Honda released pricing details of the 2014 version of its CR-Z sports hybrid coupe for the American market. Although thoroughly updated, the CR-Z remains highly disappointing in terms of performance with a 130 hp powertrain, while at 39 mpg highway its fuel economy is not exactly mind-blowing either.
Starting at $19,995, the 2014 Honda CR-Z has an EPA rating of 31/38/34 mpg city/highway/combined (manual) and 36/39/37 (CVT). That is thanks to a 1.5-liter 4-cylinder, 16-valve, single-overhead cam (SOHC) i-VTEC engine coupled to an Integrated Motor Assist hybrid module. It has a total output of 130 horsepower at 6000 rpm and 140 lb-ft. of torque. What’s funny is that it comes with not only a Sport mode, but also an ‘S+’ button!
Standard kit on the 2014 Honda CR-Z include Bluetooth HandsFreeLink, Bluetooth Audio, rearview camera, an Expanded View Driver’s Mirror, AM/FM/CD/USB audio system with six speakers, automatic climate control, power windows and door locks, remote entry and cruise control. The EX model adds a 360-Watt AM/FM/CD Premium Audio System with seven speakers including subwoofer, perforated leather-wrapped steering wheel, and more. Navigation is an optional extra. The body and chassis of the CR-Z have not changed over the 2013 model.
|TRIM||MSRP||EPA Fuel Economy|
|CR-Z 6-speed manual||$19,995||31/38/34|
|CR-Z EX 6-speed manual||$21,840||31/38/34|
|CR-Z EX CVT||$22,490||36/39/37|
|CR-Z EX 6-speed manual with Navi||$23,340||31/38/34|
|CR-Z EX CVT with Navi||$23,990||36/39/37|