Now equipped with a lithium-ion battery and Plus Sport System (electric speed boost), the 2013 Honda CR-Z is a compact 3-door hatchback that combines a hybrid powertrain with traditional sports car elements. The CRZ is powered by a 1.5-liter 4-cylinder hybrid engine and electric motor, producing 130 hp and 140 lb-ft of torque. Transmission options consist of a 6-speed manual and CVT transmission. Fuel mileage falls within an EPA estimated range of 31 mpg city to 39 mpg highway, depending on transmission selection. Available features include 16-inch alloy wheels, audio system, automatic climate control, steering wheel mounted controls, 3-mode drive system, hands-free phone capabilities, navigation system, and aluminum pedals. Safety is comprised of advanced airbags, vehicle stability assist (VSA), anti-lock brakes (ABS), tire pressure monitoring (TPMS), and electronic brake distribution (EBD). The CR-Z is backed by a 3-year/36,000-mile warranty.Read more Read less
The Honda CR-Z was an all-new model for 2011. The 2013 model gets a few updates, including a more powerful battery pack, a standard reverse camera and Bluetooth. EX models now offer optional navigation.
Sporty, hot-hatch styling; hybrid powertrain; loaded with technology; affordable
The CR-Z is based on the Insight platform, and Honda bills it as the 'World's first sport hybrid'. Styling is reminiscent of the much-loved CRX of the 1990s, but updated to Honda's current design language and beyond, with an aggressive nose and sweeping angles. Power for 2013 comes from an improved engine/battery pack combination that now makes a combined 130 hp.