Hybrids & Electrics

The Honda CR-Z Is a Fun and Under-Appreciated Sport Hybrid

The Honda CR-Z was a two-seat mild hybrid sport coupe that was fun to drive but missed the market in terms of fuel economy and performance. That’s interesting, considering Honda intended for it to be a “sporty hybrid” that would take the place of the long-gone CR-X and provide some pint-sized competition to cars like …

Hybrids & Electrics

Do Hybrid Cars With Manual Transmissions Exist?

The words “fun” and “sporty” are usually never really in the same sentence as the term “hybrid car,” however, those words could possibly be used if they were referring to a hybrid car with a manual transmission. While being able to drive a stick shift car is quickly becoming a lost art these days, for …

Hybrids & Electrics

Is the Honda CR-Z Making a Comeback?

Do you remember the Honda CR-Z? If not, we don’t blame you. It was only in production from 2011 to 2016 and while it was a hybrid, it technically wasn’t all that great. Its main downfall wasn’t just it’s dismal fuel economy numbers (for a hybrid), but its fatal flaw was that Honda touted it …

2016 Honda CR-Z
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Is the Honda CR-Z Worth Buying?

When the Honda CR-Z debuted in 2010, it was touted as a spiritual successor to the renowned Honda CRX of the early ’90s. Its hybrid powertrain has an option for a six-speed manual transmission and its purpose was to bring about sporty hybrid fun. However, it was discontinued in 2016 due to dismal sales during …