Honda CR-Z

  • 2016 Honda CR-Z

    The 2016 Honda CR-Z is one of the most dynamic and exciting small cars on the road here in the Elgin and Crystal Lake, IL area. Not only is this little hatchback a hybrid with exceptional fuel economy – it’s also designed to provide plenty of driving thrills. The CR-Z is in stock and available right now at Brilliance Honda of Crystal Lake, so read on to learn more!

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Current Model

The current Honda CR-Z uses a hybrid powertrain that combines the forces of a 1.5L four-cylinder engine with an electric motor and battery pack. Power goes to the front wheels through either a continuously variable transmission or a six-speed manual. With the latter, the CR-Z is rated at 130 hp and 140 lb-ft of torque total. With the CVT, the CR-Z earns an EPA rating of 36 mpg city/39 mpg highway*.

The Honda CR-Z is also well equipped with upscale features. It gets a 7-inch touchscreen display, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, push button start, electric parking brake, a rearview camera, automatic climate control, and much more. Plus, behind the front seats, the CR-Z makes way for plenty of luggage – it has a maximum cargo space of 25.1 cubic feet.

2016 Honda CR-Z


Here are a few of the recent reviews covering the Honda CR-Z:

  • Edmunds: “This small, sporty hybrid coupe is lightweight, steers quickly and parks easily. A sleek exterior and adventurous dashboard design make it one of the more attractive designs among its more futuristic or merely pragmatic competitors.”
  • AutoTrader: “Most hybrid cars are all about fuel economy and practicality — but not the 2016 Honda CR-Z. Instead, Honda’s little hatchback focuses more on style and sportiness, giving up a larger interior and an all-out focus on gas mileage in order to be the fun hybrid . . . and it’s a lot more enjoyable than many hybrid rivals.”
  • Torque News: “We find [the] CR-Z to be a fun to drive, comfortable and affordable 2-seater. While not the cheapest car in Honda’s stable, [the] 2016 CR-Z will come to the game with superior standard features, decent fuel economy and that quirky little fun-feeling that comes for short spurts of EV-only driving.”
  • The Car Connection: “The Honda CR-Z sets out to do what only a few vehicles in history have done: blend high efficiency with a high-style, hot-hatchback profile. Like the BMW i8–only not so extravagantly engineered–the CR-Z mashes up its fuel-efficient hybrid powertrain with the profile of a sporty two-seater.”
  • Kelley Blue Book: “Because the CR-Z doesn’t look or perform like a boring economy car, you can satisfy your need to be green without sacrificing your love of driving.”

Future Models

The Honda CR-Z is ready for a refresh. As Honda rarely leaks information to the press, details are scarce, but there are some reports that the new CR-Z might be a much more performance oriented model. Rumor has it that the CR-Z will get a detuned version of the engine coming soon in the new Civic Type R. In that application, the 2.0L turbocharged four-cylinder is rated at 305 hp, but in the CR-Z it would probably produce less.British auto publication Auto Express is reporting that the new CR-Z will use a version of that turbo four-cylinder good for 280 hp, but it will still come as a hybrid, so there will be extra power from an electric motor. That could mean an output even higher than the Civic Type R. The new CR-Z could then be positioned as part of the Civic lineup – the new Type R will use a five-door configuration, while the CR-Z will continue as a three-door hatchback.

2016 Honda CR-Z

See How The CR-Z Compares…

Visit Brilliance Honda of Crystal Lake Today

Visit us here at 680 W. Terra Cotta Ave.. in Crystal Lake, IL, to find out more about the current CR-Z. And, feel free to contact us ahead of time with any questions; we hope to see you soon!

*36 city/39 highway/37 combined mpg rating. Based on 2016 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on driving conditions, how you drive and maintain your vehicle, battery-pack, age/condition, and other factors.
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Brilliance Honda
Brilliance Honda
680 W. Terra Cotta Ave.
Crystal Lake, IL, 60014 United States
(815) 459-6400
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