All-new Honda CR-Z

Honda CR-Z Review: “A step forward as a car through minor updates” by Yoichi Moroboshi

The facelifted CR-Z, which is the second-generation model after its debut, has even better performance. It looks like it took a step forward as a car.

As for its minor updates, the tread on its rear part has been expanded by 10mm, and its rear fender and other parts were also improved.

The expansion of its rear tread was not made because of the change of its wheels and hubs, but was done due to the revision of its suspension. In other words, its great changes, which can also be referred to as changes in the design, have a huge impact on its performance.

The CR-Z had minor updates in 2012, and its motor output was also improved, but there were no greater changes with its suspension area. Because of this tread expansion, it really produces a gentle and stable performance. Before it was facelifted, it really had sporty performance when turning as I steered the wheels, but this time, it had stable suspension when I drove it in one go.

Furthermore, it has better ride quality, more gentle suspension, and it it is stable on rough roads. Since the size of its brake was also made bigger, it also has more braking power, but I’m more pleased about its better manageability even when I just gingerly stepped on the brake pedal. Lastly, it has a higher level of quietness due to its active noise controller.

â–  5 Star Rating
Packaging: ★★★★
Interior / Comfort: ★★★★
Power Source: ★★★★
Footwork: ★★★★
Recommendation: ★★★★

Yoichi Moroboshi | Automotive Journalist

He became a freelance journalist at 23 years old after working as an editor for an automotive magazine. He competed in races like the Fuji Freshman series in his late 20s for seven years. He does motorsports photography and works as a photojournalist. His hobby is cooking.