2011 Honda CR-Z
Review, Prices, Comparisons, Pictures
Much like BMW’s Mini Cooper or Volkswagen’s Scirocco, the CR-Z was designed by Honda around the idea of being fun to drive. Together with its innovative and attention hogging exterior design, the CR-Z comes in a wide variety of flashy colors designed to make its presence on the road even more ostentatious. For the increasing demographic of sports car lovers who are also environmentally conscious, the Honda CR-Z’s hybrid fuel economy makes it a low guilt option. The 2011 CR-Z with manual transmission gets an amazing 31 miles per gallon in the city and 37 miles per gallon for highway driving. The CR-Z with CVT transmission goes even further with a whopping 35 miles per gallon in the city and 39 miles per gallon on the highway. The CVT model is currently ranked in fourth place on the EPA’s 2011 list of the top ten most fuel efficient automobiles. Currently, Honda’s 2011 CR-Z is the only hybrid car on the market that comes with manual transmission.
It is also one of the least polluting automobile models on the United States market today and has been rated by the Air Resources Board of California to be an AT-PZEV or Advanced Technology Partial Zero Emissions Vehicle. Not only does this classification honor the CR-Z for having achieved a perfect mark of zero evaporative emissions but it also applauds the vehicle for being outstandingly well made and long lasting. Recipient vehicles of this award must have at least a 15 year or 150,000 mile warranty.
The iconic 2011 Honda CR-Z is destined for a place in history both for its cutting edge design as well as its performance-optimized yet planet-conscious features.