Jason Barlow Takes Honda CR-Z on Journey of Discovery Through Japan - VIDEO FEATURE
Jason Barlow, former Top Gear presenter, takes the new Honda CR-Z on a journey of discovery through Japan.
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The all-new 2011 Honda CR-Z sport hybrid coupe introduces sleek styling and sporty handling to the hybrid segment. It is the first hybrid designed to maximize style and fun in addition to efficiency and economy. Set to go on sale late summer in the U.S., the CR-Z is powered by a 1.5-liter i-VTEC engine with Hondas compact and lightweight Integrated Motor Assist (IMA) hybrid-electric system. The two-passenger CR-Z introduces a new three-mode drive system that allows the driver to select between Sport, Econ (Economy) and Normal driving modes.
1.5-liter SOHC i-VTEC 4-cylinder engine with Integrated Motor Assist (IMA)
122 horsepower (estimated) @ 6000 rpm (combined engine + IMA)
128 lb-ft. of torque (estimated) @ 1,000 - 1,500 rpm (123 lb-ft. for CVT), (combined engine + IMA)
AT-PZEV CARB Emissions Rating
Preliminary EPA Estimated Fuel Economy, CVT (City/Highway/Combined): 36/38/37 miles per gallon**
Preliminary EPA Estimated Fuel Economy, MT (City/Highway/Combined): 31/37/33 miles per gallon**
Overall Vehicle Length x Width x Height (in): 160.6 x 68.5 x 54.9 (including antenna)
Wheelbase (in.): 95.8
Weight (lbs., preliminary estimates): Approximately 2,670 (MT) to 2,725 (CVT)
* All specifications represent preliminary estimates provided by Honda. Final specifications are subject to change.
** Preliminary EPA mileage estimates determined by Honda. Final EPA mileage estimates not available at the time of printing. Use for comparison purposes only. Do not compare to models before 2008. Your actual mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.
3-Mode Drive System (Sport/Normal/ECON)
Eco Assist™ System
6-Speed Manual Transmission (standard)
Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) with Paddle Shifter System (available)
Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™) Body Structure
Vehicle Stability Assist™ (VSA®) with Traction Control
Automatic Climate Control
16-inch Alloy Wheels
Tilt and Telescopic Steering Column
Security System with Remote Entry
160-Watt AM/FM/CD Audio System with MP3/Windows Media® Audio (WMA) playback capability and 6 Speakers 
MP3/Auxiliary Input Jack
USB Audio Interface 
CR-Z EX Features
Adding to or replacing features on the CR-Z
Bluetooth® HandsFreeLink® with Steering Wheel-Mounted Controls 
Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System™ with Voice Recognition (Available) 
High-Intensity Discharge (HID) Headlights with Auto-On/Off
Perforated Leather-Wrapped Steering Wheel
Aluminum Shift Knob with Leather (6MT)
Textured Aluminum Pedals
360-Watt AM/FM/CD Premium Audio System with MP3/Windows Media® Audio (WMA) playback capability and 7 Speakers including Subwoofer
 Windows Media® is a trademark or registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries.
 The USB Audio Interface is used for direct connection to and control of some current digital audio players and other USB devices that contain MP3, WMA or AAC music files. Some USB devices with security software and digital rights-protected files may not work. Please see your Honda dealer for details.
 The Bluetooth® word mark and logos are owned by Bluetooth SIG, Inc., and any use of such marks by Honda Motor Co., Ltd., is under license.
 The Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System™ is available on EX models in the United States, except Alaska. Please see your Honda dealer for details.