2015 Honda CR-Z arrives with a starting price of $20,145

Article by Christian A., on October 13, 2014

Honda introduced the 2015 CR-Z sports hybrid coupe and announced that the vehicle will be $150 more expensive than the 2014MY. As a result, the 2015 Honda CR-Z starts at $20,145 (6-speed manual), excluding the $790 destination charge.

The vehicle is equipped with a 1.5-liter i-VTEC petrol engine with Integrated Moor Assist (IMA) electric motor, bolted to a 6-speed manual transmission or the continuously variable transmission (CVT) with paddle shifters. The engine delivers 130 hp and 140 lb-ft of torque when using the 6-speed manual transmission or 127 lb-ft on CVT models.

When using the manual transmission, the CR-Z returns 38 mpg on the highway, 31 mpg in the city and 34 mpg combined. With the CVT, the CR-Z returns 39 mpg on the highway, 36 mpg in the city and 37 mpg combined.

The standard CR-Z and EX trim arrive as standard with Bluetooth HandsFreeLink, Bluetooth Audio, rearview camera, Expanded View Driver’s Mirror, AM/FM/CD/USB audio system with six speakers, automatic climate control, power windows and door locks, remote entry and cruise control.

Regarding the other CR-Z models, the CVT-equipped model costs $20,795, excluding the $790 destination charge. The 2015 Honda CR-Z EX 6-speed manual is priced at $21,990, while the CR-Z EX CVT costs $22,640. Meanwhile, the CR-Z EX 6-speed manual with Navi is priced at $23,490 while the CR-Z EX CVT with Navi is priced at $24,140.

The new Honda CR-Z started off as a project to create a sporty coupe that would be launched in the second decade of the 21st century. Thanks to its lightweight construction, compact dimensions and aerodynamic design, the new CR-Z offers a potent performance while consuming less fuel and emitting less pollutants.

Its design employs Honda's past cues like the split level window and shallow sloping roof, and combined them with complex curves and scalloped panels that, until a few years ago, were impossible to produce in large volumes.

Honda acknowledges the fact that modern car design isn't entirely free, as there is a need to consider a number of factors like regulations and policies in shaping new models. For this project, Honda's designers and engineers took the challenge of keeping the sleek low bonnet design of the concepts, fitting a 1.5-liter engine with IMA system, and complying with pedestrian impact regulations.

Working together, engineers and designers trimmed the height of the engine and worked on the suspension and hard points of the body to give enough clearance for bonnet deformation.

Honda employed a one-piece grille -- extending above and below the front bumper line – to enhance the CR-Z’s wide and low stance. This unusual grille serves as the start of a pronounced raised area on the bonnet, and then runs up to the base of the windscreen.

The face of the new CR-Z is completed by wide tapering headlights that extend to the edges of its strongly flared wheels arches. Its daytime running lights are integrated into the lower edges of the headlights.

In a spectacular manner, the curvature at the edge of the windscreen has the greatest angle among current Honda models. Blending nearly seamlessly into the A-pillars and side windows, this windscreen creates a wraparound effect made possible by the rain gutters integrated into the front pillars.

These revolutionary rain gutters are designed to minimize the usual step between the edge of the windscreen and the A-pillar by 50 percent, thereby creating a characteristic aesthetics while reducing aerodynamic turbulence in this section. The integrated look of the windscreen is highlighted by gloss black A-pillars.

Press Release

2015 Honda CR-Z Sport Hybrid Coupe Combines Sporty Driving Dynamics with Fuel Sipping Powertrain

With sleek and sporty styling paired with spirited performance and high efficiency that lives up to its sport hybrid moniker, the 2015 CR-Z went on-sale today with a manufacturer's suggested retail price (MSRP) starting at $20,1452

The CR-Z is powered by a 1.5-liter i-VTEC® engine with Integrated Motor Assist (IMA®) electric motor, paired to either a short-throw 6-speed manual transmission or sport-tuned continuously variable transmission (CVT) with paddle shifters. Engine and motor combined peak output is 130 horsepower2 and 140 lb-ft of torque3 (127 lb-ft4 on CVT models).

Both the standard CR-Z and the feature-rich EX trim come standard with Bluetooth® HandsFreeLink®, Bluetooth® Audio, rearview camera, an Expanded View Driver's Mirror, AM/FM/CD/USB audio system with six speakers, automatic climate control, power windows and door locks, remote entry and cruise control.

For those wishing to raise the CR-Z's fun factor even further, Honda Performance Development (HPD) offers a full range of track-proven, street-reliable performance upgrades and accessories. These include front brake, sport suspension and exhaust kits, limited-slip differential, clutch, 18-inch alloy wheels and spoilers. For more information visit: automobiles.honda.com/cr-z/hpd.aspx.

For More Information 
Consumer information is available at automobiles.honda.com/cr-z. To join the CR-Z community on Facebook, visitwww.facebook.com/hondacrz. Additional media information including detailed pricing features and high-resolution photography of the 2015 Honda CR-Z is available at hondanews.com/channels/honda-automobiles-cr-z.

1Based on 2015 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your actual mileage will vary depending driving conditions, how the vehicle is driven and maintained, battery pack age/condition and other factors.

2 130 horsepower @ 6000 rpm (SAE net plus electric motor).

3 140 lb-ft @ 1000-2000 rpm (SAE net plus electric motor).

4 127 lb-ft @ 1000-3000 rpm (SAE net plus electric motor).

5 MSRP excluding tax, license, registration, $790 destination charge and options. Dealer prices may vary.

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