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Used Car: 2013 Honda CR-Z Review

Review Last Updated: 10/1/14

Although some rivals use less fuel, reviewers agreed that the 2013 Honda CR-Z is more fun to drive than many hybrid cars.

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Test drivers said the 2013 Honda CR-Z has sufficient power both in town and on the highway. A six-speed manual transmission is standard and an automatic transmission (CVT) is available. The 2013 CR-Z gets up to an EPA-estimated 36/39 mpg city/highway, which is great for a small car, but not as good as what rival hybrids like the 2013 Toyota Prius c get. The 2013 CR-Z has crisp steering and sharper handling than rival hybrids, making it fun to drive, according to reviewers. They praised its strong brakes for their natural pedal feel, which is a rare compliment for a hybrid.

Test drivers said the 2013 Honda CR-Z’s interior is made with class-appropriate materials, and a futuristic design makes it look sleek. The two-seat CR-Z offers adequate head- and legroom for most people, though tall adults may wish for more headroom, they reported. Some critics said that rearward visibility is poor from the driver’s seat, but others mentioned that the newly standard for 2013 rearview camera helps alleviate the problem. The CR-Z has 25.1 cubic feet of space for cargo, which is less than what most rival hatchbacks offer. The 2013 Honda CR-Z comes standard with cruise control, automatic climate control, Bluetooth and a six-speaker audio system with a USB port. Available features include an upgraded audio system and navigation. Reviewers said that the CR-Z has clear gauges and climate controls that are close at hand, but some noted that the navigation system can make it difficult to adjust the stereo.

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The diesel-powered 2013 Volkswagen Golf TDI gets excellent fuel economy for a small car, and auto writers said the Golf has sharp steering and is particularly agile around curves. Finely crafted materials give the Golf one of the nicest interiors in the class, they added.

The 2013 Honda Civic Hybrid uses less fuel than the CR-Z, and it has one of the better reliability scores in the class. Additionally, reviewers said the Civic Hybrid offers a smooth, complaint ride.

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