Now equipped with SmartVent front side airbags, the 2014 Honda CR-Z is a compact 3-door hatchback that combines a hybrid powertrain (lithium-ion battery and Plus Sport System electric speed boost) 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
For 2014, the CR-Z arrives with no big changes.
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 comes from a 130-hp, 1.5L engine and Integrated Motor Assist (IMA), a DC brushless motor that adds another 13 hp.