Honda built the CR-Z for the 2010 through 2016 model years. The CR-Z was powered by a hybrid drive system throughout its production run. The system combines a 1.5L SOHC i-VTEC gasoline engine and an MF6 electric engine. The result is a powerplant that offers a combined 130 hp and 140 lb-ft of torque. The standard gearbox is a six-speed manual, but a CVT is optional. We would recommend buying a unit with the manual transmission for the added driving experience. If driven properly, a CR-Z with a manual transmission is capable of nearly 40 mpg on the highway.
The second generation Honda Pilot is offered in four trim levels. The EX level offers a solid mix of affordability, safety, and comfort. For example, a 2015 Honda Pilot EX can be equipped with keyless entry, 18 inch wheels, tri-zone automatic climate control, a rearview camera, sliding and reclining second row seating, Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity, a large display screen, and a sound system that includes a CD player, auxiliary jack, and iPod/USB interface.
The CR trim is track focused and it loses 100 lbs compared to the base model. The weight loss is achieved by removing the air conditioner, sound insulation, and using a removable aluminum hardtop rather than the power soft drop top found in the base models. The CR level also adds aerodynamic spoilers, dark gray wheels, wider rear tires, a tuned suspension, improved steering ratio, and a beefier exhaust note.
As you’ve been able to see from the above stated, the Tesla Model X is in for some extremely tough competition in the near future. The Audi will be the first Tesla competitor in the all-electric crossover segment, and the Jaguar will follow in their footsteps. The British automaker’s very first SUV, the F-Pace, didn’t even have enough time to settle in before they’re already launching an all-electric crossover. The 2019 Jaguar I-Pace should be able to offer between 200 and 300 miles of range thanks to dual 197-hp electric motors and a large 90 kWh battery pack.