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2011 Honda CR-Z - Road Test Specs

2011 Honda CR-Z Hatchback

(1.5L 4-cyl. Hybrid 6-speed Manual)


Model year2011
StyleEX 2dr Hatchback with Nav (1.5L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid 6M)
Base MSRP$23,310
As-tested MSRP$23,310


Drive typeFront-wheel Drive
Engine typeInline-4
Displacement (cc/cu-in)1,497cc (91 cu-in)
Block/head materialAluminum/aluminum
ValvetrainSingle overhead camshaft
Compression ratio (x:1)10.4
Redline (rpm)6,500
Horsepower (hp @ rpm)122 @ 6,000
Torque (lb-ft @ rpm)128 @ 1,000
Fuel typeRegular unleaded
Transmission typeSix-speed manual
Transmission and axle ratios (x:1)I=3.143; II=1.870; III=1.303; IV=1.054; V=0.854; VI=0.639; Reverse=3.307, Final: 4.11


Suspension, frontMacPherson strut
Suspension, rearTorsion beam
Steering typeElectric speed-proportional power steering
Steering ratio (x:1)12.8
Tire brandDunlop
Tire modelSP Sport 7000 M&S
Tire typeAll-season front and rear, low rolling resistance
Tire size, frontP195/55R16 86V
Tire size, rearP195/55R16 86V
Wheel size16-by-6 inches front and rear
Wheel materialAlloy
Brakes, frontVentilated disc
Brakes, rearDisc

Track Test Results

Acceleration, 0-30 mph (sec.)3.1
0-45 mph (sec.)5.6
0-60 mph (sec.)8.8
0-75 mph (sec.)13.2
1/4-mile (sec. @ mph)16.5 @ 84.1
0-60 with 1 foot of rollout (sec.)8.5
Braking, 30-0 mph (ft.)31
60-0 mph (ft.)126
Slalom, 6 x 100 ft. (mph)61.4
Skid pad, 200-ft. diameter (lateral g)0.83
Sound level @ idle (dB)40.0
@ Full throttle (dB)78.2
@ 70 mph cruise (dB)68.6

Test Driver Ratings & Comments

Acceleration commentsNo measurable difference between Econ/Normal/Sport modes at wide-open throttle with batteries fully charged. Easy to hit rev limiter before shifting up with such a free-revving engine. Traction control punished exuberant launch.
Braking ratingAverage
Braking commentsNothing out of the ordinary to report here, just the usual ABS buzz and some moderate dive under panic stop conditions. Adequate fade resistance, as best stop from 60 mph came on fourth attempt.
Handling ratingAverage
Handling commentsSkid pad: Steering remains light and delicate as the limit approaches with stability control disengaged. Very slight understeer, with more neutral cornering atitude than a typical front-wheel-drive car. With stability control engaged, throttle closes to retard speed. Slalom: With stability control disengaged, the rear of the car walks/moves around quite a lot, limiting the CR-Z's speed because of oversteer. Fun for test driver, but not recommended for a civilian. With stability control engaged, the self-correcting brake applications keep the car on track well within its limits.

Testing Conditions

Test date6/22/2010
Elevation (ft.)1,121
Temperature (°F)67.2
Relative humidity (%)58.1
Wind (mph, direction)2.9 head/crosswind

Fuel Consumption

EPA fuel economy (mpg)31 city/37 highway/34 combined
Edmunds observed (mpg)30.2
Fuel tank capacity (U.S. gal.)10.6

Dimensions & Capacities

Curb weight, mfr. claim (lbs.)2,654
Curb weight, as tested (lbs.)2,635
Weight distribution, as tested, f/r (%)59.1/40.9
Length (in.)160.6
Width (in.)68.5
Height (in.)54.9
Wheelbase (in.)95.9
Track, front (in.)59.6
Track, rear (in.)59.1
Turning circle (ft.)35.4
Legroom, front (in.)42.7
Headroom, front (in.)36.9
Shoulder room, front (in.)53.8
Seating capacity2
Cargo volume (cu-ft)25.1
Max. cargo volume, seats folded (cu-ft)25.1


Bumper-to-bumper3 years/36,000 miles
Powertrain5 years/60,000 miles
Corrosion5 years/Unlimited miles


Front airbagsStandard
Side airbagsDual front
Head airbagsFront
Antilock brakesFour-wheel ABS
Electronic brake enhancementsBraking assist, electronic brakeforce distribution
Traction controlTraction control
Stability controlStability control
Tire-pressure monitoring systemTire-pressure monitoring
NHTSA crash test, driverNot tested
NHTSA crash test, passengerNot tested
NHTSA crash test, side frontNot tested
NHTSA crash test, side rearNot tested
NHTSA rollover resistanceNot tested
IIHS offsetNot tested

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