2011 Honda CR-Z Hybrid Aimed at Entry Level Fuel Misers
Honda says it will drop the first round of its sporty new 2011 CR-Z Hybrid sport coupes at dealers on August 24 and the cheapest one on the lot will sticker for $19,200 plus a $750 destination fee. (You do the math please, I was an English major)
2011 Honda CR-Z Hybrid: By The Numbers
CR-Z with a six-speed manual -- $19,200
CR-Z with a CVT transmission -- $19,850
CR-Z EX/six-speed manual -- $20,760
CR-Z EX/CVT -- $21,410
CR-Z EX with Nav/six-speed manual -- $22,560
CR-Z EX with Navi/CVT -- $23,310
There's a $750 destination charged tacked on to all of the above
2011 Honda CR-Z Hybrid: By The Letters
In case you're wondering, as I was, standard features on the CR-Z include an AM/FM/CD/USB audio system with six speakers, automatic climate control, power windows and door locks, remote entry, and cruise control.
Anteing up for the CR-Z EX adds a 360-watt AM/FM/CD audio system with seven speakers -- including a subwoofer -- Bluetooth, and a leather-wrapped steering wheel. The CR-Z EX with Navigation obviously adds Honda's Satellite-Linked Navigation System with Voice Recognition.
2011 Honda CR-Z Hybrid: The Other Numbers
The 2011 Honda CR-Z Hybrid is a cool-looking car, and the fact that it's priced in line with the MINI Cooper will should make it attractive to premium hatch-back buyers. The six-speed manual CR-Z's EPA rated mileage of 31 city/37 highway/34 combined (35/39/37 with the CVT) is a little disappointing for a hybrid though it bests the MINI's best: 37 highway/28 city/32 combined.