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2011 Honda CR-Z - Review

 

2011
logo OVERALL RATING 8
out of 10

Here at High Gear Media, we've followed the launch of the 2011 Honda CR-Z two-seat hybrid sports car with great interest.

In name, it's a reincarnation of the much-loved 1984-1992 CRX two-seater. In shape and technology, though, it's as reminiscent of the first-generation 1999-2006 Honda Insight as it is of the CRX.

We just spent a long weekend and 420 miles with the CR-Z, and we liked it.

We enjoyed our drive and the 2011 CR-Z defininitely delivered on its promise of fun yet frugal performance: Our gas mileage averaged 37.7 miles per gallon over the complete test.

That compares to EPA ratings of 31 city, 37 highway with a six-speed manual transmission, or 35/39 with the continuously variable transmission. Those are lower than the 2010 Honda Insight, rated at 40/43 mpg, but the few extra dollars per month in gasoline are more than outweighed by the CR-Z's much higher fun-to-drive quotient.

It's not a true sports car like the 2010 Mazda Miata (or the Chevrolet Corvette, or any...

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UPDATE2011 Honda CR-Z Hybrid Coupes With Manual Gearboxes Recalled

About 5,600 CR-Z hybrid coupes from the 2011 model year are being recalled to update the control software for their electric motor. The goal is to avert a rare condition under which the car could move in an unexpected direction if the driver doesn't apply the brakes before restarting after stalling in gear with low battery-pack charge. Read Update

Specs: Select a Trim

Style MSRP Invoice MPG City MPG Hwy
3-Door CVT (3)
3-Door CVT Specs $19,995 $18,871 35 39
EX Specs $21,555 $20,337 35 39
w/Navi EX Specs $23,355 $22,029 35 39
3-Door Manual (3)
3-Door Manual Specs $19,345 $18,260 31 37
EX Specs $20,905 $19,726 31 37
w/Navi EX Specs $22,705 $21,418 31 37
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