Adding new life to the Honda CR-Z

By Product Expert | Posted in Honda CR-Z on Sunday, August 24th, 2014 at 1:35 pm
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2014 Honda CR-Z Dayton OH

After market additions to existing vehicles are rare and few customers really feel the need to add performance enhancers or body mods to their cars once their bought. Even rarer are modifications put out by the original manufacturer, and while they do exist, more often these improvements are usually just assimilated into the next model year. However, Honda is making a rare exception with the supercharger kit for the 2013 and 2014 Honda CR-Z.

2014 Honda CR-Z Dayton OH
The Honda Performance Development created kit can only be added to six-speed manual transmission models but improves the 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine currently found in the CR-Z by a fairly big margin. Regularly rated at 197 horsepower and 176 pound-feet of torque, the supercharger kit adds 67 hp and 36 lb-ft of torque. The kit also adds an air-to-air intercooler, a recalibrated ECU, high-flow fuel injectors and a new air filter. The cost before installation is $5,495, though there are also additional options for a limited slip differential and a sport clutch for a total of $2,015.

The 2014 Honda CR-Z is one of Honda’s prime crossover SUVs. With its high fuel economy and class leading features, it remains a versatile vehicle in Honda’s line-up, capable of providing the mileage and handling of one of Honda’s smaller sedans while also providing the space people are more accustom to in the 2014 Honda Odyssey or the 2015 Honda Pilot. And while accessible power wasn’t a huge issue, the addition of the kit can definitely add plenty of extra push when accelerating onto the highway or getting up steep inclines.

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