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2014 Honda CR-Z HPD - The New Breed

It's about time we get some new cars that we can tinker with, tune, and show off.

Charles Trieu
Jan 3, 2014 SHARE

While we were at the Honda camp test-driving the new 2014 Civic Coupe we got to checkout and drive a new CR-Z that they had built with all the new HPD accessories including a new supercharger. Yes, you read that right. Honda... supercharger. We all know Honda rarely does forced induction so we were pretty excited to test this out. There's only been a few turbo cars from Honda before, mainly in Japan with the exception of the Acura RDX, but this is the first time we've seen a supercharged car at the dealership.

2014 honda CR Z HPD alloy wheels 04 Photo 2/6   |   2014 Honda CR Z HPD Alloy Wheels 04

Being the first manual transmission hybrid car Honda took their little peppy CR-Z another level by offering the optional Honda Performance Develepment (HPD) supercharger upgrade. This no longer feels like a hybrid. It wasn't sluggish or slow by any means. I wouldn't go to say that it's a rocket and you break out a roll cage. But if you enjoy driving the normal CR-Z or you're considering one I'd highly suggest getting the HPD supercharger for it.

Other HPD accessories for the CR-Z include a sport tuned suspension, exhaust and diffuser kit, 18" alloy wheels, four-piston aluminum front calipers with larger slotted rotors, limited slip differential, high performance clutch, front lip, rear spoiler, and a decal/emblem kit. That lip kit is a must even if you don't do the supercharger!

2014 Honda CR-Z HPD w/ Supercharger

Power: 187hp, 171lb-ft

MPG: N/A

Engine: 1.5L supercharged inline 4-cylinder hybrid, HPD exhaust

Drivetrain: FWD, HPD helical LSD

Chassis: HPD sport suspension kit

Weight: estimated 2700 lbs.

Wheels/Tires: HPD 18" wheels

Brakes: HPD 4-piston front calipers and 11.8" slotted rotors

Exterior: HPD lip spoiler kit

2014 honda CR Z HPD diffuser 02 Photo 6/6   |   2014 Honda CR Z HPD Diffuser 02

Check out the other New Breed contenders:
2015 Subaru WRX
2014 Acura RLX & RLX Sport Hybrid
2014 Honda Civic Coupe
2014 Toyota Corolla

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