Summary, Prices, Specs

By January 10, 2014


The Honda CR-Z is for those who want an eye-catching, futuristic-looking hybrid, but there are better options out there for those who seek greater fuel economy and a roomier interior.

Sam Moses filed this report after his test drive of the CR-Z EX through the mountains and valleys of the Pacific Northwest; with Laura Burstein reporting from Los Angeles.

Model Line Overview
Model lineup:Honda CR-Z ($19,995); CR-Z EX ($21,840); CR-Z EX with Navigation ($23,340); a CVT adds $650 to each price
Engines:1.5-liter inline-4; 15-kilowatt electric motor
Transmissions:6-speed manual; CVT
Safety equipment (standard):dual-stage frontal airbags, side airbags, side curtain airbags, ABS with EBD, electronic stability control with traction control, tire pressure monitor
Safety equipment (optional):none
Basic warranty:3 years/36,000 miles
Assembled in:Suzuka City, Japan
Specifications As Tested
Model tested (MSPR):Honda CR-Z EX MT Navi ($23,155)
Standard equipment:automatic climate control, silver mesh fabric sport seats, power windows, cruise control, tilt/telescoping steering wheel, information display, HID headlamps, foglights, Bluetooth, leather-wrapped steering wheel, aluminum pedals, polished interior accents, ambient console lighting, 360-watt sound system
Options as tested (MSPR):none
Destination charge:$790
Gas guzzler tax:N/A
Price as tested (MSPR):$23945
Layout:front-wheel drive
Engine:1.5-liter I4 with 15-kw electric motor
Horsepower (lb.-ft @ rpm):130 @ 6000
Torque (lb.-ft @ rpm):140 @ 1000-2000
Transmission:6-speed manual
EPA fuel economy, city/hwy:31/38 mpg
Wheelbase:95.9 in.
Length/width/height:160.5/68.5/54.9 in.
Track, f/r:59.6/59.1 in.
Turning circle:35.4 ft.
Seating Capacity:2
Head/hip/leg room, f:36.9/51.5/42.7 in.
Head/hip/leg room, m:N/A
Head/hip/leg room, r:N/A
Cargo volume:25.1 cu. ft.
Towing capacity:N/A
Suspension, f:independent, MacPherson struts, coil springs, anti-roll bar
Suspension, r:torsion beam axle, coil springs, anti-roll bar
Ground clearance:N/A
Curb weigth:2663 lbs.
Brakes, f/r:vented disc/solid disc w ABS, EBD
Fuel capacity:10.6 gal.
Unless otherwise indicated, specifications refer to test vehicle. All prices are manufacturer's suggested retail prices (MSPR) effective as of January 10, 2014.Prices do not include manufacturer's destination and delivery charges. N/A: Information not available or not applicable. Manufacturer Info Sources: 800-522-5000 -