2014 Honda CRZ Reviews

 


16-INCH ALLOY WHEELS

Updated alloy wheels not only capture the eye, but they also decrease the unsprung weight, enhancing suspension performance.

LARGE FRONT GRILLE
A fierce-looking grille for a hybrid.




FOLDING SIDE MIRRORS

Integrated turn indicators on the folding side mirrors mean other drivers will have a better chance of seeing your vehicle as you change lanes. And the Expanded View Driver's Mirror helps you see more of what's around you.

LED BRAKE LIGHTS

The LED brake lights are unique, stylish and add a high-tech touch.

PROJECTOR-BEAM HALOGEN HEADLIGHTS

Available HID headlights provide the driver great visibility at night, while LED Daytime Running Lights provide improved visibility during the day (EX).

FIN-TYPE ANTENNA
Quick and efficient-it also sports a dorsal fin antenna. Other hybrids beware.

SHORT OVERHANG
Short front and rear overhangs contribute to the CR-Z's agile look.
 
Advanced Compatibility Engineering? (ACE?) Body Structure
ACE? utilizes a network of connected structural elements to distribute crash energy more evenly throughout the front of the vehicle.

Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS)
The CR-Z's anti-lock braking system (ABS) uses a special modulator to pulse the brakes to help prevent wheel lockup. This helps the driver retain steering control during hard braking. The Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD) system balances the front/rear braking forces during dynamic loading.

Front 3-Point Seat Belts with Automatic Tensioning System
Front 3-point seat belts with an automatic tensioning system ride across the lap and chest to help restrain occupants during sudden stops or impact.

Driver's and Passenger's Active Head Restraints
The driver's and passenger's active head restraints help reduce the likelihood of neck injury in a sufficient rear impact collision.

Dual-Stage, Multiple-Threshold Front Airbags (SRS)
The CR-Z is equipped with dual-stage, multiple-threshold front airbags (SRS). One or both of these airbags will be deployed only in the event of a sufficient frontal impact. If deployed, these airbags are capable of being inflated at different rates depending on crash severity, seat-belt usage and/or other factors. Frontal airbags are designed to supplement the seat belts to help reduce the likelihood of head and upper body injuries in frontal crashes.

SmartVent? Front Side Airbags

In the event of a moderate-to-severe side impact, the SmartVent? front side airbag is designed to deploy and inflate quickly to maximize potential protection for properly seated occupants. This helps to protect the driver's or front passenger's upper body from injury, or vent before fully inflating if an occupant is in the side airbag deployment path, thereby decreasing the likelihood for an airbag-related injury.

Side Curtain Airbags
To help reduce the likelihood of head and neck injuries in side collisions, all CR-Z models feature side curtain airbags. The side curtain airbag module is positioned along the side of the headliner. In the event of a sufficient side impact, this system will activate to help provide protection for the driver and passenger.

Daytime Running Lights (DRL)
Daytime Running Lights (DRL) enhance the CR-Z's visibility. EX models are equipped with LED DRLs, which add a highly visible light.

Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)
TPMS monitors all four tires, alerting the driver before pressure becomes significantly low.

Vehicle Stability Assist? (VSA®) with Traction Control

This sophisticated safety system aids the driver in retaining control of the vehicle if side slippage is detected during oversteer or understeer conditions. When the driver is cornering or must make a sudden maneuver and traction loss is detected, the system will engage to help restore the driver's intended course.

Contact

Honda of Keene

567 Monadnock Highway
Directions Swanzey, NH 03446

  • Sales: 800-538-4988
  • Service: 800-538-4988
  • Parts: 800-538-4988
Honda CR-Z Awards
& Accolades



 The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has named the CR-Z a "2013 Top Safety Pick." IIHS rates vehicles good, acceptable, marginal or poor based on performance in front and side crash tests, a rollover test, and evaluations of seat/head restraints for protection against neck injuries in rear impacts. To earn Top Safety Pick for 2013, a vehicle must have good ratings in four Institute tests.


Honda has been named Best Overall Brand as part of Kelley Blue Book's KBB.com 2013 Brand Image Awards.

2013 Kelley Blue Book Brand Image Awards are based on the Brand Watch? study from Kelley Blue Book Market Intelligence. Award calculated among non-luxury shoppers. For more information, visit www.kbb.com. Kelley Blue Book is a registered trademark of Kelley Blue Book Co., Inc.

Honda is honored to be the Most Trusted Brand for the second year in a row as part of Kelley Blue Book's KBB.com 2013 Brand Image Awards.

