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2013 Honda CR-Z Sport Hybrid Goes on Sale Tomorrow

2013 Honda CR-Z Sport Hybrid Goes on Sale Tomorrow

Nov 20 2012, 11:41am CST | by

2013 CR-Z is available starting tomorrow

Honda has announced that the 2013 CR-Z Sport Hybrid will go on sale officially tomorrow. The 2013 your model of the vehicle brains refresh styling and improved performance to the hybrid range. The...

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2013 Honda CR-Z Sport Hybrid Goes on Sale Tomorrow

Nov 20 2012, 11:41am CST | by

2013 CR-Z is available starting tomorrow

Honda has announced that the 2013 CR-Z Sport Hybrid will go on sale officially tomorrow. The 2013 your model of the vehicle brains refresh styling and improved performance to the hybrid range. The hybrid starts at $19,975 and can be had with an automatic CVT transmission or a six-speed manual.

The car offers a revised front fascia, new 16-inch wheels, a new rear diffuser, a larger lithium-ion battery pack, and improved horsepower and torque among other things. The car also gets standard Bluetooth and review camera for 2013.

The electric motor has increased from 10 kW to 15 kW in size thanks to a new 144 V lithium-ion battery pack. The CR-Z has a peak output of 130 hp and 140 pound-foot of torque on 6-speed models and 127 pound-foot of torque on CVT models. EPA mileage ratings have also gone up one mpg across-the-board despite increased power.

 
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China Vs. Japan Motorcycle Rivalry – Best of Enemies

Oct 27 2014 3:47pm CDT | Source: Ultimate Motorcycling

Motorhead Motors Trekken China Vs. Japan Motorcycle Rivalry One of the oldest rivalries in the world has been the bitter relationship between China and its arch nemesis Japan. Thankfully, in the modern era this rivalry is played out on an industrial and economic level – and nowhere is the rivalry stronger than in the relative motorcycle industries. When Chinese motorcycle manufacture began in earnest during the mid-1980s, there was little suggestion that the industry ...
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Toyota Leads, Fiat-Chrysler Disappoints in Consumer Reports' Latest Reliability Study

Oct 27 2014 3:30pm CDT | Source: Cars.com

Toyota and its Lexus subsidiary earned the top two spots in Consumer Reports' 2014 Auto Survey (subscription required), which rates reliability from consumer surveys of some 1.1 million vehicles over the past 12 months. Of the 28 brands ranked in terms of predicted reliability, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles' Fiat, Jeep, Ram and Dodge brands landed in the bottom four slots. At the top and bottom of the surve ...
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4 hours ago

Mississippi & Texas Ride for Kids Raise $62,000

Oct 27 2014 3:15pm CDT | Source: Ultimate Motorcycling

Mississippi & Texas Ride for Kids 2014 This past weekend, Ride for Kids events in Mississippi and Texas raised more than $62,000 for the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation. More than 400 riders attended the events to honor the Ride for Kids Stars, local children with brain tumors: Caiden, Caitlyn Bree, Chris, Heaven, Jocelyn, Katelyn, Katie, Mackenzi, Matt, Otoniel, Prisca and Sutton. “The Ride for Kids makes us feel like we are a part of one big family. Together we are all trying to fig ...
Source: Ultimate Motorcycling   Full article at: Ultimate Motorcycling
 

 
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Study: Consumer Reports says infotainment systems 'growing first-year reliability plague'

Oct 27 2014 3:13pm CDT | Source: Autoblog

Filed under: Car Buying, Audi, Buick, Honda, Kia, Lincoln, Mazda, Porsche, Scion, Subaru, Toyota, Ownership The Consumer Reports Annual Auto Reliability Survey (right) is out, and the top two spots look much the same as last year's list with Lexus and Toyota in first and second place, respectively. However, there are some major shakeups for 2014, with Acura plunging eight spots from third in 2013 to 11th this year, and Mazda replaces it on the lowest step ...
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FastPack 8 Collapsible Tail Bag | Luggage or Seat Pad

Oct 27 2014 2:35pm CDT | Source: Ultimate Motorcycling

FastPack 8 Collapsible Tail Bag FastPack 8 is the newest addition to The Cycle Guys’ line of FastPack collapsible tail bags. FastPack 8 is The Cycle Guys’ largest tail bag, for use on ADV and sport-touring motorcycles from BMW, Ducati, Honda, Kawasaki, Suzuki, Triumph and Yamaha (please see The Cycle Guys’ website for all applications). The FastPack 8 tail bags attach to your bike’s passenger seat. When e ...
Source: Ultimate Motorcycling   Full article at: Ultimate Motorcycling
 

 
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Toyota tops Consumer Reports reliability rankings for 2015

Oct 27 2014 1:32pm CDT | Source: Driving Canada

Toyota continues its winning streak atop Consumer Reports’ annual reliability rankings. The company’s Toyota and Lexus brands top the survey, while its Scion brand is in the top ten. It’s the eighth year in a row that a Toyota brand has led the rankings. “Toyota has a strategy that emphasizes reliability over excitement,” says Jake Fisher, Consumer Reports’ head of auto testing. “They take a conservative approach to redesign and roll ...
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ETC: 2014 Art Center Car Classic celebrates Street to Screen

Oct 27 2014 12:08pm CDT | Source: Autoblog

Filed under: Misc. Auto Shows For over a decade now, the Car Classic at the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena has been a mainstay of Southern California car culture. It's the kind of event where you might see a Duesenberg alongside a Porsche 917 racer, a classic Ford Mustang fastback, a gullwinged Mercedes-Benz 300SL and a McLaren P1, all on the same lot. Themed "Street to Screen," this year's Car Classic focu ...
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Why The 2006 Honda Pilot Needs Ventilated Brake Rotors

Oct 27 2014 11:38am CDT | Source: Jalopnik

Because it's basically your foot against 4,450 pounds of boredom rolling down the hill. Can a Regular Car Reviews take make it interesting somehow?Read more... ...
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Chevrolet Trax

Oct 27 2014 11:04am CDT | Source: The Car Connection

The Chevrolet Trax is a subcompact crossover that's joining the bowtie brand early in 2015. It's essentially a clone of the Buick Encore, which was new for 2013. The Trax is sized like the Chevy Sonic but built on a mostly unrelated architecture. Its rivals have varying degrees of ruggedness: they include the Jeep Renega ...
Source: The Car Connection   Full article at: The Car Connection
 

 
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Lease or loan? Breaking down the age-old new car dilemma

Oct 27 2014 10:56am CDT | Source: Driving Canada

You’ve done your test drives. You’ve trudged through the colour charts and looked at all the options. Now comes the question: “How do I finance my next new vehicle?” For those not fortunate enough to have the cash on hand to buy a new vehicle outright, the “lease versus loan” question is a tough one; especially because of the variety of finance terms being offered in a very competitive new vehicle market. After the 2008 financial crisis and subsequent drop in new car sales, many automake ...
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