2011 Honda CR-Z Introduction
"He has his father's work ethic."
"She was, unfortunately, born with her mother's nose."
Like people, cars share traits with past and present family members. It's a fact evidenced by the 2011 Honda CR-Z. At its core, the CR-Z represents the blending of two memorable, two-door, two-passenger Hondas: the entertaining CRX and the uber-efficient first-generation Insight. The familial DNA chain grows longer with the CR-Z's powertrain, which unites the Fit's four-cylinder engine with Honda's Integrated Motor Assist (IMA) hybrid technology.
The end result is an all-new model classified by Honda as a Sport Hybrid. It's a popular concept among enthusiasts seeking impressive handling and performance paired with excellent fuel economy. But, as we discovered during our test of the 2011 CR-Z, concept and reality are seldom one in the same.
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