The 2014 Honda CR-Z will be available for just an extra $20 across the range compared to the outgoing range. The small hybrid coupe received some updates last year, with improved interior and exterior styling as well as a boost in power. However, there are no changes to the 2014 Honda CR-Z. The 2014 Honda CR-Z is now priced from $20,785 (including destination) for the base six-speed manual model.
Its hybrid powertrain is coupled with a 1.5-liter four-cylinder with a 15-kilowatt electric motor to achieve an output of 130 hp and 140 lb-ft of torque. Buyers can get a continuously variable transmission for a starting price of $21,435, which offers EPA mileage ratings of 36/39 mpg city/highway, an increase from the manual’s 31/38 mpg city/highway.
Furthermore, the CR-Z is also available in EX and EX with Navigation trim levels, which begin at $22,630 and $24,130, respectively. Add $650 to each of these trim levels if you want to get the CVT. The EX comes with HID headlights, a leather-covered steering wheel, an aluminum shift knob, fog lights, and a premium audio system.
Meanwhile, the EX with Navigation gets all of the mentioned items plus GPS navigation, a backup camera, and Pandora Internet radio integration. Only 3,546 units of the CR-Z have been sold so far this year, making it one of its slowest-selling models. However, it is the only hybrid offered in the U.S, with a manual transmission. The 2014 Honda CR-Z will go on sale this week.
The Honda CR-Z has everything you would want in a small hybrid coupe. It has received some upgrades that have improved both the interior and the exterior to boost the CR-Z’s power.
It comes with standard electronic features one would expect from a Honda. These include automatic climate control, rearview camera, a 160-watt FM/AM/CD audio system that is equipped with speed-sensitive volume control and six speakers, cruise control, Bluetooth HandsFreeLink, a CD/MP3 text readout, and a USB3 auxiliary input jack that can be connected to a portable audio player.
Looking at the interior of the Honda CR-Z will lead to a deeper appreciation of how special the car really is. It contains instrument panel features gauges that can only be described as ultra-modern. The instrument panel has a three-dimensional color theme that illuminates and has a multi-layered appearance, and its backlight has tachometer color changing ability that can adapt to the driving style of the one behind the wheels.
For daily driving, the Honda CR-Z has premium seats that are sports-oriented which assure comfort and firm lateral support. The cockpit has a wrap-around feel and environment due to the sweeping shape of the upper dashboard, while the front seats nestle behind it a console that comes with a hard-shell separator all meant to provide more legroom and cargo space.
The Honda CR-Z has also been built for optimum performance. It has a low center of gravity which aids in its maneuverability and handling. This is because of the outstanding engineering that comes in the CR-Z. It has 16-inch aluminum wheels with 195/55R-16 tires. It is equipped with electric power-assisted rack-and-pinion steering (EPS), MacPherson strut in front, and torsion beam suspension in the rear that is H-shaped.