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Honda CR-Z hybrid (a little) more power and mpg for

Honda’s CR-Z hybrid was to combine sportiness and economy, but up being too much of a compromise. The that was supposed to invoke the two-seat Insight and the 1980s CRX hot ended up doing neither. Honda is making a few improvements for the model year.

The 2013 gets a few tweaks that previously announced for European and models, including more from its electric motor. The gasoline inline-four remains the but the motor gets a boost 10 kW to 15 kW. As a result, power increases 122 horsepower and 128 pound-feet of torque to 130 hp and 140 (models with the continuously transmission are stuck with 127

The bigger electric motor is by a larger, 144-volt lithium ion pack. It replaces a 100.8-volt metal hydride battery.

choices remain the same: a CVT or a six-speed manual. The stock gets a bigger clutch, and the has a shorter final drive for better fuel economy.

The mechanical changes, along some adjustments to the front and fascias, help improve economy, but only slightly. equipped with the CVT are rated at 26 mpg and 39 mpg highway, gaining a whopping 1 mpg in driving over last model. Manual transmission get a 1 mpg bump in highway mileage, a rating of 31 mpg city and 38 mpg highway.

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Honda will add a nifty Sport System that the driver an extra boost of with the push of a button, so he or she can they are activating the KERS in a Formula 1 race. The system works for five seconds at a provided the battery has more a 50 percent charge and the car is traveling than 19 mph.

Honda is dressing up the interior with metallic trim, and added equipment. The CR-Z now comes with a backup camera and and an infotainment system with text messaging and Pandora is now an Other dress-up options a red-and-black interior trim and LED headlights.

On the outside, the 2012 CR-Z’s it looks remain, although added a front spoiler, grille, blue-tinted lights, and a few detail changes. The CR-Z blend in like other products, but it’s not exactly to look at, either.

The 2013 CR-Z starts at (plus a $790 destination putting it between the $18,500 and the $24,200 (for a 2012 Civic hybrid in Honda’s Both cars offer fuel economy (44 mpg highway) and space, but are admittedly more Still, the CR-Z will be a tough sell when it showrooms November 21.

Honda CR-Z Electric Cars
Honda CR-Z Electric Cars
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