Manual Drive with the 2012 Honda CR-Z
Regardless of why more people are choosing manual transmissions, Honda is offering stick shift variants of their new vehicles, including 2012's Honda CR-Z, already one of the greenest coupes available.Honda offers the 2012 CR-Z to dealerships including Hillside Honda in Jamaica, NY. But everyone in New York should come in and test drive this two-door. CR-Z's hybrid powertrain connects a 1.5 liter 16-valve iVTEC engine with a 10kW electric motor, which makes use of Honda's IMA technology.
Low resting seats and a high arching rear give optimal cargo space (not to mention, leg room) in this smaller ride. Catering towards tech savvy riders who still want a manual for any of the reasons mentioned above, CR-Z comes fully ready to support MP3 and USB (with six-speaker audio system), Bluetooth phone connectivity, as well as rain-sensing wipers, rear parking sensors, and cruise control. Two modes of driving (Econ and Sport) let those behind the wheel choose if they want to sip gas or blast down the road.Don't take it from us, hear what The Motor Report has to say: "The manual, at $34,990 - a full $6000 less than the Luxury CVT model - is exceptional value; that's why we awarded it an additional half-star."1
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