The Honda CR-Z is a two door four passenger compact sport hybrid with dynamic styling, a 40 MPG green gas/electric power plant and is available at a reasonable price.  Honda sells the CR-Z in two trim levels: base and EX, however all are powered by a gas sipping 1.5 Liter i-VTEC four cylinder internal combustion engine combined with an electric motor that generated a total of 122 HP and 128 lb-ft of torque being channeled to the front wheels via a six speed manual or a continuously variable transmission with paddle shifters that is good for an estimated 35 MPG in the city and as much as 39 MPG on the highway.

The entry level CR-Z EX starts at $19,545 ($20,195 for the CVT) and comes equipped with a 3 Mode drive system that uses Sport, Normal and Econ controls mounted on the steering wheel to change the CR-Z’s nature at will and can go from spirited driving to hypermiling with the push of a button.  The CR-Z also comes with a six speaker AM/FM/CD stereo with USB input jacks for mobile media devices, security system with remote keyless entry standard as well as side curtain airbags and a set of slick LED lit tail lamps.

The next step up is the CR-Z EX that comes with a Premium seven speaker stereo with subwoofer, Bluetooth hands free connectivity, HID headlamps and leather wrapped steering wheel and shift knob as well as aluminum sport pedals; starting at $21,105.  Popular packages for the CR-Z EX include Honda’s Satellite linked Navigation with Voice Recognition system that bumps the starting price up to $22,905.

A list of cars similar to the CR-Z includes the 2012 Scion iQ, 2012 Toyota Prius C and 2012 Chevrolet Volt.

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