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In danger of written off as a novelty, but actually good fun – and frugal.


What is it?

A sporty hybrid No wait, don’t leave yet. Honda had such a start to this hybrid with its original Insight but things went awry the latest car of the same name. The rights that wrong, more than a hint of the 1980s CR-X coupe it along.

And while the reality didn’t live up to this sporty Honda has revised it for 2013 more power for both and electric motor.


impressions are great: you sit down and low, and the driving position is sporting. Once on the move, the feels light and agile good steering. The six-speed a unique feature for a hybrid, is too.

We’ve yet to drive the car but the boost in power for both its will go some way to fixing our about its lack of go. No word on Honda has improved the 1.5’s engine note, but there’s appeal for driving enthusiasts: the model comes with a Plus’ button on the steering Press this and you get 10 seconds’ electric motor boost, for added overtaking oomph. It a bit like an F1-style KERS and it potentially adds a dose of performance

to the CR-Z.

Fixing, in the process, our other concerning its lack of torque. We Honda hasn’t changed the though: it’s a cracker as it is, the CR-Z is more fun than its badging suggests.

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On the inside

is a small car. It is not for people ‘big bones’, nor is it for carrying in the rear in what Honda refers to as seats. Once you can with all that, then the cabin is a refreshing change the norm.

The low-slung seats position you in of one of the most sci-fi-looking dashboards a concept car, yet despite it’s clear what’s and it’s all nicely screwed You may as well fold down the seats to give it a good-sized too.


This is the CR-Z comes into its On that mythical combined that all the car makers use as a benchmark, the Honda returns 56.5mpg. that the fuel tank is so as you still need to fill it up regularly. Road tax is seriously though, thanks to CO2 emissions of with the standard Sport.

In this regard, it’s the car for penny-pinchers and in this day and age, is anything wrong with It’s just a pity the have risen with the too.

Honda CR-Z Electric Cars
Honda CR-Z Electric Cars

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