Advice for buyers
What should I look for in a used Honda CR-Z coupe?
Honda fitted the CR-Z with rear parking sensors as standard on mid-spec Sport trim and above. Even so, check the rear bumper for any glancing blows. Also, make sure the parking sensors work when you engage reverse.
The interior is pretty tough in typical Honda fashion and the seat fabric is usually quite resistant to showing marks and stains, but it’s worth examining them thoroughly, as there were some light-colour trims on offer.
Is a used Honda CR-Z coupe reliable?
Honda has been known to score well in reliability surveys and the CR-Z does nothing to change that. According to our own latest reliability survey, the CR-Z puts in a near-perfect score.
This shouldn’t be a surprise since the Honda brand as a whole comfortably finished within the top 10 out of 32 manufacturers surveyed. It does show that, despite the extra engineering involved in the production of a hybrid system, there is nothing to fear about the long-term reliability of it. In fact, because the electric motor acts as the starter motor for the engine most of the time, it should prove more reliable than a normal start-stop system.