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2011 Honda CR-Z Starts at $19,200 and Gets up to 39 MPG

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Honda has announced the pricing for its newest hybrid, the CR-Z. The 2011 CR-Z will begin showing up in showrooms in August with a starting price of $19,200 $750 for the destination and handling charge. The CR-Z EX starts at $20,760 and if you want the EX with navigation and the CVT it will start at $23,210.

The CR-Z is powered by a 1.5L four-cyl mated to Honda’s Integrated Motor Assist hybrid system. The total output of the system is 122 horsepower and 128 lb-ft. of torque. The CR-Z is available with either a six-speed manual or CVT. When equipped with the CVT, the CR-Z gets 35 mpg in the city and 39 mpg on the highway.

Some of the standard features on the CR-Z are an AM/FM/CD/USB audio system with six speakers, automatic climate control, power windows and door locks, remote entry, and cruise control. The CR-Z EX adds a 360-watt audio system, Bluetooth and a leather-wrapped steering wheel.

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All-New 2011 Honda CR-Z Sport Hybrid Coupe to Start at $19,200

June 22 2010

On-sale date set for August 24

The all-new 2011 Honda CR-Z sport hybrid coupe is set to debut at dealers on August 24, 2010, with a manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP) starting at $19,200, a destination and handling charge1 of $750, American Honda Motor Co., Inc., announced today.

Developed as a stylish, driver-focused vehicle with an emphasis on efficient performance, the all-new 2011 Honda CR-Z introduces a sleek two-passenger coupe design with quick, sporty handling to the gasoline-electric hybrid segment. A 1.5-liter i”‘VTEC 4-cylinder engine works with Honda’s unique, compact and lightweight Integrated Motor Assist (IMA) system to supply both power and efficiency to the CR-Z. A sport-focused, six-speed manual transmission is a first for any mass-produced hybrid. An automatic Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) is available and includes steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters for manual-like gear-ratio control.

A new, exclusive 3-mode drive system allows the driver to configure the vehicle’s responsiveness for Sport, Normal or Econ (Economy) driving modes. Driver efficiency tools include Eco Assistâ„¢ and Eco Scoring, which together can help drivers find improvements to efficient driving styles, while also comparing economy achievements to previous trips as well as the life of the vehicle.

The CR-Z is available in two equipment grades “” the well-equipped CR-Z (base) and the feature-rich CR-Z EX. Standard features on the CR-Z include an AM/FM/CD/USB audio system with six speakers, automatic climate control, power windows and door locks, remote entry, cruise control, and more.

The CR-Z EX adds a 360-watt AM/FM/CD high-power audio system with seven speakers “” including a subwoofer “” Bluetooth® HandsFreeLink®, leather-wrapped steering wheel and more. The CR-Z EX is available with the Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation Systemâ„¢ with Voice Recognition2.

The CR-Z demonstrates the Honda commitment to safety in the vehicle’s design and construction. The Advanced Compatibility Engineeringâ„¢ (ACEâ„¢) body structure is designed to help protect vehicle occupants in a frontal collision. Additional safety technologies include Vehicle Stability Assistâ„¢ (VSA®); standard dual-stage, multiple-threshold front airbags; standard front-side airbags with passenger-side Occupant Position Detection System (OPDS); side-curtain airbags; active head restraints; an anti-lock braking system; a tire pressure monitoring system; and a pedestrian injury mitigation design in the front of the vehicle.

Additional media information, including detailed pricing features and high-resolution photography of the 2011 Honda CR-Z, is available at www.hondanews.com. Consumer information is available at automobiles.honda.com.

1 MSRP excluding tax, license, registration, $750.00 destination charge and options. Dealer prices may vary.

2 The Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation Systemâ„¢ is available on the CR-Z EX model in the United States, except Alaska. Please see the navigation system manual for details.

3 Based on 2011 EPA mileage estimates, reflecting new EPA fuel economy methods beginning with 2008 models. 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.