2016 Honda CR-Z LX (M6)
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2016 Honda CR-Z Buyer's Guide
The 2016 Honda CR-Z is a compact hatchback hybrid that provides seating for two. Its styling is reminiscent of the 1990s-era Honda compact cars, such as the Civic and CRX, that helped establish the brand as a sporty, efficient and affordable choice. The CR-Z features a mild hybrid system comprised of a gasoline engine and electric motor, which enables the CR-Z to provide competitive fuel mileage. Despite Honda’s lofty goals, the CR-Z falls short of the driving experience it was designed to deliver. The Honda CR-Z was introduced in 2011 and has not undergone many changes since its debut. For the 2016 model year, the Honda CR-Z received a subtle styling refresh, concentrating on the car’s nose and tail.
What makes it move?
Honda powers the front-wheel drive 2016 CR-Z with a combination of a gasoline engine and an electric motor. The engine is a 1.5-liter four-cylinder unit with 110 horsepower, and the electric motor produces 20 horsepower, for a total output of 130. A lithium-ion battery pack stores extra juice. The 2016 Honda CR-Z offers the choice between a continuously variable automatic transmission and a six-speed manual. Fuel economy with the CVT rates at 36 mpg city and 39 mpg highway.
Why buy the 2016 Honda CR-Z?
The 2016 Honda CR-Z stands out in a way that appeals to a very niche crowd: it’s the only hybrid car on the market that’s available with an optional manual transmission (that’s because most hybrids come only with a continuously variable transmission, thanks to the CVT’s top-notch efficiency). Therefore, it’s a great choice for buyers who want a hybrid and also really want to handle shifting duties themselves, as long as the two-passenger seating is sufficient. The 2016 model’s styling updates, although subtle, help keep the car’s look fresh and distinctive. Buyers who want a very compact hybrid, don’t want to drive around more than one friend, and don’t need a lot of cargo space should consider the 2016 Honda CR-Z.