Honda CR-Z: The Best Hybrid Features

The new CRZ is a compact hybrid electric car manufactured by Honda and it is marketed as Hybrid sport coupe. It combines a hybrid-gasoline power-train with many traditional elements of a sports car. CRZ notably has a 2+2 seating arrangement and a 6-speed standard manual gear-box. It is the spiritual successor to the 2nd generation CR-X in terms of both exterior design and its name.

One of the Most Eco-Friendly Vehicles in USA

For US customers, CR-Z is one of the least polluting vehicles and advanced with the AT-PZEV (Advanced Technology Partial Zero Emissions Vehicle) as defined by CARB (California Air Resources Board). CR-Z is the only gasoline- electric model offered by the automaker, and it is equipped with a manual transmission.

CR-Z is a unique vehicle from Honda to have IMA technology and it is the first 3-door hatchback from Honda. Sales began in the year 2010 and US sales started in 2010 August.

2010 CR-Z

2010 CR-Z is powered by a 1.5 Liter i-VTEC SOHC inline 4-engine. It comes with Honda’s integrated motor assist hybrid electric system. 6-speed manual transmission is standard across the lineup and you can see CVT available on all the models.

The engine delivers a combined peak output power of 122 BHP and torsion of around 128lb.ft. The gasoline unit contributes output power of 111 bhp and develops torsion of around 106 lb·ft.

In the road test, CRZ reached 0-60 miles per hour in just 10.5 seconds, and covered quarter mile in just 17.6 seconds, which wasn’t bad for a hybrid.

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Technical Characteristics of Honda CR-Z

Technical Characteristics of 2010 Honda CR-Z produced by Honda (JP).

Body Type Fixed-head coupe 3 doors
Weight 1147 Kg
Length 4080 mm
Height 1395 mm
Wheelbase 2435 mm
Front Track n/a
Rear Track n/a
Ground Clearance 150 mm
Fuel Capacity 40 liters
Engine location front
Engine alignment transverse
Drive Wheels Front wheel drive
Steering rack & pinion PAS
Fuel Supply System Honda PGM-FI fuel injection
Max Power 114HP (84 kW) @ 6100 rpm
Max Torque 145Nm @ 4800 rpm
CO2 Emissions 117 g/Km
Engine Coolant water
Displacement 1497 cc
Bore 73 mm
Stroke 89 mm
Cam Design SOHC - Single Overhead Camshaft
Cylinders 4 INLINE
Valves per cylinder 4
Total Valves 16
Compression Ratio 10.4:1
Aspiration Normal
Front Brakes VeDi
Rear Brakes Di-S-ABS
Standard Wheels 6J x 16 / 6J x 16
Standard Tyres 195/55 R 16 / 195/55 R 16
Suspension Front I.MS.
Suspension Rear TBAx.
Transmission 6 speed manual
Number of gears 6
Acceleration 0-100 Km/h 9.9 seconds
Acceleration 80-120 Km/h n/a
Top Speed n/a
City 6.1 l/100km
Road 4.4 l/100km
Mixt 5 l/100km