2013 Honda CR-Z

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If you’re looking for a car that’s both sporty and economical, check out the Honda CR-Z near Frankfort at your local Orland Park Honda dealership Community Honda. Honda advertises the CR-Z as a “sport hybrid” and with good reason. The aggressive styling of this two-door hatchback coupe let you know what it’s about immediately but what isn’t obvious is the high-tech hybrid drivetrain the under the hood.

High Tech Under The Hood

The CR-Z runs on a sophisticated powertrain that integrates efficient transmissions, an electric motor, and a gas engine in one package that delivers more than enough kick to make the CR-Z a blast to drive. The heart of the CR-Z’s powertrain is the Integrated Motor Assist system. This is an elegant and simple way of integrating the electric motor: instead of an alternator and a starter motor like most engines, one motor can start the engine, accelerate the car, and recharge the battery through regenerative braking. Here are the other features that go into the CR-Z:

  • A 1.5L i-VTEC 4-cylinder 16V SOHC engine powers the CR-Z. The engine uses three valves per cylinder until it reaches 2300 rpm, maximizing efficiency at the bottom of the power curve.
  • The CR-Z is the only production hybrid to offer a 6-speed manual transmission. For those drivers that love to have complete control over the vehicle, you now have the opportunity in a hybrid.
  • A continuously variable transmission is standard equipment. This automatic transmission doesn’t work on gears, but on pulleys that can change with near infinite adjustment within the gear range. The non-stepped gear changes allow the car to find the perfect ratio for any driving situation and therefore save on fuel.
  • The Idle-Stop feature saves fuel by turning off the motor automatically when sopped on CVT models, and when the in neutral on the 6-speed manual.
  • The CR-Z with CVT gets a fantastic 39 mpg highway and 35 mpg city by EPA estimates*. The 6-speed manual results in 37 mpg highway and 31 mpg city.

If You Thought a Hybrid Couldn’t Be Fun

The 2013 Honda CR-Z is not only super efficient; it’s a blast to drive. Come visit Community Honda of Orland Park, IL to test drive a new Honda today.


* Based on 2010 EPA mileage estimates, reflecting new EPA fuel economy methods beginning with 2008 models. Use for comparison purposes only. Do not compare to models before 2008. Your actual mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.