According to Carscoop, the CR-Z Hybrid Coupe brochure that was leaked earlier this month claims that the Japanese version of the car will go from 0-62 mph in 9.7 seconds. Okay, let us pause here; 9.7 seconds would probably be one of the slowest “sports cars” of the modern era. In fact, Carscoop goes as far as calling it “uninspiring.” This could be due to the modes 113 horsepower of the gasoline motor. There is an upside to the CR-Z—the mpg.
Yes, this time it seems like Honda might be closer to the mileage hybrid owners have now come to expect due to the likes of the competition (a.ka. Toyota Prius). The information currently out there says the CR-Z will return 58.8 mpg or 52.9 mpg in U.S. measurements. However, there is no reference to if that is city and highway or combined or some other combination of measurements.
Bottom line—Honda hasn’t been of the forefront of the hybrid market and at the current figures, it seems like a stretch to call this a sports hybrid considering how close its performance numbers are to the 2010 Toyota Prius.