Top Safety Pick

2013 Honda CR-Z

small car / 2-door hatchback

2013 Honda CR-Z 2-door hatchback
2012 Honda CR-Z shown

Crashworthiness

Rating overview
Moderate overlap front
Side
Roof strength
Head restraints & seats

Crash avoidance & mitigation

Front crash prevention
Not available

Key

  • G
    Good
  • A
    Acceptable
  • M
    Marginal
  • P
    Poor
  • Superior
  • Advanced
  • Basic

Some ratings use a scale of Poor to Good. Others range from Basic to Superior.

Moderate overlap front

Rating applies to 2011-16 models

Tested vehicle: 2011 Honda CR-Z 2-door

The Honda CR-Z was introduced in the 2011 model year. The CR-Z seats only two people; there is no rear seat.

Overall evaluation
Structure and safety cage
Injury measures
Head/neck
Chest
Leg/foot, left
Leg/foot, right
Restraints and dummy kinematics

Action shot taken during the frontal offset crash test.

The dummy's position in relation to the steering wheel and instrument panel after the crash test indicates that the driver's survival space was maintained well.

Smeared greasepaint indicates where the dummy's head contacted the side curtain airbag during rebound.

Intrusion into the driver's space was minimal, and all leg and foot injury measures were low.

Side

Rating applies to 2011-16 models

Tested vehicle: 2011 Honda CR-Z 2-door with standard front head curtain airbags and standard front seat-mounted torso airbags

The Honda CR-Z was introduced in the 2011 model year. The CR-Z seats only two people; there is no rear seat.

Overall evaluation
Structure and safety cage
Driver injury measures
Head/neck
Torso
Pelvis/leg
Head protection
Rear passenger injury measures
Head/neck
Torso
Pelvis/leg
Head protection

View of the vehicle and barrier just after the crash test.

Smeared greasepaint shows where the driver dummy's head was protected from being hit by hard structures by the side airbags.

View of the vehicle after the crash with the door removed, showing the side airbags and damage to the occupant compartment.

Forces on the left femur were elevated as the door interior panel and armrest intruded into the driver dummy's space.

Roof strength

Rating applies to 2012-16 models

Tested vehicle: 2012 Honda CR-Z 2-door

Overall evaluation
Curb weight 2,682 lbs
Peak force 15,883 lbs
Strength-to-weight ratio 5.92

Head restraints & seats

Rating applies to 2011-16 models

Seat type: Manual cloth seat (AHR)

Overall evaluation
Dynamic rating
Seat/head restraint geometry