2014 Honda CR-Z

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The 2014 Honda CRZ comes standard with a six-speed manual transmission and a 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine mated to an electric motor. Together they produce 130 horsepower with the manual transmission and 127 horsepower with the optional continuously variable transmission

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The 2014 Honda CRZ carries over unchanged. This sporty little hybrid seats two and is offered in two trim levels- base and EX.

Standard features on the base include 16-inch alloy wheels, power everything, automatic climate control, a rearview camera, Bluetooth, steering wheel mounted audio controls and a six-speaker sound system with a CD player, an iPod/USB interface and an auxiliary audio jack. Opting for the EX will add auto on/off Xenon headlamps, LED daytime accent lights, fog lamps, heated mirrors, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, red/black upholstery, unique interior trim pieces and a seven-speaker sound system .

Options for the EX include a 6.5-inch touchscreen, navigation with voice control, Pandora radio and text-to-speech capability.

The 2014 Honda CRZ comes standard with a six-speed manual transmission and a 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine mated to an electric motor. Together they produce 130 horsepower with the manual transmission and 127 horsepower with the optional continuously variable transmission. A mode selector allows drivers to switch between normal, economy, or sport driving modes. The CRZ returns an estimated 31 mpg city and 38 mpg highway with the manual transmission and 36 mpg city and 39 mpg highway with the automatic transmission.

Prices for the 2014 Honda CRZ start at $19,995 for the base with the manual transmission. Opting for the fully loaded EX with the CVT will set you back approximately $30 grand.

 Styling, good fuel economy

 No back seat, noisy ride, poor outward visibility

Christine is a Contributing Editor at DriverPulse, a provider of online automotive editorial reviews and news. She is also an Account Manager and Head of Client Services for Nusani Media. She drinks a lot of coffee, loves to drive (manual, of course) and enjoys the company of her dog. She spends her free time exploring the great outdoors, painting and volunteering at her local animal shelter. Her passion for cars started at an early age. While most little girls were playing with dolls, she was playing with matchbox cars and watching her grandfather work on his prized Fords. She believes a vehicle should not only give you goosebumps while speeding around the circuit, its design should be purpose focused and elicit a pure emotional response. Her dream car, the Porsche Carrara GT, may not be easy to control however it is the perfect definition of form following function; mind blowing performance and beauty.

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