2013 Honda CR-Z Hybrid EX Manual Coupe Hybrid FWD 

  • $22k
  • 1.5L Hybrid
  • 31 city 38 hwy
9.1 Out of 10
The hybrid system now has a lithium-ion battery pack that provides greater voltage, which increases overall horsepower and torque.
by cars.com (Dec, 2012)
Acceleration is fairly strong, thanks in part to the electric motor's assist, which comes in the form of pure torque.
by KBB (Jan, 2013)

RideNerd Review Our evaluation of the Honda CR-Z Hybrid


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Benchmarks Real world tests of the Honda CR-Z Hybrid

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40 MPG
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25 MPG
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52 MPG

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Reviews Word on the street for the Honda CR-Z Hybrid

The top of the dash wraps around toward the driver, and it's covered in pleasantly soft-touch materials-unlike other, grimmer Honda interiors.

CR-Zs with the manual transmission get a larger clutch and lower final-drive ratio.

While 130 horsepower might not sound like much, the broad torque curve makes freeway passing and darting through intersections a breeze.


7.8 Out of 10

What People Are Saying Give it to me straight


With combined ratings of 34 mpg (manual) or 37 mpg (CVT), former CRX owners will likely whine that their cars got better mileage than that-which they likely did.
by The Car Connection (Jan, 2013)
You can also specify a six-speed manual gearbox, very rare for a hybrid, that makes it sportier to drive but knocks down the mileage to 34 mpg combined (31 mpg city, 38 mpg highway).
by The Car Connection (Jan, 2013)
The 2013 Honda CR-Z adds a boost mode for acceleration, and performs better than most hybrids; the six-speed manual is the most fun.
by The Car Connection (Jan, 2013)


The 2013 Honda CR-Z is rated at a combined 37 mpg with the CVT, a respectable number-though far from the highest.
by The Car Connection (Jan, 2013)
The CR-Z's powertrain has gained slightly more performance-130 hp combined, versus last year's 122-and the torque of the manual-shift version has risen from 128 pounds-feet to 140 lb-ft.
by The Car Connection (Jan, 2013)
Unlike many of its compact car rivals, the 2013 Honda CR-Z offers most of today's must-have features as standard issue.
by KBB (Jan, 2013)


Plus, handling and braking are light-years beyond any mainstream hybrid we've driven.
by KBB (Jan, 2013)
But they also had minimal safety equipment, far fewer features, polluted more, and weighed 700 pounds less.
by The Car Connection (Jan, 2013)
And the 2013 CR-Z has the usual suite of electronic safety systems, including anti-lock brakes, electronic stability control, and tire-pressure warning sensors.
by The Car Connection (Jan, 2013)


It comes standard with dual front, side, and side-curtain airbags, along with active head restraints for the seats.
by The Car Connection (Jan, 2013)
A retractable cargo cover is standard.
by cars.com (Dec, 2012)
Additionally, the CR-Z is currently the only hybrid available with a manual transmission.
by KBB (Jan, 2013)


Like other Honda hybrids, the CR-Z uses a relatively simple system that puts an electric motor in tandem with a gas engine, in this case a 1.5-liter four-cylinder.
by cars.com (Dec, 2012)
The gasoline/electric powertrain comprises a 1.5-liter i-VTEC engine mated to a 15-kilowatt motor, combining to deliver 130 horsepower.
by KBB (Jan, 2013)
The 2013 Honda CR-Z makes an effort to boost its performance credentials, with a more powerful electric motor and a boost mode for short bursts of added acceleration.
by The Car Connection (Jan, 2013)

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Brand Honda
Body style Coupe
Model year 2013
City range 328 miles
Highway range 402 miles
MSRP $22k
Annual cost $5,941

Manufacturing Emissions

Energy per car made 1,916 kWh/vehicle

engine & drivetrain

Engine size 1.5L
Air compressor None
Fuel Hybrid
Cylinders I4
Paddle shifters N/A
Gearing type Traditional
Transmission 6-speed Manual 2WD

stereo & entertainment

Brand Generic
Speakers 7 speakers
Wattage 360 watts
Has a speed sensitive volume Yes
Has a subwoofer Yes
Auxiliary input Yes
AM/FM radio Standard
CD player Standard
CD changer N/A
Satellite radio Optional
Entertainment system N/A


Cruise control Standard
Front A/C Standard
Front passenger A/C N/A
Keyless entry Standard
Keyless ignition N/A
Sun roof N/A
Navigation system N/A
Roof rails N/A
Power locks Standard
Power mirrors Standard
Power outlets Standard
Power steering Standard
Power windows Standard


Carbon monoxide/mile 0.2 g
Methane/mile 0 g
NMOG/mile 0.01 g
Nitrogen oxide/mile 0.01 g
Vapor canisters 1
Vapor canister capacity 95 g
Bleed canisters 0
Catalytic converters 2
Stops the engine instead of idling Yes
Disables engine cylinders under low loads No
Recirculates exhaust gas Yes

power & handling

Max torque 107 ft-lb @ 4,800 RPM
Max HP 122 HP @ 6,000 RPM
Power-to-weight ratio 21.79 lb/hp
Curb-to-curb turning radius 35.4 feet

suspension, wheels & brakes

Rear suspension Beam
Front brakes 10.31 in Ventilated Disc
Rear brakes 10.2 in Disc
Front wheel width 195 mm
Front wheel diameter 16 inch
Front wheel aspect ratio 55

safety features

Active head restraints Yes
  1. Driver
  2. Passenger
  3. Side
  4. Head curtain
Antilock brakes Standard
Child door locks N/A
Electronic stability control Standard
Traction control Standard
Rear camera Standard
Rear sensor N/A
Park assist system N/A
Communication system None

physical dimensions

Width 68.5 in
Front track width 59.6 in
Height 54.9 in
Ground clearance 5.6 in
Length 160.5 in
Wheelbase 95.9 in
Curb weight 2,658 lb
GVWR 3,164 pounds
Has a rear spoiler No
Seats 2 seats
Front seat room 49 ft³
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