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Honda Releases Pricing for the 2015 CR-Z

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Honda Releases Pricing for the 2015 CR-Z

2015 Honda CR-Z.

2015 Honda CR-Z. (Credit: © Honda)

The Honda CR-Z is no supercar or sales monster, but it is a car that has a strong cult-like following for good reason. It is a cheap-thrills kind of car; no, it can’t hold 1.2g on the skid pad or clear 60 mph in under five seconds, but it still accelerates respectably, has quick steering and delivers good fuel economy at a low base price. It doesn’t do anything necessarily great, but it does check off a lot of boxes to be a cult icon, much like its spiritual predecessor, the Honda CRX.

For 2015, the CR-Z carries over unchanged, but it does see a slight price increase that appears to be inflationary. The base CR-Z, which comes rather well-equipped with features like Bluetooth connectivity, a rearview camera, an Expanded View driver-side mirror, an AM/FM/CD/USB audio system with six speakers, auto climate control, power windows and door locks, keyless entry, and cruise control, starts at only $20,145 with the six-speed manual transmission. That price represents just a $150 increase from last year. Adding the continuously variable transmission jumps the base price to $20,795. The better-equipped EX trim starts at $21,990 with a six speed, while the EX with the CVT costs $22,640. Jumping into the range-topping EX with Navi increases the base price to $23,490, while the same trim with the CVT runs $24,140.

Under the hood of the 2015 CR-Z is a 1.5-liter, four-cylinder engine and Honda’s Integrated Motor Assist electric motor. These combine for 130 horsepower and 140 pound-feet of torque with the six-speed manual, while torque drops to 127 pound-feet with the sport-tuned CVT.

In terms of fuel economy, the CR-Z isn’t a great hybrid, but it is good for a sporty hatchback. With the six-cog manual the CR-Z gets 31 mpg city, 38 mpg highway and 34 mpg combined. With the CVT the peppy hatch gets 36 mpg city, 39 mpg highway and 37 mpg combined.

If the CR-Z’s base output simply isn’t enough, you can opt for the $5,495 (installation not included in the price) Honda Performance Department Supercharger System that jumps the output to a whopping 197 ponies on the six-speed-equipped model. Additionally, HPD also offers plenty of upgrades other than its Supercharger Kit that buyers can use to spice up their CR-Z. These upgrades include a front brake kit, a sports suspension system, an exhaust kit, a limited-slip diff, a sports clutch, 18-inch rolling stock and spoilers galore.

The 2015 CR-Z is available now at all Honda dealers, but stock may be limited because it is not a hot seller.

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