Honda unveils updated 2016 CR-Z

Honda unveils updated 2016 CR-Z

Honda has unveiled an updated version of its CR-Z hybrid compact for the United States market. The 2016 Honda CR-Z will hit dealer showrooms this month with more content and new trim line.

The 2016 CR-Z features fresh exterior styling, including a new front end with an updated grille design, redesigned fog lights and a new front diffuser. The 2016 CR-Z also includes wider sill accents and new-look five-spoke wheels.

Inside not a whole lot has changed, but a new aluminum trim has been added to the CR-Z’s door handles, front paneling and center console. The revised CR-Z also gets a standard center armrest, an electronic parking brake, smart entry with push button start and a 7-inch touchscreen audio system. Mid-level EX models also benefit from Honda’s LaneWatch. New for 2016, CR-Z EX-L models receive heater leather seats and standard navigation.

No changes have been made to the CR-Z’s gas-electric hybrid powertrains. However, the sport hybrid does receive thicker stabilizer bars and bigger brakes all around for 2016, meaning the CR-Z should handle and stop better than last year’s model.

Prices for there 2016 CR-Z will start from $20,295 for a base LX model with a six-speed manual. Opting for the top-level EX-L with a CVT will push the CR-Z’s price to $25,090. Those prices exclude an $835 destination charge.

The 2016 Honda CR-Z will officially go on sale on November 3.

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