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US: 2016 Honda CR-Z (facelift) launched, starts at US$20,295

November 3, 2015

The 2016 Honda CR-Z (facelift) has been launched in the US at a starting price of US$20,295. The facelifted model is available in three trim levels – LX, EX and EX-L, with 6-speed manual and automatic gearbox options.

The exterior of the 2016 Honda CR-Z gets a more chiseled look with angular elements and sharp character lines making their way through the swooping bodywork. The front-end gets a dominating eight-point polygon grille and a sharp blade-like front diffuser that starts from the center and dissects the front corners to form triangular fog light housings and air intakes. The flanks feature a sharp, rising shoulder line and swept-design five-spoke alloy wheels. The aero theme of the front is seen on the rear as well.

2016 Honda CR-Z interior

Inside, fit and finish has been improved with the door handles, front paneling and center console taking on a brushed metallic finish. The center console rises between the seats with a comfortable armrest and deep storage compartment. The steering wheel is leather-wrapped; the top of the line EX-L grade comes with heated and leather-trimmed seats with contrast stitching. Functions such as electric parking brake, keyless entry and push button start/stop have been made standard on the entire range. Also standard, is the 7.0-inch Display Audio touchscreen that supports swipe, tap and pinch gestures just like a smartphone. The EX and EX-L Navi grades include Honda LaneWatch that display a wide-angle view of the passenger side roadway on the Display Audio Screen.

2016 Honda CR-Z rear three quarters

The 2016 Honda CR-Z is powered by a hybrid powertrain that uses a 1.5-liter four-cylinder gasoline engine with “intelligent” Variable Valve Timing and Lift Electronic Control (i-VTEC) coupled to a 15 kW DC brushless electric motor. The electric motor is powered by a 144-volt Lithium-Ion battery pack. The motor has dual roles – it can assist in acceleration and also act as a generator during braking or coasting to capture kinetic energy to help recharge the battery pack. The hybrid powertrain produces 130 hp and 140 lb.-ft./190 Nm of torque (127 lb.-ft./172 Nm on CVT-equipped models). The EPA-estimated combined fuel efficiency is rated at 37 mpg (15.73 km/l).

2016 CR-Z Pricing and EPA Fuel Economy Ratings

Trim Transmission MSRP1 EPA MPG Rating (city/highway/combined)
LX MT $20,295 31/38/34
LX CVT $20,945 36/39/37
EX MT $22,140 31/38/34
EX CVT $22,790 36/39/37
EX-L MT $24,440 31/38/34
EX-L CVT $25,090 36/39/37


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