Yesterday marked the start of availability of the 2015 version of Honda’s sport hybrid coupe, the 2015 CR-Z.
The 2015 CR-Z went on-sale with a manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP) starting at $20,1452.
As it has been for 2014, the 2015 CR-Z is powered by a 1.5-liter i-VTEC engine with an Integrated Motor Assist (IMA) electric motor, paired to either a short-throw 6-speed manual transmission or sport-tuned continuously variable transmission (CVT) with paddle shifters.
Engine and electric motor combined peak output is 130 horsepower and 140 pound-feet of torque for the manual transmission version; torque is limited to 127 pound-feet on CVT models.
Both the standard CR-Z and the EX trim level come standard with Bluetooth HandsFreeLink, Bluetooth Audio, rearview camera, an Expanded View Driver’s Mirror, AM/FM/CD/USB audio system with six speakers, automatic climate control, power windows and door locks, remote entry and cruise control.
Here is a breakdown of the various 2015 trim levels and MSRP (with city/highway/combined mpg ratings):
CR-Z 6-speed manual $20,145 (31/38/34)
CR-Z CVT $20,795 (36/39/37)
CR-Z EX 6-speed manual $21,990 (31/38/34)
CR-Z EX CVT $22,640 (36/39/37)
CR-Z EX 6-speed manual with Navi $23,490 (31/38/34)
CR-Z EX CVT with Navi $24,140 (36/39/37)
Destination charge is set at $790 for all models.
Those wishing to modify or change the appearance of their CR-Z have access to a selection of parts directly from their Honda dealership. Performance Development (HPD) offers a full range of track-proven, street-reliable performance upgrades and accessories, said Honda. These include front brake, sport suspension and exhaust kits, limited-slip differential, clutch, 18-inch alloy wheels and spoilers.