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Honda Cr-Z 2013 Review

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2013 Honda CR-Z

2013 Honda CR-Z review

In the very near future we will experience a change. Wondering what that change will be? It is nothing but the complete transformation of the gasoline driven cars to hybrid and EVs. Car manufactures are quite aware of this transformation, and are busy experimenting with these type of vehicles in their plants. People mainly prefer hybrid cars for city driving. A vast majority go for Hybrid vehicles to enjoy the enhanced fuel efficiency. The CR-Z coupe is what Honda has to offer in the Hybrid segment.The latest version of the 2013 Honda CR-Z is released with a couple of new features. Bluetooth connectivity and rear view camera are the additional features incorporated in the 2013 version. However, the 2-seat interior of CR-Z may not be very pleasing for everyone. This article will offer you a brief review of the Honda CRZ, with regard to the basic features, performance capabilities and safety aspects.

CR-Z at glance

The latest CR-Z version is released under two variants, the base and the EX variants. The base model is equipped with 16 inch alloy wheels, keyless entry option, cruise and automatic climate control, a rearview camera, driver seat with height adjusting capability, steering wheel with tilt and telescoping facility, Bluetooth utility, 6-speaker audio system, audio control incorporated on the steering wheel, USB portability, and auxiliary jack exclusively meant for audio requirements.

The higher variant EX is loaded with additional features like LED daytime lights, heated mirrors, xenon headlights, steering wheel with leather finishing and a 7-speaker audio system. When it comes to EX , the buyer may choose the additional navigation features. The navigation features consist of Pandora radio, touchscreen and voice control utilities.

Performance aspects of 2013 Honda CR-Z

Hybrid segment

2013 Honda CR-Z features

Like all other hybrid vehicles, the CRZ makes use of a combination of the gasoline and electric motor. The combined power delivered by the hybrid engine is transmitted to the front wheels of the vehicle. CR-Z is incorporated with a 1.5 L , 4-cylinder engine. The combination produces a total power of 130 HP at 140 Lb -Ft. The vehicle makes use of a 6 speed manual transmission system. When it comes to Continuously Variable Transmission, a sharp decrease of 13 Lb-Ft torque is quite evident. CRZ is equipped with 3 drive selecting modes. The modes are Sport, Normal and Econ. The performance of the car as a whole can be controlled with the drive mode selecting option.

When it comes to the acceleration of the vehicle, CRZ can reach the 60mph mark in less than 9 seconds. However, the time may exceed in the CVT mode. When we look upon the mileage aspects, CR-Z can deliver around 31 mpg in city driving conditions and around 38 on highways.

Safety aspects

CR-Z is equipped with stability control, traction control, antilock braking system, front and side airbags and head restraints. When we analyze the braking aspects, a 60 mph cruising CR-Z can be halted within a distance of 122 feet.

You may go for CR-Z, if you are comfortable with the 2-seat interior. The base model may cost you around $20,000.

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