Honda's New CR-Z Hybrid to be Less Than $20K Honda's New CR-Z Hybrid to be Less Than $20K

Honda's New CR-Z Hybrid to be Less Than $20K

by Mother Nature Network

June 26, 2010

The super sporty Honda CR-Z hybrid, which will debut at Honda dealerships across the nation on Aug. 24, comes with a price tag less than $20K. The two-door coupe comes with an MSRP of $19,200 plus a $750 destination and handling charge, bringing the starting price to just under $20,000.

The vehicle’s lines are reminiscent of the Honda Civic CRX, a car popular with teens and young adults in the 1990s. Honda is likely targeting this same audience with the “not your mom’s hybrid” design of the CR-Z. The CR-Z is a two-passenger coupe that comes with a six-speed manual transmission. The availability of a manual transmission not only speaks to the younger, sportier driver but it is also a first for any mass-produced hybrid vehicle.

The CR-Z will be available in two models—the base model as well as the CR-Z EX. Unlike many base models available on the market today, the entry level CR-Z comes well-equipped with an AM/FM/CD/USB sound system, automatic climate control, remote entry, cruise control, and power windows and locks. The CR-Z EX features an enhanced audio system and Honda’s Satellite-Linked Navigation System with Voice Recognition.

Although the CR-Z is a 4-cylinder hybrid, the EPA fuel efficiency estimates aren’t anything to write home about. 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.

For more information about the availability of a 2011 Honda CR-Z, contact your local Honda dealership.

Melissa Hincha-Ownby blogs about the latest in green biz for the Mother Nature Network.

Related Articles on Mother Nature Network:
Photo via the Mother Nature Network
Join the discussion
Recently on GOOD
Sign up to receive the best of GOOD delivered to your inbox each and every weekday
Choosing hope over terror in Paris. @350 @avaaz
Honda's New CR-Z Hybrid to be Less Than $20K