The Honda CR-Z for Westminster is at Fisher Honda

November 11th, 2011 by

The All-New Honda CR-Z is Coming to Westminster and the Surrounding Areas

A sporty hybrid might seem kind of like an oxymoron to some drivers, but Honda is about to change all that. At first glance, the Honda CR-Z here at Westminster-area Fisher Honda might have given off the same impression. The concept of driving a powerful sports car with a fast 0-60 time and tight handling doesn’t exactly mix with many drivers’ preconceived notions of economic hybrid vehicles, but the new CR-Z may just change your mind. This two-seat wonder with front-wheel drive, a sport-modeled suspension, widened track, and low-sitting base gives not only the appearance, but also the performance of any mid-level sports car on the market today.

The Honda CR-Z Holds its Own Under the Hood

When you pop the hood on the Honda CR-Z, you are sure to be far from disappointed. You will find Honda’s familiar Integrated Motor Assist (IMA) hybrid system. However, for the additional power promised in the CR-Z, a slightly larger gasoline engine than those typically found in other Honda hybrids like the Insight has been used. The larger, 1.5L engine produces 112 hp with 107 lb-ft of torque, while the electric motor is the same as in the Insight, ensuring great hybrid gas mileage. The electric motor generates an additional 14 horsepower and 58 pound-feet of torque.

In addition to the upgraded engine, the Honda CR-Z is also offering a six-speed manual transmission to go along with its hybrid-typical continuously variable transmission. The six-speed manual transmission truly gives the CR-Z a sports car feel, yet you still reap the hybrid benefits with 31 mpg in the city and 37 mpg on the highway.

The Honda CR-Z is available to Westminster drivers in three trim packages: the base model, the EX, and the EX with navigation. The base model comes standard with 16-inch alloy wheels, hill start assistance, automatic headlights, full power accessories, cruise control, six-speaker CD audio system, and many other general amenities. The EX adds xenon headlights, Bluetooth capability, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, and a seven-speaker premium audio system.

Fisher Honda Has Cars for Drivers of All Kinds

Our staff here at Fisher Honda is dedicated to providing drivers of all ages and walks of life with top-of-the-line cars at affordable prices. In addition to the Honda CR-Z, we have many other Honda models available to drivers in central Colorado. Visit our website today for additional information.

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