The Honda CRZ at Castle Honda: Your Chicago Area Honda Dealer
A two-seat heritage
The driver controls within the CR-Z give you more options than ever before. What mode will you drive in? Feeling sporty? Looking to conserve fuel? With the 3-mode drive system, you get to decide how the car behaves.
The CR-Z is powered by a 1.5-liter i-VTEC® 4-cylinder engine with Integrated Motor Assist IMA®. This combination delivers both spirited performance rarely seen in the hybrid world. The battery pack, positioned low in CR-Z's body structure for optimal center of gravity, supplies juice to the Integrated Motor Assist system, giving the CR-Z abundant low-rpm torque for quick off-the-line acceleration. This is an attribute unique to electric motors and something the CR-Z would not benefit from with just the conventional engine.
6-Speed or CVT
The CR-Z's sporting credentials include a 6-speed manual transmission?the first production hybrid vehicle ever to be equipped this way. The transmission allows enthusiasts to drive the CR-Z to its maximum capabilities. Those who choose the CVT automatic transmission, however, are treated to racing-inspired paddle shifters that also provide driving excitement and engagement.
A low center of gravity, wide tread and a low overall height contribute to the CR-Z's excellent handling. These virtues, together with specially tuned independent front and torsion-beam rear suspension, provide an exciting blend of agility, stability and ride quality.
Active Systems: Control
To help keep you on course and away from danger, Vehicle Stability Assist™ (VSA®) helps sense oversteer or understeer, and then adjusts brake pressure at each wheel and/or reduces engine power to help restore driver control. Standard 4-wheel anti-lock disc brakes (ABS), with Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD), help you maintain control during hard braking. Properly inflated tires are crucial for safe operation, so the Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) alerts the driver when a tire's pressure reaches a significantly low level.
Passive Systems: Protection
The CR-Z has been engineered to help protect you and your passengers when a collision just cannot be avoided. The Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™) body structure utilizes a network of connected structural elements to distribute crash energy more evenly throughout the front of the vehicle.
Airbags and More
Standard front, front side and side curtain airbags help reduce the likelihood of injuries in a collision. Driver's and passenger's active head restraints help reduce the likelihood of whiplash injuries in a sufficient rear impact.
The CR-Z was designed for excellent fuel economy, but not at the expense of driving fun. The AT-PZEV-rated CR-Z ranks as one of the more efficient cars out there. And once you take it for a spin, you'll see that both goals were realized.
EPA numbers are important, but the way you drive also affects the fuel economy you achieve. The CR-Z features a guidance system that helps boost your efficiency and monitor your own driving habits to maximize your mpg. It's called Eco Assist™and it includes a green ECON button that, when pressed, regulates certain vehicle functions to maximize efficiency. The system also features real-time feedback to help promote driver awareness of efficient driving habits on a daily and ongoing basis.
Interested in learning more about the 2012 Honda CR-Z? Visit Castle Honda today to test drive a new Honda car near Chicago .