From the October 2010 issue of Automobile Magazine
by David Zenlea
, Don Sherman, Eric Tingwall, Jason Cammisa, Joe Lorio
, Mike Ofiara, Rusty Blackwell
Photographs by: Brian Konoske
New: A fresh approach to recapturing the CRX's essence.
Noteworthy: Honda has turned to a hybrid powertrain to modernize the frugal fun of the 1980s CRX. With a continuously variable transmission, the CR-Z delivers 35/39 mpg city/highway, but you'll want the six-speed manual (which drops fuel economy to 31/37 mpg) for a significantly more engaging experience. Despite the added weight of the batteries and the electric motor, Honda has managed to keep the CR-Z's weight at an impressively low 2637 pounds, which makes for a tossable little two-seater
On sale: Now
BASE PRICE: $19,950
Specs: 1.5L I-4/electric hybrid, 122 hp, 123 lb-ft; front-wheel drive
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The CR-Z may live up to the CRX ethos, but we're still hoping for a hotter Si model.