The 2016 Honda CR-Z, with an updated look and a sporty four banger, is back with a new trim option and updated standard features. With what Honda is describing as a chiseled look, the athletic hybrid vehicle from the automaker is looking to prove just how fun and efficient it really is, something which Honda vehicles tend to deliver on. Based on the engine, available transmissions and the new fun features, it would seem that the CR-Z has delivered.
New CR-Z Standard Features
The fun-to-drive two-door hybrid offers a few new standard features for drivers to enjoy on the road. With a 7-inch display audio touchscreen, six speakers, speed sensitive volume control, Bluetooth, automatic climate control and cruise control drivers will find themselves mostly concerned with staying near the speed limit. The CR_Z also offers standard safety features like the multi-angle rearview camera with guidelines.
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CR-Z Efficiency and Engine
The CR-Z is equipped with a 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine, which is paired with an electric motor and can gives you the option to pair it with either a six-speed manual transmission or continuously variable transmission. The engine produces 130 horsepower and 140 pound-feet of torque and offers an EPA rated 36 city and 39 highway mpg* with the CVT. This mixture of power and efficiency gives drivers something to get excited about, while saving some money on gas at the same time.
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The New CR-Z Appearance
The CR-Z offers drivers an interesting look that Honda has called a “one-motion” appearance with the wedge shape that starts at the low-to-the-ground hood and a wide stance. For an even better, possible more upscale appearance, drivers can go with the higher trims, which offer daytime running lights, HID (high intensity discharge) lights and fog lights. The coupe hybrid also comes standard with 16-inch aluminum wheels. This hybrid from Honda is like no other, just don’t go too fast.