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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Unfortunately, fuel economy only increases by 1 MPG in the city for the automatic transmission model and 1 MPG on the highway for the manual. This brings the 2013 CR-Z hybrid CVT to 36 MPG city, 39 MPG highway, 37 MPG combined. The manual is now at 31 MPG city, 38 MPG highway, 34 MPG combined.

Tailpipe emissions are still very clean, though. The CR-Z is rated as an Advanced Technology-Partial Zero Emissions Vehicle (AT-PZEV) in states that adhere to California Air Resource Board (CARB) ZEV standards (EPA Tier 2, Bin 2 in all states).