2013 Kelley Blue Book Brand Image Awards are based on the Brand Watch? study from Kelley Blue Book Market Intelligence. Award calculated among non-luxury shoppers. For more information, visit www.kbb.com. Kelley Blue Book is a registered trademark of Kelley Blue Book Co., Inc.

Kelley Blue Book's KBB.com names Honda its Best Value Brand for a third consecutive year as part of its 2013 Brand Image Awards.

2013 Kelley Blue Book Brand Image Awards are based on the Brand Watch? study from Kelley Blue Book Market Intelligence. Award calculated among non-luxury shoppers. For more information, visit www.kbb.com. Kelley Blue Book is a registered trademark of Kelley Blue Book Co., Inc.


The United Services Automobile Association (USAA)[1] named the 2012 CR-Z the Best Value in the coupe category. To determine its 2012 Best Value list, the experts at USAA identified the top vehicles in each category based on cost, safety and reliability. In addition, impressive fuel economy and affordable maintenance helped the CR-Z rise to the top.

[1] USAA is a registered trademark of the United Services Automobile Association.


Honda has won the first ever Edmunds.com Best Retained Value Award for Non-Luxury Brands. In addition, four Honda models won model-level 2011 Edmunds.com Best Retained Value Awards. Having a clear idea about a car's future resale value is an important part of the car-buying process, and Honda is proud to be recognized for how well our vehicles hold their value over time.


Honda has a history of environmental leadership dating back to a time when green was simply a color. Several decades later, we are proud to carry that tradition along, and be recognized as the country's Greenest Automaker by the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS)-for the fifth time in a row[1].

[1] Based on a Union of Concerned Scientists analysis of fleetwide global warming and smog emissions from 2008 model year vehicles.



Plus Sport System®
The Plus Sport System® enhances the CR-Z's performance. Push the S+ button and the engine is primed for a boost of speed. Use it while making a pass, getting up to speed on the freeway, or just for fun.

1.5-liter, 16-valve i-VTEC
The CR-Z is powered by a 1.5-liter i-VTEC® 4-cylinder engine with Integrated Motor Assist IMA®. The CR-Z operates its 16 valves via one overhead camshaft, employing rocker arms for each exhaust and intake valve. In addition to providing variable intake-valve duration and lift profiles across the rpm range, the CR-Z's engine closes one intake valve at low rpm, running with three valves per cylinder until the engine crosses the 2300 rpm threshold, after which the engine resumes four-valves-per-cylinder operation. This makes the engine run more efficiently in the very bottom end of the power band. As an added bonus, the engine also produces an impressive exhaust note-how many hybrids can say that?

Integrated Motor Assist IMA®
Honda's IMA system is simple and compact by design. Instead of having a separate alternator and starter motor like traditional internal-combustion engines, the IMA system combines the two functions in one with an electric motor that starts the engine, accelerates the car, recharges the battery and provides regenerative braking.

6-Speed Manual Transmission
The Honda CR-Z is the world's first production hybrid vehicle to offer a 6-speed manual transmission. These six speeds reward CR-Z drivers with the perfect gear for every driving occasion - including a high final-drive ratio for excellent fuel efficiency[1]. From the S2000 to the Civic Si, Honda has considerable experience with 6-speed manuals. So it's no surprise that the CR-Z's 6-speed gearbox is as efficient as it is engaging. Adding to the experience is an easy-to-grip shift lever finished in aluminum and black leather (EX).

Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT)
The electronically controlled continuously variable transmission (CVT) is available on all CR-Z models. Instead of gears, the CVT uses an advanced system of pulleys. This lets the CVT choose from more ratios than a conventional automatic transmission, which means the CVT will find the ideal ratio to boost engine performance or increase fuel efficiency[1].

Hill Start Assist
The CR-Z includes hill start assist. When the driver releases the brake to activate the accelerator, hill start assist maintains brake pressure for about 1.5 seconds to prevent the CR-Z from rolling backward. Brake pressure is released when engine torque increases, allowing a smooth and controllable drive-away.

Sophisticated Suspension

The CR-Z's suspension system uses a combination of MacPherson front struts with lightweight forged, aluminum lower control arms and a torsion-beam rear suspension. Using struts in front makes more room available for crash reinforcement, and the rear torsion beam's compact size helps maximize cargo space. Honda engineers have tuned these components to give the CR-Z responsive handling and a decisively fun-to-drive character. At the same time, the suspension is exceptionally compliant, even over rough roads. All CR-Z models feature Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA) with traction control.

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Contact

Honda of Keene

567 Monadnock Highway
Directions Swanzey, NH 03446

  • Sales: 800-538-4988
  • Service: 800-538-4988
  • Parts: 800-538-4988