2011 Honda CRZ Review CarGurus

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Honda CR-Z Review

and zippy, the 2011 Honda aims to bring a dose of to the hybrid market.

Much Honda’s original Insight the 2011 CR-Z is too small to as a daily driver for most

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Honda to inject some much-needed into the rather dour segment with its 2011 coupe. Featuring aggressive and confident handling, the new CR-Z can heads, though it’s weak acceleration won’t be any necks. Ambitious pricing and practicality mean the CR-Z likely find acceptance among dedicated enthusiasts a green streak.

At a Glance

Though Honda yet found the success Toyota has had in the market, its all-new 2011 shows that the company has some fresh ideas to Attempting to fuse performance economy, much like the Civic CRX did in 1984, the 2011 is built around a modified Fit small-car platform and shares its IMA architecture with the current

Sporty is a relative term, and the CR-Z is no Corvette, it feels livelier than the current of efficient-but-boring hybrids. While the Prius and the second-generation Insight are with a single-minded devotion to efficiency, the CR-Z’s sharp and manual gearbox allow to have some fun while save the planet.

Honda offers the 2011 in two trim levels. Base come well-equipped with automatic climate control, accessories, a tilt and telescoping column, and cruise control. The EX trim adds foglights, a steering wheel, and an upgraded

An optional navigation package, only for the EX, adds an intuitive GPS with a large LCD screen and controls.


Like all Honda hybrids, the CR-Z gets a version of the IMA (Integrated Motor Assist) architecture. While lacking the of Toyota’s Hybrid Synergy or the Two-Mode system employed by GM and Honda’s IMA still delivers and low emissions. The CR-Z’s small, electric motor is sandwiched a four-cylinder gas engine and either a manual or continuously variable transmission.

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The 1.5-liter motor 113 hp and 106 lb-ft of torque, drawing i-VTEC variable valve to rev higher and make more than traditional hybrids. different engine modes, Econ and Normal, can be selected via buttons.

Despite its sporting pretensions, the CR-Z doesn’t exactly wow with its straight-line performance. in Sport mode, 0-60 in a plodding 9.6 seconds. The efficiency-minded revs sluggishly and certainly be delighting many enthusiasts it’s tinny exhaust Demerits in the engine room the rest of the CR-Z’s drivetrain is and fluid. The six-speed manual serves up the smooth, refined that has become a Honda

With either the stick or the CVT automatic, the CR-Z drives the wheels and features regenerative for maximum efficiency. CR-Zs the six-speed return a decent unspectacular 34 mpg in mixed driving, the CVT boosts mileage by a few mpg.

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Inside, the 2011 CR-Z an eye-catching design that the company’s exotic S2000 Pods on either side of the wheel house controls for the electronic climate control and the power mode. The instrument features a digital speedometer, by a tachometer that glows under light throttle and red you flog it.

Several other track fuel economy and state. Low-slung, silver seats are comfortable and adjust in almost any direction.

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