2013 Honda CR-Z Hybrid has Better MPG, More Power, Lithium-ion Battery, Still Under $20K

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2013 Honda CR-Z Hybrid

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When the Honda CR-Z hybrid was first unveiled, I was quite disappointed by the MPG numbers. A small hybrid from Honda should have fuel economy closer to the original Insight hybrid than to the regular Civic... This led me to conclude that maybe Honda's hybrid tech wasn't competitive anymore. To that Honda would probably retort that their goal was to make a sporty car and keep the price tag low, which is fair enough.

But this was then, and this is now. Let's see what kind of improvements Honda has made to the 2013 CR-Z hybrid for its mid-cycle refresh.

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