With the CR-Z, it's clear to see what Honda's mission was. And in their efforts, they created the world's very first hybrid that is fun to drive - a mission that will appeal to car enthusiasts with an environmental conscience. The car was developed using the underpinnings of the Insight, but the CR-Z improves upon it with a total redesign that gives a nod to the sporty CR-X that blessed the roads of the '80s and early '90s. Beneath the skin, the Insight's underwhelming 1.3-litre has been replaced by a more beefy 112bhp 1.5-litre, which enjoys a boost from Honda's special IMA hybrid framework.
With the assistance of the electric motor, the car's total power is pushed up to 122bhp. This helps the car accelerate to 62mph in a tidy 9.9 seconds, and it peaks at around 124mph. These figures may fall short of what a real enthusiast considers "fast", but Honda have worked hard on reinventing the Insight's suspension, fine-tuning it for improved handling. With a used CR-Z, you get a hybrid that offers all the guilt-free, responsible driving without sacrificing the element of fun.
When you look at the CR-Z, you can't help but appreciate the sharp looks and undeniably stylish interior. When you take it out on the road, you will find the gear change is remarkably smooth, and the whole system is refreshingly well-equipped. Drive enjoyability and comfort is good, particularly when you get out on the open road.
If you're set on investing in a hybrid car, but you still want to enjoy real style and substance, this is a great option for you.
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