2011 Honda CR-Z Road Test Specs | Edmunds

2011 Honda CR-Z - Road Test Specs

2011 Honda CR-Z

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


Year Make Model2011 Honda CR-Z EX 2dr Hatchback With Navigation (1.5L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid 6M)
Vehicle TypeFWD two-door, two-passenger hatchback
Base MSRP$19,950
Options on test vehicleNone
As-tested MSRP$23,310
Assembly locationSuzuka, Japan


ConfigurationTransverse, front-engine combined with electric motor(s), front-wheel drive
Engine typeNaturally aspirated, port-injected gasoline inline-4 with auto-stop/start
Displacement (cc/cu-in)1,497cc (91 cu-in)
Block/head materialAluminum/aluminum
ValvetrainSOHC, four valves per cylinder, variable intake-valve timing
Compression ratio (x:1)10.4
Redline, indicated (rpm)6,500
Fuel typeRegular unleaded
Hybrid typeParallel
Combined horsepower (hp @ rpm)122 @ 6,000 (includes electric motor assist of 13 hp @ 1,500 rpm)
Combined torque (lb-ft @ rpm)128 @ 1,000 (includes electric motor assist of 58 lb-ft @ 1,000 rpm)
Transmission typeSix-speed manual with console shifter
Transmission 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-drive ratio (x:1)4.11


Suspension, frontIndependent MacPherson struts, coil springs, stabilizer bar
Suspension, rearSemi-independent twist-beam axle, coil springs, stabilizer bar
Steering typeElectric speed-proportional power steering
Steering ratio (x:1)12.8
Tire make and modelDunlop SP Sport 7000 M&S
Tire typeAll-season, low-rolling resistance (30 psi cold front; 30 psi cold rear)
Tire sizeP195/55R16 86V
Wheel size16-by-6 inches
Wheel materialCast aluminum
Brakes, front10.3-inch ventilated steel discs with single-piston sliding calipers
Brakes, rear10.2-inch solid steel discs with single-piston sliding calipers

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
0-30 mph, trac ON (sec.)3.7
0-45 mph, trac ON (sec.)6.1
0-60 mph, trac ON (sec.)9.4
0-75 mph, trac ON (sec.)14.0
1/4-mile, trac ON (sec. @ mph)17.1 @ 82.9
0-60, trac ON with 1 foot of rollout (sec.)9.1
Braking, 30-0 mph (ft.)31
60-0 mph (ft.)126
Slalom, 6 x 100 ft. (mph)61.4
Slalom, 6 x 100 ft. (mph) ESC ON59.9
Skid pad, 200-ft. diameter (lateral g)0.83
Skid pad, 200-ft. diameter (lateral g) ESC ON0.82
Sound level @ idle (dB)40.0
@ Full throttle (dB)78.2
@ 70 mph cruise (dB)68.6
Engine speed @ 70 mph (rpm)2,800

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 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 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
Temperature (°F)67.2
Relative humidity (%)58.1
Barometric pressure (in. Hg)28.88
Wind (mph, direction)2.9 head/crosswind
Odometer (mi.)1,732
Fuel used for test87 octane
As-tested tire pressures, f/r (psi)30/30

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
Driving range (mi.)392.2

Audio and Advanced Technology

Stereo description360-watt AM/FM/CD with 7 speakers
iPod/digital media compatibilityStandard generic aux jack USB stick
Satellite radioOptional XM
Bluetooth phone connectivityStandard
Navigation systemStandard

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
Max cargo volume behind 1st row (cu-ft)25.1
GVWR (lbs.)3,131
Tow capacity, mfr. claim (lbs.)Not Published


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

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