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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
3-Door Manual 31 38 $19,028 $19,975
3-Door CVT 36 39 $19,645 $20,625
3-Door Manual EX 31 38 $20,622 $21,655
3-Door CVT EX 36 39 $21,239 $22,305
3-Door Manual w/Navi EX 31 38 $22,046 $23,155
3-Door CVT w/Navi EX 36 39 $22,662 $23,805
2-Door Manual 2.5L
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Manual 2.5L 22 31 $19,195 $19,995
2-Door Manual PZEV 2.5L 22 31 $19,195 $19,995
2-Door Automatic 2.5L 22 29 $20,251 $21,095
2-Door Automatic PZEV 2.5L 22 29 $20,251 $21,095
2-Door Manual 2.5L w/Sun 22 31 $21,691 $22,595
2-Door Manual PZEV 2.5L w/Sun 22 31 $21,691 $22,595
2-Door Automatic 2.5L w/Sun 22 29 $22,747 $23,695
2-Door Automatic PZEV 2.5L w/Sun 22 29 $22,747 $23,695
2-Door Manual 2.5L w/Sun/Sound/Nav 22 31 $23,419 $24,395
2-Door Manual PZEV 2.5L w/Sun/Sound/Nav 22 31 $23,419 $24,395
2-Door Automatic 2.5L w/Sun/Sound/Nav 22 29 $24,475 $25,495
2-Door Automatic PZEV 2.5L w/Sun/Sound/Nav 22 29 $24,475 $25,495
2-Door Manual 2.0T Turbo 21 30 $22,459 $23,395
2-Door Manual PZEV 2.0T Turbo 21 30 $22,459 $23,395
2-Door DSG 2.0T Turbo 22 30 $23,515 $24,495
2-Door DSG PZEV 2.0T Turbo 22 30 $23,515 $24,495
2-Door Manual 2.0T Turbo w/Sun/Sound 21 30 $25,339 $26,395
2-Door Manual PZEV 2.0T Turbo w/Sun/Sound 21 30 $25,339 $26,395
2-Door DSG 2.0T Turbo w/Sun/Sound 22 30 $26,395 $27,495
2-Door DSG PZEV 2.0T Turbo w/Sun/Sound 22 30 $26,395 $27,495
2-Door Manual 2.0T Turbo w/Sun/Sound/Nav 21 30 $27,835 $28,995
2-Door Manual PZEV 2.0T Turbo w/Sun/Snd/Nav 21 30 $27,835 $28,995
2-Door DSG 2.0T Turbo w/Sun/Sound/Nav 22 30 $28,891 $30,095
2-Door DSG PZEV 2.0T Turbo w/Sun/Snd/Nav 22 30 $28,891 $30,095
2-Door Manual 2.0L TDI 28 41 $22,555 $23,495
2-Door DSG 2.0L TDI 29 39 $23,611 $24,595
2-Door Manual 2.0L TDI w/Sun 28 41 $24,187 $25,195
2-Door DSG 2.0L TDI w/Sun 29 39 $25,243 $26,295
2-Door Manual 2.0L TDI w/Sun/Sound/Nav 28 41 $25,483 $26,545
2-Door DSG 2.0L TDI w/Sun/Sound/Nav 29 39 $26,539 $27,645
2-Door Manual 2.5L Fender Edition 22 31 $23,461 $24,440
2-Door Manual PZEV 2.5L Fender Edition 22 31 $23,461 $24,440
2-Door Automatic 2.5L Fender Edition 22 29 $24,518 $25,540
2-Door Automatic PZEV 2.5L Fender Edition 22 29 $24,518 $25,540
2-Door Manual 2.0T Turbo Fender Edition 21 30 $27,004 $28,130
2-Door Manual PZEV 2.0T Turbo Fender Edition 21 30 $27,004 $28,130
2-Door DSG 2.0T Turbo Fender Edition 22 30 $28,031 $29,200
2-Door DSG PZEV 2.0T Turbo Fender Edition 22 30 $28,031 $29,200
2-Door DSG PZEV 2.0T Turbo R-Line N/A N/A $29,986 $31,235
2-Door DSG 2.0T Turbo R-Line N/A N/A $29,986 $31,235
2-Door Manual PZEV 2.0T Turbo R-Line N/A N/A $28,930 $30,135
2-Door Manual 2.0T Turbo R-Line N/A N/A $28,930 $30,135
Pricing
Invoice Price
$19,028
$19,195
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$19,975
$19,995
Monthly Payment Estimate
$333 / month
$333 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
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TCC Rating
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2013 Honda CR-Z is your best choice if you're looking for a two-seat hybrid sport coupe, but it doesn't excel in either handling or fuel economy. The 2013 Beetle Turbo and TDI rightfully stir some excitement, especially with new convertible variants offered, but the base model's still a bit boring.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 31 mpg 22 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 38 mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Two Seaters Subcompact car
Number of Passenger Doors - 2
Interior Dimensions
Front Shoulder Room (in) 53.8 55.3
Passenger Volume (ft³) 49.1 85.1
Front Leg Room (in) 42.7 41.3
Passenger Capacity 2 4
Front Hip Room (in) 51.5 - TBD -
Front Head Room (in) 36.9 39.4
Second Leg Room (in) - 31.4
Second Hip Room (in) - - TBD -
Second Head Room (in) - 37.1
Second Shoulder Room (in) - 49.0
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in) 59.1 - TBD -
Wheelbase (in) 95.9 99.9
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 68.5 71.2
Track Width, Front (in) 59.6 - TBD -
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - 5.7
Length, Overall (in) 160.5 168.4
Height, Overall (in) 54.9 58.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 25.1 12.0
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.2 x - TBD - - TBD -
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.3 x - TBD - - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 10.6 14.5
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 12.75 16.3
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 35.4 35.4
Steering Type Electric Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.48 3.0
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Front Tire Size P195/55VR16 215/55R17
Spare Tire Size NA - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code NA - TBD -
Spare Tire Order Code NA - TBD -
Rear Tire Size P195/55VR16 215/55R17
Rear Tire Order Code NA - TBD -
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2639 2939
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in) NA - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6 17 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material NA - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6 17 x - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Displacement 1.5L/91 2.5L/151
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 130 @ 6000 170 @ 5700
Engine Type Gas/Electric I4 Gas I5
Fuel System Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 140 @ 1000-2000 177 @ 4250
Engine Order Code NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 38 (Est) 31
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 31 (Est) 22
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 34 (Est) 25
Transmission
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.303 1.27
Trans Type 6 5
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.854 0.66
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.307 - TBD -
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.870 2.12
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.29 - TBD -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.054 0.86
Trans Description Cont. Manual Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.689 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.143 3.78
Summary
Vehicle Name Honda CR-Z Volkswagen Beetle Coupe
Body Style Hatchback Coupe
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) NA - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 0.75 NA
Suspension Type - Rear Torsion Beam - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) NA NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA NA
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score - TBD - 6 (2012)
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year - TBD - 7.4
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
Overall Side Crash Rating
Side Barrier Rating
Side Barrier Rating Driver
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat -
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat -
Rollover Rating
 
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