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2011 Honda CR-Z: The Honda Sports Car Returns as

Finally, Honda has a proper CRX the upcoming 2011 CR-Z. the first CRX, it’s a hatchback, but it dramatically departs the original formula.

January 10, 12:00 AM

Honda’s CRX, the two-seat, extraordinarily-entertaining sports left us in 1992. Its replacement was a far practical targa roof called the Del Sol that didn’t very well and ultimately the model. Finally, Honda has a CRX replacement, the upcoming 2011


Like the first CRX, a two-seat hatchback, but it dramatically from the original formula.

it goes on sale later summer, the CR-Z will be as only a gas-electric hybrid, a powertrain that employs Integrated Motor Assist This elegantly simple sandwiches an electric motor the engine and transmission. The gas engine is a 16-valve four-cylinder that’s identical to the one in the Honda Fit. It Honda’s VTEC valvetrain to juggle the valve operation for efficiency.

A 13 hp electric motor kicks in to low-end acceleration and also the start-stop feature. Combined, the two produce a maximum of 122 horsepower.

the power to the front wheels is an CVT gearbox with paddle or a standard six-speed manual. And (we the manual gearbox—a feature not in a hybrid since the first Civic Hybrid—means the CR-Z have the same playful as the original CRX.

Its stubby size, 160.6 long, and 2700-pound curb suggest an agile car. To weight distribution, the NiMH pack is mounted under the cargo floor. Seventeen-inch are optional, 16-inches is standard.

driving dynamics and miserly use are the CR-Z’s main selling We’ll have to drive it to the former, but with only 122 it better be good in the curves. As for the CR-Z will offer driving modes, Sport, and ECON that tailor the response and hybrid operation to driver preferences. The CVT is the way to go to save With it, Honda estimates 36 mph and 38 mph highway.

The manual drops to 31 mpg city and 37 mpg That sounds pretty until you consider that once sold an HF version of the CRX got 50 mpg on the highway and, of course, it have an electric motor.

But again, that HF was also of automatic climate control, control, HID headlamps, Bluetooth navigation, and a kicking stereo. All of features are either standard or on the CR-Z. However, a Honda will deliver north of 40 mpg in city and highway.

So we’re wondering why a lighter, more aerodynamic car gets mileage?

As for price, expect a model to touch 20 grand. If the backs up its striking appearance the charismatic dynamics of the CRX, could have a minor hit on its

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