2014 Honda CR-Z provides unheard of hybrid performance
New Honda CR-Z selection arrives at Matt Castrucci Honda in Ohio
DAYTON, Ohio, Jan. 21, 2014
DAYTON, Ohio, Jan. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- It's official; hybrid vehicles are here to stay. With nearly every major automaker producing a hybrid vehicle in one way or another, driving down a highway and not seeing one would be a shock. What wouldn't be a shock, however, is driving down a highway and not being able to recognize the Honda CR-Z as a hybrid vehicle.
Hybrid vehicles are great for the environment and the wallet when it comes time to fill up, but if there was one pitfall to these gas-sipping vehicles, it would be that they lack the athleticism and style many vehicle shoppers are after. Generally easy to spot, most hybrid vehicle options feature lackluster designs where the majority of innovation gets placed into powertrain configurations. Going against the hybrid grain, the 2014 Honda CR-Z at Matt Castrucci Honda takes a completely different approach on what a hybrid should look and drive like.
Packaged tightly into a sleek hatchback design, the 2014 Honda CR-Z features a surprisingly aggressive look for a vehicle that competes in the hybrid segment. Thanks to a sport-inspired front end design, aggressively molded side panels and a distinct rear end, the CR-Z looks more like a performance vehicle pieced together with aftermarket parts than one concealing a hybrid engine.
Honda doesn't just stop with changing the appearance of its CR-Z to become more athletic. An extra emphasis on its driving characteristics are also taken into consideration. Producing a more thrilling ride for its drivers, the CR-Z uses the combination of a gas-powered and electric motor to give it unheard of hybrid performance.
The CR-Z produces a lively 130 horsepower and 140 pound feet of torque (with a six-speed manual transmission) that is controlled with Honda's perfected science of the responsive drive-by-throttle steering system. In addition to the responsive steering of the CR-Z, a firmer suspension has also been placed into the CR-Z to give it a driving feel unlike any other vehicle in its class.
Even though the 2014 Honda CR-Z has been built to be a more compelling vehicle, it holds true to the hybrid mentality in terms of efficiency, obtaining highway fuel marks north of 35 mpg. Those interested in what the CR-Z has to offer are encouraged to contact Matt Castrucci Honda online or by phone at 877-321-5041.