2013 Honda CR-Z
2012 Vehicle Information
2013 Vehicle Information

Honda CR-Z Model History


Looking for the thrill of a sports car without the guilt of a gas-guzzler? The Honda CR-Z is one of very few vehicles on the road that can deliver this unique driving experience. Developed for years by Honda’s top engineers and utilizing the latest technology, the Honda CR-Z is the only gas-electric hybrid in production with a six-speed manual transmission. Find Community Honda, your Honda dealer near Frankfort and experience the thrill of the new CR-Z Sport Hybrid.


The CR-Z first appeared as a concept vehicle at the 2007 Tokyo Motor Show, though it had been in development for quite awhile. Honda intended for the CR-Z to be a spiritual successor to the CRX and Del Sol models, sharing their incredible fuel economy and compact size, but sleek, sporty, and comfortable. The model name itself speaks to Honda’s goal: to start a Zero-emission Compact Renaissance.


The CR-Z had a great reception at its 2010 debut. It held onto the major CRX-inspired elements such as the two door, two seat, hatchback layout, but tamed some of the more extreme curves present in auto show versions. Honda surprised some drivers by offering both six-speed manual and CVT automatic transmissions achieving 33 mpg and 37 mpg respectively.*

Current Model

Honda made some minor stylistic changes and efficiency improvements to the 2013 CR-Z. Most notably the new model offers three driving modes including Normal, Sport, and Econ. Sport mode utilizes the electric motor more aggressively for quicker acceleration and throttle response and Econ mode turns off non-essential systems to decrease the drain on the car’s battery. Both the CR-Z and CR-Z EX models feature six multi-stage airbags, vehicle stability assist, and anti-lock brakes.

Take a Test Drive

Come visit us at Community Honda and take the 2013 Honda CR-Z for a test drive. We have a great selection from a variety of international and domestic automakers. We also offer parts, service, and repairs from our expert technicians. Talk to our wonderful sales staff about financing and trade-ins. Don’t forget to “Like” us on Facebook for the latest sales specials and inventory updates!


*Based on 2013 EPA mileage estimates. 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.