2013 Honda CR-Z

Base FWD 2-Dr Hatchback I4 man trans

2013 honda cr-z Reviews and News

2013 Honda CR-Z
2013 Honda CR-Z

New For 2013

The CR-Z ditches its old nickel-metal hydride battery for 2013 and gains the Civic Hybrid’s lithium-ion battery pack. The CR-Z also gains an S+ (sport plus) button that increases electric motor boost for up to ten seconds under full throttle.


Open the door of a base model Honda CR-Z, and you’ll notice something interesting in the footwell: three pedals. The CR-Z is the only hybrid car on the market with an available manual transmission. This coupe is not particularly powerful, with a combined 139 horses produced by its hybrid powertrain, but it has three separate driving modes—Econ, Normal, and Sport—to tune the hybrid’s electric assist and regenerative braking to maximize power delivery or conserve the most fuel, depending on the driver’s mood or driving style. The CR-Z’s handling is commendable and allows the driver to make the most of the relatively small amount of power underhood, especially when driving on twisty back roads. The hybrid system, with its instant-on torque, makes the manual transmission easy to use, with effortless launches and little need for highway downshifts. The CR-Z delivers good fuel economy: a combined 37 mpg with the optional continuously variable transmission. The CR-Z is somewhat compromised by its two-seat packaging and poor rearward visibility, but it is one of the most-fuel-efficient cars in its segment. Other competitors such as the Hyundai Veloster might offer more space and some other features, but the CR-Z provides good, clean fun at an appetizing price.


Front, side, and side curtain air bags are standard, as are ABS, stability and traction control, and a tire-pressure monitoring system.

You'll like:

  • Fun to drive
  • Only manual-transmission hybrid
  • Good fuel economy

You won't like:

  • Not a true CRX successor
  • Poor rearward visibility

Key Competitors For The 2013 Honda CR-Z

  • Hyundai Veloster
  • Mini Coupe
  • Scion tC
  • Volkswagen Beetle
2014 Honda Crz Front Three Quarters
You may have forgotten about the Honda CR-Z, but the small hybrid coupe is sticking around for 2014 with a minor price increase of $20 across the range. After a few updates to the car last year including more power and updated styling inside and out, the 2014 Honda CR-Z is unchanged this year.

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2013 Honda CR-Z Specifications

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1.5L I4Engine
Fuel economy City:
31 MPG
Fuel economy Highway:
38 MPG
130 hp @ 6000rpm
140 ft lb of torque @ 1000rpm
  • Air Conditioning
  • Power Windows
  • Power Locks
  • Power Seats (optional)
  • Steering Wheel Tilt
  • Cruise Control
  • Sunroof (optional)
  • ABS
  • Stabilizer Front
  • Stabilizer Rear (optional)
  • Electronic Traction Control
  • Electronic Stability Control
  • Locking Differential (optional)
  • Limited Slip Differential (optional)
  • Airbag Driver
  • Airbag Passenger
  • Airbag Side Front
  • Airbag Side Rear (optional)
  • Radio
  • CD Player
  • CD Changer (optional)
  • DVD (optional)
  • Navigation (optional)
36,000 miles / 36 months
60,000 miles / 60 months
Unlimited miles / 60 months
NHTSA Rating Front Driver
NHTSA Rating Front Passenger
NHTSA Rating Front Side
NHTSA Rating Rear Side
Not Rated
NHTSA Rating Overall
NHTSA Rating Rollover
IIHS Front Moderate Overlap
IIHS Overall Side Crash
IIHS Best Pick
IIHS Rear Crash
IIHS Roof Strength
IIHS Front Small Overlap

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