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Honda CR-Z Hybrid Gets $19,200 MSRP

The six-speed manual version has a 31-mpg city rating, a 37-mpg highway rating.

Published: 28-Jun-2010

The super sporty Honda CR-Z hybrid, which will debut at Honda dealerships across the nation on Aug. 24, comes with a price tag less than $20,000. The two-door coupe comes with an MSRP of $19,200 plus a $750 destination and handling charge, bringing the starting price to just under $20,000.

The vehicle's lines are reminiscent of the Honda Civic CRX, a car popular with teens and young adults in the 1990s. Honda is likely targeting this same audience with the "not your mom's hybrid" design of the CR-Z. The CR-Z is a two-passenger coupe that comes with a six-speed manual transmission. The availability of a manual transmission not only speaks to the younger, sportier driver but it is also a first for any mass-produced hybrid vehicle.

The CR-Z will be available in two models - the base model as well as the CR-Z EX. Unlike many base models available on the market today, the entry level CR-Z comes well-equipped with an AM/FM/CD/USB sound system, automatic climate control, remote entry, cruise control, and power windows and locks. The CR-Z EX features an enhanced audio system and Honda's Satellite-Linked Navigation System with Voice Recognition.

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