Honda’s new CR-Z Hybrid is not just going to look good on the eyes, it’s going to feel good on your wallet, too. The super-sporty, two-door coupe has a MSRP of just $19,200, and while that may still seem like a lot, considering it’s a Hybrid, that’s a pretty good deal.
Perhaps appealing to younger buyers like it did with the Honda Civic CRX, the new CR-Z is certainly not your mom’s Hybrid car. It has a six-speed manual transmission, an AM/FM/CD/USB sound system, automatic climate control, remote entry, cruise control, and power windows and locks. That’s just on the standard model, too. There will be another version called the CR-Z EX which features an enhanced audio system and Honda’s Satellite-Linked Navigation System with Voice Recognition as well. Damn, that’s not bad for a 4-cylinder Hybrid, now is it?
Don’t write home about it just yet, though. The six-speed manual version has a 31-mpg city rating, a 37-mpg highway rating, and a combined fuel efficiency of only 34-mpg. The automatic transmission provides a little more fuel efficiency with ratings of 35/39/37 respectively. So although it may look good, it’s still not the best Hybrid on the market, but it is certainly one of the cheapest thus far.
The new 2011 Honda CR-Z will be available at dealerships across the country on August 24, 2010.