The hybrid CR-Z, unlike what you might expect, is designed for performance, not fuel efficiency. So, despite being a small two-seater, the fuel efficiency (31/37) isn't truly remarkable.
|CR-Z EX with Navigation||MT||$22,560||31/37/34|
|CR-Z EX with Navigation||CVT||$23,210||35/39/37|
|*MSRP excluding tax, license, registration, $750 destination charge and options. Dealer prices may vary.|
**Based on 2011 EPA mileage estimates. Use for comparison purposes only. Your actual mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.
But it has been getting good reviews by many, indicating it has something to offer. The 1.5 liter i-VTEC 4-cylinder engine is combined via the Integrated Motor Assist (IMA) system to produce a quick response and handling. The six-speed transmission and automatic Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) is available and controllable by a steering wheel mounted paddle shifters.
If you want, you can switch from Normal to Sport or even Economy driving modes. Each mode has an effect on the fuel economy, so you can emphasize what you want when you want it.
The standard features include a six speaker audio system, automatic climate control, power windows and door locks, remote entry, and cruise control. You can upgrade up the CR-Z EX which gives you a 'high power' audio system with seven speakers, including a subwoofer, Bluetooth® HandsFreeLink®, leather wrapped steering wheel, and a Satellite Linked Nav system with voice recognition.
The CR-Z is loaded with safety features including: Vehicle Stability Assist, standard dual-stage, multiple-threshold front airbags, front-side airbags with passenger-side Occupant Position Detection System, side-curtain airbags, active head restraints, an anti-lock braking system, a tire pressure monitoring system, and a pedestrian injury mitigation design in the front of the vehicle.