Sports and economy rarely go together. After all, how can you go from 0-60 in 6 seconds without draining a 10th of your fuel tank? The Honda CRZ intends to be the missing link between a sports car and a hybrid, which means that it has a lot of weight on its shoulders. Only time will tell whether Honda's experiment goes successful or not, as the CRZ is still in its initial stages.
The sports hybrid houses a 1.5 liter 4 cylinder petrol engine that is combined with a nickel metal battery pack and electric motor to generate a total of 130horses along with 140 pounds of torque per feet. Transmission choices are either a six speed manual transmission or a rather unique CVT with shift paddles, the latter of which are usually not that common in this price tag. It is worth noting that the torque is reduced to 123 pounds in the CVT option which may not appeal to some Washington, Pittsburgh residents. For EPA ratings, the CVT beats the automatic by a huge margin.
The exterior design clearly shows that Honda is going in the right direction with this one; the CRZ is definitely one of the sportiest looking cars in all of Washington, Pittsburgh. With its sleek styling, sharp corners and aerodynamic hood, it surely looks the part of a sporty vehicle. Besides that, it's also quite compact, especially the hatchback version which rivals the Fit in terms of dimensions. However, we did feel that the design might not appeal to a few people who may consider it a bit too Japanese.
The CRZ has just two trim levels; the base and the upgraded EX. However, even the base model comes fully loaded with alloys, climate control, power windows, power accessories, automated cruise control, Bluetooth connectivity and a fully fledged sound system. Upgrading to the EX gets you other features such as xenon lamps, anti-fog side mirrors and a better sound system with upgraded speakers. You may also opt for a GPS navigation system along with larger wheels and upgraded tires.
The Honda CRZ is definitely one of the most unique cars in Washington, Pittsburgh today. Have a look for yourself at Washington Honda, the best choice for Honda dealers in Washington.
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