2013 Honda CR-ZPosted: June 4th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: 2013 New Car Models, Honda, Hybrid cars | Leave a comment »
The 2013 Honda CR-Z is a sport three-door two-seat subcompact hybrid hatchback that is unique to the market. The CR-Z is one of the best-performing hybrid car on the market, and it is the spiritual successor of the old CR-X. This car was introduced as a totally new model for 2011, and for 2013 the Honda CR-Z gets a mild styling refresh, a bit more power and more standard features.
The 2013 Honda CR-Z comes in two trim levels: base and EX. The base model comes standard with 16-inch alloy wheels, mesh fabric upholstery, full power accesories, keyless entry, automatic climate control, power windows and door locks, full power accesories, keyless entry, hill-start assist, cruise control, a rearview camera, a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, cargo cover, a height-adjustable driver seat, Bluetooth connectivity and a 6-speaker audio system with a CD player, an iPod/USB interface and steering-wheel audio controls.
The CR-Z EX adds LED daytime running lights, automatic xenon HID headlamps and foglights, a two-tone black and red upholstery, heated mirrors, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, metallic interior trim and a 7-speaker sound system. A navigation system with a touchscreen interface and voice control is available as an option.
The 2013 Honda CR-Z is powered by a 1.5-liter engine paired with an electric motor. The 1.5-liter 16-valve i-VTEC 4-cylinder engine combined with the electric motor (that produces 23 hp and 78 lb-ft of torque) gives to CR-Z a total output of 130 hp and 140 lb-ft of torque with the standard 6-speed manual transmission. Also available is an optional CVT (continuously variable transmission) with steering-wheel-mounted paddle shifters, but in this case the torque drops to 127 lb-ft.
The 2013 Honda CR-Z comes with Honda’s Integrated Motor Assist (IMA) system, that combines the functions of an alternator and starter motor in one, with the electric motor that starts the engine, accelerates the car, recharges the battery and provides regenerative braking. EPA fuel economy estimates for 2013 Honda CR-Z are 36 mpg city/ 39 mpg highway with the CVT and 31 mpg city/ 38 mpg highway with the manual transmission.
Standard safety features of 2013 CR-Z include side-impact airbags, side curtain airbags, active head restraints, antilock brakes, stability control and traction control.