The Plus Sport System® enhances the performance of the CR-Z. 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.
The hybrid-electric 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 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 hybrid cars can say that?
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.
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.
16-inch alloy wheels not only capture the eye, but they also decrease the unsprung weight, enhancing suspension performance.
A fierce-looking grille for a hybrid-electric car.
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.
Stay connected while keeping your hands on the wheel with the Bluetooth® HandsFreeLink® system. Learn more at handsfreelink.honda.com.
The already sporty feel of the CR-Z is taken to the limit with race-inspired paddle shifters.
Let the available Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System™ with voice recognition guide your way, while FM Traffic displays gridlock and suggests alternate routes.
Connect a compatible mobile phone to access Pandora®, Bluetooth® streaming audio—even manage your text messages—all from the navigation screen (EX with navi).
Textured aluminum pedals, for both manual and automatic transmissions, give the CR-Z EX a custom look and feel. Accelerate with style in this hybrid-electric sports car.
Plug in your compatible MP3 player or a USB flash drive filled with music files, and the USB Audio Interface will play your music, manage music information and keep your device charged
The CR-Z has an anti-lock braking system (ABS) that 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.
This system monitors the pressure in all four tires and alerts the driver when pressure in any tire becomes significantly low.
29 city / 36 highway / 31 combined MPG rating for LX, Sport and EX 6MT models. 33 city / 40 highway / 36 combined MPG rating for LX CVT model. 31 city / 36 highway / 33 combined MPG rating for Sport CVT, EX CVT and EX-L models. Based on 2019 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions and other factors.