3 Reasons You'll Love the Sporty Honda CR-Z Hatchback
The Honda CR-Z is a sporty subcompact hybrid with sleek styling and a desirable fuel economy, making it one of the smartest buys for drivers on a budget. For those in the market for a functional hatchback that doesn’t skimp on style, here are a few reasons to love the new CR-Z.
You Won’t Find a More Fun Urban Driver
The 2016 Honda CR-Z is the quintessential city car with its cozy two-seat interior and easily accessible cargo space. Where you would normally have a small back seat, the American version of the CR-Z features a flip-down rear parcel shelf that offers just enough space for your briefcase, grocery bags, or luggage. Make no mistake — this is not a family car with room for the kids. However, as an urban commuter, it’s got everything you need.
The CR-Z’s compact size makes it fun to whip in and out of city streets, not to mention the fact it is a cinch to park in tight spaces. With its nimble handling, sharp steering, solid acceleration, and intuitive controls, this sporty hybrid is a suitable option for the 9-to-5-ers looking for an affordable commuter car.
What is more, the CR-Z provides a commuter-friendly fuel economy that will get you through the week on any gas budget.
More Standard Features for Your Buck
The 2016 Honda CR-Z hatchback is offered in three trim levels to fill various driver needs, but there is much to be said for its base model. Even the standard LX trim comes fully equipped with power accessories, keyless entry and ignition, a rearview camera, 16-inch alloy wheels, automatic climate control, a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, cruise control, and a retractable cargo cover.
You will also get a six-speaker sound system with CD player, Bluetooth connectivity, and a touch-screen display. These are features you’d normally find on upper trim levels, but Honda has offered them on every CR-Z to ensure you get more for your money.
Upper trims add even more, including LED running lights and fog lights, automatic Xenon headlights, heated mirrors, a seven-speaker sound system, leather upholstery, satellite-linked navigation, high-definition radio, and Honda’s LaneWatch blind-spot monitoring system.
Safety Features Galore
Honda has outfitted the CR-Z with ample safety features to make it one of the safest commuters on the road. In fact, every 2016 model comes standard with traction and stability control, antilock brakes, active head restraints, a rearview camera, and multiple air bags.
In brake testing, the Honda CR-Z stopped from 60 miles per hour in just 122 feet, which is impressive for a hybrid. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety awarded the CR-Z its highest “Good” rating in roof strength, side impact, and moderate-overlap in frontal-offset tests. For overall safety, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration gave the CR-Z four stars. The Honda CR-Z also received five stars for rollover and four stars for frontal crash.
Does the sporty Honda CR-Z sound suited to your lifestyle? Stop by Honda of Burien to take this car for a spin!
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