The CR-Z combines a hybrid gasoline-electric powertrain with traditional sports car elements – most notably having a 4 seating and manual transmission. The CR-Z looks to a gasoline-electric hybrid powertrain. The difference between the two paths is stark, or so goes conventional wisdom. With less weight and simplicity come fun and momentum-style and with a hybrid powertrain comes, well, soul-crushing dullness. The roof slopes down towards the rear to lessen air resistance. The interior is sculpted to be sporty. Maximum preference is given to the driver seat and the instrument unit facing the driver. The Honda CR-Z Hybrid is powered by a petrol engine and an electric motor side by side. A structure that includes LED lights, alloy wheels and distinctive tail lights on the exterior makes the car look striking. Starting from a pointy face at the front, the CR-Z Hybrid carries aerodynamic characteristics.
It has great performance for a hybrid, but its fuel economy ratings are low for a hybrid, and some gas-only affordable small cars are more fuel-efficient. The rear-space in the cabin is well-utilized, as Honda has outfitted a large, two-compartment cargo console just behind the seats, offering a hidden storage space for your laptop, iPad, or any other on-the-go items one might carry. It’s also the only hybrid that seats just two people. The CR-Z doesn’t feel poky like the Fit or Insight. Helping foster that sense is the sport mode, activated via a button to the left of the steering wheel. The CR-Z, 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine is mated to Honda’s Integrated Motor Assist hybrid system, giving a combined peak output 122 horsepower.