how long is the life of 2013 Honda CRZ battery's life?

Asked by Apr 11, 2013 at 08:01 PM about the 2013 Honda CR-Z EX

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Can anyone please advise....what are the mechanical flaws, if any of 2013 Hybrid CRZ Honda? How long is the life of the electric/regular battery? Does it die soon? Please list all the pros and cons you may know.
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13 Answers place to read up on it. I don't know if any owners of that car will show up here, maybe they will

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and Battery life? It has not been around long enough to determine that

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The Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion) Battery should be covered under the 5-Year / 60,000-Mile Limited Powertrain Warranty. Check with the dealer to find out exactly how long they will cover the battery. Find out how much it will cost to replace.

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I have a 2012 CR-Z EX (red, white pin stripe, mud flaps, & coated with Xylon) and the battery is covered separately in the warranty for 10 yrs. That is for complete coverage. After that, the consumer is on their own and I've 'heard' that the battery is around $3000. Something to consider, yes, but also to consider is how long you keep a car. Personally, I adore my CR-Z and that 10 yr time doesn't bother me. I had the CRX for 10 yrs and wish I'd never sold it. For me, long live 2-seaters :D

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Ahhh, meant to add the 'cons' of the car. It's the rear viewing from the driver's perspective. The view is broken in half by the window bar and that can be very distracting in the beginning. It took me about a week to get used to that, and then I added the little round blind spot mirrors to my side mirrors. Now the back doesn't bother me and all blind spots are covered. The CR-Z is a very different type car and it's not for everyone, but those that love the look, love the feel of the road, and like to know they are driving the car and not the car driving them -- in other words, sports car lovers (but without the increase in insurance as true sports cars have) will love this car. What saved the car from being classified with insurance as a sports is the really large cargo area in the back. True sports cars only have that miniscule trunk. You can get a ton into the CR-Z. A tip for groceries, since the bags would be rolling around, is to get a collapsible organizer. I found a large one at Bed Bath and Beyond, black, 2 large compartments that hold a minimum of 6 plastic bags of groceries or 4 paper bags, and has the bonus of Velcro made onto the bottom corners so that it grips the floor of the cargo area and never moves around. $9.00 and worth every cent. So there's your answer from me and hope it helped you.

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Answering this October 2015 - I bought my 2011 CR-Z EZ in October 2010. Haven't had any issues with the battery. Still get 33+ mpg in the city and 39 on average on the hwy, ( but I have gotten 45 ). It depends on how much you use the Sport button and the paddle shifters. I don't plan on selling the car anytime soon.

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Mark, I feel the same way. LOVE my CR-Z EX and plan on keeping and driving it until my last breath. The only thing I would change is the rear view. That darn spoiler really cut the window in half but I've gotten used to it. Still, I know you know what I mean. That is the only 'con' I ever found with this car and can't believe more people haven't bought it, loved it, and sworn by it. Everyone that rides in mine --- shoot, even sees it --- wishes they had one, too. We should form a club, haha.

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I drove the 2012 today at the used car lot, then drive the civic. I am so in love with this CR-Z. This thread has answered many questions I had. I did read one review that it had loud sounds for highway driving (or something like that). Anyone notice this? Thanks everyone.

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Hi, Melanie :) Fun wasn't it? I ADORE mine and wouldn't trade it for the world. You were wondering about loud road sounds. I can't say it's loud but driving any 2-seater low to the ground is not going to give you the 'no sound' of a large luxury car. On the other hand, luxury is in the eye of the beholder, right? So, no, it is not silent, but there's no roar or aggravating rumble at all. Go back to the lot and test drive it on the road. Do it with the radio off and then with the radio on. I think you'll be very happy. As I said in previous posts, the only drawback is the semi-blocked view in the rear. I'm a die-hard CRZ-EX fan and have had a number of 2-seaters in my life. The Miata was fabulous and I was in love with my Opel GT. I hear the Opel GT is being brought back to life but isn't in the States yet. I had a Healy 3000, and Triumph as well but those 2, although so fun to drive, always had some problem going on. British Leyland cars were not the best on reliability, just good looking and fun. I don't know where you are, but snow is a concern. I just had an 18" snow and was housebound for a week. With a 6" ground clearance, well, you can see why. Luckily, this doesn't happen often. In case you now wonder about heat and cooling, they are A1, and come Spring, I'll be loading the back with flowers to plant. LOVE my car.

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Thank you Jenny!! I think you are correct about the road noise. I have a sedan now and it's noisy while driving on the interstate! I was so happy to find this post because I thought I was a little crazy after driving it and that it had been so much fun to drive! I thought it was just me and that I had been lured in by the car's flashy dash and cool interior. But then I drove the blah blah Civic. My sister said to me, "you don't look at the outside of the car on those long drives each day to work, you see the inside. Get what you like!" Im sold CR-Z lovers! I'm in!


Oh boyyyy, that's great! Buy those little round mirrors that stick on the sideview mirrors; will be a ton of help for you. I agree with your sister. I had friends tell me I was crazy but all I can say is "you know what you like and what fits" and I have never looked back since. If you buy it, post a pic 'cause I'm dying to see it. You can already see my little red one in the previous posts.......and get this: I'll be 69 in April! Long live 2-seaters!

I'm 6'3" tall so There are very few small cars that I fit in comfortably. I bought a black 2012 with 6spd manual trans. When I took it in for service, the dealer concierge couldnt drive it (millennials cant drive manual) I absolutely love the car, and find myself thinking up errands to run during lunch so I can take a drive. It actually gets better mileage if I drive it like I stole it. The rear view is my one complaint. I added a rear-view camera and bubble convex mirrors for the blind spots, but it took a little getting used to. Tuner punks stop me to ask about it all the time, but its not really as fast as it looks.

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