A leading financial services provider to the U.S. military and their families, USAA, recently named the 2012 Honda CR-Z Sport Hybrid Coupe to its 2nd annual Best Value vehicles list. The list identifies the top 2012 vehicles in 16 categories that give customers the most bang for their buck. Also, the USAA named the CR-Z to its Top 10 For Teens List, which focuses on traits parents said they care most about: safety, reliability and affordable insurance costs.
The Honda CR-Z rose to the top in the coupe category, recognized for offering best-in-class EPA fuel economy ratings, achieving the “Top Safety Pick” designation from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety and offers affordable maintenance and ownership costs.
“The CR-Z creates a whole new value category as the first true sport hybrid, offering great fuel economy, a low entry price, an available 6-speed manual transmission and a feisty change of character with the push of the Sport button,” said Mike Accavitti, Vice President of National Marketing Operations for American Honda. “It’s like having two cars for the price of one.”
“The goal of the list is to help members identify vehicles that typically offer better safety ratings, lower insurance premium costs, higher fuel economy, better overall reliability and lower MSRP compared to other vehicles in the same category,” said Steve Thompson, an assistant vice president at USAA. “The Honda CR-Z rose to the top as a vehicle that offers these key elements, making it a great buy for the value-minded consumer.”
Best Value automobiles offer the best financial value of all vehicle USAA evaluates as part of a broader rating system called USAA Preferred, which uses quantitative data to evaluate vehicles’ cost, safety and reliability, among other key factors. USAA Preferred vehicles are at around 80 cars, trucks and minivans in designation, and the Best Value list represents the vehicles that rose to the top of each category.