Thursday, September 2, 2010

In the driveway: 2011 Honda CR-Z EX

In the driveway this week is the 2011 Honda CR-Z EX. Yes, it's the two-door two-seater hybrid. Frankly, I think white is the CR-Z's color; I like it better than the blue one I drove at the Run to the Sun event.

Initial impressions: Funky sci-fi-like interior. Three modes (eco, normal, and sport) definitely provide noticeable differences in performance. And yes: A hybrid with a six-speed manual! Thus far, I haven't found the CR-Z—a sporty hybrid—to be terribly sporty. Compared to a Prius or Insight, however, it's probably more like a track star. Being a two-seater, it isn't going to be a great person carrier. I really look forward to seeing what kind of real-world mileage I'll get.

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