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