Honda CR-Z makes history as it is currently the only hybrid car on sale that comes with manual gearbox. Other than that, it is the more affordable version of a two-seater hybrid as opposed to the multi-million hybrid coupes like McLaren P1 and LaFerrari.
While the exterior of the 2016 model closely (and we want that ‘closely’ emphasized here) related to its predecessor in 2015, it has been endowed with aggressive-looking bumpers on both ends, an enormous mesh grille complete with mesh inserts and intimidatingly cool headlights. The various trims can be customized with different pain colors and alloy wheel designs.
Interior and Accessories
Once inside, the comfortable center console greets the driver together with a built-in armrest. The push button ignition, electric parking brake and 7-inch Display Audio touch screen are also present. The latter bears the navigation, entertainment and connectivity functions for CR-Z.
The EX-L trim also comes with the standard navigation system but is enhanced with voice commands, leather upholstery on the seats, heated seats and the steering wheel. It also makes use of Honda’s very own LaneWatch Technology for safety purposes.
The 2016 Honda CR-Z is now on sale in the U.S. with pricing from $20,295 for LX base model (with manual transmission) and $25,090 for EX-L trim (with CVT gearbox).
- Category : Hybrid vehicle
- Engine & Motor
- 5L four-cylinder engine + 15kW electric motor with 144V lithium-ion battery pack
- Transmission : 6-speed manual / CVT
- Power : 130hp
- Torque : 140 lb.-ft./ (CVT) 127 lb.-ft.
- Mileage : (manual) city- 31 MPG; highway- 38 MPG/
(CVT) city- 36 MPG; highway- 39 MPG
- Base Price : (standard) $20,295; (EX-L) $25,090