Honda CR-Z Review & Ratings
- 9 September 2015
- Author: Nikolas Perseputto
Built by Honda Motor Co. Ltd. a publicly traded multinational corporation based in Tokyo, Japan, the Honda CR-Z is considered a successor to the CR-X in exterior design. It is a sport compact hybrid electric car and is the third of its type offered by Honda. The car was first introduced as a concept car in 2007 at the Tokyo Motor Show and its production was unveiled at the 2010 North American International Auto Show, held in Detroit, Michigan where it won the Car of the Year Japan award.
The CR-Z is a fun car to drive, thanks to good handling and a firm suspension. The car is popular all over the world: it has spawned two types, the CR-Z Mugen and the CR-Z Mugen RZ, specifically produced for the racing circuit.
As for fuel economy, the CR-Z is one of the least-polluting automobiles produced and is rated as an Advanced Technology Partial Zero Emissions Vehicle, based on definitions of the California Air Resources Board, which was established in 1967 and has become the go-to body for auto emissions standards.
The car is also the sixth different and unique version of Honda’s Integrated Motor Assist technology, which is run by an electric motor mounted between a combustion engine and the transmission.
The Honda CR-Z has a list price between $20,000.00 and $24,000.00; the price goes up slightly on models, with extra bells and whistles.
The CR-Z is equipped with the Honda Hybrid System, which consists of a 1.5L LEA Inline-4 1,496 cc SOHC 16-valve i-VTEC gasoline engine and a DC brushless motor-MF6 Model electric motor.
Transmission choices offered by the car are between a CVT (continuously variable transmission) automatic and a 6-speed manual.
Size and Space Options
The CR-Z is a compact sports car that seats two passengers and offers plenty of head and leg room. The car also has 25.1 cubic feet of cargo space, which is very good in terms of a hatchback.
Control Panel and Display
The dashboard is sleek with displays for fuel gauge, tachometer, and speedometer, steering wheel-mounted controls for Bluetooth and audio, climate control, and an on-screen navigation system.
The CR-Z offers automatic climate control, mesh sports seats, and a driver supportive seat.
The Honda CR-Z is available worldwide, so if you want one, you can easily find a dealer near you.
Honda offers a standard anti-theft alarm system that protects your car if someone tries to steal or break into it.
The CR-Z comes standard with driver and passenger front and side airbags, electronic stability control, 4-wheel ABS, brake assist, backup camera display, and traction control.
The car comes loaded with voice-activated navigation system, Bluetooth technology, USB and auxiliary audio input, and a six-speaker sound system.
Exterior options include alloy wheels, HID headlights and LED daytime running lights, fin-type antenna, LED brake lights, and folding side mirrors.
Available accessories include a rear diffuser, body side molding, front lip spoiler, fog lights, floor mats, and cargo mats.
Honda has a reputation for building quality, reliable automobiles, and the CR-Z is no exception. With regular maintenance, the car should last for years.
The Honda CR-Z is known as a sleek and sporty car, with an appealing look and great handling and speed. You won’t be disappointed with this car.
This is a great car for the price, and due to its hybrid engine, fuel economy will save you a lot of money at the gas pump.
Overall, the Honda CR-Z is a great little sports car. It’s definitely not a family car with no back seat, but if you’re single then this car is a good choice.