Parkers overall rating: 4 out of 5 4.0

Miles per pound (mpp) Miles per pound (mpp)

Reliable fuel consumption data for comparison purposes is not available for this model.

Fuel economy

A more stringent standard for fuel economy (WLTP) was introduced from September 2017, and this model was not required to undergo that test. Its fuel economy measured under the previous test system was 54 - 56 mpg. However these figures are less likely to be achievable in real world driving and so should never be compared to another car's mpg which was measured under the newer, more realistic WLTP system.

The Honda CR-Z averages 56.5mpg and emits 117g/km of CO2 both impressive figures in isolation. Until that is, you sacrifice a little style and opt for a small diesel hatch. The Mini Cooper D averages 72.4mpg and emits just 104g/km of CO2.

Here the hybrid coupe excels. It’s average fuel consumption of 56.5mpg and 117g/km of CO2 might not sound that impressive beside the diesel Mini Cooper we have been referring to, but the small petrol 1.5-litre also emits low levels of harmful Nitrogen Oxide (NOx) and low levels of particulates, There’s also graphics that help encourage economical driving, one of which including a plant that blooms into a flower if you really behave.

It is difficult to assess how reliable the CR-Z will be because both the Insight hatch and Honda coupe are yet to feature in customer satisfaction surveys. Historically, the brand as a whole has basked in fine ratings, posting an impressive second place in a recent survey for satisfaction. Using the Civic as a guide, it’s reassuring its owners are a generally a satisfied bunch, although the current generation model has suffered the occasional reliability glitch so it’s not perfect.

Ongoing running costs

Road tax (12 months) £20 - £115
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Insurance group 16 - 20
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