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Yesterday marked the start of availability of the 2015 version of Honda’s sport hybrid coupe, the 2015 CR-Z. The 2015 CR-Z went on-sale with a manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP) starting at $20,1452. As it has been for 2014, the 2015 CR-Z is powered by a 1.5-liter i-VTEC engine with an Integrated Motor Assist (IMA) […]

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Honda has launched its first factory designed and warranted supercharger kit for the manual-transmission version of the CR-Z hybrid. Supercharged 2011-2014 models will see the two-seater’s stock peak output significantly increased for a serious boost in speed potential for the roughly 2,650-pound car. In the case of 2013/14 models, power will rise above the base […]

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A 2010 Honda CR-Z has hit the landmark of clocking up 100,000 miles in just three years. The car is part of a UK-based ten-strong fleet made up purely of Honda hybrids, also including Jazz and Insight models, which has racked up an amazing half a million miles since 2010. The fleet is owned and […]

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Can a hybrid car also be a sporty car? The answer: It depends on what your expectations are when it comes to hybrid fuel efficiency, and how you define sporty as applied to cars. Enter Honda’s two-seat 2012 CR-Z which carries over unchanged since being introduced last year. Styled with cues including those of Honda’s […]

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The most maligned hybrid on the market today is the Honda CR-Z. It comes down to false expectations. Take one look at the sporty design of the coupe, and you might expect it to be a rip-roaring fast automobile. The people who complain most about the CR-Z—as if it’s some kind of personal attack on […]

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Last year, HybridCars.com staffers drove a CVT-equipped Honda CR-Z on a 125-mile loop to see how the sporty hybrid coupe fared. The drive consisted of a broad sampling of road conditions: highways, town streets, and sweeping country roads. At the end of the run the coupe tallied 35.3 miles per gallon—three tenths more mpg than […]

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The Japanese Prime Minister, Kan Naoto, is presenting Japan’s Good Design Grand Award today to the Honda CR-Z sporty hybrid. This follows yesterday’s news that the CR-Z was named the 2011 winner of Japan’s prestigious Car Of The Year award. These honors punctuate a triumphant first year for the CR-Z, in which the hybrid greatly […]

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Twelve modified 2011 Honda CR-Z sport hybrid coupes were unveiled today at the 2010 SEMA (specialty equipment) Show in Las Vegas. Honda placed a strong claim on the tuner tradition of the classic Honda CRX, which served as inspiration for the CR-Z hybrid. “With the CR-Z sport hybrid coupe, drivers can achieve the great efficiency […]

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122 horsepower. 37 mpg. 2 seats. And $20,000. Those are the key stats for the all-new 2011 Honda CR-Z Sport Hybrid Coupe. We took the car out for a 125-mile loop to see how it fared on the two categories by which the CR-Z will be measured: efficiency and fun. Honda is billing the CR-Z […]

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Can a hybrid be as fun as a sports car? Can a sports car save fuel like a hybrid? Honda this week gave automotive journalists their first chance behind the wheel of the 2011 Honda CR-Z Hybrid. Honda’s goal with the all-new two-seater is to combine the fuel parsimony of a hybrid with the sportiness […]

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