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Saturday, August 21, 2010

The All New 2011 Honda CR-Z hybrid starts just over 19K

Honda will expand its product line in late August with the CR-Z, a sporty compact that is the 21st-century interpretation of the classic CRX hatchback. Like its inspiration, the two-seat CR-Z is stylish, agile, and frugal. Designed for a new era, the CR-Z is derived from a platform shared with the current five-door Insight and it likewise uses a hybrid powertrain. Priced just under $20,000, at $19,950 with the $750 destination charges, the CR-Z aims at drivers who want a balance of fun and thrift. Underhood is a 1.5-liter iVTEC four-cylinder engine fitted with an Integrated Motor Assist (IMA) system to provide an electric supplement to the small-displacement engine. The driver can choose from three modes to match performance to the mood, with Sport, Normal, and Econ adjusting powertrain responsiveness accordingly. Two transmissions are offered, a six-speed manual and a continuously variable tranny. The stick shift is more fun, but the CVT is more efficient, rated at 35 mpg city, 39 mpg highway. The CVT gets 37 mpg overall, besting the manual’s modest 34 mpg. For such a slight car, these figures don’t impress. (The Chevrolet Cruze and Ford Fiesta will both deliver better highway figures, with a lower purchase price and no hybrid complexity.) Typical Honda, the CR-Z line-up is simple. There are two trim levels. The base CR-Z features an AM/FM/CD/USB audio system with six speakers, automatic climate control, power windows and door locks, remote entry, and cruise control. Stepping up to the CR-Z EX adds a 360-watt AM/FM/CD high-power audio system with seven speakers, Bluetooth connectivity, and leather-wrapped steering wheel.Standard safety equipment includes front side airbags, side-curtain airbags, active head restraints, ABS, and stability control.

2011 Honda CR-Z pricing:
CR-Z w/ manual - $19,200
CR-Z w/ CVT - $19,850
CR-Z EX w/ manual - $20,760
CR-Z EX w/ CVT - $21,410
CR-Z EX w/ manual and navigation - $22,560
CR-Z EX w/ CVT and navigation - $23,210

The All New 2011 Honda CRZ will be arrive soon at Bob Boyte Honda, Mississippi's only 4 time President's Award winning dealership. Contact us at your convinence to schedule an exclusive viewing and Honored Guest Drive of this exciting new addition to Honda's awesome lineup of automobiles. Call 601-591-5000 and ask for Ryan or Milton.


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