The 2011 Honda CR-Z was named February "Car of the Month" by NADAguides, whose website provides vehicle pricing and information.
"The Honda CR-Z offers a complete enhancement to the compact sport driving experience," said Troy Snyder, director of product development at NADAguides. "The 3-Mode Drive System sets this vehicle apart from any other sport compact. The ‘Sport’ mode provides the ability to experience the full RPM spectrum of the 6-speed manual for an invigorating driving experience, while the ‘Econ’ mode provides the ability to cruise with maximum fuel efficiency. We think drivers will appreciate that the CR-Z is NOT your typical hybrid; allowing the ability to choose the drive mode and performance gives complete control back to the driver."
The gasoline-electric hybrid was praised for its performance and efficiency.
"The CR-Z sport hybrid coupe is redefining people’s perceptions of what a hybrid can be," said Chris Martin, Honda public relations, American Honda Motor Co., Inc. "It’s definitely an honor to have this segment-defining new car recognized by NADAguides as the Car of the Month."
The 2011 Honda CR-Z starts at $19,345 for the base model and goes up to about $23,000 for the fully-loaded CVT EX with navigation trim. It comes standard with a five-year/60,000-mile drive train warranty.
The 2011 CR-Z features a 3-Mode Drive System (sport, normal and econ) and gets 34 miles per gallon combined. The CR-Z comes with Bluetooth, Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System™, Idle Stop Feature and a 6-speed manual transmission. Other features include automatic climate control, steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters, six airbags and an immobilizer theft deterrent system.
The 2011 Honda CR-Z doesn’t have any auto loan or lease incentives yet, but is available for purchase ranging from $19,345 for the base trim, $20,905 for the CR-Z EX trim and $22,705 for the CR-Z EX trim with Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System™.