2013 Honda CRZ Modulo 6MT Honest Car Reviews Philippines

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HONDA CR-Z 1.5 i-VTEC Sport Manual 6-speed

The best of both worlds

by Vince Pornelos / Photos: Pornelos

posted September 26, 17:39

It’s finally We’ve been waiting years for the CR-Z to make its debut, and now Honda’s sport hatchback is officially in the country for to enjoy.

We’ve driven the version of the CR-Z Mugen but now we’re driving the Honda with the Modulo kit. In my it’s the perfect variant, but getting ahead of myself.

The CR-Z that is now being sold by HCPI is already the version, meaning it gets a few tweaks and other upgrades. In of looks, the new model is strikingly looking, easily drawing from enthusiasts and passersby

Design-wise, the CR-Z takes enthusiasts back to the days of the Honda CR-X, one of the more predecessors of the hybrid. The front end properly modern for the car, and has a bit of visual impact with the LED on the headlamps. The side profile great homage to the CR-X, with the lift up tailgate is almost level with the

The Modulo bodykit with the side skirts with the fiber trim, the lip spoiler and components give it that look without being too sporty.

Inside, not much has over the previous model, as the cabin feels perfectly and very driver oriented; the way we like it. The steering wheel has changed over the previous and gets a new S+ button for extra and response from the engine on that later). The dashboard is out with all the controls you need and along with the buttons for the driving modes for Sport, and Econ.

The seats are perfect for sporty and felt comfortable after a Of note is the shifter for the 6-speed made of metal but partly in leather, much like a aftermarket shift knob Momo or Sparco. The rear are almost decorative given the low in the backseat, though if you have a you can attach an ISOFIX carseat so Junior can enjoy the ride

With a twist of the key, the is alive. There’s a nice burble from the exhaust, unusual for a hybrid. Powering the is a 1.5-liter SOHC 16-valve i-VTEC engine. The internal engine makes 114 PS and 144 Newton-meters.

The CR-Z also gets a powerful integrated electric and a higher voltage lithium ion pack that, combined, develop an extra 22 PS. The whole is completed with a 6-speed transmission and drives the front

Around town and in Normal mode, the CR-Z is a breeze to about. The manual transmission is yes, perfect. The gearing is the feel of each shift is positive, while the engagement of the is excellent.

The suspension is great delivering a fine balance ride comfort and sporty as this version doesn’t the Mugen suspension that the one we drove had.

As for fuel and driving in Econ mode, the Modulo delivered an excellent kilometers a liter on average varying levels of traffic in the On the highway in ECON mode, the proved very economical at km/l with minimal and at a steady cruise of 100 km/h. Now efficiency is out of the way, it’s to get down to business.

Again, I took the CR-Z to our playground: the mountain pass of I kick it down to 2 nd and gun the accelerator in mode and with S+ engaged. The may not deliver the excitement of the B16 and B18 engines come to enjoy, but it’s no

The acceleration is very linear and yet and the seamless nature of the Integrated Assist (IMA) system is a partner for the 1.5 liter i-VTEC

Braking is excellent, not to mention it charges the battery pack as for extra boost later on in the Again, you don’t have power at your disposal, so you have to maximize the revs on the The manners of the car mid-corner are also as it’s eager to show off superb handling even the Mugen suspension we enjoyed

HONDA CR-Z 1.5 i-VTEC Sport Manual 6-speed

On that note, it’s one of the easiest cars to heel and toe out of the

The best part? I went up to the with half a tank of gunning the throttle for all it can, and back with just a less. By the trip computer, I was 8.3 kilometers to the liter at full

It sounds too good to be true, but try it for

The CR-Z is one of those very cars that blends sides of the spectrum -efficiency and very, very well. Is the PhP price tag worth it? Simply yeah.

if this is Honda’s definition of the term ‘compromise’, I think they’ve found the most enjoyable one around.

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