The 2011 Honda CR-Z will be at your local dealer on August 24, 2010 – the question is, will America buy it? Prices for the base 6-speed manual Honda CR-Z start at $19,200 ($19,950 including a destination and handling charged of $750) and top out at $23,210 for the 2011 Honda CR-Z EX with Navi and a CVT transmission.
The 2011 Honda CR-Z models are powered by a 1.5L i-VTEC mated to Honda”s Integrated Motor Assist hybrid system. That helps make a total of 122-hp and a maximum torque of 128 lb-ft when mated to manual transmission (123 lb-ft for CVT models). When mated to a 6-speed manual, the CR-Z returns an EPA-estimated 31/37/34 mpg (city/highway/combined). With the CVT transmission, the CR-Z returns 35/39/37 mpg.
What other options do you have besides the 2011 Honda CR-Z? We’d recommend checkout out the 2010 Volkswagen TDI, which starts at $22,354 and gets an EPA-estimated 30/41 mpg (city/highway). Or even the base 2010 Volkswagen Golf, which returns an EPA-estimated 22/30 and starts at $17,620.
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– By: Omar Rana