2016 Honda CR-Z For Sale in Sacramento
The 2016 Honda CR-Z was without any doubt a vehicle well ahead of its time when it first landed here as a hybrid compact sports coupe. That's because before the current CR-Z came along, hybrid technology was seen by many as simply a more fuel-efficient alternative to traditional gasoline-powered vehicles, and a more practical solution than all-electric cars. Now that formula one race cars are hybrids, people are starting to understand why a hybrid sports car is a viable altertnative to a more traditional gas one.
The 2016 Honda CR-Z features a number of subtle enhancements both inside and on the outside for this year. Standard equipment for all versions of the car now includes push-button keyless start and a touchscreen infotainment interface, while a new blind-spot monitoring system is available for higher trim levels.
Although the sleek, sporty looks of the 2016 Honda CR-Z are very eye-catching, the headline feature is always going to be the hybrid powertrain. The system is made up of a 1.5-liter inline-four gasoline engine and a 15-kw (20-horsepower) electric motor sitting between the engine and the transmission. Total system output is therefore rated at some 130 horsepower, and models equipped with six-speed manual transmission deliver 140 lb.-ft. of available torque. If an affordable hybrid sports coupe isn't unusual enough at the moment on its own, try coming up with a list of all the hybrid production vehicles currently on sale around the globe that have the option of a manual transmission. It's not going to be a list that sees your pen running out of ink, that's for sure. To be honest, the current CR-Z is actually only hybrid out there with an available stick shift at all.
There are three different trim levels of the CR-Z to select from, which are the base CR-Z, the EX, and EX-L with Navigation at the top of the range. Not only is the unique six-speed manual transmission an available option, it's even available with all three trim levels of the sporty Honda.
Standard equipment on all versions of the car now includes: an electronic park brake, keyless ignition, and an entertainment system with 7.0-inch touchscreen, keyless entry, automatic climate control, a rearview camera, a six-speaker CD audio system with steering-wheel controls and USB connectivity.
If what you really want for your next car is a sporty two-seater that's great on gas and keeps the impact your driving has on the environment to a minimum, the 2016 Honda CR-Z is pretty much in a class of its own. To get the very best gas mileage the CR-Z has to offer, you'll have to go without the fun available from the six-speed manual and stick with the more conventional continuously variable transmission (CVT) instead. When equipped with the CVT, the Honda gets EPA-estimated fuel economy ratings of 36 mpg in city, 39 mpg on the highway, and 37 mpg combined.*
*All vehicle mileage based on 2016 EPA mileage estimates. Use for comparison purposes only. Do not compare to models before 2008. Your actual mileage will vary, depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.