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.

Overview

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.

Safety

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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Base FWD 2-Dr Hatchback I4
36 MPG City | 39 MPG Hwy
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2013 Honda CR-Z
Base FWD 2-Dr Hatchback I4
130hp
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2013 Honda CR-Z Specifications

Quick Glance:
Engine
1.5L I4Engine
Fuel economy City:
31 MPG
Fuel economy Highway:
38 MPG
Horsepower:
130 hp @ 6000rpm
Torque:
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)
Vehicle
36,000 miles / 36 months
Powertrain
60,000 miles / 60 months
Corrosion
Unlimited miles / 60 months
Recall Date
12-31-1969:21:36:00
Component
AIR BAGS:FRONTAL:DRIVER SIDE INFLATOR MODULE
Summary
Honda (American Honda Motor Co.) is recalling certain model year 2007-2011 Honda CR-V, 2011-2015 CR-Z, 2010-2014 FCX Clarity, and Insight, 2009-2013 Fit, 2013-2014 Fit EV, 2007-2014 Ridgeline, 2013-2016 Acura ILX, 2013-2014 Acura ILX Hybrid, 2007-2016 RDX, 2005-2012 Acura RL, 2009-2014 Acura TL, and 2010-2013 Acura ZDX vehicles. The affected vehicles are equipped with a dual-stage driver frontal air bag that may be susceptible to moisture intrusion which, over time, could cause the inflator to rupture.
Consequences
In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the driver's frontal air bag, the inflator could rupture with metal fragments striking the driver or other occupants resulting in serious injury or death.
Remedy
Honda will notify owners, and dealers will replace the inflator, free of charge. Remedy parts are expected to be available in Fall 2016. Interim notices will be mailed to owners beginning on March 14, 2016. Owners will receive a second notice when remedy parts become available. Owners may contact Honda customer service at 1-888-234-2138. Honda's numbers for this recall are JX2, JX3 and JX4.
Potential Units Affected
2,230,000
Notes
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NHTSA Rating Front Driver
4
NHTSA Rating Front Passenger
3
NHTSA Rating Front Side
3
NHTSA Rating Rear Side
Not Rated
NHTSA Rating Overall
4
NHTSA Rating Rollover
5
IIHS Front Moderate Overlap
Good
IIHS Overall Side Crash
Good
IIHS Best Pick
1
IIHS Rear Crash
Good
IIHS Roof Strength
Good
IIHS Front Small Overlap
N/R

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