2013 Honda CR-Z: The First Mainstream Sporty Hybrid

In this article, the writer proposes that the 2013 Honda CR-Z is the solution to those who want a sport vehicle (which Honda is known and loved for) and meeting the world’s requirement of more eco-friendly vehicles.

And it seems to be a slam dunk, home run, touchdown, and (insert your sports analogy here) because “…the CR-Z delivers a really cracking driving experience.”

What seems to make the Honda CR-Z so cracking? It “utilizes Macpherson-strut suspension at the front end over the more performance-oriented double-wishbone suspension, is packed with safety features and electronic aids and all, that, to the hardcore enthusiast, seemingly adulterates the driving experience.”

It also doesn’t hurt that the 2013 Honda CR-Z has a 130-hp engine, 144-volt lithium ion battery, increased torque, and Honda’s amazing 6-speed manual transmission.

“Honda’s manual transmissions have always been the best and the CR-Z’s six-speed self-shifter is sniper-rifle precise, a real joy to row through and feel the snickety-snick of the gears.”

And you don’t need to be worried about any kind of weird, hybrid drivability. In fact, “it drives just like a sports car.”

As with any Honda, you can also expect the best safety features. “As expected of any modern car, the CR-Z is loaded with safety features: six airbags up front with curtain bags that span the length of the cabin, ABS-EBD brakes with Brake Assist and Stability/Traction control as standard. There’s also a lot of small details such as the drilled aluminum pedals and aluminum shiftknob for the 6-speed manual, the slots on the front seats which technically mean you can sling in a couple of four-point clubman harnesses for some track time/amateur racing activities, and the LED daytime running lamps which give a touch of class and sophistication for this modern-day lightweight warrior.”

Check out the complete, raving article about the 2013 Honda CR-Z for more details about the first mainstream hybrid sports car!

 

 

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