2011 Honda CR-Z Consumer Review: Almost bought one...

2011 Honda CR-Z - Consumer Review

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EX 2dr Hatchback (1.5L 4-cyl. Hybrid 6-speed Manual w/Nav)

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4 of 4 people found this review helpful
Almost bought one...
By WesK on


2011 Honda CR-Z EX 2dr Hatchback w/Nav (1.5L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid 6M)


Honda, please take this engine/drivetrain and put it into a Fit! Having owned a Del Sol in a previous life, I know that a 2 seater car is not practical for me. The CRZ is a very traffic friendly vehicle. Like the Del Sol, when pushed it is surprisingly entertaining, but easy to keep under 100mph. It is balanced, handles well, and is much more solid feeling than the Del Sol. I got 40mpg on the test drive with mostly hills and traffic... It's not quite as fun to drive as a Mini Cooper, but it is so much more fun to drive than a Prius!

Best Features

6 speed MT, decent mpg, zippyness, eco/sport driving modes. Engine auto shutoff when stopped. Leather steering wheel in EX package.

Worst Features

I'm 5'9" tall, and the roof is way too low for my liking. Like all other new Civics, you can't see the front of the hood. Electric motor assist should kick in sooner. Why not allow the driver to adjust when it does kick in? Should be available in a 5dr hatchback!
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