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Selected Style 3-Door Manual
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
3-Door Manual 31 37 $18,763 $19,695
3-Door CVT 35 39 $19,379 $20,345
3-Door Manual EX 31 37 $20,243 $21,255
3-Door CVT EX 35 39 $20,860 $21,905
3-Door Manual w/Navi EX 31 37 $21,951 $23,055
3-Door CVT w/Navi EX 35 39 $22,568 $23,705
2-Door Coupe Automatic Entry *Ltd Avail*
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe Automatic Entry 22 29 $17,755 $18,495
2-Door Coupe Automatic Entry PZEV 22 29 $17,755 $18,495
2-Door Coupe Manual 22 31 $18,235 $18,995
2-Door Coupe Manual PZEV 22 31 $18,235 $18,995
2-Door Coupe Manual 2.5L 22 31 $19,003 $19,795
2-Door Coupe Manual 2.5L PZEV 22 31 $19,003 $19,795
2-Door Coupe Automatic 2.5L 22 29 $20,059 $20,895
2-Door Coupe Automatic 2.5L PZEV 22 29 $20,059 $20,895
2-Door Coupe Manual 2.5L w/Sun 22 31 $21,403 $22,295
2-Door Coupe Manual 2.5L w/Sun PZEV 22 31 $21,403 $22,295
2-Door Coupe Automatic 2.5L w/Sun 22 29 $22,459 $23,395
2-Door Coupe Automatic 2.5L w/Sun PZEV 22 29 $22,459 $23,395
2-Door Coupe Manual 2.0T Turbo 21 30 $22,459 $23,395
2-Door Coupe Manual 2.0T Turbo PZEV 21 30 $22,459 $23,395
2-Door Coupe Manual 2.5L w/Sun/Sound/Nav 22 31 $23,131 $24,095
2-Door Coupe Manual 2.5L w/Sun/Sound/Nav PZEV 22 31 $23,131 $24,095
2-Door Coupe Automatic 2.5L w/Sound/Nav PZEV 22 29 $23,294 $24,265
2-Door Coupe DSG 2.0T Turbo 22 30 $23,515 $24,495
2-Door Coupe DSG 2.0T Turbo PZEV 22 30 $23,515 $24,495
2-Door Coupe DSG 2.0T Black Turbo Launch Edition 22 30 $23,953 $24,950
2-Door Coupe DSG 2.0T Black Turbo Launch Edition PZE 22 30 $23,953 $24,950
2-Door Coupe DSG 2.0T White Turbo Launch Edition 22 30 $23,953 $24,950
2-Door Coupe DSG 2.0T White Turbo Launch Edition PZE 22 30 $23,953 $24,950
2-Door Coupe Automatic 2.5L w/Sun/Sound/Nav 22 29 $24,187 $25,195
2-Door Coupe Automatic 2.5L w/Sun/Sound/Nav PZEV 22 29 $24,187 $25,195
2-Door Coupe Manual 2.0T Turbo w/Sun/Sound 21 30 $25,339 $26,395
2-Door Coupe Manual 2.0T Turbo w/Sun/Sound PZEV 21 30 $25,339 $26,395
2-Door Coupe DSG 2.0T Turbo w/Sun/Sound 22 30 $26,395 $27,495
2-Door Coupe DSG 2.0T Turbo w/Sun/Sound PZEV 22 30 $26,395 $27,495
2-Door Coupe Manual 2.0T Turbo w/Sun/Snd/Nav PZEV 21 30 $26,875 $27,995
2-Door Coupe Manual 2.0T Turbo w/Sun/Sound/Nav 21 30 $26,875 $27,995
2-Door Coupe DSG 2.0T Turbo w/Sound/Nav PZEV 22 30 $27,038 $28,165
2-Door Coupe DSG 2.0T Turbo w/Sun/Snd/Nav PZEV 22 30 $27,931 $29,095
2-Door Coupe DSG 2.0T Turbo w/Sun/Sound/Nav 22 30 $27,931 $29,095
Pricing
Invoice Price
$18,763
$17,755
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$19,695
$18,495
Monthly Payment Estimate
$328 / month
$308 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2012 Honda CR-Z is the only hybrid sports coupe, but that's not quite enough for us. It's a tale of two Bugs: base Beetles are boring, but 2012 VW Beetle Turbos have us seeking out the nearest exit ramp.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 31 mpg 22 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 37 mpg 29 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Two Seaters Subcompact car
Number of Passenger Doors - 2
Interior Dimensions
Front Shoulder Room (in) 53.8 55.3
Passenger Volume (ft³) 49.1 85.0
Front Leg Room (in) 42.7 41.3
Passenger Capacity 2 4
Front Hip Room (in) 51.5 - TBD -
Front Head Room (in) 36.9 39.4
Second Shoulder Room (in) - 49.0
Second Leg Room (in) - 31.4
Second Hip Room (in) - - TBD -
Second Head Room (in) - 37.1
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in) 54.9 58.5
Track Width, Rear (in) 59.1 - TBD -
Wheelbase (in) 95.9 99.9
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 68.5 71.2
Track Width, Front (in) 59.6 - TBD -
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - 5.7
Length, Overall (in) 160.6 168.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 25.1 12.0
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA Yes
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.2 x - TBD - NA
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA - TBD -
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.3 x - TBD - - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 10.6 14.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 12.8 16.3
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 35.4 35.4
Steering Type Electric Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.48 3.0
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code NA - TBD -
Front Tire Size P195/55VR16 215/60R16
Spare Tire Size Compact - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code NA - TBD -
Spare Tire Order Code NA - TBD -
Rear Tire Size P195/55VR16 215/60R16
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2657 - TBD -
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6 16 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6 16 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 4.9 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 128 @ 1000 - 1750 177 @ 4250
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 1.5L/91 2.5L/151
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 122 @ 6000 170 @ 5700
Engine Type Gas/Electric I4 Gas I5
Fuel System Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 37 (Est) 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 31 (Est) 22
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 34 (Est) 25
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.69 - TBD -
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.14 - TBD -
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.30 - TBD -
Trans Type 6 6
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.85 - TBD -
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.31 - TBD -
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.87 - TBD -
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.11 - TBD -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.05 - TBD -
Trans Description Cont. Manual Automatic
Summary
Vehicle Name Honda CR-Z Volkswagen Beetle
Body Style Hatchback Coupe
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) NA - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Rear Torsion Beam - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA NA
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 8 6
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 5.5 (2011 7.3
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
Overall Side Crash Rating
Side Barrier Rating
Side Barrier Rating Driver
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat -
Rollover Rating
 
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