Honda, which earlier this year debuted its new CR-Z hybrid sports coupe with optional six-speed manual transmission, recently announced pricing and availability for this car. It is set to hit Honda dealerships August 24 with a starting price of $19,200. Fuel economy for the automatic will be 35 city/ 39 highway, while the manual option dips slightly to 31 city/ 37 highway.
The Honda CR-Z hybrid sports coupe, according to Honda, will sport a 1.5-liter i-VTEC 4-cylinder engine that works with the vehicle’s motor assist system to drive the hybrid design. The vehicle will come equipped with a special 3-mode drive system that lets drivers choose from sport, normal or economy driving modes for varied responsiveness. Also on board the CR-Z will be driver efficiency tools that “help drivers find improvements to efficient driving styles, while also comparing economy achievements to previous trips as well as the life of the vehicle.”
Honda has made two trim levels available for the CR-Z. Standard features will include, among other items, an AM/FM/CD/USB audio system with six speakers, automatic climate control, power windows and door locks, remote entry and cruise control. The more feature rich model – the CR-Z EX – will add a 360-watt AM/FM/CD high-power audio system with seven speakers, Bluetooth support, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and a navigation system with voice recognition.