2014 Honda CR-Z Looks to Change Driving Experience of a Hybrid

The sporty hatchback coupe is likely to hit the showroom floors at Benson Honda in the near future

SAN ANTONIO, Sept. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- The main focus of hybrids is fuel economy, so it's not surprising that many of the available hybrids are sedans, one of the most common body types in the automotive market. However, in the 2014 Honda CR-Z, Honda has taken two doors and three seats away, leaving one of the sportiest looking hybrids available. The 2014 CR-Z is a two-passenger hatchback coupe which takes away the mundane experience of driving a hybrid and makes it marvelous.

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Consumers can find the only small hybrid with a stick shift in the 2014 CR-Z. When paired with a 1.5-liter engine and 15 kilowatt electric motor, the 6-speed manual transmission of the 2013 CR-Z was capable of a combined 37 mpg fuel economy. The fuel economies in all Honda models that have been released this year have been increased from the 2013 model. That's likely to be the same in the 2014 Honda CR-Z. Consumer complaints about the small size of the 2013 CR-Z are likely to be addressed this year as well. That means a larger interior volume could also come with an upgrade from the 130 horsepower engine that was found under the hood in the 2013 model.

One feature that is expected to make a return is the Plus Sport System complete with an engine-priming button on the steering wheel. Once the button is hit, the engine is juiced up for a burst of speed which can be used to pass slower vehicles, or just for fun. It's a feature that really consumers enjoyed in the 2013 CR-Z, so it's highly likely that the 2014 model will be getting it as well. Other features expected to add to the sporty vibe of the CR-Z again are the textured aluminum sports pedals and the aluminum shift-knob. Consumers are also likely to enjoy that the three-mode driving system isn't expected to go anywhere. The modes alter a variety of different systems in the car to cater to different driving styles.

The future of sports hybrids is the 2014 Honda CR-Z. Get in touch with the professionals at Benson Honda in San Antonio to find out more about this one of a kind hybrid. Their staff is trained and certified in dealing with just about everything Honda. To get in touch with a member of their sales team, contact them at (888)992-4616, or through their website at www.bensonhonda.com. Their showroom is located at 9100 San Pedro, San Antonio, TX.

Media Contact: Max Cain, Benson Honda, (888)992-4616, mcain@bensonhonda.com

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